With today’s evolving aesthetic technologies, women and more men are turning increasingly to advanced, non-surgical procedures to achieve a younger-looking face and body.
“Everyone wants to restore their youthful look,” says Kelly Weber, RN,BSN, the aesthetic nurse injector at Fostermd, the Facial Plastic Surgery practice of Wayne Foster, MD, FACS. “Twenty years ago, surgery was the only way to lift the face and reliably tighten the neck,” says Weber. “Today, we’re fortunate to have numerous nonsurgical options to rejuvenate the face and neck, including the nonsurgical facelift.”
The facial plastic surgeon can now restore facial volume and youthful contours, thanks to expertly placed injectables such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, VollureTM XC, and Voluma® XC, with very little downtime or discomfort. “Imagine achieving a total facial transformation right in the office without surgery” says Weber. “Results are natural looking and can last for years, and for the most part can be achieved in a single visit.”
Having a Facelift Without Surgery
Weber suggests that, when considering a facelift of any kind, the key is to pay attention to what has changed about your face over the years.
• Have you developed jowls?
• Are your cheeks falling and creating lines around your mouth?
• Is your skin blotchy and pigmented with age spots?
• Do you have deep frown lines or hollows under your eyes?
• Do you have deep grooves creating a frown around your mouth?
“Each of these changes can be treated with non-surgical techniques in the office, or surgical procedures in the operating room,” adds Dr. Foster. “Once you have determined your goals, have a discussion with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to determine what works best for you.”
CoolSculpting® Your Way to A Smoother, Tighter Body
“Your fat cells hate the cold,” says board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Asaad H. Samra, MD, FACS. CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet-and-exercise- resistant fat.
“CoolSculpting® uses a patented technology to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells, without surgery or downtime, providing up to a 25 percent permanent reduction in fat in the focused area of treatment,” says Dr. Samra.
“Sometimes, no matter how intense your workout or strict your diet, you can’t ditch stubborn fat, especially along the torso and sides of the body. CoolSculpting can be used on areas of the body from the chin to the ankles, the thighs and arms,” says Dr. Samra, “and provides excellent results, helping patients feel and look their best.”
CoolSculpting® technology uses a powered applicator to safely deliver precisely-controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin during a 45-minute cycle. The treated fat cells crystallize and the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
After just one session, the treated area will gradually appear smoother and more toned. Results improve in 4 to 6 weeks. Most patients plan for three months to see optimal improvement.
“CoolSculpting® is safe on your body,” says Dr. Samra, “but tough on fat.”