July 6, 2014
In the past, anti-aging options were limited to invasive surgical techniques that provided good results, but also required a significant amount of downtime. While those procedures still offer positive results for patients looking for a more dramatic makeover, other anti-aging treatments can also successfully turn back the clock with much shorter recovery times. Check out three anti-aging treatments offered by Minneapolis-based plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Kovanda
that will get you back to your routine fast while providing results you are hoping for.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers restore
volume to the underlying skin structure, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is essential for skin hydration and a fuller, fresher look to the skin. Dr. Kovanda also offers a filler solution with a synthetic base similar to the substance found in teeth and bones. This filler, known by its commercial name Radiesse, effectively adds volume to areas like cheeks and lips, while smoothing out facial creases.
Botox continues to be the anti-aging treatment
of choice for fine lines and deeper creases around the eyes and forehead. The botulinum toxin in the formula relaxes facial muscles that lead to the formation of these wrinkles, creating a smoother, younger appearance. The injections can be administered quickly, using a very fine needle placed just under the surface of the skin. Results from Botox can last 4-6 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
Full facial rejuvenation can be achieved through our menu of chemical peels
. A variety of formulas allows our expert aesthetician to customize treatment to your specific needs, skin type and desired outcome. These peels usually require very little recovery time (less than one week) and offer stellar results in terms of revived skin tone and texture and minimization of fine lines and wrinkles.
Anti-aging treatments today do not have to require a great deal of discomfort or downtime to achieve the results you want. With a variety of minimally-invasive options now available, you can address the specific telltale signs of aging you are unhappy with without a major disruption to your daily life. In some cases, the result of your procedure may be temporary, but other procedures offer long-lasting and even permanent results.
If your appearance is making you look older than you feel, we can help. Contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery at 612-335-9032 to discuss your cosmetic surgery options with our experienced cosmetic surgeon today. We have offices in both Edina and Maple Grove for the convenience of all our patients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.