Face Enhancement can improve your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Here, you will learn about procedures like Botox, nose surgery, injectibles and more. Use the menu on the right to browse your options
A procedure using Botulinum Toxin or Botox®, has been developed to treat the aging face by removing wrinkles. This procedure, sometimes referred to as cosmetic denervation, has been widely used and is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. It is used to eliminate or reduce worry and frown lines, crow's feet, laugh lines and other wrinkles sometimes called dynamic wrinkles. It is also used to reduce problem sweating. Your doctor will give you a topical anesthetic and the Botox® injections are relatively painless.
This procedure minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding over eyes, furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess tissue, altering muscles and tightening the forehead skin. This may be done using the traditional technique, with an incision across the top of the head just behind the hairline; or with the use of an endoscope, which requires 3 to 5 short incisions. With the classical or "open" method the incision is hidden just inside or by the hairline across the scalp and between the ears. Your surgeon lessens the appearance of wrinkles by removing selected muscles and releasing tissues, which cause the wrinkles. The eyebrows may also be elevated, and excess skin at the incision will be removed to allow a gentle redraping of your forehead skin. A browlift can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with deep sedation, or general anesthesia, and may take 1 to 2 hours.
Facial implants change the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones, or reshape the jawline. A mentoplasty can bring a receding chin into better balance with other facial features and create a more pleasing look. Cheek augmentation with an implant can correct flat or underdeveloped cheek bones. Because mentoplasty can improve the results of a facelift and rhinoplasty, it is sometimes done in conjunction with these procedures. After a local anaesthetic, an incision is usually made underneath the chin in a pre-existing skin crease. An implant is placed beneath the soft tissue at the point of the chin to enhance the chin's projection. For cheek implants, the incision is made inside the mouth between the cheek and upper gums. You will see improvement right after surgery, though some swelling is to be expected.
This procedure sets prominent ears back closer to the head, or reduces the size of large ears, most often done on children between the ages of 4 and 14 years. Incisions are made around the ear, excess cartilage is removed, and the remainder of the cartilage is reshaped to achieve the desired contour. A bandage will remain over the ear for about one week. Scars usually lie in the ears' natural creases. Post-operative swelling after removal of the bandage will disappear within a few days. The procedure takes from 1 - 2 hours and is performed under local or general anaesthetic.
This procedure corrects drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. Blepharoplasty can be performed in your doctor's office, an outpatient surgical facility, or a hospital. It is generally performed under local anesthesia, but can be performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon places fine incisions in the crease above each eye to correct problems of the upper eyelids. Then, a thin crescent of excess skin and muscle is removed. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures. To remove the fatty deposits beneath the eyes, the incisions are placed just inside the lower eyelid. After the fat is removed, the incisions may be closed with absorbable sutures or may be left to heal naturally. When excess skin and muscle needs to be removed from the lower lids, the incisions are placed in the natural smile crease below the lashline. The procedure can take between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
1 week to 10 days. The thin scars become almost invisible after a few months.
This procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles and the removal of excess skin. Often a rhytidectomy is done in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgeries such as brow and forehead lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), chin augmentation, liposuction, and rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose). The surgery can be performed in a physician's office, an outpatient surgical facility or a hospital, depending upon the physician and patient's preference. It can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or local anesthesia in which the area is numbed and the patient remains awake. In the basic procedure, incisions are made inside the hairline at the temple, running in front of the ear then around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending in the hair of the scalp. Loose skin is separated from the underlying tissue and is pulled up and back and excess skin is removed. Connective tissue and sagging muscles are tightened, and in some cases, fat deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck. This may necessitate an additional small incision under the chin. Tiny sutures are used to close the incisions.
Your doctor will inject fat into the deep layers of tissue in the area you want filled out. Results are not always permanent and touch ups may be required. The fat used is taken from another part of your body so there's no chance of allergic reaction.
This enhancement can be semi-permanent or permanent. Using a small needle, your doctor will inject a substance into your lips to fill them out. Although this injection can be fat taken from your own body, your doctor will probably use an artificial substance like Artecoll or Restylane.
This procedure reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing the size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing the span of nostrils, or changing the angle between nose and upper lip. The procedure usually takes one to two hours, but on some occasions longer. After lifting the skin off of the skeletal framework of the nose, the framework is sculpted. The exact nature of that sculpting depends on your particular problem and will need to be discussed at your consultation. If the nose is being reduced in size, the nasal bones are carefully fractured toward the conclusion of the procedure. A splint is applied and the nose is packed lightly with a medicated gauze. Sometimes, only tapes support the nose while it is healing. The stitches are self-absorbing and do not require removal. In the event that an incision is made across the columella, or vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils, skin stitches are placed which require removal in 3-5 days.
Micropigmentation is sometimes referred to as "permanent make-up", or cosmetic tattooing. The process of applying pigment just under the skin (called micropigmentation) is similar to traditional tattooing and is typically performed on men and women wishing to enhance facial features, such as the eyebrows, lashes and lips, as well as to cover small scars. A trained technician will apply your permanent makeup in a procedure called micropigmentation which is similar to doing a tattoo.
Eyebrow: Immediate; Eyes: 24 to 48 hours; Lips: 3 to 5 days.