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Facial Rejuvenation

Medically Reviewed by:

Robert Applebaum M.D.

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery: Your Ultimate Guide

As much as a lot of us wish we could, we can’t stop the visible signs of aging. However, we can do our best to slow down the process and take advantage of the latest technologies in plastic surgery and anti-aging facial rejuvenation treatments

Many women begin with less invasive cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers and injectables, which can be a great first step to creating a more youthful appearance. For more advanced signs of aging, patients can benefit from longer-lasting and more noticeable results with cosmetic surgery or a facelift.  

What Does Facial Rejuvenation Do?

Facial rejuvenation treatments can take years off a person’s face by lifting the skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. The goal is for patients to look and feel more vibrant, refreshed, and rejuvenated after facial rejuvenation surgery.

Facelifts are no longer the only option for anyone seeking a more rested and youthful appearance. Dr. Applebeaum specializes in forehead rejuvenation, upper and lower eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, non-surgical face tightening, and many non-permanent cosmetic procedures. 

What Is Forehead Rejuvenation?

Many patients are unhappy with the signs of aging around their eyebrows and forehead. It can appear as horizontal lines that run across the forehead or small vertical lines between the eyebrows, known as frown lines.

Forehead rejuvenation, also called a brow lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove forehead creases and lines between the eyebrows. It can also treat patients with droopy eyebrows that look tired or grumpy.

Depending on the specific concerns and patient goals, Dr. Applebaum may perform forehead rejuvenation surgery using laser skin resurfacing, surgery, or a combination of both. Patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and sun damage patients can benefit from the Dot CO2 laser, which can be used to improve skin tone and soften the appearance of lines. 

For deeper frown lines, patients experience great benefits from an endoscopic or coronal brow procedure that trims and weakens the facial muscles between the eyebrows. This method gives brows a natural and youthful arch that offers a more permanent solution than Botox.

What Is Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation?

The skin around our eyes is thinner than the rest of the skin on our faces. It’s very delicate, and as we get older, our face begins to lose volume, leading to sunken eyes and baggy or sagging skin that was never there before. 

For some patients, it’s more than a cosmetic issue as the upper eyelid begins to droop so low it prohibits proper vision. Eyelid rejuvenation, or blepharoplasty, can improve the contour of the eyes with immediate results that leave patients looking more rested and refreshed. 

Dr. Applebaum corrects the issue with upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery through a small and easily hidden incision in the eyelid crease. He will skillfully remove excess skin to give the eye a natural and rejuvenated appearance without changing its shape.

Most patients with upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery also request treatment for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes or “crow’s feet,” which can be treated with laser skin resurfacing. Patients with a considerable amount of excess skin or wrinkling typically benefit from having a forehead lift combined with upper eyelid surgery, as the two combined provide exceptional results.      

What Is Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation?

Dark circles and puffiness have plagued women for as long as we can remember. Unfortunately, the problem only gets worse as we age. 

As the skin around the eyes continues to weaken, certain fatty tissues protrude further down the eye socket. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Applebaum can easily remove these bulging pockets of fat for a more youthful appearance.

Lower eyelid surgery is performed through a small incision behind the lower eyelids to remove any excess skin or pockets of fat, with no visible scars. Dr. Applebaum recontours the lower eyelid using the Dot laser to tighten and firm the skin and improve skin tone.

Patients with acne scars or sun damage often request Dr. Applebaum to perform Dot laser treatment on their entire face to remove any changes caused by aging. 

What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Over the last few decades, laser skin resurfacing has replaced more abrasive procedures, including dermabrasion and chemical peels, as the preferred method for rejuvenating tired, aging, and sun-damaged skin. 

Laser resurfacing is a leader in facial rejuvenation with a new level of control and safety and reduced recovery time compared to previous laser technologies. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and pigmentations caused by aging or acne. 

Dr. Applebaum recognized the superior results and fast healing process offered by laser skin resurfacing early in his career. Trained at the Beckman Laser Institute, he was one of the first plastic surgeons in southern California to utilize the Dot CO2 Fractional Laser for skin rejuvenation and improved elasticity in the face. 

Are There Non-Invasive Treatments For Facial Rejuvenation?

Yes, there are an increasing number of cosmetic treatments available for facial rejuvenation. 

Non-surgical options to tighten and smooth loose skin include microneedling, chemical peels, and radiofrequency or ultrasound technologies.

Soft tissue fillers can add volume and fullness to the face for hallowing of the eyes and cheeks due to fat loss. Most fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm work by replenishing hyaluronic acid levels, plumping the skin, and softening facial creases and wrinkles. 

The success of non-invasive cosmetic treatments depends on the skill of the injector. Dr. Applebaum deeply understands facial anatomy and which techniques produce the most natural results.

The Takeaway

Patients have several options available when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Regardless of the amount of aging to your face, we have a solution for all your skin care needs. 

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Applebaum to learn more about facial rejuvenation procedures that might be beneficial to you. 


Facial Rejuvenation Surgery: 5 Things You Need to Know | John Hopkins

Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing | American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Ready to Refresh Your Look? This Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Guide Will Help You Get Started | American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

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