Friday, April 15th, 2022
In the past couple of years, the world we live in has shifted to a more virtual setting. We worked online. We relied on Zoom and other online platforms to stay connected with friends and family in a way that would be safe for everyone. Even now that the world is reopening to some extent, this shift into online work and other virtual events may continue. People like this option, but may have also found that seeing themselves more frequently has put the spotlight on some of their less-favorite facial characteristics. If you’re in this boat and are contemplating how you can feel great about your appearance, consider some of the quick, minimally-invasive options available at Center for Plastic Surgery in Highlands, NC.
For a boost that is immediately gratifying, many of our patients choose Today’s Liquid LiftTM. As it sounds, this treatment provides significant facial rejuvenation using injectable wrinkle-reducers and volume enhancers instead of surgery. Some of the concerns that can be addressed with this brief, effective treatment include deep creases around the nose and mouth, jowls, crow’s feet, lines between the brows, a descending brow, under eye bags, and more. A liquid facelift is curated specifically for each person to beautifully restore your youthful appearance in a way that looks completely natural.
Chemical peel treatments are designed to remove skin cells from either the surface, the epidermis or deeper. The deeper peels can be so strong that they require days or weeks of downtime and special care, Micro peels are designed to work more subtly on just the outer part of the epidermis. Micropeel treatments can be done during your lunch hour or in the middle of a busy week. These treatments use substances like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or a very light, low concentration of trichloroacetic acid. The results of a micro peel are immediate. These peels lightly exfoliate the epidermis, removing dead skin cells and debris. The acids also lift excess oil from the sebaceous glands, improving acne or similar problems while also decreasing pore size. After a micro peel, the skin looks instantly brighter and rejuvenated with younger, healthier skin cells on the surface.
Where a deep chemical peel or laser rejuvenates the skin by removing the top wrinkled skin allowing it to grow back smooth, microneedling is done to stimulate collagen production to elevate the wrinkles from below. This lunchtime treatment is performed using a topical anesthetic. After cleansing the skin, we apply the anesthetic and let it sit for several minutes until the nerves are somewhat desensitized. Then, the needle-clad handpiece is passed over the skin. As it moves, it creates tiny punctures that extend into the dermis, the support layer of the skin. The punctures close almost immediately and do not tend to cause significant side effects. The skin may appear flushed or red, similar to a sunburn, for a few hours. For many weeks after microneedling, the body continues to make collagen in the treatment area. The result is smoother, softer, firmer skin.
With so many treatment options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed pretty quickly. Not to worry. You don’t have to know exactly which procedure would be perfect for you. Just schedule a consultation. Doing so puts you in touch with a professional who can explain what each treatment does and what it could do for you. To schedule your consultation with us, call (828) 526-3783.