With bold new makeup and hair colors all the rage for 2018, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the “canvas” you paint on — your beautiful face — is strong, healthy, toned and smooth. Taking care of your skin by following a whole-foods diet, drinking plenty of fresh water, getting regular exercise, using a medical-grade skin care regimen with chemical peels, and being rigorous with sun protection is a necessary first step. But you can elevate your face to another level with treatments that not only make you look better, but actually improve the quality of your skin and turn back the clock … without any surgery.
Worry lines on your forehead and between your eyes can start showing up as early as your twenties. These types of stress lines not only make you look older, they can also give others the impression that you are tired, angry, or even unhappy.
Smooth out your wrinkles and freshen up your face by using Botox or Dysport. These neuromodulators stop your expressive muscles from contracting hard enough to fold your skin into furrows and folds. When administered by an expert plastic surgeon who has an artist’s eye — like Julio Garcia, MD, in Las Vegas — Botox and Dysport let your skin smooth out so that the wrinkles disappear. But don’t worry about “frozen face”: thanks to Dr. Garcia’s expertise, you’ll still be able to express yourself fully and naturally.
Botox can treat forehead lines, frown lines (11s), and crow’s feet. Dysport is best for severe frown lines if you are under age 65.
If you have deep tear troughs or dark circles under your eyes, hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers can fill them up and smooth them out. Just that one simple change can take years off your face and bring the sparkle back to your eyes.
Tone and Plump
Toning your skin with the Medlite Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is like body-building for your face. Laser therapy improves the outer appearance of your skin by erasing unwanted:
- Sun spots and other discolorations
- Shallow scars and acne scars
- Shallow wrinkles and crepey skin
The Medlite laser actually improves the quality of your skin by producing more of its key structural components: collagen and elastin. Collagen is a long-strand protein that creates the matrix that supports and plumps up your skin, making it look, feel, and act thicker and healthier. Elastin is the magic ingredient that you your skin produces to maintain pliability and elasticity.
If you think it’s time to start looking for a vegas plastic surgeon for a facelift, you may be jumping the gun. You can avoid surgery for years or even decades if you start early with tightening treatments administered by an expert such as Dr. Garcia.
ThermiSmooth applies radiofrequency energy to the surface of your skin to heat up the collagen in deeper layers, forcing it to contract and produce new collagen. Most women and men opt for three to four warm, massage-like treatments to get the improvements they want, including smaller pores and tighter skin.
If you have slight jowls, loose neck skin, or small amounts of excess fat, ThermiTight takes tightening one step further by using a probe to reach under your skin to the subdermal tissues. Dr. Garcia uses the ThermiTight probe to melt fat and selectively tighten tissues, based on aesthetic principles, to give you a rejuvenated, refreshed and natural look.
Sculpt a New Face
Did you know that you don’t have to live with flat, unflattering cheekbones anymore? Nor do you have to go under the knife in order to straighten out your nose.
Dr. Garcia can use dermal fillers such as Sculptra and Voluma to create high, elegant cheekbones, fill in your temple areas, reshape your nose and even create a nonsurgical chin augmentation. A benefit of adding structure to your face is that the extra volume also helps lift the other tissues, creating a mini facelift.
You can subtract, as well as add, to create the look of your dreams. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that melts away the fat under your chin — permanently. Dr. Garcia can treat you with Kybella in the office in about 10 minutes. You probably need three to five treatments to get the clean, sleek jawline you crave.
If your jawline is too bulky on the sides, a little Botox in the masseter muscles relaxes them. Your face looks slimmer, softer, and more feminine.
You can add volume and juiciness to your skin with the hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane. Dermal fillers also fill in deeper creases and wrinkles, such as:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Perioral (smoker’s) lines
- Smile lines
Don’t forget to rejuvenate and plump your hands with the dermal filler Radiesse so they’ll look as refreshed as your face.
Lipstick isn’t enough to create the most kissable lips anymore. Dr. Garcia can reshape and plump up your lips to make them absolutely irresistible — even after all the lip stain and gloss has been kissed off. You can choose from the subtlest volume change that adds an undefinable sparkle to your face, reshaping your lips to be more symmetrical or upturned, or a dramatic change in volume that gives you the bee-stung look of models and movie stars.
Do It All
Sometimes you just need a bit of mascara. Sometimes a slick of lipstick. But most of the time, you combine different types of cosmetics to get the perfect look. The same is true with nonsurgical facial treatments: You can mix and match a number of different therapies to give yourself a whole new look or even create a nonsurgical facelift. An aesthetic expert and las vegas plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Garcia, discusses your options during your consultation, so you can select a whole new, refreshed and energized look for this new year and all the new years to come.