Face Lifting

Facelifting Surgical procedures are recommended if it is desired to tauten certain areas of facial skin, or indeed the face as a whole, with the aim of achieving a “rejuvenated” appearance. With facelifts, it is possible to correct even extreme skin folds, flabby cheeks, sagging eyelids and wrinkled necks. Not all patients are equally susceptible to this kind of treatment. In the case of skin that has sustained severe light-ageing, peeling treatment may be necessary in addition to surgical procedures. In the case of heavy smokers, the healing process may also be disturbed, with undesirable scar formation. Most women decide on a facelift at the age of between 40 and 60. The best results can be obtained with people in their early 40s, as at this age the skin is still relatively elastic and the results last longest. At this kind of age, only minor facelifts are also usually necessary, with corrections to the mouth and eyes. From about 60, …

Tissue Substitution

Connective tissue substitution Deep wrinkles and profile defects of the face as well as narrow lips can be corrected by bolstering the tissue using connective tissue substitutes. The biological implant materials that are tolerated well by the body but are gradually absorbed by the body include collagen, fat from one’s own body, and hyaluronic acid. Collagen Highly purified bovine collagen as a filling material has been in use as a standard therapy for more than 10 years. The highly purified material is accepted by the connective tissue in the long term and is believed to stimulate the formation of new collagen. As bovine collagen is a substance which is foreign to the body, it first has to be tested by being injected into the underside of the forearm. If no intolerance reaction is observed during a period of 4 weeks, treatment by injecting collagen under wrinkles and tissue defects can be carried out. Allergic reactions may be observed up to …