Cosmetic facial treatments are becoming more popular than ever as more people realize the benefits of healthy, glowing skin. If you’re wondering about what medical-grade skincare can do for you, then consulting with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon is a good first step. Here’s what to know about the most popular facial treatments that Dr. Thomas Walker offers.
Non-surgical “facelifts” are one of the most popular facial cosmetic treatments. This procedure involves the injection of fillers with a natural ingredient called hyaluronic acid into the skin to replace lost volume and lift sagging skin. It may also include injectables like Botox or Dysport to smooth wrinkles and lines. It requires no downtime or incisions, unlike the traditional facelift. Results are immediate and usually last around 1 year.
Chemical peels are popular because they can rejuvenate the skin without manual exfoliation. The active ingredients used during a chemical peel can exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, improving texture and pigmentation while also reducing wrinkles and lines. They can be much more precise and even customized to your skin’s exact active ingredient needs. Winter months are perfect for this low downtime procedure as sun exposure should be avoided for a period of time thereafter.
Botox and Dysport
Botox is one of the most popular facial cosmetic treatments each year. It works to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve signals from reaching the muscles in your face. It can even be used to help raise your eyebrows, flip your lip a little for more pink show, decrease lines around your mouth, and decrease excessive sweating of your palms, feet, or underarms. The effects of Botox last around 3 months, and can help prevent and reverse signs of aging without downtime.
Microneedling works by creating tiny channels in the skin to stimulate healthy new collagen. RF microneedling is an exciting new advanced form that also administers radiofrequency energy during treatment. The benefit is that it creates gentle heat in a controlled fashion, contracting loose skin and further stimulating collagen formation. RF microneedling will likely become one of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments in 2023.
Laser resurfacing involves exfoliating the skin and targeting pigmented areas with laser energy, stimulating new collagen production. In addition to looking smoother and firmer, laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and even acne scars.
Schedule a Consultation
There are many facial cosmetic treatments to look forward to in 2023. To meet with Dr. Walker and learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, contact our Atlanta, GA office by calling or filling out our online form.