Treating Facial Wrinkles Manhattan, New York
It used to be that facial wrinkles were all treated by surgical lifting procedures including brow lift, face lift, midface lift. We are learning now that facial aging is not just the gravitational descent of tissues, but also volume loss secondary to atrophy of fat from just underneath the skin, which causes a kind of a hollowed out or saggy appearance much like a prune is to a plumb. In addition, the muscles directly under the skin in certain areas of the face (laugh lines or crow’s feet, glabella furrows or “11’s”, forehead lines) are responsible for crinkling the skin several hundred times a day leading to what are known as “dynamic wrinkles.” At the Department of Oculoplastics at Columbia Ophthalmology in Manhattan, New York they offer treatment for facial wrinkles.
Our technique now for addressing many facial wrinkles is not only to address any sagging skin, but also to refill these hollowed out structures and to relax the muscles just underneath the wrinkled skin. A modern, multifaceted approach to treating the aging face begins with minimally invasive procedures first, often starting them at a younger age, so that we can keep up with the aging process rather than trying to reverse 70 years of aging at one time.
Oculoplastic surgeons are intimately familiar with the anatomy below the skin of the face and the eyelids. Because of that familiarity with the surgical anatomy, our approach to fillers and Botox is very anatomically based leading to highly effective results. In addition, at Columbia we are also actively conducting research on these minimally invasive procedures. We are discovering why they work the way they do and we are constantly looking at the outcomes of our vast numbers aesthetic procedures with a scientific eye in order to refine and redefine. At the Department of Oculoplastics at Columbia Ophthalmology in Manhattan, New York they offer treatment for facial wrinkles. Call today to make an appointment.