Plastic surgery is an effective tool in the anti-aging department. It can achieve dramatic results quickly, but does require anesthesia and a bit of downtime. Many adults want to feel more satisfied with their appearance as they age. They would like to see firmer, smoother skin and less drooping in various parts of the body. We get it. We also understand that, for some, the costs and recovery aspects of plastic surgery outweigh their desire to enhance their appearance. The good news is that, through ongoing innovations, there isn’t a “yes or no” choice to be made. The choice our patients have is “which nonsurgical treatment would give me the best results?” We’ll discuss our nonsurgical approaches to beauty here.
PDO Thread Lift
Several years ago, we began hearing about an exciting new procedure for lifting saggy skin, the thread lift. This non-surgical approach for age-related changes to facial structure was good in theory but that was about it. The concept needed some work, which it received over time. The PDO thread lift that is performed today works wonderfully with very few side effects and a proven history of outstanding results. The problem with the first-generation thread lift was that the threads either didn’t stay put or posed a risk to surrounding tissue. The filament that is inserted beneath the skin today is coned, not barbed. The cones along the length of thread add a structural foundation that stays in place while the body naturally rebuilds the collagen matrix around the threads over time. Results can last years.
Plasma Pen Skin Tightening
One of the primary problems that results from aging is that the delicate skin on the face, particularly the eye area, and the neck, becomes thinner. Thin skin is wrinkled skin. Thin skin is weak and will sag or look crepey. The Plasma Pen has been designed to stimulate fibroblast activity to naturally turn back the hands of time. Fibroblasts are the cells in the dermis that produce chemicals like collagen and elastin. As we get older, it becomes necessary to consistently stimulate these cells. Otherwise, they don’t produce the substances that the skin needs to maintain resilience.
Plasma Pen treatment can address nearly every part of the body. It is especially beneficial on the upper and lower eyelids, around the mouth where fine lines have formed, and on the neck and jawline. It can also be done to tighten loose skin on the arms and abdomen.
There are numerous professional treatments that can help you address the signs of aging without surgery. In addition to the PDO Thread Lift and Plasma Pen treatments, we also perform the full spectrum of injectable treatments to restore structure and plumpness to the face and hands.