Many people have plastic surgery, such as facelifts, every year in the US, but there are many non-surgical face treatments that offer impressive results. When you have nonsurgical procedures, you can make yourself look younger and refreshed without needing to recover for weeks and lose work time.
Below are some of the fastest-growing options.
Traditional rhinoplasty is the best option if you want substantial changes in the appearance or function of your nose. But the conventional nose procedure is painful, invasive, and requires many weeks of recovery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a growing trend that uses injectable fillers, including Juvederm, to make minor changes in the nose to improve appearance. For example, your surgeon can use Juvederm to smooth out a bump in the bridge or make your nostrils symmetrical.
Keep in mind that the non-surgical options won’t change the size of the nose, and results are temporary, so you may need a touch-up every year or two.
Botox is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure, and for good reason. Botox has been around for decades and offers excellent results and safety. Your surgeon will inject Botox into areas of the face, such as the corners of the mouth and eyes, to reduce wrinkles and lines.
The chemical freezes the muscles in the treatment areas so that wrinkles are less noticeable. However, results are temporary, so expect to need follow-up treatments every three to six months.
Another popular non-surgical method to eliminate facial lines and wrinkles is Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound heat waves to support and lift the deeper layers of skin on your face.
This is an excellent option if you want a tighter, younger facial appearance without surgery or recovery time. You can enjoy the results for about six months to a year before you need another treatment.
This is another non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency and tiny needles to tighten your facial skin.
Your surgeon uses small needs to put heat-based energy into the deeper layers of the skin. This makes the body produce more collagen and skin tissue, which can help tighten the skin and eliminate acne scarring.
This is an effective superficial exfoliation method to improve your skin texture and tone. It’s safe for most skin colors and types and provides effective results without surgery.
You can have this popular procedure done in a doctor’s office, and it only takes an hour. Microdermabrasion can reduce sun damage, lines wrinkles, and will last for months.
Lip injections are getting more popular to transform the lips and face overall. For example, Juvederm can enhance the lips into an Angeline Jolie-like pout or make the lips more symmetrical. Another option is to remove fat from the belly or buttocks and inject it into the lips.
After your surgeon rubs a topical numbing chemical on the area, the filler is put into the lips. You can resume your daily activities right away.
Chemical peels are popular for removing old skin layers so that new ones can grow in their place, making the face look younger and brighter.
There are peels in several strengths, depending on how much improvement you want. A strong chemical peel looks like a bad sunburn, so you will need to have a week or two at home to recover. But a light skin peel can be done on your lunch hour, and most people won’t know you had anything done.
As we age, the cheeks may lose volume, and the skin loses some of its tightness, resulting in an older, wrinkled face. But you can have more definition and volume by having your surgeon inject Juvederm, Perlane, or Restylane to give you a younger appearance.
This may be a good choice for those who want a facelift but don’t want to have weeks of downtime and recovery.
Chin Fullness Reduction
In the past, you needed liposuction to reduce the appearance of a double chin. But today, you can ask your surgeon for Belkyra, a new product with deoxycholic acid, which absorbs fat cells.
This injectable fat buster can slowly melt away some fat cells that comprise a double chin, giving you great results with no pain or downtime.
Most people who want a facelift go under the knife and get good results. But you can have a non-surgical procedure that uses Restylane and Juvederm to lift your facial features and smooth out facial folds and lines.
The result is a younger, brighter, and more rested appearance that can last up to two years.
Request A Cosmetic Procedure Consultation
Thinking about cosmetic procedures in Portland? Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery. He’ll go over the options, goals, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for various cosmetic procedures.
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