ABOUT FACE Saratoga Femme Magazine BY: LYNN PASKA

You’re all dressed up and there’s someplace to go, but you’re unhappy with your appearance. If the “inner” you is not pleased with the “outer” you, it’s time to seriously consider the options. Elective cosmetic surgery – once used only by the rich and famous – is now readily available to anyone who wants look their absolute best. The practice of Edwin F. Williams III, M.D., F.A.C.S., is “just what the doctor ordered” to enhance natural assets and give you the confidence of a lifetime. When you look good, you feel great – and that’s what the Williams Center for Excellence is all about.

If you’re contemplating cosmetic surgery, facial rejuvenation (including Restylane and Radiesse for “plumping up” or filling in lines, and Botox Cosmetic for relaxing muscles and soothing lines) or hair restoration, the Williams Center will help you face the world with better self-esteem. Dr. Alain Polynice, a Manhattan plastic surgeon specializing in breast and body contouring, is now affiliated with the Center. This means Saratoga Femmes and friends, relatives, neighbors, summer season guests, and the men in your lives – can be confident that all elective cosmetic surgery needs will be met at this convenient one-stop medical center at 1072 Troy-Schenectady Road (Route 7), Latham.

Dr. Williams’ vision of a complete state-of-the-art facility was recently realized with the addition and grand opening of his Rejuva Center, which rejuvenates the face instantly and affordably without surgery. It takes just one simple office treatment and can last six months or longer to reduce wrinkles, improve the skin, and/or beautifully reshape the face. Other “pluses” – a private setting with convenient scheduling, efficient service and follow-up care, effective and minimally invasive procedures, and little or no downtime. The first step is an in-depth consultation with Dr. Williams and a Cosmetic Nurse Specialist to create a customized plan for your individual needs. You’re assured clinical and professional excellence, latest techniques in medically based skin treatments, and the convenience of same day and evening appointments.

What happens when you grow older? You lose fullness in the cheeks, bone density in the mouth and teeth, and elasticity and volume in the face. The result: wrinkles and fold lines, bagging and sagging. (Not very attractive.) You want fuller, sexier lips again. You want to look (at least) ten or twenty years younger. If you don’t see yourself aging gracefully, there is something you can do about how you look.

From non-surgical, no downtime procedures, and minor downtime surgeries, to more extensive surgeries, Dr. Williams has perfected special techniques that he has successfully performed on patients as well as taught through seminars and workshops across the country. Whether you’re twenty something or eighty plus, all age groups can benefit from the medical services of the Williams Center if staying younger looking…longer, is your ultimate goal.

One of the most popular of all elective cosmetic surgery is the brow/midface lift. Years ago, an incision was made from one ear to the other (across the scalp.) Today, Dr. Williams uses the Endoscopic approach, which is, five small incisions in the scalp the end result produces a natural look instead of a startled! one. A similar procedure is used with the mid-face lift throw the same type of incision, Dr. Williams lifts up the cheeks for a more subtle difference and youthful appearance. Dr. Williams has performed over one thousand of these surgeries in his thirteen-year career.

The threadlift is another new, simple outpatient procedure that is revolutionary and non-surgical. Sutures are used to lift the brow, cheeks, jowl and/or neck areas. The perfect candidate is someone who wants a lift effect but doesn’t want the recovery of a real browlift, facelift or necklift surgical procedure. The results can last up to four years.

Why spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics each year when simple surgery can make you look your best? It takes one non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure – with recovery time anywhere from one day to two weeks, depending upon the type of surgery. Because all techniques are fee-for-services and not covered by insurance, no referrals are necessary – just call and make an appointment.

The official operating room is an approved accredited facility under the strict guidelines of both federal and state governments. While not attached to a hospital, there are the same strict rules and regulations – with a team of board certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses that are highly qualified, seasoned professionals from extensive hospital backgrounds. They feel rewarded by being able to give good patient care in a pleasing environment. The Williams Center follows state mandates closely in outpatient procedures, with the safety of the patient the most important part of the operation. A nurse is assigned to stay with each patient throughout the entire procedure.

Dr. Edwin Williams is a caring, compassionate teacher, educator and lector throughout the country in his area of expertise. Speaking engagements for the first half of 2005 have included Texas, Colorado, Nevada and New York. An associate at Albany Medical Center, he teaches facial aesthetics to its residents as well as for a big hospital residency program in Manhattan. Because of his active involvement in Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Williams has qualified for the American Medical Association Recognition Award.

If you want to define and refine your inner self and outer beauty, all roads in the Capital Region lead to The Williams Center for Excellence. Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology, you can enlist the services of this wonderful facility with the knowledge that you’re making the right decision and your privacy will always be respected.

*Patient Results May Vary
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