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Demand for Facial Procedures and the Aging Effects of Air Pollution

Some recent research reported in the Guardian and elsewhere shows that air pollution is a leading cause of premature facial aging, worsening such issues as wrinkling and age spots. Considering the multitude of environmental and health factors that can damage the skin, it’s far from surprising that the demand for highly effective plastic surgery procedures is at an all-time high. Fortunately, patients can repair the damaging effects of air pollution, stress, and many other contributing factors with a variety of extremely safe and leading-edge plastic surgery procedures and treatments that can target specific areas of the face, such as:

Eyes – Wrinkles and discoloration around the eyes can cause many patients to look older and more tired. In these situations, patients can benefit from highly effective plastic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to correct the visible signs of aging around the eyes. In addition, eyelifts can sometimes correct problems with peripheral vision, which can be sometimes significantly affected by sagging skin around the eyes.

Demand for Facial Procedures and the Aging Effects of Air Pollution

Cheeks – The physical signs of aging, whether caused by environmental factors, emotional stress, or genetics can be dramatic. This often leaves many patients with wrinkled, sagging and even hollow cheek bones that can make many patients appear older and less healthy than they really are. In these circumstances, patients can benefit from a face lift or cheek augmentation to restore the vitality and effectively contour the face. Patients who may prefer nonsurgical solutions have been increasingly turning to injectables such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane for a similar, though more temporary, impact.

Neck – Aging isn’t always most apparent in the face. Drooping and sagging skin around the neck can result in the “turkey neck” many patients dread. The Los Angeles based medical group notes that patients can eliminate wrinkles and tighten the skin around the neck with extremely safe and highly effective procedures such as a neck lift. A rejuvenated and tightened neck can give the face definition and youth so that patients can look as young as they feel.

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