Mini-Facelift for Sagging Skin at 26?
- Asked 4 years ago
I have, from too much sun, stress, social smoking and drinking, what I believe is prematurely aged skin at 26.
But I also have relatively full cheeks, so I don't know if part of the sagging of my lower face that I see is just attributable to the puffiness of cheeks.
Would it be reasonable to get a mini-facelift at this stage in my life?
Too much sun and fun
26 and mini facelift
I would not pursue a surgical procedure at this time based on the photo submitted. Strongly consider a chemical peel, laser resurfacing, and lifestyle habit changes for improvement of skin tone and textural issues. You will be surprised as to how far this would take you along your road to improvement and rejuvenation...be conservative now and you will have plenty of options available left to you in the future. Dr. Shep
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My youngest was in her 30's and was very happy. You photo does not look so bad. Usually I recommend fillers until you are ready, maybe in 10 years. Good luck, Nasim Huq
Mini lift for the younger patient
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26 and mini facelift
I am sorry that it is difficult to see your photo well. But at 26 I doubt very much that you are a candidate for a mini-lift.
Mini lift is not for sun and cigarette damage
Prematurely aged skin that is a result from sun damage and smoking is not usually treated by surgery so you are not likely candidate for a mini lift. Mini lifts don't really undo the damage from sun, stress and smoking. This damages inside the skin itself. You probably need some sort of fractionated laser resurfacing to improve your skin tone and texture. Also, giving up the smoking will very quickly help to start undoing the damage as your skin starts to receive more nutrients and less toxins. Also, a good sun block should be applied to your face every day, even in winter.
Mini-facelift at age 26
Anything is possible but that doesn't mean that it should be done on you. You need to change some of your habits and you may be able to improve your skin and the youthful appearance with a variety of nonsurgical techniques ranging from microdermabrasions, to light chemical peels, to laser peels, to laser treatments (such as Fraxel re:Store). You definitely need to see a medical esthetician to get on a program of skin care so your damage does not progress. You will need this program along with the other techniques noted above. Don't bother doing anything if yo have no intent of stopping smoking or protecting your skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Mini face lift for younger patient
I wouldn't recommend any form of face lift surgery at your stage of life. The most minimal form of face lift doesn't really begin until late 30's or early 40's.
First, I would consider a healthier lifestyle. A much better approach for facial rejuvenation for you would be basic skin care and consider using Retina. Use a good sun screen and avoid the sun. Keep yourself well-hydrated. Get plenty of sleep. Stop smoking and don't drink excessively.
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