No one wants to look old. Thankfully, patients today have more options than ever to help fight off common signs of aging. In addition to our wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures, Southern Plastic Surgery offers a number of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that can provide wondrous anti-aging results. I have detailed a few of our most popular nonsurgical treatments below for patients who may be interested in slowing down the aging process without the need for surgery.
Perhaps there is no more obvious sign of age than wrinkles around the face and forehead. That’s why I am happy to recommend Botox® Cosmetic injections to patients trying to regain smooth, youthful skin on and around their face. In addition to treating existing wrinkles and lines, a recent study published by dermatologists in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery asserts that Botox® can actually prevent wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity while it is active. As one of the only physicians in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a Botox® Cosmetic injector, I believe this treatment can offer patients excellent anti-aging results.
A double chin is another of the telltale signs of aging. Stubborn fat beneath the chin can be nearly impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Approved by the FDA, Kybella® fat reduction is a nonsurgical option for removing submental fat that accumulates below the chin.
Lastly, I commonly get requests from patients who are seeking to lose a bit of excess fat in order to restore their younger, trimmer physique. While there are certainly a number of body contouring surgeries like liposuction that can help, nonsurgical fat reduction has come a long way in recent years. SculpSure® nonsurgical fat reduction can provide astonishing contouring results for a number of areas on the body including the love handles, thighs, & abdomen. And unlike liposuction, SculpSure® treatments are fast (typically 25 minutes to complete) and require no downtime for recovery.
I still recommend a surgical procedure for many patients seeking more dramatic body contouring results, depending on their specific aesthetic needs and expectations, but it’s nice for patients to have the nonsurgical option if they believe that is the right course of action for them. If you are interested in one of the many nonsurgical treatments available at Southern Plastic Surgery or our Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, please contact Dr. David Whiteman today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips, news and updates.