The 6 Best Cosmetic Procedures For Your FaceFebruary 22, 2016
Let’s face it. We all want to look our best. When we look good, we feel good, which takes our self-confidence to a whole new level. Fortunately, nobody is perfect. We all have flaws. Whether its acne scars or fine lines—we’d all love to be able to wave a magic wand and make those pesky imperfections go away. Even though that’s unfortunately not an option—we’ve got the next best thing. Thanks to continuing advances in technology, there are several cosmetic procedures that provide patients with amazing results, with less downtime than ever before, to help you achieve the look you’ve always desired.
- Mini Lift, Lower Facelift, and Necklift
Less invasive than a traditional face lift, a mini lift or lower facelift are ideal options for patients between 40-60 years of age who are experiencing problems with their jawline. Unlike traditional facelifts, Dr. Ahn uses small, curved incisions, which provide patients with a more discrete and natural look. Instead of just removing the jowls, Dr. Ahn moves them upward, restoring volume to the cheeks. For those patients who are concerned with a poorly defined neck angle or prominent neck bands, a necklift is the best option. By tightening the muscle layers by using a “corset” suture technique, patients notice significant improvement in the neck contour. Oftentimes a mini lift or lower facelift are done in combination with a necklift.
If you suffer from excess skin on your upper eyelids or appear tired even when you’re not, this procedure might be for you. Upper eyelid surgery removes the excess skin through a careful incision in the eyelid crease. This procedure rejuvenates the area around the eyes, creating a more youthful appearance.
Once most people hit their mid 30’s, many will develop lines on the upper half of the face. Typically known as “worry lines,” “frown lines” or “crow’s feet” these lines can make a person appear older tired, and/or angry. Botox injections are the best treatment to help soften these lines of facial expression, without any downtime whatsoever. Within a few days of the treatment, the treated lines begin to soften, revealing a smoother, fresher appearance.
- Juvederm and Voluma
Similar to Botox, Juvederm is also an injectable treatment that is designed to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Juvederm rejuvenates areas of the face where volume has been lost, such as the lower eyelid area (also known as the tear troughs), the nasolabial folds (lines between the corner of the mouth and the corner of the nose), lips, and cheeks. It is made of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (we all have it in our skin and joints) and is FDA-approved to instantly smooth moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth for up to one year. Voluma, which is a member of the Juvederm family, is designed to add volume to the cheek area. It provides the cheeks with a subtle lift and contour for up to two years.
If you’re plagued by fine lines and wrinkles, brown pigmentation, sun damage, and acne scars then Fraxel laser resurfacing may be right for you. The treatment works by stimulating your skin to produce natural collagen and by lightening sun spots. Fraxel laser treatments are ideal for patients with sun damage whose skin just needs a “refresher.” In just one to two treatments, a Fraxel laser treatment will improve the overall quality, texture, tone, and pore size of your skin.
- CoolSculpting: Double Chin Treatment
For patients who suffer from a double chin, this procedure may help them alleviate the problem. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat in just 1-2 treatments. The ideal candidate for this treatment has a fat pocket below the chin area that they would like to eliminate. During your consultation, Dr. Ahn will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Surgeon
When considering making improvements to your face, it’s important to do your research before making your first appointment with your provider. It can mean the difference between a botched procedure that leaves you unhappy or one where the results leave you looking better and feeling more refreshed than ever before. Some important things to consider include:
- The surgeon’s skill and experience
- The surgeon’s general approach (natural looking vs. “obviously done”)
- The surgeon’s training and educational background
- The ability of the surgeonprovider to connect with their patients’ needs
- The overall quality of pre AND postoperative care provided by the team members
- Feedback or reviews from former and current patients
Why ‘The Aesthetic Wellness Center’
With more than 15 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Min S. Ahn is one of the top-rated surgeons in the country who specializes in facial plastic surgery. His team at The Aesthetic Wellness Center offers the latest techniques for aesthetic facial rejuvenation, making his practice the preferred choice for many clients. His reviews from happy patients also speak for themselves. Read them here.
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