Let’s face it, not everyone has the time or ability to go through with cosmetic surgery. However, lots of people could use a little lift and skin refresher for a boost of confidence and renewed self-esteem.
If that sounds like you, the good news is that you’ve got lots of options. There are so many non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures available to rejuvenate your face—with absolutely no incisions! If you’re looking for some rejuvenation without the fuss and downtime, here are some of the options that might be right for you.
Laser & Light-Based Therapy
Laser and other light-based treatments have been popular for years. Furthermore, advancements in technology have made this option gentler and safer than ever before while still delivering great results. Laser skin resurfacing was once an invasive treatment that required weeks of downtime. However, new lasers like the Whisper-3G Erbium can improve skin tone and texture while allowing patients to return to work or other normal activities almost immediately.
Another light-based therapy is BBL PhotoFacial. BBL is a non-invasive treatment that can improve the skin following sun damage. Some concerns that this light-based therapy can treat include the following:
- Sun damage
- Brown spots
- Broken capillaries
- Poor skin tone and texture
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Rough skin
Combination treatments can also be used for comprehensive rejuvenation, like the BBL Ultra Peel. This treatment combines broadband light treatment with the Whisper-3G Erbium laser to help treat both pigmentation problems and overall signs of aging. This treatment is very popular for the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Chemical peels are great skin refreshers and can be used to improve many different skin types. Because there are many different options, including the Ultra Peel I Exfoliating Treatment and the Sensi Peel Exfoliating Treatment, each patient gets a personalized experience. The treatments can be adapted according to skin type, concerns, and other factors that will be discussed during the consultation. Some deeper peels require downtime, while others are mild skin rejuvenation treatments.
Botulinum Toxin Injections
Seeing wrinkles at the corners of your eyes or those pesky “elevens” between the brows? These are “dynamic” wrinkles, which form after years of smiling, laughing, frowning and forming other facial expressions. Botulinum toxin treatments like Botox and Dysport are a safe and effective method for treating and smoothing dynamic wrinkles by limiting the facial muscle activity. The treatments are typically quick and minimally uncomfortable, taking only a few minutes to complete. The results last for about 3-4 months on average and can be repeated for ongoing results. When combined with other treatments, Botox can be a big part of facial rejuvenation.
Fillers are similar to Botox treatments in the treatment process, but the similarities stop there. Injectable fillers are used to restore lost volume and rejuvenate the face by filling in “static” wrinkles. Special formulas like Juvederm Voluma XC can even produce cheek rejuvenation that subtly lifts and contour the cheek area for a more youthful appearance. While most fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body, other formulas rely on other products. Filler treatments typically take only 30 minutes or so when performed by an expert plastic surgeon, but the results can be long-lasting—typically 6-9 months or longer, depending on the formula.
Get a Personalized Treatment Plan
Curious about any of the options? Think a PhotoFacial, Ultra Peel, or Botox might be the right choice for you? If so, it’s time to consult with an expert to get a personalized treatment plan. Only you and a board certified facial plastic surgeon can choose the treatments that will help you reach your goals, so it’s important to begin by meeting with a reputable doctor like Dr. Edward Buckingham. Dr. Buckingham offers patients a wide range of options for facial rejuvenation without surgery and would be happy to consult with you at Buckingham Center in Austin, TX. For more information, or to schedule your consultation, call 512.401.2500 today!