Are you starting to notice subtle lines forming on your face? These can start appearing in various areas on the skin and are often a pesky side effect of aging as changes occur beneath the surface. Somewhere between your late twenties and early thirties, the body starts to produce less and less collagen.
As this happens, skin becomes more susceptible to the damage and weakening of tissues beneath the surface and facial lines begin to appear. Facial lines often go hand in hand with the development of wrinkles and can be a top aesthetic concern for varying ages.
For younger patients, the emergence of fine lines can be a problem that, while expected, is still disappointing. With patients in their 40s and 50s, fine lines often live alongside deep furrows and sagging skin and can be a testament to their experiences, but distract from their natural beauty. At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment for facial lines and wrinkles to patients residing in and around Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
What Causes Facial Lines?
Facial lines can cause distress for many, as they are almost impossible to prevent entirely and can form for various reasons. Minor facial lines and wrinkles most commonly start to form in areas of frequent muscle use with attachment of the underlying muscle to the skin.
Around the eyes, brows, and mouth are common areas where facial lines can develop. Stress to the skin can cause fine lines. Sun damage, smoking, bacteria and dirt buildup, over-exfoliation, and more can lead to the formation of facial lines. Thankfully, you can help deter them by practicing good skincare early on, but this is no guarantee you can prevent them from forming altogether.
For patients with facial lines, it can distract from their appearance and cause them to look or feel older or tired.
Facial enhancements can help to target those concerns and deliver powerful ingredients or technology to the area to help correct imperfections. Patients with fine lines on their face can enjoy the benefits of their reduced appearance with facial enhancements available at our facility in Grand Rapids.
Depending on the severity and placement of facial lines and every patient’s personal preference, treatment options can vary.
These lines are a feature that many people look to correct, so there is a vast array of choices when it comes to how patients want to approach fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. For many patients, the best treatment form will include some combination of different techniques to help target all their problem areas and deliver a complete enhancement.
The older we get, the more facial lines and furrows can settle into the skin. Some of the most common facial lines patients develop are the glabellar lines, aka the number 11 that forms between the brows, the smile or laugh lines, which run from the nose to the mouth, and marionette lines from the nose to chin.
These facial lines can worsen as gravity, aging, and external factors distress the skin. For a more dramatic enhancement with more prominent jowling and extra neck skin, patients may consider a facelift/neck lift. We have many forms available, including a non-surgical liquid facelift, mini and full facelift options.
Fillers and injectables are a popular choice for treating signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. For example, Botox® is a facial injectable that can freeze muscle movement and allow the skin to smooth over in those high-function areas, thus treating Dynamic or mobile lines. Dermal fillers and fat injections can help to plump out wrinkles and stable or static facial lines, particularly the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Laser skin rejuvenation and resurfacing can tighten skin, smooth out wrinkles, and brighten your appearance without any invasive methods. Our laser treatments offer versatile solutions that can boost collagen production and improve skin quality over time.
For those who are just starting to see facial lines forming, or who want to avoid any type of in-office procedure, we also have cosmetic and medical-grade skincare products available. Incorporating our amazing products into your daily routine can help to naturally tighten and smooth skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial lines can appear on anyone, but not all treatments will work equally on everyone, so finding the best solution for you can make a huge difference in your results.
At the Bengtson Center, Dr. Brad Bengtson & Dr. David Alfonso oversee all facial enhancement procedures. With over 20 years of experience, they are here to help their patients get a comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan that delivers on their beauty goals successfully. The first step towards reducing the appearance of facial lines is scheduling a consultation at our facility in Grand Rapids, the Lakeshore, and West Michigan today!
2155 East Paris Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing