Patients often ask about what options they have to improve facial appearance short of having surgery. Each individual is unique with regards to the appearance of their face with regards to aging. The good news is that now there are many scientifically-proven non-surgical options that can be selected to manage changes that occur within the skin and deeper layers without surgery.
Facial appearance changes over time due to a variety of environmental effects on skin, volume loss, and a gradual loosening of the various layers of the face. For some patients, non-surgical treatments are a good starting point. All of this starts with a thoughtful analysis of needs and goals along with selection of a treatment plan. As there are many options available, it is important to honestly discuss what would work the best, including facial rejuvenation surgery.
Medical skin care is an important part of non-surgical treatments to improve sun damage, color changes, pore size, and fine wrinkles. This involves the use of various skin care regimens, light-based treatments (factional laser and intense pulsed light),
tissue fillers, and Botox Cosmetic® or Dysport® to reduce dynamic wrinkles in the brow and crow’s feet. Dr. Jewell has over fifteen years of experience with injectables. Successful use of dermal fillers involves a precise knowledge of anatomy and an art form mindset that produces natural outcomes in patients.
Tissue fillers have evolved from being used to fill in facial wrinkles to also restore loss in facial volume that is caused by aging. For many patients, tissue fillers represent a good choice, as there is excellent duration of effect up to 24 months and are less involved than surgical fat grafts.
Localized fat deposits within the neck and chin area (double chin) can now be reduced with a series of injections of Kybella, a drug that eliminates superficial fat and tightens tissues somewhat. Depending on where the fat is located, other options such as Vaser liposuction or neck tightening may be needed.
The other non-surgical option that Dr. Jewell recommends for patients is Ulthera. This is a micro-focused high-intensity ultrasound that can be precisely focused to tighten skin and deeper layers within the face, neck, and décolletage. This produces a tightening of the collagen without the downtime associated with laser skin treatments. This treatment is customized for each patient to include areas such as lifting the brows and tightening the jawline and neck. Patients find that results from Ulthera take a few months to occur and can be repeated to maintain tightness.
In summary, Dr. Mark Jewell and his staff offer a full range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation options that patients like what they get from this approach. Please contact our office at 541-683-3234 or visit the website www.markjewellmd.com .
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