Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation covers a broad group of techniques designed to make your facial skin and structure look younger and more refreshed. These treatments are an increasingly popular option for men and women who wish to restore a more youthful appearance without the incisions, downtime or financial investment of a surgical facelift. They can also be used to complement and enhance the result of a facelift for patients seeking a more dramatic transformation.
Nonsurgical rejuvenation is most useful for subtle improvements or maintenance of appearance. These methods correct imperfections and signs of aging by replenishing lost volume, resurfacing the skin, tightening deeper tissues and restoring lost nutrients. They may be topical, injectable, laser-based or use ultrasound. All of these procedures take place on an outpatient basis with no need for an operating room or anesthesia. Many require no downtime and can be completed during your lunch hour, and some produce immediate results.
With so many nonsurgical technologies and treatments available, it can be difficult to determine which will best address your needs. The extensive range of choices makes it essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you design the best possible treatment plan to reach your goals.
At Rodeo Surgical Art, Dr. Mashhadian offers a variety of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques that can be used alone or together to produce a more revitalized, well-rested version of you.
M LIFT™ FACELIFT
The M LIFT™, a revolutionary nonsurgical facelift procedure developed by Dr. Mashhadian, uses a proprietary combination of dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and skin rejuvenating treatments to restore youthfulness to the face without invasive surgery. There is no downtime. You should notice results immediately after the procedure that will improve in the weeks that follow.
The basic M LIFT™ targets three critical areas of the face where signs of aging are typically most apparent: the jaw, the cheeks and the chin. An extended version of the procedure also addresses hollowing around the temple and lines in the neck. Each M LIFT™ is personalized according to the patient’s needs and goals. Dr. Mashhadian will advise you on the optimal combination of treatments for your desired outcomes during your consultation.
Ultherapy is a noninvasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin, and brow while improving lines and wrinkles on the chest. Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy addresses the natural decline in collagen that occurs with age to restore healthy tone, texture and hydration to the skin. The power is applied to targeted areas in which the patient is experiencing skin laxity, fine lines, folds or wrinkles, gently raising the temperature of the skin’s underlying layers to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Ideal candidates have mild to moderate signs of aging and wish to delay or avoid more invasive surgical interventions. Ultherapy is exceptionally safe, as it relies on ultrasound energy, and provides natural-looking results in as little as one treatment.
Of these facial rejuvenation techniques, injectables are likely the most familiar. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are useful for addressing a range of aging concerns and imperfections in the face, with results that are lasting and easily modified according to your needs. Even for patients who don’t yet require an M LIFT™, a subtle touch of injectables can go a long way to preventing the formation of aging symptoms, and maintaining youthful definition. Dr. Mashhadian’s extensive injectable repertoire includes:
Botox: Botox injections improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (those caused by the movement of facial muscles) such as frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles, so they do not contract. In addition to smoothing facial lines, Botox can be used to treat a gummy smile, soften a harsh jawline, reduce underarm sweating and provide a nonsurgical brow lift.
Bellafill: Bellafill is designed explicitly for reduction of nasolabial folds, the creases sometimes known as smile lines that continue from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Bellafill may also be used to address acne scars, as well as imperfections in the nasal profile or contour of the cheekbones.
Juvederm: Juvederm’s collection of dermal fillers can be used to reduce lines and wrinkles, plump the lips and restore youthful contours by adding volume to critical areas of the face. They are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that delivers nutrients to the skin.
Kybella: Kybella degrades and destroys fat cells to melt away unwanted bumps and bulges. It may be used underneath the chin, along with the jawline, on the upper arms, on the outer thighs, on the inner knees, and along the bra rolls.
Other injectable treatments offered at Rodeo Surgical Art include Dysport and Xeomin for forehead wrinkles and frown lines, Radiesse to encourage collagen production, and the Restylane family of dermal fillers for wrinkle reduction and volume restoration.