The wonderful thing about cosmetic plastic surgery today is that you don’t actually need to have surgery to get some incredible rejuvenating results! While surgery is typically the gold standard in providing long-lasting, impactful results, we can “cheat” a little with no scars and still get some nice improvement in wrinkles and sagging that make our faces look older and more tired. Nonsurgical treatment can freshen the face with no downtime.
Botox and Dysport are injectable treatments known as neurotoxins that reduce wrinkles in the face that are due to muscle activity, like the lines between the brows, on the forehead or around the eyes. These treatments also may be used to reduce the frown at the corners of the mouth and banding in the neck.
Fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane reduce creases under the eyes (tear trough), between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), and along the marionettes by plumping them. Volumizers such as Sculptra and Voluma are injectable treatments that make the cheek fuller, smooth the chin, and secondarily lift sagging skin around the jawline. Fillers and Neurotoxins only require a 20-45 minute office visit! These treatments do require maintenance to sustain results.
Ultherapy is a FDA-approved facial deep ultrasound treatment that lifts the brows, cheeks and neck, also smoothing fine lines around the eyes, mouth and neck. This is a one-time treatment that may need freshening after 2.5 years, and takes 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on how many areas are addressed. Ulthera nicely counteracts the lowering of the brows that can occur with Neurotoxin treatment, and they can be paired to smooth the forehead and lift the brow.
So if you are one of those people who wants facial rejuvenation but refuses to undergo surgery voluntarily, your time has come! Please call female plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Shermak at 410-616-3000 to schedule a complimentary consultation in Baltimore MD.