Hi, I need advice on deciding upon a procedure, either surgical or non-invasive, that would allow me to look 2-3 years younger than I am. Should I get radiesse or would I need a facelift or what? Based on the photos, please make a guess about my chronological age. I haven't mentioned it, just so to prove a point. Thanks alot.
What Options Would Allow me to Lose 2-3 Years on the Face? (photo)
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Options without surgery to look younger
I'm guessing you are in your mid to late twenties. The only thing I really see is that you look a bit "tired" with some dark circles beneath your eyes. This might be able to be helped with either Restylane or simply some good skin care products, perhaps even a chemical peel. I think your hair looks better in the last photo. Makes you look young. Maybe consider a new hairdo!
What Options Would Allow me to Lose 2-3 Years on the Face?
From the photos, you face doesn't appear aged however, it could be more angular which equates, IMHO, to ruggedly handsome. The easiest thing to start with is a soft tissue filler, like Perlane to create more angular cheeks and Rdaiesse to create a more flared jaw line. Both are performed as office procedures.
Consider fillers, NOT a face lift
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Lower eyelid hollowing
People with south asian or middle-eastern heritage often have significant hollowing in the lower eyelids and upper cheeks, which can make them look older and more tired. I would recommend Restylane injections into the lower eyelids with possible additional filler into the upper cheeks. I think you will find this will make a big difference for you. Make sure to find someone experienced in under eye injections. Best of luck!
Sculptra is a Good Option for Rejuvenation
I see many patients who are seeing the first signs of aging, and are not candidates for facelift surgery. I believe Sculptra treatments work very well as they rebuild collagen to replace what is missing. Younger patients can stabilize the descent of the facial tissues, and then go on a maintenance program of treatments every 6-12 months.
Options for a young man to look younger
I would guess you to be in the early to mid twenties. You look fine to me. If anything an injection with Restylane or Juvederm in the tear trough under your lower lids would help with the circles. You are too young for any kind of lift.