Non-Surgical Procedures

Non-Surgical Procedures

Dr. Fowler and Dr. Wallace are both capable of performing the following non-surgical plastic surgery procedures:

Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved procedure to help temporarily smooth frown lines between the brows. The procedure takes about 10 minutes and involves a few small injections. Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.1 The results can last for about four months.

Restylane® is an FDA approved cosmetic dermal filler that is used to provide structure and lift to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the folds that appear between your nose and the corners of your mouth. It is made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its purpose is to provide volume to your skin. Restylane® has been used in over 70 countries and in more than 1.4 million treatments in the United States.2 The results can last for about six months.

Juvéderm™ is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler from the makers of Botox® Cosmetic. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm™ is injected under the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds, like the ones between your nose and the corners of your mouth. The process takes about 15 minutes. The results last about one year.

Radiesse® is an FDA approved dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It is injected under the skin to act as a filler to make your skin look smooth and youthful. Radiesse® continues to work overtime. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area.3 The results last for about a year or more.

Laser Resurfacing (Sciton Erbium Laser) uses a carbon dioxide laser to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin layer by layer. It is often used to minimize fine lines, but can also be effective in treating facial scars or uneven pigmentation. It is sometimes called a 'laser peel'.

Hair Removal with the use of a laser removes the hair follicles. This results in lasting hair removal after a series of treatments.

Vascular Lesion Removal uses a laser to remove the red areas on the surface of the skin that can be caused by various skin conditions. The laser delivers an intense, yet gentle, pulse of light to the targeted area and is then absorbed by the hemoglobin in red blood cells; these are the cells that are creating the vascular lesion. When the hemoglobin absorbs the high-energy pulse, it causes the cells to heat up thus causing the blood vessel to shut down. This process is how the lesion is removed. No bruising or discoloration should occur after the treatment and the full process can vary, but typically takes one to four visits.

Resources:

1 http://www.botoxcosmetic.com
2 http://www.restylaneusa.com
3 http://www.radiesse.com