Facial rejuvenation is looked at really in like three components. So there's a volume issue, there's positioning, and there's the skin quality. All three should be really addressed. There's not just one answer to making the face look nice. From a volume standpoint, we tend to lose volume in places that we want it and we gain volume in places that we don't want it, so that would be typically the cheek area where it starts to flatten a bit.

Okay, we get a little jowling, some fullness here. We get a little fullness in the neck, okay. Repositioning the volume is an important approach, so giving some volume into the cheeks to make a nicer, smooth curve. Getting rid of some of the shadows that have developed is one approach. Some of the lines across the forehead and smile lines where there's a crack in the skin, you fill that slightly to make it smoother.

From a position standpoint, we get some laxity in the neck so things tend to hang, the jowls tend to hang, so that's where we need to reposition and lift and put it back into where it should be which is where things like mini facelifts, facelifts, necklifts come into play to actually reposition it.

Then the skin quality is very important. If we improve the volume, we improve the position but the skin looks old then we're missing a component. Skin rejuvenation is very important component and that's where laser resurfacing comes into play where you actually remove old skin, your body makes new skin to replace and you set back the clock.

3 Components of Facial Rejuvenation: Volume, Positioning, and Skin Quality

Dr. Justin Yovino explains how he approaches facial rejuvenation by looking at its 3 main components.