As we age, we have areas of the face and body where the skin becomes thinner and begins to lose its elasticity producing a wrinkled appearance. Fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm® or Radiesse® can be injected into certain areas of the face and body where volume has been lost.
As recently seen on the CBS television talk show, “The Doctors,” a new age-defying procedure is being performed: a procedure that diminishes wrinkles from the chest area between the breasts. This is a procedure I perform on a regular basis, but after this show aired, we began receiving quite a few phone calls about this wrinkle remover.
This procedure is very much like injecting a filler product into areas of the face. I inject an effective amount of filler (i.e.-Restylane®, Juvederm™ or Radiesse®) into the chest area between the breasts to bring back a more youthful appearance. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and results typically last about six months.
–John L. LeRoy, Jr., F.A.C.S., P.C.
Psychologists say some people just don’t want the risk of undergoing anesthesia, particularly with a cosmetic procedure. Although extremely rare, many patients feel that if something were to go wrong they could not live with themselves.
For this reason, as well as others of an economic nature, there are quite a few procedures that can be performed in the office with only a local numbing. These maintenance procedures can be performed on several areas of the face and body.
Most people are familiar with a few of the most common maintenance procedures such as Botox®, Restylane®, Juvederm™ and Perlane, etc. These are facial filler products used to remove wrinkles or enhance certain areas of the face such as the lips. Procedures which can be performed in the office that you may not be familiar with are liposuction (to remove smaller volumes of fat on the “love handles,” facial jowling or a “double chin”), mini-blepharoplasty (eye lift), as well as mini-facelift (such as the Band Aid Facelift).
Although these maintenance procedures are not appropriate for everyone, they are yet another option for people seeking cost effective ways to improve their appearance. Call our office today to schedule your consultation and we’ll discuss your options.