As we settle into the New Year, we quickly realize that the need for cosmetic surgery has never been greater. With our new socially distanced lifestyle filled with working from home and frequent Zoom meetings, it’s more important than ever to look our best.
Fortunately, cosmetic surgery practices and procedures have made it possible to safely enhance almost every aspect of the way we look. Plastic surgeon’s offices have created safe environments and protocols to allow patients to continue seeking aesthetic procedures, empowering them to project their best image.
For the most popular non-surgical treatments you can expect from board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Derrick Gale during the New Year, keep reading.
Neurotoxins to Rebalance Facial Muscles
Injectable products such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® have been popular in treating facial wrinkles and fine lines for many years and will be just as highly in demand in 2021. All are derived from “neurotoxins” to relax specific muscles beneath the skin so that they can no longer create frown lines, crows’ feet, glabellar lines, or any other undesirable wrinkles. In the process, Dr. Gale targets specific muscles to remove lines and wrinkles, but without eliminating your ability to make facial expressions.
The goal is not to paralyze facial muscles but rather to rebalance them and restore proper facial balance and expression.
Dermal Fillers to Remove Wrinkles, Refresh Sunken Eyes, Plump Thin Lips
Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and include brand names such as Juvederm®, Restalyn®, Elevess®, Prevelle®, and Puragen®. They are primarily used to reduce finer wrinkles, like crow’s feet, eliminate acne and other small scars, and reduce smokers’ lines.
To eliminate marionette and forehead frown lines and fill out sunken cheeks, Dr. Gale likes to use Radiesse®, a product made from calcium hydroxylapatite.
To enhance facial contours, jawlines, cheekbones, and reduce scarring, highly reputable products containing PMMA with brand names such as Bellafill® and Aquamid® are favored. These help you look younger with smoother, more beautiful skin with instant volume and lift, correcting both wrinkles and depressions caused by acne scars. And the results only get better over time, lasting for up to 5 years.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
The goal with laser technology is to stimulate cells deep within the skin and trigger the production of collagen, elastin, and other skin-enhancing molecules. These provide the skin with its elasticity, firmness, healthy texture, and complexion. Laser skin resurfacing works by removing damaged layers of skin and encouraging the body to generate new collagen and surface skin cells.
Scientists have discovered that delivering specific types of energy to these cells helps regenerate, stimulate, and produce healthier amounts and forms of collagen, elastin, and other molecules.
Laser resurfacing is typically recommended for patients who have:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Sun and age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Mild scars
A Skin Care Consultation will review your specific concerns and allow us to develop a treatment plan for your specific skin type and goals.
Our Aesthetician Services include:
- An in-depth skin analysis
- A wide selection of facial treatments
- A comprehensive selection of Chemical Peels
To find out more about the popular non-surgical options offered during the New Year by Dr. Derrick Gale in Salt Lake City and Riverton, Utah, schedule a free cosmetic consultation online or by calling (801) 506-6344 today!