Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Portsmouth, NH
Collagen and elastin are compounds responsible for maintaining the skin’s tensile strength. Our bodies produce less of these compounds as we age, weakening the skin and impairing its ability to bounce back. The skin then etched with lines after years of natural expression. Botox® is a neuromodulator, which helps to slow the formation of wrinkles by temporarily preventing nerve signals that tell the skin to move. The effects last serval months, but repeated treatment often “trains” the muscles to remain relaxed. Botox® is administered through a series of quick injections and patients can return to normal activities afterward.
Dermal fillers are gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid used to add volume to drooping and deflated areas of the face, such as the cheeks and under eyes. Each filler is unique, but they all share two similarities: they plump and gently lift the skin to restore collagen loss, and they motivate the body to create its collagen. Application of fillers is minimally invasive and very safe. Treatment typically takes 20-40 minutes; however, the amount of dermal filler needed depends on the volume loss and the areas treated. Results can be seen immediately after treatment.
Deep Skin Resurfacing
A variety of skin resurfacing techniques can be used to address aesthetic facial concerns. These treatments help restore your youthful complexion by removing damaged outer layers of skin and encouraging new, healthy cell growth. Wrinkles, scars, age spots, and discoloration can be minimized to help you look healthier and younger. Laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion are techniques that use either a laser or an instrument, while chemical peels utilize a solution to slough off the outer layer of skin to improve the skin’s tone, texture, and appearance.
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® can be used alone or in conjunction with Botox® to lift facial features gently; reduce wrinkles, creases, lines, and folds; restore natural facial contours, and promote an energetic look. These injectables are in a group of 2nd generation solutions that provide longer-lasting results than many of the earlier products. Each filler has unique qualities that work to rejuvenate specific areas of the face. Liquid facelifts can last from one to two years, depending on the product used and facial area treated.
If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of a double chin, the team at AW Plastic Surgery offer an alternative to surgical procedures. Kybella® is an injectable solution that is proven to destroy excess fat cells under the chin. This issue, formally called submental fat, is bothersome for many patients, making them appear heavier and older than they are. Kybella® restores your sleek and youthful facial profile without the need for invasive procedures.
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From Breast Augmentation to Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and everything in-between, Board-Certified plastic surgeon Anthony Wilson, MD offers a wide range of procedures at his Portsmouth, NH office. If you are interested in booking a procedure, take the next steps by scheduling a consultation today.