Non Surgical Cosmetic Treatments - What Works?

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Non Surgical Facelift-Fillers and Botox or Dysport Most Effective


Thank you for your important question. The internet is filled with advertisements promising a Non Surgical Facelift but sadly most of them are marketing hype.

Non surgical skin tightening machines like Thermage, Titan, LuxIR Deep, Ulthera, Radiofrequency and many others achieve at best 20-25% skin tightening and only in younger healthy skin, not aged skin that really needs tightening.

Laser skin resurfacing can produce excellent wrinkle removal and remove sun damage, but cannot significantly lift the face without risk of scarring and loss of pigment.

The popular "Liquid Facelift" which utilizes fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Perlane, Sculptra and others can restore the aging face nicely by adding volume to the aged face. Neurolytic agents like Botox and Dysport can reduce dynamic lines and elevate the brow and do make the face look younger.

Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced and who has a good reputation and consult them for your best options.


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Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Non Surgical Cosmetic Treatments - What Works?


Most non-invasive procedures will improve the facial appearance but depending on the problems, surgery may be the final option. Certainly, Botox and fillers can result in excellent improvement if done on the right patient.

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Huntington Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Resurfacing, fillers and BOTOX® are a great combination for nonsurgical rejuvenation.


Nonsurgical procedures like resurfacing (microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser resurfacing) combined with dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic can make a big impact on the minor signs of aging throughout the face. This approach is becoming very popular as a “first line of defense” in the battle against aging for many men and women. The trick is to find a surgeon who is happy to work closely with you in developing an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns. Also, keep in mind that as effective as these are in the short-term, more advanced signs of aging due to muscle laxity are best addressed through surgery.

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Ulthera non surgical facelift - Los Angeles


We have found the Ulthera procedure to be an excellent treatment for those seeking lower face and neck rejuvenation without surgery. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Multiple Nonsurgical Options; Surgeon's Skill and Customization Are Key

We live in a great time where there are multiple modalities to rejuvenate . Weeding out the poorly productive treatments is difficult for a patient. Make sure that the cosmetic surgeon that you pick is able to customize the treatments for YOU. Be wary of spas that only offer one treatment or where you do not meet the doctor. In general when we age, three processes occur:deflation (loss of volume), loss of elasticity (skin stretches), and sun damage to the skin. Unfortunately no one treatment is the cure all for all three of these categories. Deflation can be improved with a multitude of fillers: Juvederm, radiesse, restylane can last around one year while Artefill or natural fill (fat transfer) can last several years. Skin tightening can be achieved from outside of the skin with radiofrequency devices like thermage or exilis. A major advance has occurred with laser skin tightening which is performed underneath the skin lazerlift. Of course surgically a face lift will give the best tightening. Make sure your doctor can provide natural results. The skin can be improved with great products like Obagi. Regenica, and a multitude of other great physician offered products. Co2 laser resurfacing with the mixto fractional laser or coherent ultra pulse can make beautiful improvements with variable downtime . The icing on the cake is botox which can decrease dynamic lines. You can choose to make improvements in one or all categories. Most of the procedures can be performed all at the same time. The majority of clients find the more of these procedures they have the nicer the results. My signature Accents lift is a combination of dual laser skin tightening and skin resurfacing. Most patients add filler and botox. In one hour I can turn back time up to 10 years.

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Sterling Heights Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments


Forutunately, we live in an era where we have so many wonderful non surgical options available for facial rejuvination. For wrinkles caused by movement (forehead, between eyebrows, crow's feet), botulinum toxin works wonderfully. To replace lost volume, many filler options are available, including restylane, juvederm, radiesse, and sculptra. For fine lines and wrinkles, a resurfacing laser is very effective. Intense pulsed light treats brown spots and broken blood vessels. Radiofrequency is used to tighten loose skin. Finally, vitamin A creams, antioxidants, and sunscreen are an important part of a daily skin regimen.  

Miami Beach Dermatologist

Non Surgical Cosmetic Treatments


Great question!

Botox and fillers are great with wonderful results when used for the right patient.  Fillers are also used in  the cheek region as a test.  If the patient likes the results she may opt to have cheek implants sometime in the future.  Fillers can also be used in the chin region and if the patient likes the results, may opt to have a more permanent solution with a chin implant. These are just a few of the results that can be accomplished with fillers.

Best of luck to you,

Dr. David Alessi

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Non Surgical Face Treatments


Traditionally, enhancements consisted of skincare treatments and surgery.  However, there are so many options now.  From medical grade skincare/facials/peels, to Botox/Dysport and Fillers to Lasers, many non surgical options exist to get you results!  It would be best to seek the help of a board certified cosmetic surgeon who can best assist your needs.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Most Top Cosmetic Procedures are Non-Surgical


The top cosmetic procedures today are non-surgical and that’s because they work well with little risks, side effects and downtime. Options range from Botox® and Dysport® to relax muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles; facial fillers to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and augment cheeks, chin, lips; chemical peels to stimulate collagen and soften discoloration and lasers to improve skin imperfections such as dilated blood vessels, rosacea, and tighten and smooth the skin. Often times a combination approach is used to achieve the patient’s goals.

Palm Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Non-surgical face treatments


Any of the available fillers can obtain excellent results but, your goals and potential results need to be clearly defined

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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