Life’s clock marches on and the aging process is relentless. While a solid skin care routine can slow it down, there comes a period when we need a little help, but many people don’t have the time or desire to undergo cosmetic surgery.
For that reason, I have devised a Non-Surgical Makeover to refresh and rejuvenate the face with little down time and lots of upside!
NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER CONSULTATION
I devise a combination of Non-Surgical procedures unique for each patient’s needs and desires that work in concert to provide an aesthetic result that looks natural and fabulous.
I have been performing Non-Surgical Makeovers in NYC for over 20 years, providing a genuine alternative to surgical options like Facelift and Brow Lift.
CANDIDATES FOR NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER
If you have concerns about wrinkles or lines on your face or lost facial volume, causing an unappealing gaunt appearance, drooping eyebrows, skin irregularities from sun exposure, brown spots, large pores, early skin sag, and don’t want surgery, then my Non-Surgical Makeover may be for you.
This procedure can enhance your appearance and improve overall self-confidence and self-esteem. The best candidates for Non-Surgical Makeover are healthy individuals, who are not prone to allergic reactions and who are realistic about what the treatment can afford after a complete consultation.
Areas Effectively Treated:
- Upper and Lower Eyelids
- Jaw Line
Products and Modalities
- Laser Resurfacing
- TCA Chemical Peel
Other options include the following:
- JUVÉDERM® VOLIFT® with lidocaine for smile lines
- JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with lidocaine for lip enhancement
- JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® with lidocaine for facial volume enhancement rejuvenation
- JUVÉDERM® ULTRA™ and ULTRA PLUS™ XC with lidocaine for mouth and nose area
Non-Surgical Makeover Consultation
A formal appointment is required to allow enough time during your visit to be treated, if you so desire. The consultation process, (plan to spend at least one hour) includes an in-depth discussion about your desires with regard to which areas of the face you desire treatment with Non-Surgical Makeover. It is the surgeon’s task to explain all aspects of the procedure, the pros and cons, and most importantly, the concept of realistic expectations with regard to your result.
The Non-Surgical Makeover Plan
After a thorough facial evaluation, I outline a recommended Non-Surgical Makeover plan combining various modalities listed above to transform your face in a subtle, yet spectacular fashion. The combination may be simple, like Botox for facial wrinkles and Juvederm for your nasolabial folds, or more extensive, like the addition of Voluma to fill out hallowing of your midface and Laser Resurfacing your entire face, to give it a wonderful glow.
I utilize nerve blocks or topical anesthetics to maximize comfort level during Non-Surgical Makeover Procedures. There is modest swelling and bruising immediately after the treatment, but I apply ice packs and it usually subsides within the hour. Depending on the combination procedure, most people return to work the same day and even have the procedure during their lunch hour. More extensive combinations require longer recovery, as long as 2-7 days. Intense physical activity should be avoided 12-24 hours after the procedure. The Non-Surgical Makeover is not permanent and depending on the combination used, must be repeated every 6-12 months.
JUVÉDERM® side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and last 7 days or less. The most common side effects include temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
The Non-Surgical Makeover is performed in my office located on the Upper East Side in NYC. You will be given a followup appointment with me in 7-10 days, and minor touch-up, if needed, may be done then.
My Non-Surgical Makeover is the logical alternative for individuals who feel they are too young for surgery, or don’t want surgery but desire some facial rejuvenation to slow down the march of Father Time. Friends won’t be able to put their finger on it, but will be wondering why you suddenly are looking so great! Come see me for a consult!
HOW MUCH MATERIAL AND WHAT WILL I NEED WILL I NEED FOR MY NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER?
That depends on the areas treated, the depth of the wrinkles or lines to be treated, amount of sun damage and amount of volume needed to be replaced in areas of the face. The beauty of the Non-Surgical Makeover is that each plan is designed specifically for each individual and their needs and desires. I try to temper patient desires and expectations, amount of filler or modalities needed to accomplish goals, and individual patient budget to obtain the best result possible.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK OR A NIGHT OUT AFTER NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER?
There is little pain and discomfort after Non-Surgical Makeover, but sometimes minor bruising. I provide a small ice pack right after treating my Non-Surgical Makeover patients, which they take with them. Recovery time is directly related to the number and amount of modalities used. Less than one day to recover for lesser Makeovers, and up to seven days for extensive Non-Surgical Makeover procedures. Recovery is nearly always far shorter than recovery from surgery.
ISN’T IT DANGEROUS OR RISKY BE TREATED WITH DERMAL FILLERS AND BOTOX AND OTHER MODALITIES SIMULTANEOUSLY?
No, I often treat my patients with a combination skin program. Dermal Fillers for the smile lines and Botox for the forehead wrinkles, or other combinations. These combinations have stood up to the test of time, and do not carry any added risks to the minimal risk of these products and modalities when used alone.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST AFTER NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER?
Most of the products and modalities used are not permanent, but vary with regard to length of time in which they last. That is actually an advantage, because the beneficial effects slowly dissipate, not quickly and dramatically.
Dermal Fillers are not permanent, and must be repeated to maintain optimal results. Juvederm Ultra Plus, when maximal treatment is accomplished, lasts 6-9 months. Voluma and Radiesse may last up to 2 years, depending on location and indication. Beneficial effects from Laser
Resurfacing and TCA Chemical Peel lasts longer, usually several years. A robust skin care regimen and avoidance of sun and smoking goes a long way to extend the benefits achieved from your Non-Surgical Makeover.
WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR A NON-SURGICAL MAKEOVER?
Individuals who do not want cosmetic surgery of the face, but would like some sort of facial rejuvenation are excellent candidates. Also, people who feel that they are too young or do not have the time for surgery, but have concerns about wrinkles or lines on their face or lost facial volume, causing an unappealing gaunt appearance, drooping eyebrows, skin irregularities from sun exposure, brown spots, large pores, early skin sag also qualify.