Turning back the clock does not require a surgical procedure. Thanks to technological advances, non-surgical treatments can capably minimize signs of aging without leaving any telltale signs of surgery — or requiring anesthesia, incisions or recovery downtime.
To help you navigate the endless choices in non-surgical anti-aging treatments, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rob Kessler has curated a list of the best and most promising options. Each treatment boasts an exceptional track record of safety, overall patient satisfaction and beautiful results.
Botox is an instant wrinkle reducer and incredibly popular at Dr. Kessler’s practice. The cosmetic injectable works best on dynamic wrinkles, or those that form from making repeated facial expressions like frowning and squinting. Botox injections temporarily relax targeted facial muscles to smooth the overlying lines. The skin looks smoother, tighter and more youthful from Botox.
For static wrinkles, or wrinkles that form because of age-related volume loss or the effects of gravity, Dr. Kessler’s team often recommends dermal fillers. Products like Voluma and Volbella, both formulated with hyaluronic acid, can be injected into the cheeks to improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds and the under eye area to create smoother, firmer-looking skin.
Plumping Up the Skin and Facial Features
In addition to filling in wrinkles and folds, fillers are a great way to add youthful volume and definition to areas of the face like the cheeks and lips that tend to thin with age.
Juvederm Voluma is approved specifically to add volume to the cheeks and mid-face. Sculptra is another great non-surgical option that adds youthful fullness to the face. Like Botox, the results of these fillers are temporary and repeat treatment is recommended to maintain the effects.
Blur Superficial Imperfections
Age-related imperfections like uneven skin tone, sun spots and irregular pigmentation don’t require surgical correction. A chemical peel treatment, which involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, removes the outer layers of damaged skin and blurs these imperfections (as well as other flaws in the skin). Chemical peels vary in depth; the deeper the peel, the more dramatic the results. Dr. Kessler and his team can customize the depth and targeted area of the peel to the patient’s unique needs.
Lifting the Deep Tissues of the Face
Another common effect of aging on the face is skin laxity and sagging. Surgery is not needed to address these issues. Instead, Ulthera, a revolutionary procedure that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin, can lift and tighten the deep tissues of the face. Ulthera is commonly used to lift drooping brows, jowls and loose skin on the neck.
Discuss Your Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Options with Dr. Kessler’s Team
To learn more about any of the anti-aging treatments described in this post, please contact the Newport Beach plastic surgery practice of Dr. Rob Kessler and request a consultation. Call 949.644.6544 or email us today to make your appointment.