There is no single event that defines facial aging. Rather, several independent phenomena evolve over time changing the way our face looks in the mirror. Cumulative years of sun exposure accelerate the aging process in San Diego and La Jolla.
As we age we lose fat and volume in our cheeks. In addition, the fat that remains succumbs to gravity and descends into areas where fat is not supposed to be located. What is left is hollows around the eyes, prominent tear troughs, nasolabial folds and sunken cheeks.
There are many options for replacing the lost facial volume. Injectable Fillers like Sculptra, Juvederm, Radiess, Restylane, and Perlane restore volume to areas where it was lost. In Dr. Kolstad’s La Jolla Plastic Surgery office he uses the optimal filler for each specific area of volume loss. Sculptra is the gold standard for restoring volume to the cheeks and temples. Juvederm augments lips and the nasolabial folds. Restylane is very smooth and best treats the thin tissue around the eyes.
Injectable fillers are best placed by a specialist in facial rejuvenation. Adding volume to the face will soften many unfavorable contours that result when fat descends or is lost. Sculptra can be used to enhance a facelift, but does not replace it.
Dr. Kolstad is one of San Diego’s and La Jolla’s top facelift surgeons. A facelift rejuvenates the face and neck by removing the excess skin. A facelift does not restore volume to the cheeks, tear troughs or nasolabial folds.
A facelift can be used in conjunction with Sculptra, Juvederm, Radiess, Restylane, and Perlane, but will not erase the need to restore lost volume.
If you have questions about facial rejuvenation, please contact Dr. Kolstad at his La Jolla Plastic Surgery office. We serve men and women in La Jolla, Del Mar, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas and Southern California.