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As we age, our skin gradually begins to show signs of aging, a few laugh lines around the eyes, the parentheses around the mouth deepen and skin begins to droop and sag along the jawline. Sun damage from overexposure tends to exacerbate these natural changes, making people look tired and older beyond their years. Residents in the Melbourne, Florida area often come to Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery looking for sun-damaged reversal solutions to help them regain a youthful, vibrant appearance.
Depending on the severity of the sun damage, Dr. King Kim may recommend one or more of the following procedures to repair and restore your skin, and then prescribe daily routines to help you prevent further sun damage in the future.
TCA (trichloracetic acid) is a non-toxic chemical solution that effectively removes dark spots and other pigment irregularities. After application, the sun and weather-damaged skin gradually dries up and naturally flakes away, leaving a new smooth, youthful skin layer. TCA peels may be used only under the eyes, as a single non-invasive option or in conjunction with other procedures.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
The most effective, non-surgical solutions used to repair severely sun damaged skin is Laser Resurfacing. Typically delivered in two treatment sessions, this procedure is prescribed as a stand-alone solution for addressing deep wrinkles, dark spots, and even facial scarring. The second treatment polishes the skin surface, giving patients a healthy glow, and taut wrinkle-free skin. Fractional CO2 Laser treatments may also be used as a complementary procedure following facelifts lifts to fully restore a healthy appearance.
Derma Fillers, Botox & Sculptra
When a resurfacing treatment isn’t sufficient to reduce or remove creases and restore smooth, tight skin, Melbourne and Rockledge clients may benefit from injectable material that reshapes the facial regions. People who often found themselves out and about enjoying outdoor activities without their 100% UV protecting shades, and those who spend hours daily working under the harsh sun, may develop deep horizontal creases across the forehead, that chemical peels cannot fully correct.
In these situations, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend injectables, including:
- Derma fillers, including Restylane and Juvederm, restore the natural contours and definition to the face, neck and chin. These injectables may also be used in other areas such as the lip and nasolabial folds.
- Botox injections gently relax facial muscles to eliminate fine lines and deep creases rather than plump up the region with cosmetic material.
- Sculptra, is a collagen enhancement injectable, that is placed directly into the skin over the entire face. Dr. Kim may also use additional injections to concentrate Scupltra in areas with severe damage, or where additional fullness will return a more youthful appearance. Overtime, with several treatments, Sculptra encourages natural collagen replenishment.
Reversing Sun Damage With Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Kim and the Sunrise Facial and Cosmetic Surgery team provide Melbourne, Rockledge, Satellite Beach and surrounding area residents with both surgical and non-surgical solutions for restoring sun-damaged skin to a youthful appearance. Sometimes, the damage is so severe that surgical solutions provide the greatest benefit.
Facelifts, browlifts, and necklifts that tighten and smooth exaggerated wrinkles and deep creases are the closest thing to turning back the clock on aging, weather-worn skin. Whether you are looking to repair minor damage that is making you look a bit older with an abbreviated facelift, or you prefer a mini facelift that also addresses large jowls. and excess fat and skin under the chin, a facelift is the definitive option to completely restore a younger, more vibrant appearance.
A full facelift is generally reserved for patients who present with significant restoration dreams, meaning they want to redefine their appearance by removing all signs of aging and sun damage completely. Traditional facelifts reduce heavy jowls, fat deposits, and neck banding, as well as tighten and contour facial skin. After a three week recovery period, patients often report that they feel like a new person, and love looking in the mirror again.
Modern technology and cosmetic treatment advances mean you no longer have to live with sun damaged skin that makes you look older than you are. If you want to explore skin resurfacing and restoration options, please call Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. King Kim today.