Dermatologist Discusses Non-Surgical Options for Looking Younger

aA generation or so ago, if you wanted to look younger, a facelift was one of your only options. A facelift required extensive recovery time and results were often unpredictable. Fortunately, today you have many other options that are less invasive, require less downtime, and get amazing results. At the dermatology clinic of Michele S. Green, MD, we treat aging with less invasive techniques like Fraxel, Thermage, Botox, and dermal fillers.

Fraxel

Fraxel treatment usually works wonderfully on patients under age 50, including those with moderate acne scarring and fine wrinkling. The Fraxel Dual laser has two settings, allowing your clinician to tailor your Fraxel treatment to your specific needs. Fraxel can be used to successfully rejuvenate the face, neck, hands, and chest, treating brown spots and sun damage and improving skin texture. Downtime with Fraxel is minimal.

Thermage

Thermage stimulates production of collagen, firming skin in a single treatment with no downtime. With Thermage eyes look younger, with less fine wrinkling above and below. It is a terrific treatment for those who aren’t ready for a facelift but who want more youthful skin. After Thermage eyes have less “hooding,” and the entire face looks firmer. Collagen production is stimulated for several months after the treatment.

Botox

When Botox is done correctly, nobody should be able to tell that you “had work done.” Yes, Botox can be overdone, but in the hands of a skilled dermatologist, the results are subtle and natural, making you look more awake and relaxed. The results of Botox become apparent three to 10 days after treatment, and they last for several months. It’s no mystery why Botox is so popular.

Dermal Fillers

Sculptra, Juvederm, and Restylane are dermal fillers, and they do exactly that: fill in wrinkles and light furrows in the skin for a more youthful look. Over time, the fillers are naturally absorbed by the body harmlessly. When combined with Botox, Fraxel, and Thermage, dermal fillers offer a younger, more vital look, and you don’t have to go near a scalpel. At the practice of dermatologist Michele S. Green, MD, rejuvenation is practiced daily, so that men and women can look their best without invasive procedures.