Facial Rejuvenation

It’s human nature to seek to ward off the effects of aging, particularly on the face. There are a variety of procedures available for facial rejuvenation. In Sun Valley, patients trust Dr. Crais to help them determine the procedure that best fits their goals.

facial rejuvenation in sun valley idahoWhat is facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation involves different treatments that address aging skin. These procedures aim to bring back a degree of youthfulness to the skin by eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and dead skin cells. Dr. Crais is an expert in different facial rejuvenation treatments including fat injections, surgery, resurfacing, and the use of dermal fillers.

How can facial rejuvenation surgery help me?

Surgery achieves instant and longer-lasting results. It addresses the more severe signs of aging and yields the most significant results. Individuals who have extremely loose and saggy skin have surgical options such as a facelift.

Facelifts are the most effective method in eliminating deep lines and folds that are commonly located in the forehead, mouth, and cheeks. Fatty tissue and loose skin that accumulate in the neck can also be addressed with a facelift. In a facelift, incisions are made in the face and the skin is then re-draped, achieving a tighter, firmer appearance.

What are fat injections?

Fat injections, or fat grafting, use the patient’s own fat as filler to restore volume to the face. Since the fat is extracted from the patient’s body and then injected elsewhere, there isn’t any risk of allergic reaction.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are also injected directly into the areas of the face that need volume and rejuvenation. Dermal fillers contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body, to effectively soften facial creases and lines. Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse are three of the most popular fillers.

Botox is another type of injectable facial rejuvenation. Derived from the botulinum toxin, Botox is not a filler, but instead paralyzes facial muscles, preventing them from producing wrinkles and lines.

What is skin resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing is another area of facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels use a caustic solution to “peel” away the outermost layer of the skin where dead skin cells are found. Dermabrasion utilizes a high-speed rotary wheel to remove the upper layers of the skin to expose new, healthier skin. Cosmetic laser treatments are also available and don’t require anesthesia or much downtime.