For better or worse, facial appearance can often translate to character judgment. Prominent wrinkles, sun damage, and dull, tired skin not only make you look older but can also cause you to miss out on various opportunities in your personal and professional life.
When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, surgeries such as a facelift can take years off your looks. However, if you don’t want to commit to the downtime, discomfort, and potential risks that often accompany surgical solutions, or if any aspect of your health history disqualifies you as a good candidate for surgery, we recommend considering these four non-surgical options instead.
Repetitive facial expressions like frowning, smiling, and squinting etch fine lines into the spot between your eyebrows and contribute to forehead furrows and crow’s feet. You can minimize the appearance of these lines with neuromodulators such as BOTOX® and XEOMIN®. These products, which consist of a purified version of the botulinum toxin, have received FDA approval for cosmetic use. When applied by a skilled injector, they create temporary paralysis in the muscles of the eye and eyebrow area.
By blocking the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract, neuromodulators relax existing wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming. Your result will be up to six months of a more youthful and approachable appearance without going under the knife.
2. Dermal Fillers
The aging process depletes our natural reserves of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – three vital substances that contribute to resilient, supple skin. Injectable dermal fillers replace lost volume, minimize wrinkles, and restore contour to areas such as the lips and cheeks. In one quick, in-office procedure, you can enjoy immediate and long-lasting results with minimal risk and no downtime. For a full, natural-looking non-surgical facial rejuvenation, ask about combining dermal fillers with neuromodulators in a procedure nicknamed the “liquid facelift.”
3. Chemical Peel
A chemical peel can brighten and revitalize the skin by removing the top, damaged layers and stimulating new collagen growth. We offer three levels of rejuvenation: mild, moderate, and deep. Depending on your specific concerns, we can help determine which type of peel is best to exfoliate your skin and remove years of wrinkles, sun damage, discoloration, and uneven tone and texture.
4. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Lasers are another way to revitalize your skin without resorting to more invasive surgical procedures. Our PicoSure laser is the gold standard of skin rejuvenation, providing a solution to pigmentation issues and premature aging concerns. With PicoSure, we can resolve flaws such as sunspots, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and melasma with little to no risk and zero need for recovery time. PicoSure sends tiny, rapid-fire bursts of energy into the dermis to break up discoloration and refresh your skin from the inside out. Unlike with other laser treatments, PicoSure is safe for all skin tones and doesn’t create any pain or redness.
Non-Surgical Solutions to Fit Your Busy Lifestyle
Now, you don’t have to rely on surgery to get the rejuvenation you deserve. Dr. Schmidt is proud to bring a variety of low-risk, high-reward procedures to his clients in the Denver and Steamboat Springs areas. Call our friendly team at 720-443-2235 to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation today.