No matter your age, it is possible for you to obtain preventive treatment to minimize the appearance of age on your skin. This is in part due to the extensive training obtained by your trusted cosmetic plastic surgeon. In many cases, however, patients are now preventing the advanced signs of aging well before they begin. Here are a few of the common ways we are helping them.
Long before Botox was revered for its cosmetic capabilities, this drug was known for its immense therapeutic value. The base neurotoxin on which Botox is formulated has been used since the mid-20th century in the treatment of various muscle related conditions. It was actually through this clinical usage that the advantageous cosmetic side effects of botulinum toxin A were discovered. Today, the muscle relaxing effect that Botox has is enjoyed by men and women around the world. In our office, patients may obtain this treatment to address issues such as crow’s feet, sagging brows worry lines, and more.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Aside from overused muscles, the leading cause of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging is collagen depletion. Collagen protein is a cornerstone of the supportive matrix that runs just between the skin and underlying muscle tissue. Here, subcutaneous fat and fluids decreased substantially with every passing year. Although it used to be common to inject collagen into areas of depletion, modern technique is to promote the body’s natural production of collagen using specific filler products such as Sculptra. This is one of the few fillers that is not based on hyaluronic acid, but on poly-L-lactic acid, which fills and stimulates collagen rebuilding.
In response to the interest in nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments, devices based on laser and light energies are the next big thing. Our patients benefit from our expert use of radio frequency energy to tighten skin in just a few comfortable visits. ThermiTight treatment is conducted with local anesthetic and a tiny incision so small that it doesn’t even require sutures. This delivery method maximizes the beneficial effects of RF energy to tighten the skin. After this procedure, patients may go about their normal activities with little, if any, bruising and swelling.
Learn more about taking a proactive approach to aging. Call 212-472-2900.