In Boca Raton and throughout South Florida, surgical facelifts have been in the spotlight for quite some time. However advanced technologies have opened a new realm of possibilities for those seeking non-surgical facial treatment. Patients now have the option to preserve their youth using a variety of creams, injections, and laser treatments. These treatments provide shorter recovery times and are often less painful than their surgical counterparts. Dr. Andrew Ress, is a well-known plastic surgeon offering high quality facial treatments for aging skin.
One of the most popular facial treatments in South Florida is Botox, an injectable protein that corrects frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, and neck bands. Botox is highly desirable because it requires zero downtime. This is an in-and-out procedure that can be done in about an hour. After it is finished, you can go right back to work. While the main purpose of Botox is to correct facial lines, it also keeps wrinkle lines from worsening and acts as a preventative for migraine headaches. Dysport is a different brand that produces the same molecule. A Dysport injection behaves the same as Botox.
Restylane injections are great for smoothing fine lines as well as filling out the cheeks and lips. As the area is numbed with both topical and injectable agents, these injections are relatively pain-free. They may cause minimal bruising, but the results look natural and last for up to nine months.
Another type of injection is the Radiesse injection. This calcium based gel replenishes volume in the face and hands by producing collagen. The results are immediate and last between 9 and 15 months.
Although the Fat Transfer Procedure (FTP) is not as painless as the previously mentioned injections, it remains a nonsurgical procedure that adds volume to the face. Local anesthetic is used in areas with excess fat, such as the thighs. A needle with a cannula extracts fat from this location. This fat is then injected into the desired areas.
Dr. Ress’ Liquid Lift is a nonsurgical facelift option that provides results similar to a traditional facelift, through a combination of fillers and wrinkle relaxers. Injections are chosen specific to your problem areas and are injected in layers across the face. This layering technique ensures a long lasting effect (6-12 months). Besides eliminating the need to go under the knife, the [liv] Liquid Lift has many benefits. The procedure is painless and requires only one day of downtime.
If you are looking for deep, long lasting wrinkle correction, you should consider Sculptra. This is one of the only injections that will not yield immediate results. The Sculptra that is injected into the face actually produces collagen for up to six months, leaving skin looking smooth for as many as two years.
In addition to an array of injections, we also offer laser treatments for aging skin. Laser resurfacing is completed through a process called Lasabrasion which rids the face of hair, wrinkles, sunspots, acne scars, and more. Some precancerous growths can also be removed with Lasabrasion.
If you are interested in finding a qualified facial treatment specialist in the South Florida area, consider Liv Plastic Surgery located in Boca Raton, FL.