Do you have a high school reunion, holiday party or other important event coming up for which you want to look great? Here’s some good news: You don’t need to have surgery to look amazing. There are plenty of non-invasive ways to look younger, thinner or to change some aspect of your appearance, no knife required.
Although you won’t have the typical downtime required after surgery, you’ll still want to do a bit of planning beforehand to make sure your results are visible before your big day. Whether you want fuller lips, fewer wrinkles or less fat, talk to your plastic surgeon about the non-invasive treatments available to you.
Get Fuller Lips with Juvederm Volbella
Full lips are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, as you get older, the lips tend to get thinner. Some people are born with naturally thin lips, too.
There have been non-invasive ways to add volume to the lips for many years now, and the treatments available today are better than ever, creating soft, full lips that look and feel natural. One of the newest options available is Juvederm Volbella. Like other products in the Juvederm family, Volbella is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally produced by the body and that depletes with age.
Volbella is a smooth gel that provides results that last for up to a year, longer than other lip filler options currently available. The injection does more than simply add volume to the lips. It also helps smooth out lip lines, which makes it easier to wear lipstick and keep it from bleeding, and it can help smooth the marionette lines around the mouth. Depending on your goals, treatment with Volbella can make the border of your lips better defined and can improve the appearance of the cupid’s bow in the middle of your upper lip.
Is Volbella the non-invasive option for you? It’s a good pick for people over the age of 21 who want to add long-lasting volume to their lips without having surgery. Treatment takes about 15 minutes and you’ll able to get back to your regular activities right away. Results are also visible right away and Volbella is less likely to cause a considerable amount of swelling, which can occur with other lip injection options.
Ease Your Wrinkles with Botox or Dysport
Sometimes an oldie but a goodie is what you need to look amazing. If you’re bothered by frown lines, crow’s feet or creases on your forehead, treatment with Botox or Dysport might be the right option for you. Both Botox and Dysport are made from botulinum toxin Type A. The treatments help ease the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for the movements that lead to those wrinkles. When your face doesn’t make certain movements or facial expressions repeatedly, the lines associated with them fade.
Although Botox and Dysport contain the same main ingredient, the treatments aren’t exactly the same. Dysport causes a lower immune response than Botox. It’s often recommended to people who have had Botox for years and who are starting to build up a tolerance to it. Dysport might also work more quickly than Botox and some people also claim that it lasts longer.
Since both Botox and Dysport need some time to work, it’s important to plan your injections well in advance of a big event. The results from Botox are usually visible about seven days after the injection, while the results from Dysport can appear in about three days. Both products can cause swelling and bruising, so giving yourself plenty of time to rest up and heal before a big party or event is a good idea.
But you don’t want to allow too much time between your treatments and your event. The results from Botox often wear off in about three months while the results from Dysport can fade after about six months.
Look More Youthful with Microdermabrasion
Injections are an ideal non-invasive treatment if you have specific wrinkles you’d like to target. But, what if you want to refresh your entire face and look more youthful all over? One option is microdermabrasion, which exfoliates the top layer of skin, helping to improve collagen production and create a firmer, more youthful look. The treatment is ideal if you have very superficial or light wrinkles, and some areas of uneven texture or discoloration on your skin, such as age spots or freckles.
Although microdermabrasion requires no downtime, it usually requires a series of treatments space several weeks apart. If you’re considering microdermabrasion before a big event, be sure to leave enough time to have up to eight treatments, spaced about two to four weeks apart, before your big day.
Lose Extra Inches with Coolsculpting
Non-invasive treatments can also help change your body shape or get rid of unwanted fat. Take Coolsculpting. It’s a non-surgical fat removal option that destroys your unwanted fat by freezing it. The damaged fat cells are then flushed out by your body’s lymphatic system over a period of several weeks or months.
Coolsculpting is ideal for people who have just a bit of extra fat — it’s not a weight loss procedure and usually only removes about 25 percent of fat in a given area. But if you’ve got a muffin top, saddlebags or a double chin, it can be a quick way to banish the extra fat without anesthesia or incisions.
The treatment process takes one hour per area. During the process, you’ll be awake and able to read, watch TV or chat with friends. Afterwards, you’ll be able to get back to your daily life right away.
Don’t schedule Coolsculpting right before a big event, though. Depending on your body type, it can take up to four months before you see final, full results from the treatment. You’ll also want to keep up a healthy diet and exercise routine after Coolsculpting to help maintain your fat loss.
About Dr. Rubinstein
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, a board certified plastic surgeon, offers Botox, Volbella, and a number of other non-surgical cosmetic procedures to patients at his practice in Manhattan. He can work with you to help you decide which non-invasive option will help you look fantastic for your upcoming event. In addition to non-invasive treatments, Dr. Rubinstein offers patients a variety of surgical procedures, from facelift to rhinoplasty, at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC in Newburgh, New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, call 845-863-1772 today.