"When I started my career as a young facial plastic surgeon 30 years ago, dealing with the ageing process of the face was essentially limited to face lifts—as in using the knife—and mainly concerned patients over the age of 50.
At that time, I coined the phrase ‘Ageing-Maintenance’. At that stage, it was more of a vision or wishful thinking than a reality.
Back then, women had no way of managing the ageing process. There were no cosmeceutical products with active ingredients available, no sunscreen - conversely, it was considered that the more tanned you were, the better - and no medical cosmetic procedures other than some topical injections made by the famous Dr Morin in Paris. As one of the pioneers in the use of antioxidants, he was also the creator of the famous Meso glow, using Mesotherapie injections with a vitamin cocktail.
Fortunately, the last 30 years have been amazing. Advances in biotechnology and laser tech have resulted in collagen injections; hyaluronic acid fillers; fat transfer treatments; Botox®; plasma and growth factors injections and stem cell extracts from fat."
"In addition, different types of laser treatment have been launched to treat pigmentation, vascular problems, hair removal and ageing skin. Radio frequency has also been introduced to tighten and refirm the skin. Recently, too, new ultrasound therapy has been used to tighten and shorten facial muscles, further delaying any need for surgery.