The Non-Surgical Facelift
The skin, soft tissues, and structural support of the face are all affected by the aging process. The outer layer of the skin changes in color and texture. The deep layer of skin thins and loses elasticity so that wrinkles form. Excessive use of certain facial muscles may cause wrinkle formation. The face also appears hollowed due to fat loss.
A Non-Surgical Facelift is performed by injecting dermal fillers, neuromodulator and bio stimulator products into the face to reduce wrinkles and restore youthful facial contours. These procedures are performed in the office by skilled injectors. Using these products, brows can be elevated, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked, cheek volume can be restored and jowls eliminated. Each type of injectable treatment has its unique attributes that rejuvenate specific areas of the face.
The daily use of Medical Grade Skin Care Products will greatly improve skin appearance. My product regimen will reduce pore size, remove pigmentation, and smooth fine wrinkles when used on a regular basis.
Wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyesare caused by the muscles in the face that move with our facial expressions. By gently diminishing their activity, these lines disappear, restoring a soft, more youthful upper facial appearance. Botox and Dysport are injectable forms of purified botulinum toxin Type A. Small amounts of the toxin are injected into the wrinkle-causing muscles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes, limiting their movement. There is no down time associated with the injections and results are apparent 3-5 days after the injections. Botox and Dysport can also be injected into the forehead to create elevation of the eyebrows, known as a chemical brow lift. Muscles that depress the eyebrows are treated with product such that the muscle that elevates the eyebrows is unopposed, elevating the eyebrows and creating a more open-eyed look.
These injectable treatments restore volume to the face and contour established wrinkles and lines of facial aging. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, you can smooth out fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines like the nasolabial folds, augment soft tissues such as the lips or even augment facial bone structure. Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane are smooth gel hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in your body. These products work best in treating the hollows below the eyes (tear troughs) and in the lines around the mouth (laugh lines, lipstick lines, marionette lines, corners of the mouth). All the products now contain Lidocaine to minimize discomfort during injections.
Sculptra is a synthetic injectable material, poly-L-lactic acid, that has been the component of stitches and implants. When it is injected, it stimulates the body’s own production of collagen. This substance is known to work particularly well in the temples, cheeks, and lower half of the face. This substance is unlike other dermal fillers because it doesn’t produce immediate results. Instead, it stimulates collagen production, so results appear gradually over a period of a few months. The number of treatment sessions and amount of product needed varies from person to person. Two to three treatment sessions may be necessary 6 to 8 weeks apart. Results last at least 2 years.
Successful facial rejuvenation requires a combination of therapies to address visible changes of aging and their underlying causes. Restoring a youthful facial appearance can be achieved many ways dependent upon the degree correction desired. No one technique or procedure will address every aspect of aging. There is now a wide range of products Dr.Lawrence can recommend for patients hoping to look younger while avoiding invasive surgical procedures. Interested in a “Non-Surgical Facelift?” Make an appointment to see Dr. Lawrence to discuss your nonsurgical options!