Struggling with aging face and neck issues? Maintaining a fresh, radiant complexion becomes a challenge at the onset of collagen loss. After 30, our facial volume declines and we begin to develop deeper wrinkles and loose skin. The prevalence of aging signs can be further exacerbated for those maintaining an active, outdoor lifestyle. If you’ve noticed signs of aging around your face or neck region, then skin rejuvenation options may be right for you. Travis Shaw, MD is excited to offer a range of minimally invasive treatments for face tightening and skincare maintenance.
Less Facial Volume?
Aging face and neck issues mainly present themselves in the form of hollow cheeks, wrinkles, and thin lips. Facial tissue recession usually begins in one’s 30s. Suddenly, your face becomes thinner and fine lines begin to dissipate the smoothness of your skin. Over time our bodies produce less collagen and subcutaneous fat which in turn causes our skin to lose its elasticity and plumpness. All of these issues combine to make us look much older than we feel.
Treatment Options for Your Skin
Travis Shaw, MD is proud to provide several minimally invasive treatment options for reducing the signs of aging from the face and neck. Our treatments are FDA-approved and specially formulated to give you a natural look without downtime.
Botox and Dysport treatments use a compound called Botulinum A to stop facial muscle contractions. By stopping muscle movement, these treatments reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, for example) as the tension that creates these wrinkles is eased.
Juvéderm and Restylane are gel-based fillers that use hyaluronic acid to increase facial volume and diminish wrinkles. The beauty of these fillers is that they require no extensive procedures pre or post-treatment care. These solutions are typically injected around the mouth area to plump lips, add cheek volume, and smooth fine lines.
The Voluma XC injectable filler is composed of natural hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound that is typically found in the body. Its gel-like consistency allows it to comfortably lift and reshape sagging skin without fear of damage. This treatment is easy to administer and can typically be done in less than an hour.
This treatment option is made of natural collagen sourced from cows blended with a small concentration of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads. Bellafill provides facial volume benefits to reduce wrinkles. The versatility of this treatment also makes it an excellent choice for diffusing acne scars.
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler typically used to restore facial volume. This filler option contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. It is best used to reduce deep lines, creases, and folds on the face.
Kybella is a submental fat reduction treatment that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to diminish double chin size. The chemicals in Kybella are made of the same naturally occurring molecules found in the human body. These molecules aid in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Treatment is fast and completely safe.
PDO Threads are absorbable surgical sutures that are threaded into your skin using fine needles. When inserted, they are designed to form a tight mesh-work. When used for skin tightening, PDO threads have the added effect of stimulating your skin’s collagen production. As the threads dissolve, they promote improved elasticity and tightness, naturally.
TempSure Envi is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment. This laser system uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen growth. With new collagen, your skin will be firmer and less wrinkled. Treatments are non-surgical and come with zero downtime!
The Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2 laser uses a continuous series of short-period, high-peak-power pulses to address bad skin texture. Treatment with this laser system can be customized to fit specific skin types and aesthetic goals. The end result is a smoother, more radiant skin texture achieved with minimal side effects.
Aging Face and Neck Treatment Results
Aging face and neck treatment appointments are typically started with a comprehensive consultation. During this, a member of our trained medical staff will assess your particular needs and recommend the best treatment possible. While some of our treatment options, like Juvéderm, can take roughly 15 minutes to administer, other treatments may take longer. Several sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Aging Face and Neck Treatments in Richmond, Virginia
Travis Shaw, MD is dedicated to providing the Richmond community with comprehensive aging face and neck treatment options. Make an appointment today by texting/calling (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below. Visit us today to experience the joy of having youthful skin again.