Skin, Muscles, and the In-Between: How to Treat Each Layer of Your Face | La Jolla, San Diego | Tim Sayed, MD, FACS


Skin, Muscles, and the In-Between: How to Treat Each Layer of Your Face

The face is immensely complex. Each of us has 43 muscles, 14 bones, along with our incredibly unique skin. Beyond these complex anatomical forms, each person’s lifestyle, genetics, age, and gender all play a significant role in how we look, age, and feel.

Dr. Tim Sayed is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with particular expertise treating the head, neck, and face. Treating such a delicate and highly visible area requires an astonishingly high degree of artistry and experience. When you work with Dr. Sayed, have comfort knowing you are working with the best of the best.

Depending on what results you’re hoping to accomplish, we have a wide range of available surgical and non-invasive treatments to address the skin, muscles, and everything in-between. Read on to learn more. 

Reversing Signs of Aging: Non-Surgical Options

Two of our most popular procedures are botox and dermal fillers. Together or on their own, these injectable treatments allow Dr. Sayed to reverse the signs of aging and provide a more even, youthful skin tone and texture. 

Botox®, which continues to grow in popularity each year, works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles like laugh lines and crows feet. We offer our patients only the highest quality products, and Botox® is one of the safest and most effective tools in our arsenal. 

As for fillers, Dr. Sayed can use this product to address a wide variety of concerns with beautiful results. Patients love fillers as they gradually fade over time, allowing you to try out several aesthetic enhancements like lip augmentation without having to make a lifetime commitment. 

Fillers are a gentle, precise product that can be used to tackle wrinkles or provide rejuvenation of sunken eyes and cheeks. We carry several filler brands, as each comes with their own unique properties and can be best suited to particular areas of the face or treatment types. To learn more about our full range of fillers, read on here

In combination, fillers and botox can provide what’s known as the liquid facelift. This procedure is entirely non-invasive but provides significant anti-aging results. Dr. Sayed can target volume loss and wrinkles with pinpoint accuracy. If you’re interested in the best of both worlds, we can combine your liquid facelift with a more traditional surgical lift for comprehensive results. 

The Power of Transformation: Surgical Options

Modern aesthetic medicine has come a very long way over the last three decades. Of all the procedures that have seen the most significant leaps forward, the facelift may be number one. Today, Dr. Sayed can use this delicate technique to provide long-lasting, stunning, natural-looking rejuvenation in a single procedure. You can benefit from: 

  • tightening of the supporting layers of the face, particularly the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS) layer
  • Repositioning and restoring fat to its rightful locations and volume
  • Removing excess skin
  • Improving the complexion and texture of the skin
  • Correcting a saggy or heavy appearing neck
  • Lifting the jowls
  • Maintaining a natural-looking hairline and respecting anatomic landmarks
  • Sculpting a shape that looks more youthful and takes gender aesthetics into consideration

However, if you are looking to address the upper portion of the face, a brow lift is most likely your best option. Though it pairs beautifully with a facelift or eyelid rejuvenation, it can also be performed as a solo procedure. Brow lifts address slackness of forehead tissue and skin looseness or hooding in the upper eyelids. Recovery time tends to be minimal, and we offer several brow lift techniques to suit your needs. 

During your consultation, we can determine which approach is best. 

Balance, Proportion, Refinement: Rhinoplasty

Of all the facial anatomy, the nose is, in many ways, the most complex. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a technically demanding procedure that’s become one of the most popular in the world. During a rhinoplasty, Dr. Sayed works to reshape your nose and create a more proportional and balanced form. With an incredible degree of customization, this procedure can address a wide array of aesthetic and functional issues. 

It’s essential to choose a surgeon who is not only comfortable, but adept in meeting the challenges of rhinoplasty with an artistic, careful, and caring approach. Dr. Sayed prides himself on his ability to craft natural results patients love. 

Schedule a Consultation

Whatever aspect of your facial anatomy you hope to address through aesthetic medicine, Dr. Sayed can help. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with world-class training and particular expertise in facial surgery. 

The best way to determine which procedures could be right for you is to schedule a free consultation at our San Diego office. To get in touch, please give us a call at 1-858-24 SAYED (858-247-2933) or contact us online today.