No “Knife” Needed—Non-Surgical Facial Procedure in Louisville
The natural aging process causes facial skin to lose its elasticity an youthful resilience. Other external factors such as sun damage and dramatic weight loss may also contribute to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of density that can prematurely age facial features. We appear tired and unrefreshed. Many of us look in the mirror and feel as if our true face is hidden beneath the creases and spots of age. However some recovery-intensive surgical procedures like facelifts seem too aggressive to treat just a few brow creases or crow’s feet. If you are unhappy with the lines and wrinkles on your face, nonsurgical options might be right for you. Most nonsurgical facial procedures help patients to refresh the appearance of their face without enduring the risk or recovery associated with the going under the knife for a surgical procedure.
Dr. DuBou and the team a Louisville Plastics offer a wide variety of nonsurgical treatments designed to rejuvenate the appearance. Set-up a consultation to determine what nonsurgical procedures will help you shed wrinkles and years safely and effectively.
Botox (Botulinum toxin)–A Solution for Unwanted Lines and Wrinkles
The muscles that power facial expressions also create our most prominent lines and wrinkles. These deep lines even bear the names of the emotions that created them–laugh and worry lines trace our emotions on our faces. Such wrinkles can prematurely age the face, making us appear sad or tired all of the time.
Botox injections work to relax the facial muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles. Most patients seek botox injections for the creases that develop between the eyebrows, or to lighten the lines that form around the mouth. Botox injections work best when employed just as the signs of aging are developing. Proper application may even prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. Because the muscles that form wrinkles are in effect frozen, new lines and deeper wrinkles do not form.
A Botox injection appointment takes around 10 minutes. Most patients find the process to be an easy and convenient procedure. The results of injections require repeat visits for maintenance to retain the benefits over time.
Dermal Fillers—Return Youthful Volume
Aging causes the loss of natural fats from areas of the face. This loss causes once prominent and supple features like the lips to become thin and insignificant. Not only does fat loss in the lips affect the natural pout, the loss of volume may also lead to fine lines and wrinkles as the area around the mouth grows slack.
Dermal Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse offer a nonsurgical solution to help plump up areas of the face affected by the loss of density including thinning lips, sunken cheeks, and sunken eyes. Juvederm and Restylane contain hyaluronic acid help fill out these areas returning volume and youthfulness to the face. Radiesse utilizes Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres to fill out wrinkles and fine lines. Not only do all of these dermal fillers increase volume, they also encourage the body to produce more natural collagen a protein that helps elasticity and resilience. The effect of dermal fillers takes times to develop, a successful injection may take a few weeks to visibly reveal increased volume. Like Botox injections, dermal fillers require maintenance follow-ups to preserve the results.
Nonsurgical solutions provide the opportunity to enhance and restore facial features affected by the natural aging process. Because they require less time in surgery and recovery than more intensive procedures like face and brow lifts, patients find nonsurgical options to be the best complement to a busy lifestyle. If you are unhappy with the affect of aging on your face, set-up a consultation with Louisville Plastics to discover what procedures can help you revitalize your appearance.