With the variety of procedures and treatments available today, it’s no longer necessary to go under the knife to treat aging skin. If a patient’s goal is to restore their youthful appearance, they can use various non-surgical methods and still achieve great results. In this guide, patients can learn more about these amazing, quick, and nearly painless procedures.
Sometimes known as Xeomin or Dysport, Botox is the United States’ most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure for aging skin. This neuromodulator is injected directly into certain muscles in the face, relaxing them temporarily and reducing the look of lines and wrinkles between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. Side effects are slight, such as redness, swelling, and irritation at the injection site, and they pass quickly in most instances. Results are visible within seven days and last for up to four months, which means patients need ongoing treatment for the best outcome.
Jowls and sagging cheeks are often caused by a diminishment in facial volume. With dermal facial fillers, Dr. Bradford Patt of Houston, can quickly restore lost volume in aging skin in minutes, making the face look youthful once more. According to the expert facial plastic surgeons, these fillers can be used with impressive results:
- Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Ultra Plus
- Collagen fillers
- Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and other semi-permanent fillers
- Permanent fillers like ArteFill
Of all the fillers listed above, hyaluronic acid is the most common. In fact, it’s the second most popular non-surgical treatment for aging skin. Results are immediate, and downtime is minimal, but fillers must be maintained at least once a year for best results.
IPL, Laser, and Ultrasound Treatments
Correction of blotchiness, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and redness can be done with a combination of clinical-strength skincare products and light technology like lasers and IPL. Ultrasound, or Ultherapy®, is another viable option that gently lifts and tightens loose skin around the face and neck, resulting in a semi-permanent look similar to a facelift. These treatments provide remarkable, yet temporary results that can mimic those of a surgical facelift, especially when used with Botox and dermal fillers.
What’s the Best Way to Care for Aging Skin Without Surgery?
Every patient is unique, and as such, there’s no one procedure that’s right for everyone. Therefore, Dr. Patt’s recommendations will vary depending on the patient’s individual goals. While a conventional facelift may be the right answer in some cases, the treatments outlined here can help certain patients reduce the need for a facelift or make their facelift results last longer. Certainly, having and following a daily skincare regimen that if unique to your needs is a step in the right direction, and will enhance and best maintain any rejuvenation procedure you’ve had done.
Dr. Patt’s goal is to make recommendations that will help you achieve the results you want, while also ensuring an individualized skincare plan. To learn about non-surgical skincare options for aging skin, freely schedule your appointment online now, or call to schedule a consultation at 281-552-8111.