Thursday, 17 November 2011

A face lift without using scalpel

Want to Look like You’ve had a Face Lift, but Without the Surgery?

These days more and more people are agreeing that it’s okay to do a little nip and tuck to assist nature in keeping us attractive as we age. And while face lifts are becoming more mainstream, did you know that there are some great – non-surgical – treatments to help eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles?

All of the treatments I’ll be mentioning here do require medical expertise, meaning you will have
to go to a dermatologist, a certified aesthetician, or a cosmetic surgeon clinic. But knowing that you have these options will give you choices.

1. Dysport.
This treatment to eliminate and prevent lines has been widely used
around the world since 2001, although it has just recently been approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. It consists of a series of pain-free injections done over the course of 1-2 weeks. It is especially useful to treat crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.

2. Botox.
One of the most popular treatments to eliminate lines and wrinkles, Boxtox has been medically used for decades. A purified protein is injected to reduce the overactivity of muscles, resulting in a relaxation that virtually eliminates wrinkles and lines. On average Botox treatments only need to be performed 3-4 times/year to maintain the line-free look.

3. Chemical Peels.

Unlike older, harsher peels, newer advanced peel treatments are gentle and safe for all skin types and are especially recommended for pigmented skin types. A peel actually exfoliates your skin, revealing younger and brighter skin underneath. It is a quick fix before parties, weddings, or a photoshoot, and is also used to treat mild acne, oily skin, and clogged pores.

4. Juvederm Dermal Filler.
An injectable smooth-consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that increases volume, Juvederm is especially effective to instantly smooth facial wrinkles, plump lips, improve folds around the mouth and fill deep acne scars. Results are seen immediately and last around 12months.

5. Triniti.
Combining three laser technologies, Triniti works to address saggy skin, wrinkles, pigmentation, and baggy eyelids. Triniti, as the name implies, is really three laser treatments in one. Fotofacial RF, which gets rid of excess pigmentation, Refirme tightens the skin, and Matrix IR smooths the wrinkles.

This is what some of my own patients have to say about these procedures:

“The lines between my eyebrows and on my forehead are gone, and there is a lightness in my demeanor.  I was told by many people that I look rested and rejuvenated.”

“I truly have found the Fountain of Youth! The burdens of the day are not as heavy. I am having FUN and truly enjoying life again! So yes, feeling good about my Outside invigorated my Inside. “

“Recently I was with a group and happened to mention my age. They were bowled over… they thought I was ten years younger than I am!”

So put yourself first, for a change. Consult with your personal physician, dermatologist or aesthetician to learn more about these and other non-invasive treatments to help you look your best. 

Dr. Tess Mauricio, “America's Favorite Dermatologist,” is an author, renowned international speaker, physician educator and nationally known media personality. She is the Founder of Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic center in San Diego and Dr. Tess Dermatology in La Jolla, California. Learn more online at


PeerMurphy said...

The facelift is a term that is often synonymous with cosmetic surgery and is one that is familiar to most people.

facial surgery

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