Plastic Surgery’s Newest Trend: Non-Invasive Procedures

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Plastic surgery has come a long way over the years, and the turn of the 21st century has brought about amazing advancements. Results that were once thought only achievable through a mythical fountain of youth were made possible by plastic surgery and now cosmetic surgery is becoming less complicated and results more attainable. How is this possible?

The answer is simple really…

Non-invasive procedures with nip and tuck results.

Last month, we reported on The Today Show’s plastic surgery trends. The latest trend they shared was plastic surgery without the knife. Why? Non-invasive procedures strive to make plastic surgery less complicated.

People want to look as good as they feel, but oftentimes gravity gets in the way. New plastic surgery trends offer non-invasive options for people who want to slow the aging process without looking “worked on.” They want to look like a younger, refreshed version of themselves and rejuvenation results have never been more promising and within reach.

Plastic surgery procedures have evolved and as the options grow and change so do the clientele. People of all ages are seeking help from plastic surgeons to keep themselves up. Even more interesting, many of these plastic surgery patients are male. So many people are opting for non-invasive procedures because of the reduced risks, minimal downtime and the less permanent but still excellent results. While bruising and swelling may occur, non-invasive procedures are a great alternative to plastic surgery as it is ideal for those with busy schedules who can’t afford any downtime. In fact, some procedures are nicknamed lunchtime plastic surgery treatments because they’re just that quick!

Is your interest piqued? Great! Read on to see what less complicated plastic surgery procedures board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda recommends.

Fillers for Wrinkles

Wrinkles can be the result of any one, or combination of factors including loss of collagen, sun damage, smoking, alcohol consumption and also hormonal changes. Aging itself is a large contributing factor as collagen can decrease at a rate of 1 percent per year after age 40. Sun exposure accelerates the aging process and loss of collagen, resulting in the formation of wrinkles. To help slow down and lightly reverse the natural effects of aging, fillers like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse® can make a subtle but noticeable difference that doesn’t look like the skin is stretched too tight.

Botox Brow Lifts

Botox is mainly used for the upper face including the upper forehead, crows feet and the glabellar area between the eyebrows. It has many uses but Botox brow lifts specifically focus on reversing the descent of eyebrows which has a tremendous effect on the “total” look of the person. Depending on whether the descent is more toward the middle or more toward the outside, the person may look angry, bored, or tired when they are not. Raising the brow “opens” the entire eye up. As a result the person looks more refreshed, awake, and happy. Botox brow lifts offer effective but less permanent results comparable to surgical brow lifts. The best part is, you can start small and if you’d like, do more after.

Kybella for Double Chins

Recently, the FDA approved a new drug called Kybella. The drug went through two clinical trials involving 1,022 adults with varying degrees of “submental fat.” The results were a noticeable reduction in fat! Kybella is approved as a “non-invasive in-the-office procedure” and sounds like a worthy alternative to liposuction, which targets the same fat but involves a lengthy procedure under local anesthesia.

“If the drug actually works as described, it will be very useful. However, I am skeptical that it will be as effective as liposuction. We will just have to wait to see how well it works, and more importantly, what the possible complications are,” said Dr. Wigoda.

Medical Facials and Peels

Medical facial services to combat the on-the-surface skin care problems plagued by men and women of any age. Medical aesthetics services are a lighter side of non-surgical cosmetic services that can protect against premature aging and also maximize the benefits of other procedures such as Botox and Fillers. For best results, enhance your medical facials with services like micro-needling, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels like Vi Peel.

Tip: VI Peel is formulated with a numbing agent, making it a perfect service to have before a Botox injection!

Micro-Needling

Micro-needling improves the appearance of fine wrinkles and acne scars by using tiny needle pricks around the problem area to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, collagen. This collagen induction therapy provides faster recovery than laser resurfacing and generally sees a 60% to 70% improvement in the broad acne scars with four to six treatments. Patients typically notice an immediate glow following their initial treatment but may exhibit slight redness for a few days as the skin heals.

Dermaplaning

If you want to get rid of dead skin cells, dermaplaning is a great exfoliator. Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and getting rid of the vellus hair (baby-fine hairs on your face,) along with giving your skin a brighter complexion. It is very similar to shaving and will hack off all your fine facial hairs (bonus!), but before you go buying fine facial razors, keep in mind that the best results come from professionals so your skin will feel silky smooth.

Truth: Vellus hair is soft and fine, and shaving them won’t make them thicker and coarser.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer to gently exfoliate the skin to diminish signs of aging. This non-invasive treatment is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.

Chemical Peels (including the VI Peel)

VI Peels are a safe, effective approach to achieving younger looking skin and provide superior results within a week. Skin that is properly maintained through professional exfoliation treatments and appropriate home care products stays healthy, youthful, and radiant at any age. The plus of chemical peels such as VI Peels? A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and impart a healthy glow to the skin. It is a true restorative, painless repair of damaged skin cells resulting from UV exposure and acne. Best of all, it is an aging preventative for younger patients with no visible damage. There are no restrictions following the VI Peels, normal activities may be resumed immediately after the peel. For patients who exercise routinely, low impact aerobic activity would be advised for 72-96 hours.

Non-invasive treatments can add up with multiple sessions, but the price tag is worth it for your peace of mind. Want to know what cosmetic treatments would work best for your problem areas? Contact Dr. Wigoda today for your free consultation.

Dr. Paul Wigoda Introduces Medical Facial Services

Suffering from acne scars, hiding the peach fuzz, erasing the fine wrinkles or cringing at the sight of losing your eyebrows can be a big downer for men and women of any age.  Dr. Paul Wigoda introduces medical facial services to combat the on-the-surface skin care problems plagued by men and women of any age.

Dr Wigoda Offers New Medical Facial Services summer solstice specials

Peach fuzz, fine wrinkles, acne scars,  and skin pigmentation problems can really get in the way on a sunny Florida day. While Florida sun may have a positive impact on lifestyle, it also comes packed with damaging  effects on skin and can increase the premature wrinkles, sun spots, loss of elasticity and more. In fact, Miami, Florida was named one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. that are tough on skin.

Licensed Medical Aesthetician Britt Ann Stafford

Dr. Wigoda’s Introduces Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Britt Ann Stafford

To help make sure you can make the most of the Florida sun without sacrificing your complexion, Dr. Paul Wigoda is proud to welcome Skincare Specialist Britt Ann Stafford, LME Licensed Medical Aesthetician, as the newest member of his Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery practice, just in time for some summer services!

Dr Wigoda Britt Ann Stafford, LME Licensed Medical Aesthetician & Skincare Specialist Certified Permanent Makeup Technician

Dr. Wigoda’s  Licensed Medical Aesthetician Britt Ann Stafford Doing Dermaplaning and a VI Peel On A Customer.

Britt is a licensed Medical Aesthetician with more than 27 years of experience and  brings an arsenal of medical-based skin care treatments to Dr. Wigoda’s office, like permanent makeup including color correction, skin texture and scarring, melasma reduction, and acne treatments for teens and adults. Originally trained in California, she is educated in micro-pigmentation, permanent makeup, medical aesthetics including chemical peels and medical facials, and laser hair removal.

Adding medical aesthetics services to Dr. Wigoda’s offerings brings a lighter side of non-surgical cosmetic services that can protect against premature aging and also maximize the benefits of other procedures such as Botox and Fillers. Dr. Wigoda and his team take pride in offering superior patient care, as seen in their pre- and post-op education and follow up procedures. Offering these skin care services in conjunction with other treatments is just one more way Dr. Wigoda can help patients feel and look their best.

This lighter menu can be purchased a la carte, but for best results, Dr. Wigoda recommends the medical facials be done with the following services:

Micro-Needling 

This tool improves the appearance of fine wrinkles and acne scars by using tiny needle pricks around the problem area to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, collagen. This collagen induction therapy provides faster recovery than laser resurfacing and generally sees a 60% to 70% improvement in the broad acne scars with four to six treatments.

Dermaplaning 

If you want to get rid of dead skin cells, dermaplaning is a great exfoliator. It is very similar to shaving and will hack off all your fine facial hairs (bonus!), but before you go buying fine facial razors, keep in mind that the best results come from professionals so your skin will feel silky smooth.

Microdermabrasion

Think about buffing something until it appears fresh and shiny. That’s what this non-chemical, non-invasive procedure basically does for your skin. A spray of microcrystals removes the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveals younger, healthier-looking skin.

Chemical Peels (including the VI Peel)

VI Peels are a safe, effective approach to achieving younger looking skin and provide superior results within a week. A consistent regimen of 2-4 VI Peels every year, along with proper skin care, will reverse sun damage, treat hyperpigmentation, acne, and acne scarring, aging skin and rosacea.

Tip: VI Peel is formulated with a numbing agent, making it a perfect service to have before a Botox injection!

 

*Summer Solstice 2015 Specials*

Whether you need a little pick me up or have some specific needs, contact us today to book a complimentary skincare consultation with Britt Ann Stafford to discuss your skincare needs and treatment options.