When you are considering your facial rejuvenation options, it’s important to take into account many factors when deciding which is best for you. One of the important factors to consider is your skin elasticity.
Aging is a complex process that involves many factors, including the natural changes in skin. As we get older, the skin loses compounds that give it elasticity–its ability to bounce back in place after it’s stretched. This can contribute significantly to facial aging, and when your skin is no longer as elastic as it used to be, it can make your facelifts look worse. But nonsurgical facelifts continue to give attractive, natural-looking rejuvenation.
How a Facelift Tries to Deal with Inelastic Skin
We’ve talked before about the problems with the basic facelift approach. Cutting skin away as if it were excessive and trying to stretch the remaining skin over your reduced bones and teeth is unlikely to give you a good cosmetic result.
However, it is more likely to work when your skin is relatively tight and doesn’t need much stretching. It’s less likely to distort the proportions of your face. But when your skin is inelastic, it requires more stretching to try and make the skin look tight over your face. This can distort your appearance.
And the skin is more likely to develop problems like banding or scarring when it’s stretched too much with a facelift. The pulling can cause you to develop stretch marks on the face just as you develop them elsewhere. And the tightly pulled skin can put more pressure on incisions and sutures, making them more likely to scar visibly.
Plus when your skin isn’t as elastic as it used to be, the pressure from a tight facelift can make it stretch out more, reducing the length of your results.
If Your Skin Isn’t Elastic, Don’t Stretch It
If your skin isn’t as elastic as it used to be, maybe a facelift isn’t the best option for you to look younger. Instead, you can try to restore the volume under your skin to dramatically rejuvenate your appearance, without distortion.
The truth is that even when your skin has lost elasticity, that’s only a small part of the reason why you look older. As much as your skin as stretched, your face has shrunk because of lost volume in teeth and bones. Trying to “lock in” your shrunken facial proportions with a facelift isn’t always going to get you the best results.
Instead, restoring your face to its natural,youthful proportions can make you look dramatically younger. And since we’re restoring your smile at the same time, it can help you look younger, too. Discolored, worn, and damaged teeth can all make you look much older than your actual or desired age. But an attractive smile makes you look younger.
Good Rejuvenation Results without Distortion or Scarring
If you are unhappy with an aged appearance and want an approach to rejuvenation that doesn’t involve surgery and won’t distort your facial appearance, please call (248) 656-2020 today for an appointment with a Detroit area cosmetic dentist at Rochester Advanced Dentistry.