Best Dermatologist in the World Shares Her Expertise
Non-surgical treatments are available to help patients address fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin aging problems. Yet, deciding which treatment option will work best can be challenging for patients of all ages.
In this episode of the Smile podcast, world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald discusses common skin aging treatments with Harvard-trained and dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh. Dr. Fitzgerald provides insights into why people pursue facial fillers, Botox, liquid facelifts, and other non-surgical treatments. She also explores how a patient can determine if he or she is a good candidate for a non-surgical cosmetic procedure.
What Is the Best Non-Surgical Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?
A non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment can help patients feel confident about their facial appearance, Dr. Fitzgerald notes. Patients can explore a wide range of treatment options and select one that aligns with their treatment goals.
Botox and facial fillers are two of the most popular non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation, Dr. Fitzgerald points out. They allow a patient to make small changes to enhance their facial appearance. Meanwhile, these changes can also help a patient improve their mood.
How Does Botox Differ from Facial Fillers?
Many people believe Botox and facial fillers are virtually identical, Dr. Fitzgerald says. But, there are notable differences between the two. Those who are considering Botox or facial fillers should learn about both treatments, so they can determine which one offers the best option to rejuvenate their facial appearance.
Botox modulates muscle movement in the face. It limits facial muscle activity that otherwise can contribute to the formation of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
Comparatively, facial fillers can be used to improve facial volume. They can restore the loss of facial definition that occurs due to the natural aging process.
What Is a Liquid Facelift?
Along with Botox and facial fillers, a liquid facelift can be used to revitalize the facial appearance.
A liquid facelift involves a combination of injectable treatments. The facelift can help patients simultaneously treat visible signs of aging in the face and facial volume loss.
Each liquid facelift treatment must be tailored to a patient. That way, a patient can receive the right combination of injectables to treat their facial blemishes.
Why Do People Pursue Skin Aging Treatments?
As people get older, sagging skin and wrinkles can increasingly form along the face and neck. These visible signs of aging can worsen over time. They can even cause people to appear tired or irritated, according to Dr. Fitzgerald.
In addition, empowerment often plays a role in the decision to pursue skin aging treatments, Dr. Fitzgerald says. These treatments let people address cosmetic issues that make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. In doing so, they help people look and feel their best.
How to Determine If a Skin Aging Treatment Is Right for You
Working with a dermatologist, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, or another skin aging expert can help a patient determine which treatment option can help him or her achieve their desired results. This expert can use advanced technologies to evaluate their patient’s facial appearance. Then, he or she can provide their patient with a personalized treatment recommendation.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Weighing the pros and cons of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments can be difficult. Fortunately, help is available to those who are considering various treatments.
In this podcast, Dr. Fitzgerald and Dr. Azizzadeh examine common non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments in detail. Listen to the podcast today to hear what the doctors have to say about these treatments.