A surgical facelift is not for everyone. Dr. Shapiro will help you decide if this is the best course of action. Dr. Shapiro may recommend a non-surgical facelift in Scottsdale to correct jowls, loose skin, facial aging or other issues for patients who do not require surgical intervention. Combining therapeutic toxins like Botox with dermal fillers, fat transfer and laser therapy can, in many cases, produce the results of facelift surgery without incisions or invasive action. Dr. Shapiro uses these procedures to reduce signs of aging in the face and neck. This procedure is highly customizable to address the unique needs and goals of each patient.[fusion_text]Depending on the personalized treatments, a non-surgical approach can do the following:
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Fill in deep wrinkles
- Improve sun damaged skin
- Rejuvenate tired-looking or dull skin
- Provide a lifting effect to the midface and forehead
There are no age restrictions for this procedure and very minimal risks. Good candidates are patients who have realistic expectations and want to improve mild to moderate facial aging without surgery.
Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a very effective and safe treatment that temporarily corrects wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines and smile lines.
There are two types of facial wrinkles: wrinkles that occur when the skin relaxes naturally with age (static wrinkles) and wrinkles that are caused by muscles of expression (dynamic wrinkles). Botox and the similar Dysport can correct dynamic wrinkles. This treatment is injected into facial muscles responsible for wrinkles. The toxin blocks nerves, interrupting brain signals that cause movement. The skin is thus allowed to heal while the toxin is effective and future wrinkling can be prevented or alleviated.
Our experienced Nurse Injectors never leaves patients looking like a stereotypical Botox patient who is unable to make facial expressions. They prefer to use Botox along with other techniques to do more than simply relax muscles but also lift the eyebrows, improve facial contours and rejuvenate the face.
Botox results typically last for 3-6 months. Dysport injections, however, tend to last longer.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Facial aging is also due to decreased collagen production. Collagen is a protein found naturally in the body that supports healthy skin, but it begins to dissipate with age. This procedure may use dermal fillers to substitute for lost collagen and restore volume to areas of the face.
|Juvederm||Hyaluronic Acid||Volumizes Hydrates skin Produces a natural, youthful glow|
|Restylane||Hyaluronic Acid||Same as Juvederm Naturally occurring hyaluronic acid does not cause allergic reactions|
|Radiesse||Calcium||Activates growth of natural collagen Fills deep wrinkles and folds, especially around the mouth and nose Calcium is naturally absorbed|
|Sculptra||Synthetic material used in dissolving surgical stitches||Fills hollows beneath eyes and in the cheeks Corrects folds around the mouth and nose (nasolabial) Corrects jowls Can last for 2-3 years|
Dr. Shapiro uses these powerful fillers in combination to treat your individual case for the perfect non surgical facelift.
Laser therapy can be very effective at tightening the skin with no downtime or incisions. Dr. Shapiro uses ReFirme Laser during this non-surgical procedure to active the body’s production of collagen. Skin also retracts for a natural tightening effect.
Laser treatments are gentle and work by targeting fractions of skin using radiofrequency energy and infrared light. This heats elastic tissues in the skin, causing them to retract and tighten the skin. Other tissue is left unaffected.
Fat grafting offers the same function as dermal fillers, although it uses the patient’s own body fat that is harvested from areas such as the hips, stomach or thighs. Patients who choose this procedure not only have fat removed from one area; they also benefit from improved contour and volume in an area that needs it. If you want to learn more about all the different fat transfer procedures, click on the link. Fat may be injected into deep wrinkles, hollowed cheeks, beneath the eyes, the lips or anywhere else that has lost volume.
This procedure offers very long-term or even permanent results to completely rejuvenate these areas of the face. Make sure you come visit us here in our Scottsdale, Arizona location for more information.