Not everyone looking to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance is ready for the stress or commitment of a surgical procedure. One of the most interesting trends in cosmetic surgery is the introduction of non-surgical procedures. With these procedures, patients who are looking to enhance their beauty can do so quickly and painlessly without the recovery time. Often these can be combined with a facelift or eyelid lift for optimal results.

Dermal fillers are safe, quick and effective options for noninvasive facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and more help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume.

The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, Botox or Dysport, are popular nonsurgical injections that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines and gummy smiles. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows and other areas treated within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Chemical peels use an acid solution to remove old, dead cells from the outer layers of skin. The solution often has a mix of glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It can take about 15 minutes to apply, and you might feel some stinging and irritation. Over the next few days, your skin’s upper layers will peel, revealing newer, smoother-looking skin.

Dr. Sal will consult with you and give you a range of treatments options which can be used in combination to achieve your overall facial rejuvenation goals.