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If prominent lines have already resulted in some areas, botulinum can be coupled with fillers containing hyaluronic acids which plump up deficient areas. Whether you have prominent smiles lines, thinning lips or deep furrows, fillers can help you turn back the hands of time and achieve that youthful appearance that you desire. So, now that you have on your medical-grade skin care (with sunscreen), your sunglasses and have received your injectables - are you done? Well, that depends on your end goal. With each day that passes, the layer of our skin known as the dermis thins and collagen creation decreases. Non-operative facial rejuvenation techniques can help stimulate collagen and help you maintain smooth, glowing skin. Resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels, micro-needling, radio frequency and laser treatments are some of your options to maintain beautiful and youthful skin. With the non-operative techniques mentioned above, different depths of treatment, downtime and results are obtainable. Differences in skin quality will determine which treatment modality will yield the best result. But, as with anything else in life, taking a step-by-step approach is key. Facial rejuvenation results are augmented when the skin is at its best condition. So if you aren’t already, start using your sunscreen today and by next year this time, you may be a year older, but no one will be able to tell! Dr. Sybile Val is a fully trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon dedicated to providing her patients with compassionate care in a private, warm and safe environment. She attended medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Her clinical interests include: liposculpting and body contouring, fat grafting, breast rejuvenation, breast reconstruction, and injectables. Outside of her practice she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Roudi, and two children, Sydney and Cilius. ** The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the Atlanta Social Club. Because You Love Your Hair. 3060 Peachtree Rd. NW Suite R-60 Atlanta, Georgia 30305 404.565.0799 Reveal | Q1 2017 19