The most common reason people come to my office in Scottsdale for facial rejuvenation is because they want to look as good as they feel. For example, a very bright professional woman saw me because she felt that she looked ten years greater than her actual age and felt twenty years younger than she appeared. She is one of the best in her field, is in great physical condition and wanted to look good for her age. She had reached a point where she could not accomplish the outward expression of how good she felt inside with makeup and exercise alone. She underwent a facelift and eyelid surgery with me and could not be happier that her outward appearance reflects how she feels inside.
Of course, changes that come with age are a reality. This doesn't mean, though, that we have no choice... It is reasonable to correct the damage that occurs. I have been asked, "Why do we age?" and "Why do some people seem to age so much faster than others?" Those are the questions of the century, really, but we know that many factors will affect our external appearance of age. In Arizona, we are all too aware of the effects of the Sun and ultraviolet rays. But probably equally important are heredity, smoking history, history of taking steroids or certain strong medications, history of serious illness, and yes...stress. So, to control the aging process, we can protect our skin from the sun, not smoke, stay well and live a low-stress life, right? To some degree this is true, but we often don't have much choice about our genetics or stress levels, and many of us lived in a time when sunscreen did not exist, so significant solar damage may have already occurred.
In those circumstances, the best treatments are both surgical and non-surgical and should be done in a way to maintain a natural appearance while minimizing the amount of "down-time." I offer a facelift operation for women and men that accomplishes the most natural, long-lasting results while minimizing "down-time." The operation is essentially painless and the recovery is relatively easy.
If you are interested in looking as young as you feel, call my office at (602) 457-5700 for a consultation or send me a request online.