Botox is one of the most popular non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments in the world. Known as muscle relaxers, it is used to reduce wrinkles in the face that are caused by active muscles. It decreases muscle activity, thereby creating a smoother appearance in the skin. It is used to temporarily reduce wrinkles in the face that are caused by overactive muscles. Thanks to Botox injections, patients can decrease muscle activity, thereby creating a smoother appearance in the skin. When Dr. Azizzadeh delivers Botox, he does so conservatively, using just enough in precise, targeted areas to produce younger looking skin without compromising one’s expression.
In the cosmetic world, facial fillers are injectable medications that can be used to fill in fine lines and creases throughout the face. As we age, many factors affect the appearance of our face, such as the sun, gravity and the excessive muscle movement that occurs throughout the face. Because of these forces, collagen beneath the skin is broken down, resulting in gaps that the skin falls into, forming wrinkles. With precise injection techniques, these wrinkles can be smoothed out by replacing the collagen that has been lost.
Restylane® injectable fillers help individuals address furrows, frown lines and wrinkles in the face, pitting, scarring and damage to the skin’s surface and loss of fullness in the lips.
In the cosmetic world, laser skin resurfacing is one of the most popular forms of facial rejuvenation. With the use of a Palomar StarLux-1540 non-ablative laser, patients reap the benefits of fractionated laser resurfacing. This means the laser pinpoints hundreds of spots per square inch of skin, leaving healthy skin in between for rapid healing and decreased risk. The laser penetrates the dermis, pushing out damaged skin and allowing the underlying skin to regrow with a healthy, radiant appearance.
Botox ranks among the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported more than 7.4 million Botox procedures were performed in 2018. Meanwhile, soft tissue fillers and chemical peels also ranked among the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in 2018.
The best non-surgical facelift treatment varies based on the patient. By working with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient considering a non-surgical facelift can receive a personalized treatment plan that accounts for his or her unique facial features. Also, Dr. Azizzadeh delivers a custom non-surgical facelift recommendation designed to help a patient get the best-possible results.
The best treatment for an aging face varies. Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends non-surgical or surgical cosmetic procedures to address frown lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging in the face. In some instances, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends both non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation treatments as well.
There are many Botox alternatives, and each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. To determine which Botox alternative is the best option for a patient, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a full evaluation. This allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about a patient’s medical history and examine his or her facial features. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh develops a custom treatment plan — which may or may not include Botox — to help his patient rejuvenate his or her facial appearance.
Ultimately, it is important for a patient to understand the pros and cons of both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures. This allows a patient to understand the short- and long-term effects of both types of procedures and determine if a non-surgical or surgical procedure is the best option.
By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient receives comprehensive insights into both non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Azizzadeh explains how both types of procedures work, and he is happy to describe different non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures. He also takes time to respond to patients’ non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedure questions.