How to combat facial aging

Written by: Dr. Pierre Nicolau
Edited by: Top Doctors®


Over the years, the face loses volume and is less firm. Dr. Pierre Nicolau, expert in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery , talks about the causes of facial aging and how to fight.


Why the face loses volume?

The main causes are hormonal changes, decreased facial fat and sliding. In addition, at age 40 we produce half of collagen in adolescence and, after the age of 30, each passing year our deep facial fat decreased between 1% and 2%.


What interventions are successful to rejuvenate the face?

There are many methods. When someone comes to my office I seek the most appropriate treatment based on age, skin type, the reason for the problem or duration that pending the outcome. Based on these factors will be appropriate to apply a product type or another and whether or not to surgery operating room. Among the most use include injectable facial fillers to correct wrinkles, furrows and nasonegianos improve sagging problems. Another technique for patients between 30 and 65 years still have a good skin tone are the thread lift .


What is the treatment of thread lift ?

This is a method without resulting in immediate surgery. Thus, the wires are inserted deep into the listless lines of the face and neck, offering a repositioning of the deep fat and skin. The end result: a thicker skin and better tone.


In over 65 years, what technique recommended?

Usually more advisable lifting, corrects for loosening of the skin and muscle decay. In addition, it repositions the tissue and reduces wrinkles. Another advantage is that it allows treating the parts of the face in isolation or together. Although age is not the most decisive in the choice of treatment. Everything will depend on the quality of the patient's skin or the reason for the problem, together we will see what is the best technique.


If what is sought is to eliminate the wrinkles in a particular area, what is the best method?

In that case there is less invasive interventions such as laser or chemical peeling and dermabrasion, recommended for damaged skin or acne marks. Also get great effects Botox, radiofrequency or Ultra Lift HIFU system, which just added to the Clinic Dr. Pierre Nicolau, and tightens the skin using high intensity focused ultrasound.


And to rejuvenate the look?

Eyelid surgery is a technique that corrects the excess skin and fat bags of the eyelids. No complications and the results are lasting. For those who do not want to undergo surgery, the filling of dark circles is another option that tightens the skin.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pierre Nicolau
Plastic surgery

Renowned specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Pierre Nicolau is the director of his own clinic, the clinic Dr. Pierre Nicolau. After finishing his training at the School of Medicine of Montpellier, he moved to the UK to finish perfect. He is an expert in burns, breast cancer, skin cancer and obesity surgery cancer. He has made several humanitarian missions in Pakistan, Vietnam and Africa. Besides being responsible for Teaching of Plastic Surgery at the University Hospitals of Paris, he is a professor at the Diploma Inter Universitario "Evaluation and control of injection techniques and filling in dermatology and plastic surgery" of the Paris V University, Paris XII since 2003. he has numerous publications already attended many national and international conferences. He is a member of various medical societies such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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