Second only to an actual fountain of youth, cosmetic procedures like a facelift can work wonders to restore a youthful appearance. Learning more about which procedures are most likely to create a revitalized appearance and which surgeons can provide them, are indispensable steps on the road to creating a younger looking you.

Dr. Peter Abramson at Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. His training and experience make him a perfect choice for you to consult when deciding on having facial cosmetic surgery.

Turn back time with a facelift

Facelifts lead to a dramatic improvement in skin tone, effectively turning back the clock on skin folds and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, can be performed with a number of different techniques, depending on the condition of the skin and the expectations of the patient. The primary focus of any facelift, however, is the mobilization and re-positioning of the facial skin in order to create a smoother, firmer appearance. A traditional approach to the facelift, now regarded as a “full facelift,” involves the entire face with the surgical scar tucked neatly along the hairline. In contrast, a mini-facelift involves only the lower portion of the face.

The mini-facelift: when less is more

Also referred to as a weekend facelift, the mini facelift is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that targets the facial areas in which aging is most apparent: the neck, cheeks, and jaw. Many patients appreciate that a mini facelift requires minimal down-time but still provides most of the anti-aging benefits of a full facelift. As an added benefit, a mini facelift can be readily combined with other targeted anti-aging procedures such as an eye lift, chin augmentation and injectable treatments like Botox.

Skin treatments still a must-do for best facial anti-aging

So much more than mud masks and massage, a full range medical spa like you find at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery, can truly make the difference in how your skin ages. It can also enhance any surgical procedure you have for best overall results.

Some of the newest and most effective spa procedures include (click each title to read more):

Microneedling (with or without growth factors)
Excel Genesis Laser Skin Therapy
• Excel V Laser Skin Therapy
• HydraFacial
• CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Fraxel Laser
Facial Peels – Acai Berry Lactic Peel, Teen Acne Peel, Transition Peel
• Epidermal Leveling/Dermablading

For some patients, a medical-grade corrective facial may be just what the doctor ordered to clear up the appearance of dry or sensitive skin that can add years to the facial appearance. Other patients appreciate the facial firming and toning that can be achieved with topical collagen and antioxidant treatments. Chemical peels and dermabrasion can also help to create a more youthful appearance by penetrating even deeper into the skin to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms.

Choosing your facial rejuvenation treatment center

Although intended to be informational, this article cannot take the place of professional medical advice. If you have questions or concerns about facial anti-aging treatments, please contact Dr. Peter Abramson for a consultation. He can provide custom treatment for your individual needs and desires. Dr. Peter Abramson and his team provide a full range of surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical anti-aging treatments to patients from Buckhead, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, and beyond. The Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa invites you to join the hundreds of patients who have enjoyed turning back the hands of time with customized facial treatments.