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Facial rejuvenation is growing in popularity among younger patients

July 24, 2014, 1:39 am

facial-rejuvenation-for-young“No way are you 35! I don’t believe it! You’re really 20-something, right?” You know how old you are, and you are flattered when people think you are younger. You are secretly thrilled each time a store clerk asks to see identification, even you though you pretend to be annoyed. Lately, however, you’ve noticed these encounters have been happening less and less. Last time you took a good look in the mirror, you saw some tiny wrinkles around your eyes, or maybe you realized that your teenage acne has left behind some marks. You’ve noticed how deep your mom’s frown lines have become or how pronounced your dad’s forehead creases are becoming. Or, maybe you are feeling left behind in the workplace and feel as if those getting ahead have stronger, more proportionate features. Whatever the issue, you aren’t alone, and there are solutions.

More and more adults in their 20s and 30s are turning to cosmetic treatments and procedures to ward off the signs of aging, correct problems that are already emerging, or to get ahead in the workplace. Some patients seek cosmetic treatments or surgery in an attempt to prevent the signs of aging from emerging, while others hope to reduce signs of aging that already exist. Some have residual effects of teenage skin problems or hope to build healthier skin care habits as they get older. Others, however, may be looking to correct shallow or protruding features, even out facial asymmetries, or improve upon features that don’t quite match the patient’s self-image.

As a patient, you may have specific treatments or procedures in mind, and your reasons will be highly personal. It is important when planning your cosmetic surgery and treatment journey that you focus on your own needs and goals and not fall prey to pressures from others. Patients who go into cosmetic surgery and procedures with their own goals and best interests at heart are nearly always more satisfied with the results than those who are seeking to please others. Patients who focus on finding balance between aesthetic improvements while still appearing natural and like themselves are also more likely to be happy with the results by capitalizing on already great features while smoothing out or improving on perceived flaws.

While there are a number of treatments and procedures available to patients, dermal fillers are becoming more popular among patients in their 30s and early 40s. Adults in their 20s, 30s, and beyond, may also find benefit from facials, chemical peels, and laser skin treatments. One of the benefits of these treatments is that many are customizable to skin type and tone, or for treating specific flaws such as hyperpigmentation, unwanted freckles, sun damage, and acne scars. The effects of many of these treatments are temporary, however, and will need to be repeated to maintain results. When combined with a solid at-home skin care routine, such treatments may preserve youthfulness for years to come and delay some signs of aging.

Some adult patients in their 20s and 30s find benefit from seeking cosmetic surgery to enhance, even out, or correct facial features that perhaps they never fully loved or which may have caused physical discomfort throughout their lives, or features that aren’t symmetric from one side of the face to the other. Such procedures might include rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum and improve breathing, or simply to create a more pleasing profile with a nose that is more in proportion with the rest of the face. Other patients may benefit from cheek augmentation to enhance the angles and planes of the face, or chin surgery to create a stronger jaw line or bring down an overly pronounced chin. Earlobe repair might also be of use for those patients that made a habit of wearing heavy or overly large earrings in their younger years or who had earlobe gauges and now realize that their earlobes are stretched and don’t fit the professional look needed to build a career.

No matter your reason for seeking facial rejuvenation treatments or cosmetic facial procedures, you deserve to feel great about your goals and your look with solutions customized to your particular needs. To learn more about options for achieving your goals, call Kansas City Surgical Arts today at (816) 286-4126 to schedule a consultation.