If it sounds too good to be true… Exercising your facial muscles is exactly what caused the wrinkles in the first place! The facial muscles attach directly to the skin so that when you move them, the skin is pulled to make your facial expressions. Every time you pull your skin with those muscles, you crease or stretch your skin and eventually the skin loses its elasticity and you make a wrinkle or sag that stays even when your face is totally relaxed.There are lots of options besides a facelift to deal with sag and wrinkling of the face and neck. Your best approach is to see your Plastic Surgeon and discuss what bothers you and what is available to minimize that problem. Your skin condition is the issue not your number age, so don’t get stuck on a number like 55! The time to make a change is when it bothers you.
There are two things you (everyone) can start today to minimize wrinkles: avoid sun exposure (stay in the shade and wear sunscreen daily), and stop smoking (it accelerates the aging process).
Other simple things to minimize wrinkling include: Botox injections to weaken overactive muscles that are making deep wrinkles; filler injections to fill in the indentation of the wrinkle and give a smoother, plumper look; and a medical skin care program to maximize the health and flexibility of your skin at any age.
Of course, for the most radical improvement you need the surgical approach: facelift, eyelid enhancement or laser resurfacing. Definitely, the ultimate rejuvenation treatment is surgery. Having been a patient myself, I can certainly recommend the surgical approach: the rewards are much greater! I would have another facelift tomorrow if I needed it. Ask to see my “before pictures”.