Non-Surgical Procedures

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We realize that surgery is not the right answer for everyone, and the truth is that using non-surgical treatments as a preventative measure can both delay the need for surgery and dramatically improve surgical results.

Fortunately, we have many cutting edge non-surgical treatment options that offer results that could never have been achieved before without surgical options.

One of the most common questions we get in our practice is "What do I need to get done?" While this seems like a simple question, the truth is that lot's of patients are concerned about lots of different things. In fact, most of our patients are with us for life and they often have many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures over time.

Ultimately, most patients have concerns about sagging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, red spots and/or brown spots on the skin, complexion issues, veins, cellulite, laser vaginal tightening/rejuvenation, fat reduction and hair loss. The great news is that all of these things can be treated very effectively without surgery. This page will help you better understand the kinds of non-surgical treatments that are available in our practice, as well as give you a better understanding of the concerns that can be addressed with these procedures.

Neurotoxins:

Neurotoxins are most commonly used for treating fine lines around the eyes and forehead. Results set in over 3 to 5 days, and generally last 3 - 6 months. Patients commonly use neurotoxins beginning as early as 25 years old, and continue use through their lifetime. Neurotoxins can also be injected in the under arms and other areas to reduce sweating.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Dermal Fillers:

Dermal fillers are used for treating deeper lines and folds in the skin around the mouth, in the lips, cheeks, hands, and even to redefine the jaw line. Results are seen immediately, and can last anywhere between 9 - 12 months. Patients commonly use dermal fillers beginning as early as 30 years old, and continue use through their lifetime.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Ultherapy:

Ultherapy uses ultrasound to stimulate new collagen production in the skin's foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of the tissue over 2-3 months. The treatment jumpstarts the natural process, known as neocollagenesis, which produces collagen. Ultherapy is actually the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck, under-chin, and to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy is also the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Face and neck procedures typically take 60-90 minutes, and chest treatments can be completed in as little as 30 minutes.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

 

SculpSure

SculpSure is a non-invasive body contouring system for the reduction of stubborn fat. Each 25 minute procedure can destroy up to 24% of treated fat cells without surgery.  The procedure is FDA-cleared to reduce stubborn fat in the belly, love handles, back, thighs, and now under the chin, and its ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those that seem resistant to diet and exercise. Though SculpSure is only FDA cleared for fat in the belly, love handles, back, thighs, and now under the chin..... As long as the frame fits, we can use it in that area to treat.

SculpSure is similar to other fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting and Vanquish. All three treatments use technology to target and damage fat cells, allowing your body to naturally process them away. SculpSure uses a flat, non-suction applicator to bring the temperature of the fat up to 42 to 47 degrees Celsius (107.6 to 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a destructive temperature, while keeping the skin safe and cool.

Non surgical fat reduction

During the procedure most patients feel deep warmth and tingling sensations intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well-tolerated. There's no downtime following SculpSure treatments, and patients are free to resume their daily activities right away. While there's no actual downtime, it is recommended that patients stay well-hydrated for 24 to 36 hours after treatments. Patients are also asked to massage the treated areas three to four times a day for three days after the procedure. This minimizes the chance of any lumps or bumps. After the procedure, patients may start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to eliminate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results usually seen at 12 weeks. The treated fat cells are destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.

PRP:

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated blood sample that contains high levels of platelets, a critical component of the wound healing process. Platelets contain growth factors that are responsible for stimulating tissue generation and repair. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process.

Cellfina:

Cellfina is an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, one-time procedure that is clinically proven to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite for results lasting three years or longer. Cellfina™ treats the primary structural cause of cellulite for a smooth and healthy look that gives patients the confidence wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Kybella:

KYBELLA® is an injectable medication used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet under treated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Laser Genesis:

Genesis is a gentle, but effective laser treatment that sets the gold standard for treating redness. Genesis also targets excess redness, large pores, uneven skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. There is minimal discomfort with treatment and only a small amount of temporary redness and swelling after the treatment, so there is no real downtime. A series of 3-4 treatments is recommended for the best result, and results from treatment will continue to improve for several months due to collagen production in the skin.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Limelight:

This IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment addresses uneven pigmentation, redness, sun damage, and surface imperfections on the face and upper body, including the neck, chest, arms, and hands. The treatment takes less than one hour (including time to apply numbing cream, if desired). Dark spots will temporarily darken and then flake off, with improvement in skin within 1-2 weeks and the full benefit after a few months.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Titan:

Cutera’s Titan Laser technology lifts and tightens sagging skin and jowls without the downtime and risks of surgery. We often use Titan laser treatment in combination with other procedures and medical-grade products as part of a non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Combining treatments like this is an important part of our skilled and artful layering approach.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Pearl fractional:

Renew sun damaged and wrinkled skin: Patients of any age with sun damage, uneven skin texture, brown spots or wrinkles will benefit from a physician-directed Cutera Pearl laser treatment. The Pearl creates smooth skin texture and softens fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, upper chest and hands. Your Pearl treatment will result in luminous, smooth and clear skin.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Sclerotherapy:

Sclerotherapy is a fairly quick microinjection procedure that does not require any pain medication or anesthesia. Abnormal veins are treated by injecting a solution called a sclerosant, sealing the vein off from the rest of the vein network in your leg, allowing the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.

Neograft:

The best candidates for NeoGraft are men and women who suffer from genetic hair loss. NeoGraft is the least invasive procedure for hair transplantation and there is minimal down time. Many patients resume normal daily activities after only a few days. It’s quick, easy and best of all it’s your own natural hair.

Individual results from procedures cannot be guaranteed, and may vary between patients.