It seems that all too soon, we look in the mirror and see the early signs of aging, from fine lines and wrinkles to creases, folds, lax skin, and blemishes that have piled up over the years. If you’re not happy with the way you look, but you don’t want invasive procedures to correct the problems, you’re in luck.
At PNW Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leo Urbinelli and his staff offer seven non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can reverse the early signs of aging and restore your self-confidence. Keep reading to learn all about them.
Here are seven options for reversing the early signs of aging.
Botox is a neurotoxin made from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Originally called onabotulinumtoxinA, it received FDA approval for cosmetic use in 1989 and was rebranded Botox. It, and its close cousins Dysport and Xeomin, are used to safely and temporarily reduce moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet (around the eyes), and forehead wrinkles.
The toxins work by blocking nerves that transmit signals for muscles to contract. Without muscle contraction, your face relaxes, and fine lines disappear. Injections last about 3-4 months, after which you can get another treatment.
Dr. Urbinelli also specializes in Botox use for medical conditions in adults and children, including for migraine, facial pain/muscle spasms, and muscular torticollis (tight neck muscles).
Deep creases and hollows occur because, as you age, your body stops producing as much collagen, a protein responsible for your skin’s tautness and resilience. You also tend to lose some of your subcutaneous fat.
Dermal fillers are gel-like compounds injected under the skin to restore a smoother and fuller appearance. The effects of most FDA-approved fillers are temporary because they’re made from materials the body eventually breaks down and absorbs. One common compound is hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally found in the body that recruits more moisture to the skin.
Dr. Urbinelli uses popular filler lines, such as Juvéderm® and Radiesse®, which can address lines and hollows in the lips, cheeks, neck, and the backs of the hands by adding volume.
Fat grafting transfers fat from an area of the body where you may have too much to an area that’s fat deficient. It’s been used since the 1990s to improve the cosmetic appearance of the face, breasts, hands, feet, hips, and buttocks by adding volume, smoothing out lines and wrinkles, and improving facial symmetry.
Facials can help exfoliate your skin, remove impurities, shrink pores, and give you a radiant glow. Ask our aestheticians about which one is right for you.
Morpheus8 combines two technologies: microneedling and radiofrequency energy. The microneedling device uses very thin needles to create “micro injuries” in your skin, and the radiofrequency energy both destroys old skin and collagen cells and stimulates new collagen production. As your skin remodels, the lines and blemishes that were contained in the old cells are destroyed along with them. The result is improved skin tone, contour, and appearance.
PNW Plastic Surgery offers both light and deep chemical peels; we choose the best one for your skin type and the nature of the cosmetic issues you want to address. Downtime varies depending on the strength of the peel.
Dr. Urbinelli uses regenerative therapies — platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and fat grafting — to rejuvenate your look. PRP is often used with microneedling to enhance healing and renew collagen production. Fat grafting can also deliver stem cells that renew the skin in the area into which it’s injected.
In addition, PNW Plastic Surgery offers a line of medical-based skin care products to help you maintain your results from each of the treatments, as well as protect your skin from further damage.
If you’re bothered by the early signs of aging but don’t want invasive surgery, PNW Plastic Surgery has just what you need. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Urbinelli, give us a call at 818-740-6142, or book online today.