Afraid to age but more afraid of knives and undergo surgery? We always look for the best things and best ways on how to avoid looking old. Have you ever wonder how to reclaim your youth while you do not have to go under the knife?
Dr. Luis Zapiach, a plastic surgeon and owner of Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus, N.J., thought that he sees trends in non-invasive procedures increasing year after year.
“We’re doing many, many more non-invasive treatments, which include the injectables Botox and Dysport – these are by far the most common treatments,” says Zapiach. “The other treatments that we’re doing are also injectable treatments such as the fillers Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm – and then we’re also doing tightening procedures.”
All of us will age and as a part of aging process more and more physical features will vanish along the way. We lose volume in places like our eye sockets, cheeks and jaw line. the doctor have the solution for that, Fillers and injectables, although he said that those are temporary. It will last anywhere from six months to a year but will on depend on the one you choose. A non-invasive procedure that uses a patient’s own fat is permanent though.
“I’m actually a big proponent of fat if you have a good result with these temporary fillers,” said Zapiach. “We use it to volumize the face where people have lost that volume and that contour, also in the nasal labial folds we also put it along the jaw line itself.”
For the millions of people that have sun spots and scars on the surface of their skin that become more prevalent with age, Zapiach said laser technology has vastly improved over the past decade, with patients seeing full results in about three months.
“Before we had a solid beam of laser, now it’s fractionated into a lot of different little beams, and that allows for a much quicker recovery period,” he said. “Whereas before, you needed two or three weeks of downtime; now you only have five days.”
Patients looking to turn back the hands of time have a non-invasive option that was most commonly associated with pregnancy: ultrasound unlike before when face lifts used to be the way to go for patients looking to tighten up the saggy, loosening of the facial skin that comes with age.
“Ultherapy actually has an indication to lift and tighten that area . . . as well as the neck and also the eyebrows,” said Zapiach. “We'll see results in the cheeks that it will lift and tighten the cheeks and jowls as well.”
But the doctor warned that not everyone is a candidate for non-invasive procedures. Dr. Zapiach also cautioned that patients with advanced aging may have to resort to surgical options.