Q: How can I achieve a natural, harmonious, more youthful look?  

A: Sometimes people think that one procedure will answer all of the issues that come with aging. In reality, aging is a multidimensional, multifactorial process, says facial plastic surgeon Dr. Myra Danish, M.D., F.A.C.S.

“I recommend, first of all, that you take care of issues that have to do with gravity and skin laxity. If you have droopy eyelids, bags under your eyes, jowls or a lot of loose skin in your neck, in general, the answer is a surgical procedure.

“As each year goes by we lose volume in terms of fat and collagen, so your face becomes flat and you develop laugh lines and marionette lines. Having surgery does not replace the need for injectables, which are generally recommended for volume loss,” Dr. Danish explains. “The last factor is skin care. You should consider using good skin products and having procedures such as facials, glycolic peals or laser facials.

“The answer to having a natural harmonious look is considering surgery when it’s appropriate, considering fillers or injections when it’s appropriate, and taking good care of your skin.”

Dr. Danish recommends a facial analysis and consultation to determine the treatment options that will give you the very best, natural-looking results.