While lines and wrinkles and loose skin are no reason for shame, you may feel it’s time to refresh your facial beauty. The problem is that you’re not that excited about having surgery. However, women and men who need a quick fix to address facial aging with little to no downtime often choose non-surgical treatments to enhance their appearance.
With selfies, Facetime, and Zoom conferences becoming part of our everyday culture and phones with aerospace technology cameras, addressing minor to moderate facial concerns is becoming increasingly necessary. Here are the top non-surgical treatments our Santa Barbara patients receive to ensure they always look their best.
Expression lines include horizontal creases on the forehead, brow, and around the eyes. These are also called dynamic wrinkles because facial muscle movements cause them. It is possible to soften or resolve these signs of aging with neurotoxin injectables that freeze muscle movements and soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Yegiyants offers four excellent injectable neurotoxins to resolve expression lines and wrinkles. They include:
Botox® is a neuromodulator that blocks communication between the nervous system and facial muscles. When injected into specific facial areas, it prevents facial tissues from contracting and moving. The intended outcome is smoother skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions and the prevention of additional skin damage.
Dysport® is an injectable neuromodulator that aims to relax the forehead and brow muscles to resolve dynamic wrinkles and lines. It is much like Botox® in application and formulation and can be used as an alternative treatment. It works like Botox® by temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause the eyebrows to furrow and create a permanent scowl.
Xeomin® is an injectable neuromodulator that was developed to reduce frown lines across the forehead and on the brow that are caused by facial expressions. It is also effective in treating lines around the mouth and eyes. While Xeomin® contains a purified form of the toxin found in Dysport® and Botox®, it does not contain preservative proteins. This unique formulation allows Xeomin® to bond to the muscles faster, providing quicker results.
Daxxify is a new peptide-powered, FDA-approved expression line treatment that can double the longevity of its neurotoxin contemporaries and lasts up to nine months. This incredible feature means that with as few as two annual Daxxify treatment sessions, you can enjoy year-long outcomes instead of scheduling treatments three to four times a year.
Patients will enjoy Daxxify’s longer-lasting outcomes, and fewer injection sessions make it a more suitable treatment to maintain continuous benefits. It may also be ideal for patients with Botox® resistance, working to help where the effects of Botox® have diminished or become ineffective.
Dr. Yegiyants offers state-of-the-art laser technology to provide a wide selection of treatments for various skin issues that adversely impact facial beauty. Here is a peek at some highly effective laser treatments and what they do.
Sciton Moxi, ClearV, and ClearSilk
Sciton Moxi is a fractionated thulium laser that is gentle on the skin. While this laser can’t address significant skin issues, it is ideal for early skincare intervention or touch-up and maintenance treatments. In addition, it is effective and safe for all skin types, even darker skin tones.
ClearVoffers an effective and safe treatment for spider veins, broken capillaries, vascular lesions, and skin discoloration. It employs laser energy to heat unwanted micro-vessels and resistant subsurface vessels to make them less noticeable. As a result, patients experience little to no downtime and may resume their daily routine immediately after treatment.
ClearSilk is the perfect lunchtime laser for looking fabulous for that special event. It is an excellent first laser treatment for women and men of all skin types who don’t have the time for recovery downtime. Its uniform, non-ablative heating creates beautiful, reliable results.
Deka DOT CO2
Deka DOT CO2 is a reliable laser skin resurfacing treatment that addresses damaged and dull skin to enhance its texture and tone. It offers an additional option for revitalizing skin health for individuals who want to kick their anti-aging skincare regimen up a notch. This ablative resurfacing procedure improves skin texture, fine lines, and irregular pigmentation. In addition, it only takes one session to achieve long-lasting benefits.
Morpheus8 utilizes two powerful cosmetic treatments to transform facial skin without surgery, combining microneedling technology with radiofrequency (RF) energy. Once micro-wounds are created, RF energy is delivered beneath the skin, allowing deep penetration for optimal healing to underlying tissues.
Morpheus8 addresses various skin issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin textures and tones, skin laxity, enlarged pores, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
Targeted Dermal Filler Treatments
Dermal fillers are a versatile treatment to target and enhance specific facial areas with natural-looking results. Two areas of concern for many of our Santa Barbara patients are the nose and the lips.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Treatment
A liquid rhinoplasty employs dermal filler injections into the nose to enhance its contour. It’s an excellent option for patients who struggle with isolated nose irregularities, such as a dorsal hump or minor asymmetries, but want instant results with no downtime.
It is an excellent option for men and women who’ve had surgical rhinoplasty and need minor corrections. These patients require a skilled and experienced injector as the blood supply has been altered due to their previous rhinoplasty, and the risk for complications is higher. Many patients choose liquid rhinoplasty to test drive surgical results before deciding on a surgical nose job.
Lip injections reshape and add fullness to lip appearance. As women age, their lips may appear thinner and develop vertical lines. Dr. Yegiyants can use dermal fillers to add plumpness to your lips and diminish the unsightly lines around them. With lip augmentation, your facial appearance becomes youthful and balanced with your other facial features, and your beautiful smile is restored.
Why Dr. Yegiyants
Dr. Sara Yegiyants is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA with extensive surgical training and a background in visual arts. While attending a prestigious visual arts school, her interest in aesthetic forms and shapes solidified.
After earning bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and microbiology and a master’s degree in biological sciences, Dr. Yegiyants completed her graduate studies in medicine at Albany Medical College. She undertook rigorous training and completed a five-year program in general surgery at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She then earned a board certification in general surgery.
Next, she honed her skills by completing a three-year residency in plastic surgery at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the University of Miami.
Dr. Yegiyants practices plastic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, and is highly proficient at non-surgical corrections, spa treatments, and skin rejuvenation.
Refresh your appearance without downtime with one of our favorite non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. Find out which procedure best suits your needs by calling Dr. Sara Yegiyants at (805) 682-1731 or contacting us online.