With issues ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging skin and volume loss, the face is the first place aging becomes apparent. Many people seek ways to improve their appearance as their age and environment combine to cause deviations in their youthfulness that they find displeasing. Fortunately, there are numerous options available to correct facial issues.
Facial rejuvenation interventions tend to operate on a sliding scale. On one end are the standard skin moisturizers you can pick up in any drug store or pharmacy. On the far other end are surgical procedures, such as the facelift, that can be more expensive but offer near-permanent results.
If you are looking for something in the middle, we offer many non-surgical options that provide the most significant rejuvenation without requiring facial enhancement surgery.Schedule My Consultation
Non-surgical treatments can be highly effective, providing high-quality results quickly. Many treatments start to show results within a day or two, and most reveal final results within a week. The results of non-surgical treatments provided by Dr. Doezie are tailored to match the desires of the patient.
Non-surgical treatments are ideal due to their lack of recovery time. Even a series of non-surgical injections rarely takes more than a day or two to recover from. In contrast, the recovery period for most surgical procedures is measured in weeks, and sometimes months.
The main advantage surgical techniques have is long-lasting results. However, non-surgical treatments can last for months with a single treatment, and some can be effective for up to two years. While this does not match surgical procedures in duration, non-surgical treatments are very effective if you are willing to maintain them with repeated sessions.
Most non-surgical treatments result in swelling that can last anywhere from a day to a week and a half. Most treatments tend to be on the shorter side of that range, but there are no guarantees. Most patients can return to work immediately after the treatment. Your provider will let you know if you will be required to take any time off work and your daily obligations.
Most non-surgical injections are administered with the use of local anesthesia to reduce the pain. Some injectables, like JUVÉDERM®, contain lidocaine to eliminate the need for an additional anesthetic. After the procedure, you may experience minor pain and swelling for up to seven days.
The cost of non-surgical treatments is usually much cheaper than your surgical options per treatment. Each non-surgical treatment is priced differently. To get an accurate cost, consult your doctor when you determine which treatment(s) you are interested in.
A significant advantage of non-surgical treatments is the lack of scarring. Non-surgical injections or IPL treatments rarely leave any scars.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a type of neuromodulator injection designed to paralyze or “freeze” targeted muscles to inhibit wrinkle formation. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures of all time and remains exceedingly popular today.
If you are looking for wrinkle prevention, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the best options on the market. It is ideal for preventing wrinkle formation in the forehead and between the eyebrows. If you have already developed wrinkles and are looking to remove them on lower regions of your face, dermal fillers are ideal. They can fill in existing wrinkles and stimulate collagen production to help ensure that wrinkles do not return as fast.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator, which means it affects your muscles. Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid (JUVÉDERM®), calcium hydroxylapatite (RADIESSE®), or poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra® Aesthetic), which usually causes an increase in tissue volume and elastin production. They are both used to treat wrinkles, but do so in different ways. Dermal fillers fill in wrinkles by expanding your facial volume. BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents dynamic (expression causing) wrinkles from forming and allows existing wrinkles to heal over time.
No. Injectable fillers will last between two months and two years, depending on the amount used, areas treated, and the chosen brand. However, should you maintain periodic injections, your results will be effectively permanent, as new injections will maintain your current results.
Initial results may be visible anywhere from immediately to a week after injection, depending on the brand and amount of filler used. Final results will become apparent somewhere between two weeks to six months after treatment, varying based on the factors mentioned earlier.
Yes, IPL does stimulate collagen production, which can help tighten your skin. It is not the primary aim of the treatment, so skin tightening is more of a happy side effect of removing blemishes and discolored skin. Still, a beneficial side effect that can reduce your need for further treatment down the line is nothing to be discarded.