Facial rejuvenation: techniques to achieve youthful skin

What aspects must be corrected to rejuvenate the face?

Facial rejuvenation has three important pillars, which are the treatment and prevention of wrinkles, the production of collagen to maintain skin elasticity and tissue regeneration. With these three lines of treatment we achieve rejuvenation and keep the skin as smooth and with better quality over a long period of time.

What facial rejuvenation techniques are currently available?

The main facial rejuvenation techniques that I consider most successful include botulinum toxin, commonly known as Botox. Non-ablative lasers, together with tensor threads to treat skin elasticity, preventing flaccidity, and as a tissue regenerator, platelet-rich plasma. Together these three are the main pillars, we could add other treatments such as peelings and facial mesotherapy to make a physical and chemical treatment at the skin level.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of them?

These rejuvenation techniques I have mentioned do not have any major contraindications except for platelet-rich plasma which should be avoided in patients with a history of neoplasia or cancer and, in summer, chemical peeling which should not be performed because there should be no sun exposure.

Do any of them have risks or side effects?

As I said before, platelet-rich plasma is a treatment that, as it stimulates cell regeneration, mitosis, should be avoided and is in fact contraindicated in patients with a history of neoplasia or cancer because it can stimulate and cause a recurrence or the formation of another new neoplastic process. With respect to the summer season, chemical peeling is totally contraindicated due to sun exposure, which although not direct, due to the sun conditions in this season, it is not advisable to perform it.