Today, more than ever, it is not uncommon to hear of a man or woman seeking care from their trusted cosmetic plastic surgeon. At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we approach each patient’s needs with their specific concerns in mind, as well as their preferences. In many situations, anti-aging may involve one or more non-surgical solutions.
Because Botox is now a household name as one of the greatest anti-aging treatments of all times, it may be strange to think of this neurotoxin substance as a therapeutic drug; but this is exactly where Botox came from. Well over 50 years ago, the base a substance of this cosmetic injectable solution was commonly used to treat certain muscle related disorders. In fact, that use is still common today. For cosmetic purposes, Botox is an excellent way to either minimize the appearance of brow furrows and other obvious signs of aging or to get a head start on an anti-aging routine by keeping the muscles on the forehead and around the eyes in a more relaxed state.
Lines and wrinkles are not always caused by contracting muscles. Often, the reason that creases and folds develop is because the underlying volume of subcutaneous tissue has decreased. Research shows that, after about the age of 40, this volume may decrease 1 teaspoon or more every year. This loss can be mitigated by inserting biocompatible soft tissue fillers into areas that have become saggy, soft, or wrinkled.
Since collagen depletion seems to be at the heart of many cosmetic concerns related to age, it would seem logical to address this condition with collagen. This may not be as easy as it sounds. There are some providers that still offer straight collagen injections. However, this method of care often requires pre-treatment testing to minimize the risk of adverse reaction. A different approach is taken by our team. Instead of directly restoring collagen, what we do is conduct treatments that promote natural proliferation of this protein. One example is our comfortable micro needling treatment. In a short office visit this procedure stimulates a natural immune response in which both elastin and collagen are promoted. In addition to reducing the signs of aging, micro needling can also treat concerns such as enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and hair loss.
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