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7 Non-Surgical Options to Add Definition to Your Face

Are you looking for non-surgical solutions to rejuvenate your skin, restore volume, and enhance your facial features? Thanks to cosmetic advancements, you have many options to obtain natural-looking results. If you are interested in exploring what treatments can help you, schedule a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. They will perform a thorough physical evaluation and review of your medical history.

Once they have all the information, your dermatologist can discuss your goals and recommend one or more options to reach your goals. Most of those aesthetic methods are quick and easy to fit into your busy schedule. While you can often expect to need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, you usually only need maintenance treatments every few months or years after completing your initial treatment.

While non-surgical solutions cannot address all the same concerns as plastic surgery, they can help with a wide range of issues and help you postpone or avoid surgery if you are not interested in pursuing this type of cosmetic procedure. Non-surgical treatments typically present fewer side effects than surgery and require little to no downtime.

#1 Botox for Dynamic Wrinkles

Botox and other neuromodulators like Dysport or Xeomin relax the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles for a smoother appearance. These injections use botulinum toxin type A and have been popular for decades. They offer a quick and convenient first step into cosmetic injections.

Botox can treat fine lines and wrinkles such as:

  • Forehead lines
  • Smile lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines

You can expect your injections to take 10 to 15 minutes and your results to last about three months. Botox and other neuromodulators create natural-looking results, and your dermatologist can easily combine them with other treatments such as dermal fillers.

#2 Dermal Fillers to Restore Volume

Dermal fillers are versatile FDA-approved solutions that add volume and definition to various parts of your face, including:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Jawline
  • Neck

These convenient and painless injections can smooth out wrinkles, creases, and fine lines to create a more youthful appearance. During your initial consultation, your dermatologist can tailor recommendations to your specific aesthetic goals. They may use one or more dermal fillers to achieve your desired results. Popular dermal fillers include Juvederm, Sculptra, and Restylane.

Injections only take 5 to 30 minutes depending on which area(s) your dermatologist is treating. You may need multiple injections as part of your initial treatment cycle and then maintenance ones once or twice a year. The results vary based on the type of fillers used and can last from six to twelve months.

#3 ReFirme to Tighten Your Skin

ReFirme Skin Tightening combines radiofrequency and laser technology to treat mild to moderate wrinkles and sagging skin. Your dermatologist can use this method for many areas of your face and neck to tighten and smooth your skin. A treatment plan usually involves about five sessions, spaced one month apart. Each appointment takes about one hour and requires no downtime. A maintenance session every six months after completion of the initial treatment cycle helps preserve your results long-term.

Like with other cosmetic solutions, you can play a central role in taking care of your skin. From adequate skin care products to implement an effective daily routine to any additional professional treatments, you can discuss how to optimize your skin health with your dermatologist.

#4 Kybella Injections to Erase a Double Chin

The good news if you are struggling with a double chin and want to restore definition to the lower part of your face, your dermatologist can recommend Kybella injections. This FDA-approved drug is specifically designed to disrupt fat cells in the double chin or submental area, so your body then naturally gets rid of the cells.

You can expect two to four treatments to maximize your results. Your provider usually schedules them six weeks apart. After each injection, you may experience some swelling and numbness in the targeted area for up to four days.

#5 Chemical Peels or Microneedling to Reveal More Youthful Skin

Chemical peels and microneedling are two methods, one chemical, and one “mechanical” that safely remove the upper layers of your skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing process to reveal more youthful and healthier skin cells.

Chemical peels use a specific combination of acid and exist in three different depths. Your dermatologist can recommend which one fits your situation. However, you can only get a single deep peel in your lifetime due to the longer recovery time.

Microneedling requires the use of a small device, often in the shape of a pen or a roller, to create micro-wounds with tiny needles to leverage your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.

#6 PDO Thread Lift as a Face Lift Alternative

If you are interested in a face lift but are not ready to get plastic surgery, a PDO thread lift can rejuvenate your features beautifully. This minimally invasive method uses FDA-approved absorbable sutures to create a scaffolding in the superficial layers of your skin. It can be a convenient first step if you want to experiment with a face lift without committing to permanent results right away like with surgery.

A PDO thread lift only requires some topical anesthetic to minimize your discomfort and can treat most parts of your face to address sagging and restore definition. You can expect the treatment to last 15 to 30 minutes depending on the targeted area and you resume your daily activities right after your appointment. This face lift alternative creates natural-looking results that can last a year.

This cosmetic solution also boosts your body’s production of collagen which helps maintain your more youthful look longer. Your dermatologist can also combine this treatment with others such as fillers, to maximize your results.

#7 Intense Pulsed Light for Facial Rejuvenation

Photo rejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a broad spectrum of light to treat specific skin concerns. It boosts your natural production of collagen and elastin which results in firmer and smoother skin.

IPL can address various aesthetic issues, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scars

A typical treatment takes 60 to 90 minutes, and your dermatologist will space your initial appointments one month apart. You can go back to your normal activities right after leaving your provider’s office and can even apply makeup on the same day. This versatile cosmetic option helps you achieve lasting clear and youthful skin.

Call Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 or use our online form to schedule a consultation to discuss your non-surgical options for a rejuvenated look in Burbank!