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Question: I am a 48 year old woman living in Manhattan and am not ready for a facelift just yet. Are there any non surgical options for facial rejuvenation?
Answer: Absolutely! You can look younger and refreshed with any one (or a combination) of these non-surgical options: 1. Fillers —Restylane, Perlane, LaViv, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptura— can soften nasolabial folds, make cheeks more defined, restore hollowed cheeks and under eye areas, and even make the jawline and chin more prominent; 2. Neurotoxins—Botox, Dysport and Xeomin—can erase the angry and worry lines in the brow, and the crows feet around the corners of the eyes; and 3. IPL — Lasers and Chemical Peels can make the skin tone and texture even and tighter while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, erasing brown spots, and vaporizing broken blood vessels. If you are not quite ready for a facelift, but willing to do some minimal surgery that will give you amazing and natural results, consider these two alone or in combination: 1. Liposuction under the chin to get rid of turkey gobble and drooping jowls; and 2. i-Guide neck lift to improve the definition and angle of the neck without any tell-tale incisions at all around the ear.