Do I Only Have Surgical Options When it Comes to Facial Rejuvenation?

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Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is trending amongst cosmetic surgery patients, drawing the focus of larger plastic surgery organizations such as ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). With these non-surgical cosmetic and facial surgery options becoming increasingly popular in Orange County Dr. Kevin Sadati is hearing more patients ask the questions “What are my facial rejuvenation options without surgery?” and “How effective are non-surgical facial procedures?”

Today’s most popular non-surgical procedure being performed by cosmetic surgeons is the liquid facelift. A liquid facelift uses a combination of temporary dermal fillers and prescription medicine such as BOTOX® or DYSPORT®. Examples of the dermal filler would be JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus XC, RADIESSE®, Perlane®, Sculptura®, VOLUMA ®. Dermal fillers address facial wrinkles and facial volume loss. They do this by filling in areas of the face that have suffered volume loss due to aging. A liquid facelift is a temporary solution and doesn’t address the issue of excess skin on the face or neck, skin texture or skin tone.

The second most popular non-surgical option is Fractional C02 laser resurfacing. This procedure’s main purpose is to address the skins over all texture and tone. Combating age-spots, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, skin discoloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull skin tone, and a thin skin while stimulating facial collagen. Patients generally describe laser resurfacing as feeling like a mild to moderate sunburn, which can be minimized by medications given to the patient either before, during or after treatment. Any discomfort caused by the laser subsides within a day or so and can be further calmed with skincare products provided by the facial plastic surgeon performing the treatment.

A chemical peel is another common procedure being utilized. A chemical peel is a process that utilizes different combinations and strengths of chemicals to removes the outer layer of dead and dull skin, revealing new vibrant and healthy skin. During a chemical peel, a solution is applied to the treatment areas , then causing the skin to either slough or peel off.. There is a wide variety of peels which can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, certain types of active acne, age spots, freckles, dark patches, melisma, and the overall look and feel of the facial skin.

These procedures have grown exponentially in popularity thought out Orange County due to their lack of invasiveness and the natural results they provide. More and more we are even seeing a combined use of these top non-surgical facial procedures for optimal results. And contrary to surgical procedures, there is little-to-no recovery time on these procedures, and the risk of complications is minimal. These non-invasive procedures usually do not require anesthetics, and if one is required, it is simply topical and a very mild oral sedation. This lack of general anesthesia is important to those pursuing facial rejuvenation, as the risk of complications is greatly reduced.

Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic and ENT surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facial and nasal surgery. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).

Dr. Kevin Sadati has over a decade of experience in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as nose and sinus surgery, and has become one of the most sought after Newport Beach and Orange County facelift, rhinoplasty, face and neck liposuction and sinus surgery specialists.



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