Dr. Sally Booth: Regarding the facial area, there are many options for women who are trying to combat the signs of aging. There are three things that happen with the face and the skin, and the subcutaneous fat with aging. We get descent, we get deflation, and we get deterioration. So there are many, many options out there for treating the deterioration of the skin - everything from cosmoceuticals and topicals such as Retin-A and a lot of new agents. Obviously, it's important to lead a healthy life style - diet and exercise and avoid sun and smoking. But we have very many non-invasive options such as Botox and fillers, and out practice offers a number of neurotoxins - Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and many fillers to treat the deflation and descent that happen with aging. Botox is the most generally used for the upper face or for active wrinkles that occur when someone uses their muscles of facial expression such as smiling - the crows-feet area - or frowning or squinting, and the fillers are most generally used in the lower face to treat the lines around the mouth - the parenthesis - as I've heard them call. Loss of fat in the cheekbone area, the gels.
What are the Best Anti-Aging Treatments?
Dr. Sally Booth shares the best anti-aging treatments.