Cosmetic alternatives to surgical procedures have been filtering into the market in the last decades, and today have solidified their own place as reputable solutions for people who want to apply non-surgical vanity procedures to stop the onset of age, creases, wrinkles, and lines. Although cosmetic alternatives can’t aid people in righting physical crookedness or deformation, non-surgical cosmetic injectables, products, and lasers can help reduce scars, redness, birthmarks, and lines.
Fillers can also be used to fix folds underneath the skin and volumize the appearance of the skin itself. Cosmetic products like BOTOX®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Vollure®, Voluma®, Refyne®, Volbella®, and Sculptra® are not applied like standard makeup products. Instead of powders and blush, these products are prescription medicine injections that can be pushed into the facial region to swell and correct the corners of the mouth and the fine wrinkles that can develop on lips, crow’s feet under the eyes, bunny lines, wrinkles on the chin, furrows, and even dimpling.
Dr. Williams’ BOTOX® Cosmetic concept introduces a line of Allergan and Galderma products that rely on a philosophy of injecting the smallest and most effective amount possible in order to relax the muscles of the face without freezing normal facial expressions, while Juvederm® utilizes naturally occurring hyaluronic acids to organically hydrate the skin to aid in the appearance of the face, including earlobes, cheeks, and lips. Cosmetic products like Radiesse® also offer their own unique brand of volumizing products specialized for different regions of the body, such as the hands, mid-face, or the glabella, which is the area of skin between the eyebrows that is a favorite location for hair removal and line removal.
Laugh lines can embed themselves around the bottom of the mouth, and marionette lines draw a distinct shape down and around the entire mouth. Tear trough hydraulics help to reduce the bags, circles, dark shadows, and puffiness associated with wear and tear around the eyes. Different cosmetics will be prescribed for different applications, and it’s important for patents to consult on the specifics with their doctors before applying serious cosmetic medicine indiscriminately.
People who do not want to utilize injections can find alternatives in the laser treatment market. The pulsed dye laser can treat red blemishes. Traditional laser treatments have been used to help the appearance of rosacea, broken capillaries, hair, and severe bruising blemishes, while the IPL, like the elos Plus Facial Rejuvenation is an intense pulsing light beam that can be used to help even out brown and red spots, tighten the skin, and improve the texture and tone of the skin.
Apart from lasers, microneedling also stimulates collagen for improved tone and texture.
Liquid facelifts utilize fillers into the makeup of the face without the tightening and restructuring of common facelifts. Non-surgical chemical peels help to tighten the skin and improve the overall color of the skin. We do offer regimented at-home treatments to imitate the results of traditional chemical peels, while wrinkle treatments come in as much variety as cosmetics themselves, from stronger TCA peels to much lighter ones in conjunction with topical products. Nutritional diets high with almonds, omega oils, and retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, and topical vitamin C applications can also help with skin rejuvenation.
Chemical peels have reached outside of practicing plastic surgeons and transitioned themselves into bottled liquid form for over-the-counter sales. These work through topical applications with the proper precautions against exposure to wind, rain, sunshine, and other elements. In conjunction with chemical peels, many patients find the Williams Center’s Six Month Skin Care Program improves clarity, reduces redness, and combats the signs of aging. The program involves different topical skin treatments administered by our highly trained staff.
For non-surgical fat removal, there is injectable Kybella® to reduce a double chin, and CoolSculpting® that lowers the temperature of fat cells to start a natural process that removes them from the body.