Mayha Patel, DO, FAAD
Dermatologist & Aesthetics located in Westlake Village, CA
Thanks to modern advancements in cosmetic medicine and dermatology, striking facial rejuvenation doesn’t have to involve surgery. At CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics in Westlake Village, California, board-certified dermatologist Mayha Patel, DO, FAAD, performs non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures like Botox®, fillers, and thread lifts to treat wrinkles and skin laxity. To foresee the results of your facial rejuvenation procedure, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Facial Rejuvenation Q & A
What is facial rejuvenation?
You can’t change your bone structure or permanently alter your appearance without surgery, but modern advancements in facial rejuvenation treatments allow you to enjoy stunning results for months or even years.
Facial rejuvenation treatments alter your appearance by manipulating the muscles, fat, or tissues of your face in order to restore a younger appearance. They can address features like wrinkles or fine lines, or make up for some of the drooping that happens as your skin gets looser.
Facial fat loss also contributes to a more mature appearance. While you can’t reverse the effects permanently without surgery, some facial rejuvenation treatments can restore volume temporarily.
How does facial rejuvenation work without surgery?
There are plenty of reasons why you might prefer non-surgical treatments to cosmetic surgery, including time, cost, recovery, complications, and the potential for unfavorable results. CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics offers a few non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation with long-lasting and predictable results.
Available facial rejuvenation procedures include:
A thread lift is like a more subtle, less permanent facelift. During a thread lift, Dr. Patel places dissolvable sutures beneath the skin on your face. She pulls them upward to lift the underlying tissue, which can address features like wrinkles, jowls, and drooping eyelids.
Collagen naturally grows around the threads, so the results last long after the threads dissolve.
Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and dermal fillers both work well to minimize wrinkles, but in different ways.
Botox treats fine lines by stopping the muscle movements causing them, while fillers replace lost facial fat. You can also add volume to your lips or cheeks with fillers for more facial fullness or a lifting effect.
How long do my facial rejuvenation results last?
Facial rejuvenation procedures create results that last for months at a time or even years, depending on the treatment. Botox provides the shortest results for facial rejuvenation: The wrinkles reappear after about 4-6 months and you can get follow-up injections if you choose.
For fillers, it depends on the specific ingredients. Some fillers last around six months, while others provide noticeable results for up to two years.
Thread lifts are especially long-lasting because of the resulting collagen growth. You can expect to see the effects of your thread lift for up to three years after your office visit.
Facial rejuvenation procedures are customizable according to your face shape and desired results. Call CoCo Dermatology and Cosmetics or book a consultation online today.