Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Article by Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation comprises of a broad range of cosmetic products to provide a younger and fresher look. Signs of aging are first seen on our faces and many individuals, both male and female, are searching for ways to improve fine lines and wrinkles without the need of surgical intervention. There are a number of effective FDA-approved products that are prescribed by physician’s to enhance the quality of patient’s facial features.
Latisse is the first FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes, also known as hypotrichosis. This prescription treatment is used to grow your natural lashes fuller, longer, and darker. Initial results may be seen within 4-6 weeks with full results anywhere from 12-18 weeks. In order to see the full effect of your eyelash transformation, it is crucial that you follow the application process consistantly. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. Results are gradual over time, but dramatically improved. If you stop using Latisse at any time, your eyelashes return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
The full line of Neocutis products is a balanced mixture of human growth factors to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, texture and tone of stressed skin. Unlike any other anti-aging skin care system on the market today, Neocutis involves the power of processed skin cell proteins, also known as, PSPs. PSP, the latest breakthrough in anti-aging research, utilizes the power of cells taken from the non-scar producing stage of wound repair to stimulate cell renewal and promote younger, fresher looking skin. Neocutis is known for its ability to achieve visible, lasting results while diminishing the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles and healing damaged skin to provide a refreshed look.
Juvederm is the smooth gel filler administered by your doctor to smooth away facial wrinkles around your mouth and nose instantly. Everyone ages differently and Juvederm may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, Juvederm is used to smooth-away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and stress are some of the factors also contributing to aging and the formation of unwanted lines. Fortunately, with just one treatment, you get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
Botox Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical treatment for men and women to improve moderate to severe frown lines. Botox relaxes the facial muscles, which cause unwanted wrinkles and creases due to aging, gravity, sun exposure, or a result of facial muscle action. This prescription medicine is injected directly into the targeted muscles and used to temporarily improve fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal areas treated include the area between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. The advantages of botox are obvious, requiring no surgery and no recovery.