younger without any surgery
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Scientists have discovered new approaches to
look younger and slow ageing without having to undergo surgical processes.
The new process addresses skin laxity by combining soft tissue fillers and skin
"Dermatologists no longer view the aging face as specific wrinkles or folds, but
instead look at the face as a whole with what can be imagined as soft tissue
scaffolding below the skin surface that supports the deep underlying fat," said
Dr. Marian E. Northington, from University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Northington is using soft-tissue fillers to enhance and restore volume loss in
the cheek area, thereby smoothing nasolabial folds (the wrinkles that form along
the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth).
Northington’s first step is to ask her patients what bothers them about their
face so together they can openly decide how best to address their age-related
She explained that today deeper, thicker fillers - such as polylactic acid,
calcium hydroxylapatite, polymethyl methacrylate, and hyaluronic acid can be
used in large areas to rebuild the lost volume in the cheek.
"The more we learn about facial anatomy, particularly the different fat
compartments of the cheek - or the superficial and deep areas of discrete fat
extending toward the middle of the face - the greater precision we can bring to
our ability to restore fullness, shape and contour the cheek and accomplish
volumetric lifting," said Northington.
"In fact, volumetric enhancement using thicker, deeper fillers is fast becoming
the primary cornerstone of our facial rejuvenation approach for those who seek a
youthful look without major surgery."
The fractional RF device employs heat energy, which is delivered to the dermis
using fractionated bipolar radiofrequency technology.
The thermal damage stimulates wound healing with the subsequent new collagen
forming thicker, more elastic skin tissue. Through the wound healing process,
tissue contraction and skin tightening are observed.
"The fractional treatment patterns and unique energy delivery system of this
technology hold potential for improved skin tightening and skin texture," said
Northington advised those with concerns about aging skin to discuss the most
appropriate preventative strategies with their dermatologist, such as the daily
use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or
higher, and the latest topical, non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
- ANI / Times of India