Cosmetic surgery has come a long way since its beginnings. Procedures have been refined, technology has given us better tools, and a host of injectable innovations have given us new paths to that fountain of youth… Thanks to these leaps and bounds in progress, we are happy to offer Facial Rejuvenation — combining a host of non-surgical procedures to restore a youthful, reenergized appearance to the face.
A facial rejuvenation can involve any number of cosmetic services tailored to your unique facial structure and beauty goals. In a non-invasive facial rejuvenation approach, the tools at our disposal including fillers, lasers, advanced skin care, permanent makeup, and platelet-rich plasma therapy. These are ideal options for those reticent to go under the knife or for younger women who are fighting off the early signs of aging, preferring a gradual approach to pushing back the clock.
In cases where the patient wants to combine surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, additional procedures could include eyelid surgery, brow lift, facial implants, chin lift or even a facelift (full or mini).
In your consultation with your mia Aesthetics surgeon, we want you to come prepared with a list of your beauty goals. What signs of aging do you see? Do you have photos of what you used to look like when you were younger? What are you aesthetic goals and priorities? You will be in the room with an expert, and our surgeon will examine you and weigh in with the kinds of procedures that could best serve your goals and your facial structure. This is your opportunity to develop a rapport and true partnership with your mia Aesthetics doctor. Ask about anything on your mind: scars, risks, cost, your beauty ideals, anesthesia, what kind of results you can realistically expect, and what part you might play in optimizing your results.
A good candidate for facial rejuvenation is someone in generally good health who has developed aging signs that can’t be addressed with one procedure alone and longs to look younger and more refreshed in a natural way. Perhaps your face and/or neck are sagging, or you’re losing volume in the cheekbones and across the jawline. Fine lines, crows feet, and furrows could be showing up on your forehead, around the eyes or mouth. Other issues could be upper/lower eyelid bags or dark under eye circles.
Potential candidates for non-invasive rejuvenation also often wish to improve the texture and softness of their skin. Everyone wants young, natural, glowing skin, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation has become extremely popular over the last 20+ years. Factors like time, gravity, and damage from the brilliant Miami sun can all take their toll on our skin. Once you go with a non-surgical procedure, the opportunities and options become truly endless. While Botox is one of the most popular procedures in the world, there are a great number of other injections and techniques available for facial rejuvenation at your disposal in beauty-conscious Miami.
Careful planning and sequencing of each procedure chosen for your facial rejuvenation will be necessary, and your mia Aesthetics surgeon will determine the best order of each procedure in your particular case. Your particular combination of treatments will be tailored to your needs, but here’s a list of possible procedures that could be part of your non-surgical facial rejuvenation:
Injectable Fillers are one of the world’s most popular, most sought-after non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments because they are the simplest, least invasive, and fastest treatments available. Injections are also one of the few treatments to show almost immediate results. Because injections are so popular, it is important to consider all similar options available.
Botox is the world’s #1 injectable in the world. Botox is created from a toxin called botulinum toxin and is used not only to rejuvenate the face, but to also correct muscle problems and treat chronic pain from migraines and headaches. Botox is primarily used cosmetically to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the face by paralyzing the surrounding muscles in the face, stopping them from creating lines in the facial area.
Very similar to Botox, Juvederm is the second-most popular noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatment in the world. Unlike Botox, Juvederm provides individuals with a longer period of skin correction and is also considered a little more aggressive and effective than Botox. This treatment is used specifically on frown lines and in between the eyebrows. Like Botox, Juvederm is composed of toxins that safely paralyze the muscles to avoid the creation of lines in the skin.
The dermal filler Restylane has remained one of the most popular facial rejuvenation therapies worldwide, heralded for its versatility. Because the components of these injectable fillers are so effective in filling in the spaces between wrinkles and fine lines, facial fillers like Restylane have become one of the most coveted cosmetic surgery treatments in Miami.
Unlike other facial rejuvenation therapies, Silikon 1000 injections are permanent silicone injections, becoming more popular over the years for those interested in permanent lip augmentation. Because this treatment is permanent, it is encouraged you do research before going through with this procedure. Like other dermal fillers, Silikon 1000 takes a little time to perform and requires very little down time.
Laser Facial Hair Removal
Unwanted hair can wreak havoc on a person’s self esteem, particularly for women with facial hair, making the face look unattractive and older, leading to embarrassing situations and even limiting one’s social interaction. Previous hair removal techniques were slow, temporary, painful. But with lasers, removing hair has become one of the most popular procedures in the world. It is safe and effective, even on stubborn problem areas like the upper lip, forehead, side cheek and chin, although it can also work on virtually any part of the body. After a few sessions, individuals can see unbelievable changes in their hair growth, eventually experiencing permanent hair removal.
Laser Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation
Over the last two to three decades, science and medical technology have seen incredible advances. Lasers have been one of the greatest leaps forward. Laser therapy is now used for just about every condition imaginable. Whether you want to tighten your skin, remove a tattoo, brighten your smile, correct your vision, or permanently remove unwanted hair, laser therapy can make it happen. Lasers are a powerful tool in non-invasive facial rejuvenation.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser resurfacing is a specific rejuvenating procedure that uses lasers to improve the appearance of the skin or to correct certain facial flaws. This procedure gives the patient the option of choosing which type of laser they want: a wounding or non-wounding laser. Do not be alarmed by the names! These terms simply mean that the laser acts on the skin similarly to a chemical peel. This is especially useful when the individual has a lot of dead skin on the face, which produces wrinkles and flaws. Although non-wounding lasers are less invasive and take less time to perform, they are often not as effective as ablative laser resurfacing. If you only want to correct specific flaws in the face, fractional laser resurfacing is also an option focusing the procedure on specific, pinpointed areas or defects in the skin.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is non-invasive yet capable of producing amazing results. A beam of high intensity light penetrates the skin tissue, where it yields a specific amount of targeted therapeutic heat.
Broadband Light Therapy
Broadband light therapy is more common in the treatment of skin conditions primarily caused by aging, active lifestyle, and sun damage. This specific therapy can correct fine lines in the face, remove wrinkles, sunspots, and small veins under the skin. By using a specific light to gently warm the outer layers of the skin, the skin is stimulated to produce more collagen as it absorbs the heat. This treatment is often used to restore the face to its natural glory and to blend in its natural colors by smoothing its surface.
Micro Laser Peel
The micro laser peel is an epidermal peel that can range from minimal to full fledged, depending on the patient’s beauty goals. Unlike other peels that are toxic or damaging to the skin, the micro laser peel is used to specifically target and remove the outermost layers of the facial dermis and treats specific problems like sun damage, wrinkles and face discoloration.
Profractional laser therapy is a laser resurfacing technique prized for its speedy results. With very little downtime, you can improve the overall appearance of the facial dermis. This is because the profractional laser therapy uses a very small laser beam to treat only specific area of the skin. Because this procedure is only performed on specific areas, the action initiates the body’s wound healing response, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact for rapid healing. The skin cells are immediately stimulated to produce collagen, restoring the face to its natural glow. This therapy can be performed on different areas in the skin that your mia Aesthetics doctor can discuss in greater detail with you. And results can range from subtle to dramatic.
Fat Transfer for Lip Enlargement
In the last decade, lip augmentation has become almost as popular as breast augmentation, which is one of the most popular procedures performed. The desire for a pouty mouth is one of the most sensational beauty trends of our time. Besides dermal fillers and injections to achieve the look, fat transfers are now an option as well. Fat transfers to the lip minimize the risk to allergic reactions and botched results, since the body is used to its own fat and isn’t being invaded by foreign toxins or chemicals.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy also goes by the tongue-in-cheek name “vampire facelift”. This is by far the most natural facial rejuvenation therapy available to patients. The platelet rich plasma therapy works by separating the platelets in the blood and extracting them with a clear fluid in the blood called plasma. When the blood and platelets are separated, the platelet-rich plasma is then injected back into your face. This stimulates the skin into producing more collagen, making the skin restore and tighten itself over the course of 6-8 weeks. Although results may require some patience, platelet-rich plasma therapy is incredibly effective and poses no side effects.
Permanent makeup can be considered a component to non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment in several ways. Makeup has been one of the most impactful ways in which women achieve a natural, glowing facial appearance. Having it done permanently can create a natural and refreshed look — effortlessly — from morning to night.
As this section has shown in great detail, a facial rejuvenation can entail any number and combination of procedures, some more aggressive than others. The downtime involved with your rejuvenation will be a direct result of the number and depth of the procedures you undergo, and your mia Aesthetics surgeon will be the one to tell you how long your recovery should take. You may receive a post-rejuvenation checklist to follow to care for your skin, which may be more sensitive, inflamed or susceptible to sun damage immediately after certain procedures. Then again, “recovery” may be nothing more than a few makeup-free hours wearing a good sunblock and using a hypoallergenic facial cleanser. If your facial rejuvenation involves any surgical procedure as well, that will obviously extend the recuperation period and likely introduce additional limitations to your post-op activities before you can get “back to normal”.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
The varied, customizable nature of a facial rejuvenation demands a plastic surgeon with a firm grasp of the many surgical and non-surgical techniques now designed to turn back the clock on aging. The cosmetic surgeons at sea Aesthetics are not only the aces in their field, always on top of the latest advances, but also deeply committed to giving each patient who walks in the door truly personalized attention and customized treatment.
Can a fat transfer to my lips change the shape of my face?
Lips are one of the most distinguishable parts of a person’s face. Because of this, some people feel that the altering of the lips can produce drastic or exaggerated changes to the face. Lip augmentation does not alter the shape of your face in any way. It only enhances its beauty.
Can a fat transfer to my lips create just temporary results?
Because the body burns fat naturally, it is hard to determine exactly how long fat transfers to the lips can last. It has been noted, however, that a percentage of the fat inserted will remain in the lips permanently.
How long will it take for me to notice significant changes in my skin with platelet rich plasma therapy?
While this procedure is very effective, it will require some patience, as its greatest results will emerge over the course of six to eight weeks.
How many sessions of laser hair removal will it take before I see permanent removal of the hair follicles above my lip?
Because each individual is different, the number of laser sessions required to achieve permanent removal of facial hair will vary. A consultation at mia Aesthetics can generate a more specific answer, but general guidelines indicate a minimum of six to eight sessions for upper lip hair, which is among the most stubborn facial hair to eradicate.
Is laser rejuvenation safe?
Absolutely. Lasers have been used in a vast number of cosmetic surgeries and therapies due to their safety and remarkable effectiveness. Laser rejuvenation is one of the most effective therapies for people who want to tighten, restore or correct the facial skin damaged by the effects of the sun, time, or lifestyle.
Should I choose profractional laser rejuvenation or laser rejuvenation? What is the difference?
Profractional laser rejuvenation and laser rejuvenation generally yield similar results employing different methods. While laser rejuvenation uses heat to stimulate collagen growth and tighten the skin in broad, larger areas, profractional laser therapy only targets specific flaws or skin defects. By penetrating deeply into these specific areas, the surrounding areas that were not treated will absorb some of the intense heat and also produce great amounts of collagen while tightening the skin. Your mia Aesthetics doctor has worked with both kinds of lasers and during the consultation can address which laser will benefit you the most and why.
How long is the downtime for a micro laser peel treatment?
A micro laser peel treatment works similarly to a chemical peel, only using a laser instead of chemicals. Although the procedure is not very invasive, it does demand a healing period of two to four days. During this time, the skin molts and new skin rises to the surface, creating a natural and youthful appearance. Many people schedule a micro laser peel right before a long weekend to avoid needing to take time off of work.
Because so many different procedures may be involved in your facial rejuvenation, you may read more about each potential procedure and FAQs related to it on our web pages devoted to each procedure here at miaAesthetics.com.