In the not so distant past, wrinkles were treated with creams or plastic surgery. Now, all that has changed. The new millennium has brought a wide range of treatments that fit nicely between creams and plastic surgery. They offer better, stronger, faster correction than creams, with quicker recovery and lower cost than the gold standard — plastic surgery.
Products like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse allow for quick correction of moderate wrinkles with minimal downtime. They are all dermal fillers, and as the name implies, they are used to fill in unwanted wrinkles and folds. The correction can be increased with increased volume, and the downtime is about 24 hours of mild redness and sometimes longer for resolution of the occasional bruise. The improvement is immediate, and continues to improve for the first month. They can be used anywhere on the face. Since fillers do not inhibit muscle motion, they excel in the correction of lines around the mouth and in the lower face.
Products like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin are neuromodulators. They relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, like the frown lines found between the eyebrows. These take a few days to relax the muscle, and gradual improvement is seen as the skin is no longer folding from the muscle motion. Since neuromodulators reduce, or even stop, muscle motion, they are used mostly in the upper face. Use around the mouth needs to minimal and requires advanced techniques and good judgement.
Facial Wrinkle Correction Video
Today’s video is about how to use minimally invasive procedures to achieve maximum results. It is from a recent appearance on KRON‘s Body Beautiful. The (415) number in this video was for viewers to call during the live broadcast. If you have questions about dermal fillers or botox, please a call us at (925) 943-6353.
Facial Wrinkle Correction Video Contents
This Facial Wrinkle Correction Video includes:
- Liquid Facelifts and Facial Wrinkle Reduction
- Why have a Plastic Surgeon do your non-surgical wrinkle treatments?
- Is Wrinkle Reduction Art or Science?
- What happened to Collagen?
- What are the problems with dermal fillers?
- What is Hyaluronic Acid?
- How does Hyaluronic Acid improve wrinkles?
- Can you get Botulism from Botox?
- Viewer Question – How can a scar beneath the eye be improved?
- What can be done at home to improve scars?
- Does massage or using topical silicone improve scars?
Who Am I?
I am a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, California, for 15 years. My practice includes a wide range of plastic surgery, with specialization in cosmetic plastic surgery. To learn more about my practice visit the Meet Dr. Mele page.
Why see a Plastic Surgeon for Non-Surgical Wrinkle Correction?
While I specialize in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, the development of injectable therapies has revolutionized the way I approach facial rejuvenation. Dermal Fillers and Wrinkle Relaxers are no substitute for real plastic surgery; however, they do allow for real improvement in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, in ways that were just not possible before. The advantage of seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your non-surgical wrinkle correction is two-fold. You get the immediate advantage of a trained plastic surgeon’s advanced knowledge of facial anatomy, and the future advantage having a trusted relationship with that plastic surgeon should longer lasting, surgical correction be desired.
More Wrinkle Correction Information
Information on facial wrinkle reduction is available in English and Español. Please follow the links below:
- Wrinkle filler & wrinkle relaxer information, including Before and After Pictures, on Dr. Mele’s main web site.
- Reducción de Arrugas y Cuidado de la Piel
- Five part series on Lip Augmentation
More Wrinkle Correction Videos
This is part 3 of 4. Below are links to the rest of the series: