Common Facial Skin Problems and Concerns
Everyone has something about their appearance that they’d like to change. Facial skin problems are among the most common concerns people have regarding their appearance. Fortunately, many skin concerns can be addressed and treated through facial plastic surgery.
At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, our top priority is ensuring that all of our clients receive the appropriate treatment to address their skin concerns in a professional, clean, and comfortable environment. Whether you’re looking for surgical or nonsurgical solutions for your skin condition, we’re here to help. As one of the leading facial plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Andres Gantous is a master of his craft and has helped thousands of clients look and feel their absolute best.
Visible skin conditions can negatively impact your quality of life, making you feel self conscious about the way you look, but there are plenty of useful treatments and skincare techniques to improve your skin.
Facial Wrinkles and Lines
Developing wrinkles and fine lines throughout your face is perfectly natural as you get older. However, that doesn’t make the aging process any easier to handle. Wrinkles and fine lines on your face often serve as an obvious reminder of your lost youth.
These are some of the most common concerns people have when it comes to wrinkles and fine lines:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Deep wrinkles
- Expression lines
- Bunny lines
- Crows feet
All of the abovementioned skin conditions are a result of showing expression on your face your entire life. Fine lines and wrinkles are unavoidable, unless you happen to have amazing genes! Of course, there are a few things you can do to significantly reduce or eliminate the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Getting injections like Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, or Radiesse once every 4 to 6 months can help you achieve and maintain smooth, radiant skin. In the meantime, you should also adopt a strict daily skincare routine to keep your face clean, moisturized, and protect it from the sun. Using facial moisturizers that are fortified with a minimum SPF 15 is highly recommended.
Facial Concerns around the Eyes
The eyes are the windows to the soul and for that reason, it’s important to take good care of them. Many clients—both men and women alike—are concerned about developing deep wrinkles and crows feet around the eyes. In some cases, though, the following features are a much larger course for concern:
- Heavy brow
- Hooded eyelids
Getting an upper or lower eyelid lift can correct hooded eyelids, remove sagging excess skin around the eyes, and reduce puffiness. It can also make your eyes look a lot wider, more open, expressive, and welcoming.
Facial Skin Problems
From adolescence onward, many people start to develop a series of facial skin problems. The most obvious one is acne and red spots. Unfortunately, some people develop these issues well past their teenaged years. Adult-onset acne affects millions of individuals, particularly menopausal or hormonal women, every year. These are some of the most common facial skin problems adults face:
- Acne scars
- Red spots
Taking good care of your skin is extremely important. Excellent skincare solutions start at home. Make sure you wash and moisturize your face daily. Only use skincare products that are right for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, avoid products that contain ingredients that could cause acne or Rosacea flare ups. At our clinic, we offer light chemical peels and intense pulsed light treatments to reduce redness, acne scarring, and remove bumps.
Chin and Jaw Line Concerns
Some people are born with chin deformities, while others can develop certain conditions over time as they get older. In some cases, these deformities can be more than cosmetic. They can actually impact your speech and cause you to develop abnormal speaking patterns like the inability to pronounce certain sounds or a lisp. Here are some of the most common chin and jaw line related concerns people have:
- Cleft chin
- Dimpled chin
- Double chin
- Square jaw
- Jowls and dropping jaw line
Chin implants are a surgical solution that can correct all of these problems. Technically known as mentoplasty, this procedure can be customized to suit the specific needs of the patient. Whether you’re looking to remove fat, excess skin, or simply add definition to your jaw line, Dr. Gantous can help.
Facial Concerns around the Mouth and Lips
Do your lips need a little more definition? Have they lost a significant amount of volume over the years? Or are your lips just naturally thin? Full, voluptuous lips are very trendy right now thanks to the likes of a certain reality family and it looks like they’re here to stay.
- Thinning lips
- Smokers’ lines
- Downturned mouth
- Gummy smile
If you have any of the above concerns about the appearance of your mouth, then you may want to consider lip injections. Lip injections are a simple, nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and convenient cosmetic solution to plumping up your otherwise lifeless lips. And they can be done in 15 minutes or less!
Other Facial Concerns
Some other facial concerns include the following:
- Facial volume loss
- Crooked nose
- Crepiness and thin skin
- Facial veins
A lot of clients who have the abovementioned facial concerns have benefited from facelifts, neck lifts, and rhinoplasty to correct these issues. Depending on the specific needs of each client, some of these procedures can be more in-depth and invasive than others.
At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, our professional staff works exceptionally hard to ensure the utmost comfort and safety of all of our clients. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gantous will take the time to reassure you and explain all of your surgical and nonsurgical options depending on the type of problem that needs to be addressed. Contact us today to learn more or book an appointment!