By: Greg Chernoff, BSc, M.D. F.R.C.S.(C)
Aesthetic options have become extremely sophisticated and are excellent for skin improvement and rejuvenation. Extensive research and innovation brings a tremendous amount of science to cosmetic treatments. Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques have become so refined that many procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with minimal recovery time. Examples of these procedures include: Mini Facelift, Brow or Eyelid Lift, Injectable Therapy, and Laser Treatments.
The Mini facelift offers patients a less invasive surgical procedure under a local anesthetic, to improve the appearance of the lower face and jowls without undergoing a traditional facelift. I use a special suturing technique to reduce tension and minimize visible scarring.
Brow or Eyelid Lift
The effects of aging are inevitable. The brow, forehead, and eyelids are often the first to show. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows, puffiness or bags under the eyes. A short endoscopic procedure, under local anesthesia, provides remarkable results.
Our center offers all options for injectable therapy. These options range from Botox to soften forehead lines, crow’s feet, as well as treating excessive sweating of the palms, or underarms, and migraine headaches. We offer multiple dermal filler options to plump lips, smooth folds, improve fine lines and restore lost volume to the face. Additionally, we offer long-lasting and natural options like cellular therapy and autologous fat injections to help patients improve scars, lines, wrinkles, and overall tone and quality.
Our center is among the largest laser centers in the country. We have multiple options for treating sagging, aging, or spotted skin, wrinkles, skin tightening, toning, cellulite, and overall quality improvement. We continuously conduct research that provides our center with experience and advanced treatments.
For many of our patients, there comes a point when surgery or a combination of surgery plus laser and injectables is the best option. This point occurs when our mid-facial muscles weaken, we see flattening of our cheeks, deepening of our marionette lines, jowling, and banding or fullness of our necks. If you believe you are this point, we can help. Techniques and improvements have advanced significantly over the years, yielding many more options for outpatient surgical procedures that offer minimal downtime and rapid healing.
Days after a Mini Facelift, Brow, or Eyelid Lift, my patients look rested and refreshed. Patients are able to return to work within one week after surgery, and sometimes sooner depending on the extent of the procedure. Injectable Therapy requires no downtime or minimal downtime based on the procedure. Laser Treatments vary with respect to downtime and recovery. The recovery time can range from no downtime to one, two, or three days depending on the type of therapy.
Greg Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C) is a Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 20 years experience helping patients achieve their Natural Best. To learn more, call: 317.573.8899 and visit www.drchernoff.com.