What really works in non-surgical rejuvenation?


Have you ever flipped through a magazine and wondered how some celebrities seem to defy the aging process, yet they claim to have never had surgery?  There are, indeed, many non-surgical aesthetic procedures that really do work.  Let’s pull back the curtain and reveal some of the secrets Hollywood uses to remain ageless.

Secret # 1 – Radio-Frequency Micro Needling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Radio-frequency micro needling has quickly become the “go-to” treatment for facial rejuvenation.  Using tiny gold-tipped needles to penetrate the skin, EndyMed’s Intensif device emits a burst of intense radiofrequency into the skin’s dermis.  This burst stimulates intradermal collagen production, thickening, tightening and rejuvenating the skin of face, neck, décolleté, hands, etc. 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments use 7 important growth factors obtained easily from one’s very own blood samples (you may have heard of the “vampire facelift”) to stimulate new cell and collagen growth.  PRP is easy, natural, and proven effective.  Coupling PRP with RF Micro Needling provides optimal results for smoother, tighter skin.

Secret #2 – Laser Skin Resurfacing/Treatments

For good reason, laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular procedures for skin rejuvenation.  Laser energy, strategically applied, removes color blemishes and textural changes of aging or damaged skin, revealing a fresher, healthier appearance.  Additionally, the laser energy stimulates the production of new, better-organized collagen in the subsequent 3 months after a treatment.  This healing of the skin from the “inside out” has a natural tightening effect. 

Secret #3 – Botox/Dysport

Botox and Dysport are two popular neuromodulators on the market.  They are precisely infiltrated into the facial muscles of frowning or angry looks to soften the undesired muscle activity that causes tired/angry-looking wrinkles.  The result is a smoother, younger appearance.  These beautifying effects last 3-4 months.

Secret # 4 – Dermal Fillers

As we age, facial bone resorption, muscle and facial fat descent, and the depletion of collagen and elastin lead to the development of undesired creases and folds: wrinkles.  Judicious use of dermal fillers is a quick and simple treatment which can help restore lost volume and add definition to the face.

Secret #5 – Monthly Skin Maintenance Treatments

Your skin is a living organ that renews many components of itself every 4 – 6 weeks.  Removing dead, overlying skin cells, reveals the fresher, newer skin cells just below.  Not only does this give your face a glowing complexion, it also refines the texture and improves elasticity.   Some of the more popular treatments for monthly exfoliation include:  facials, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.  It is important to have your skin assessed by a licensed esthetician (skin care professional) to decide the appropriate treatment and products for your skin care needs.

In addition to monthly facial treatments, using medical-grade skin care products infused with essential vitamins (A, C, and E) and antioxidants has dramatic effects on the tone, texture and tightness of your skin.   Establishing a good skin care regimen ensures your face is properly cleansed and moisturized daily yielding healthy, vibrant-looking skin.

There are many options available not only to Hollywood’s elite, but also to you.  Take advantage of these aesthetic “secrets” and you, too, will look your very best.

Article by
Canton Facial Plastic Surgeon