In addition to the wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures offered at Atherton Plastic Surgery, a number of minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic surgery alternatives are available for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation. Select from the list below to learn more about non-surgical treatment options for the cosmetic concerns you'd like Dr. Weston to address.
- Crow's feet
- Dull, rough skin
- Facial folds and creases
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Neck wrinkles or bands
- Spider veins
- Sun damage
- Thin lips
- Unwanted body and facial hair
- Varicose veins
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are popular non-surgical wrinkle treatments that temporarily reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet and neck bands. The active ingredient used in BOTOX® and Dysport blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Injectable fillers can help fill in lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers add volume to soft tissues, plumping up facial depressions and creases and improving facial contours. Injectable fillers are frequently used for cheek augmentation and lip augmentation. Popular injectable fillers include:
An Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial (IPL Photofacial) is one of the most effective cosmetic treatments for reducing sun damage, skin discoloration, redness, uneven pigmentation and broken capillaries. Photofacials are typically performed on the face, neck, chest and hands, as these areas are most frequently exposed to the sun.
Lip augmentation is typically performed with pliable soft-tissue fillers like JUVEDERM® and Restylane. Occasionally, lip implants may be used to augment the lips, as this is one of very few low-risk, permanent lip augmentation procedures.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for spider veins and varicose veins, which are primarily found in the legs. A sclerosing fluid is injected into damaged veins, then the veins collapse and are no longer visible.
Hair removal with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and lasers are can permanently reduce facial and body hair. IPL is typically best suited for fair-skinned patients, whereas lasers are sometimes better suited to address hair removal on darker skin tones.