Aging is something we battle from the moment we realize our body changes daily. People trying to keep a positive mindset liken aging to gaining experience and proof that they have been living. Some cultures like to say that aging shows that we are moving through time or alternately, that time is moving through us. Regardless of how wonderful or terrible our opinion on aging is, it is unavoidable that symptoms of our time on this Earth will begin to exhibit themselves directly on our body.
One of the areas where the signs of aging first become noticeable is on our face. Our faces are home to a plethora of muscles all moving in sync each time we smile, speak, or even eat. Because of how often our faces move along with the fact that our faces are nearly always exposed to a bevy of environmental elements, the can quickly become weathered and tired looking even at a young age.
Sun exposure directly results in visible wrinkles, splotches, dark spots, and over exposure can actually lead to cancer. The internal structures (muscle, fat, and bones) also age over time and lead to sagging skin, jaw lines (jawls), loss of definition in the neck (turkey neck), hollow cheeks and sunken eyes.
Dr. Goldberg is of the opinion that facial rejuvenation requires correction of aging process of both the underlying structures as well as the removal of excess skin from the face and neck to prevent a windswept look.
As one may expect, the surgical approaches you decide on with the doctor can be as diverse the faces of each individual patient. Dr. Goldberg will help guide you through the options available to address your concerns and help determine what specific surgical options are best for you.
Because of the general loss of volume in the face that comes with aging many people notice that their eyebrows begin to fall giving them an overall less cheerful look. The brow lift is procedure designed to address sagging eyebrows and give the patient a rested youthful look that can take years off.
The Brow lift is often accompanied by eyelid surgery, which can address the excess of skin that accumulates above the eye and below the eyebrow during the aging process. This redundant skin in the upper eyelid often gives men a “tired” look, even after a full night’s sleep and cause women difficulty when applying make up. This procedure can address the lower eyelids as well, and creates a more youthful, rested, and alert look for patients.
For those who feel that a simple brow lift and/or eyelid surgery will not address the extent of the effects of again on their face often opt for a full or partial facelift. A facelift can address the full range of the affects of aging on the face by literally tightening the skin of the face and removing or repositioning fat. A facelift not only smoothes out wrinkles, but can add contour to the face and neck. The facelift can offer dramatic results and can take years of the face when performed by a skilled professional.
The Nose & Ears
Dr. Goldberg also addresses areas of the head that are not affected by a facelift including the nose and ears.
People who are concerned with the shape, size, position, angle of protrusion, or shape of their ears, an Otoplasty can address all of these. An otoplasty, ear pinning or ear shaping can set ears back and closer to the head, reduce the size of large ears, match one ear to another if they are unbalanced or help ears better fit the size and shape of the face.
Cosmetic concerns regarding the shape, position, and size of the nose can all be addressed through rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job. A rhinoplasty can address the angles at which different parts of the nose protrude, the size of the nostrils and the nose’s overall symmetry.
Furthermore, otoplasty and rhinoplasty procedures can be used to correct for both genetic defects and accidental disfigurements due to burns and other accidents.
Maybe you have noticed laugh lines that don’t go away when you stop laughing, or furrows in your brow even when you aren’t frowning. Perhaps it’s brown spots or rough patches on your cheeks, back, or arms from years of too much sun exposure. The time comes in everyone’s life when they began to notice the effects of time and the environment on their skin. Factors other than sun exposure, including the levels of pollution where you live, diet, exercise, and even the water you drink and bathe in can all affect the quality and look of your skin.
Because so many individuals these days are less than satisfied with the state of their skin and are seeking treatments, it has become commonplace to find a number of commercial businesses offering these treatments. While these providers may be offering treatments under the same names aimed at providing the same results, they cannot offer the same level of service and safety that can be offered by a trained medical doctor who specializes in skin treatments and has spent years studying and learning the intricacies of the human body.
The skin treatments offered by Dr. Goldberg represent some of the latest and most popular non-invasive techniques in facial rejuvenation. Dr. Goldberg is ready to address your particular concerns and assess the health and quality of your skin through thorough evaluation in order to recommend the treatment option that is the safest and most beneficial for you and your skin.
We offer soft tissue fillers that can be administered quickly, which can address laugh lines and irregularities in the skin. Natural Hyaluronic Acid fillers mimic the bodies own naturally produced substances to smooth out undesired inconsistencies beneath the skin and reclaim lost volume. JUVÉDERM Ultra, JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus, Restylane and Perlane are a few of the products we offer to achieve softer smile lines and crow’s feet, plumper lips, enhanced cheeks, and a reduction in wrinkles. These products can be easily applied with the aide of Lidocaine to reduce any discomfort and patients can expect a relatively short visit with lasting results.
We offer the two most popular muscle-paralizing agents, BOTOX and Dysport, which can dramatically reduce wrinkles and frown lines for extended periods of time. Both BOTOX and Dysport use Botulinum A as the active ingredient for treating fine lines and wrinkles and are FDA approved. Patients will notice a dramatic softening of facial lines and wrinkles within a matter of days (usually less than a week) and can expect the results to last for up to 3 months.