Cosmetic surgery is more often non-surgery these days. Says Dr. Roy David, facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, “Modern filler injections, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and ultrasound treatments have revolutionized the way we handle the signs of aging.”
Here is a look at how new methods are dealing successfully with wrinkles, saggy skin, color discrepancies and scars—all without surgery.
Lasers, Microdermabrasion and Ultrasound
Laser skin resurfacing. This nonsurgical procedure can give new life to aging skin. The laser removes the old skin, one layer at a time, letting new skin cells generate. The resurfacing helps with:
- Blotchy skin
Microdermabrasion. During microdermabrasion, tiny crystals are sprayed on the skin, gently exfoliating it. The new skin that appears is smoother, brighter and more even in color. It helps get rid of or reduce:
- Brown spots
- Age spots
- Dull skin
Ultrasound: Using ultrasound, with for example the Ultherapy method, helps lift the skin around the brow, chin and neck. It is the only non-invasive treatment for lifting skin that is approved by the Federal Drug Administration. It works by stimulating collagen production deep in the skin.
Injectables: Fillers that are injected into the skin are taking the place of scalpels for many patients. Several types are available for specific areas of the face. These substances can:
- Add volume to the lips
- Plump up lines
- Lift the eyes
- Enhance cheeks
- Elevate brows
The substances do not require incisions. Instead, the filling material, which is injected using a special needle, is made from synthetic ingredients or using a person’s own fat.
For example, Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid and is especially useful to create soft, full lips. Radiesse is a firmer substance, effective on deep smile lines. Restylane is commonly used in the eye area, and Perlane for cheeks.
Injectables using botulinum toxin types A are also helpful for a range of wrinkles and signs of aging. The three most common forms are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These substances are injected around facial muscles to reduce signs of crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.
Cosmetic surgeons who are experienced with injectables understand precisely which layer of the skin they are going through when they do these procedures.
They are aware throughout the process which part of the skin that the needle is accessing. That knowledge is essential to get the look you want. Skilled cosmetic doctor understands how it affects:
- Top layer of the skin
- Superficial fat layers
- Deep fat areas
- Nerves, both sensory and motor
- Facial vasculature
- Craniofacial skeleton
In short, it’s not just a matter of injecting something into your wrinkles. But when it’s handled by a qualified practitioner, the results can be amazing.
All types of injectable treatments need to be done by skilled healthcare practitioners, supervised by a doctor. They are safe when the clinic follows best practices for dilution, sterility and safety.
That’s why men and women in the San Diego area trust their anti-aging treatments to Dr. Roy David and his staff. They have been serving the community for many years, earning a reputation for caring, attention to detail, really listening to each patient and for successful outcomes.
Dr. David is double-board certified:
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
He completed the elite Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery through AAFPRS after medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and surgical residency at the University of Illinois. He is currently a volunteer clinical instructor at the Department of Surgery, University of California at San Diego.
Call Dr. Roy David’s office for more information about injectables and other non-surgical anti-aging procedures.
Company Name: Roy David Facial Plastic Surgery San Diego
Contact Person: Dr. Roy David
Address:4060 Huerfano Ave.
City: San Diego
Country: United States