Most people know about facelifts and cosmetic surgery to address the effects of facial aging, but today there are a growing range of non-surgical options you can use for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Polyclinic plastic surgeon, recently discussed three types of non-surgical treatments on New Day Northwest with host Margaret Larsen.
Three Main Types of Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Nadeau joined New Day NW host Margaret Larson to talk about non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation.
Fillers are used to plump up the skin on the face, reducing the volume that can be lost with aging and enhancing youthfulness.
Botox is a wrinkle relaxer, it paralyzes tiny bits of the muscle that are not needed for movement. Botox is often used around the eyes, forehead and mouth. Dr. Nadeau said using Botox at younger ages can help prevent the type of ‘rest wrinkles’ that develop over time when we make the same faces and expressions over and over.
Kybella is a newer treatment that uses the same enzyme your body uses to absorb fat in the intestines. Kybella is often used used to dissolve excess fat under the chin. It can also be used on upper arms or outside the knees.
All the treatments are given through small injections in the face. Dr. Nadeau said the pain is minor for most people and can be compared with having your eyebrows waxed. Recovery time is relatively quick; some people can bruise with filler and may need longer recovery times. Most patients who choose these treatments are women but a growing number of men are choosing non-surgical facial rejuvenation too.