Slowed collagen and elastin production in the skin are contributing factors to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. Without the proteins necessary for maintaining firm skin, facial tissue sags. Fat deposits also accumulate, typically in the lower face, jowls, and neck. Skin discoloration and acne scars may be other sources of concern for patients who do not feel their appearance matches the youthful quality they want to portray.
Dr. Rob Kessler offers patients several non-surgical alternatives to facial rejuvenation. To attain a more desirable aesthetic appearance, Botox, injectable fillers, and chemical peels can be used to revitalize the face. Following treatment, patients look refreshed and feel better too. Non-surgical procedures are quick and require minimal downtime.
Botox – Botox is an FDA-approved substance used to relax dynamic facial wrinkles, including lines between the eyes and around the mouth. Injections treat worry lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines by safely relaxing the muscles which cause wrinkles with repetitive movement. Botox is frequently used in conjunction with dermal fillers to treat multiple areas of the face.
Chemical Peel – Skin with sun damage, acne scars, irregular skin pigmentation, and wrinkles can be treated with chemical peels. Peels remove the outermost layer of skin, revealing the new healthy skin below. A light, medium, or deep chemical solution is applied to the skin. Recovery time after treatment depends on the level of the peel, with some requiring no downtime and others necessitating up to two weeks.
Collagen – Collagen is a natural protein in connective tissue that contributes to the skin’s firmness. As the body ages, collagen production slows. The result is loose, thin skin that forms fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen injections have long been a common solution to aging skin which adds volume to the hollows of the face and smooths wrinkles.
Restylane – Injectable fillers like Restylane are popular for smoothing wrinkles, such as worry lines and nasolabial folds, and reducing sagging facial skin. It is also used to raise depressed scars and add fullness to the lips. The hyaluronic acid gel filler can last for several months as it contributes to a softer and more youthful facial appearance.
Exilis– is an aesthetic device designed to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and cause reduction of fat. It uses radio frequency to heat the skin and underlying fatty tissue. By heating the collagen to 40 degrees C for a limited period of time the collagen fibers contract tightening the skin.
Ultherapy – This is a new type of non-surgical procedure, that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to create 3 main components for a youthful appearance . First it will lift the skin, giving it a smoother look. Second, it will tone the skin for a more dense appearance. Finally, it will tighten loose skin on the face and neck area.
Blu-U – This an innovative way to treat acne and other facial skin conditions. If you have moderate acne or you’re taking any antibiotics to control your facial condition, this might be the treatment you’ve been waiting for.
There are many different non-surgical methods to treat each aesthetic concern, so contact Dr. Robert Kessler today to discuss your particular needs.