Dr. Ross A. Clevens has mastered facial plastic surgery procedures as well as non-surgical procedures for patients who wish to improve their facial aesthetics without the risks and downtime linked to more invasive treatments. Non-surgical procedures eliminate unwanted creases, fine lines, wrinkles, and unsightly scars. Additionally, they may be utilized to add volume to depressed areas of the face, all without incisions and the resulting scarring. Dr. Clevens is typically able to conveniently perform non-invasive solutions for aging signs and other concerns right in the office. Most are performed within a matter of minutes and there is little, if any, recovery period afterward.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are similar products known as neuromodulators. With the use of neuromodulators, nerve impulses are temporarily prevented and the facial muscle becomes relaxed during that time. Crow’s feet, frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and bands in the neck become smoother without the repetitive contraction of underlying muscles. Results last an average of three to four months.
For six months or longer, Juvederm can improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face, including laugh lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and facial folds and creases. The smooth gel hyaluronic acid filler may also be able to treat some types of scars.
The hyaluronic acid injectable filler known as Perlane lasts about six to eight months as it addresses imperfections in the face. Perlane improves the look of facial depressions, scarring, nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. It may also be used in lip and chin augmentation.
Made from hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, Radiesse may be used to treat deep facial lines and wrinkles that other injectable fillers cannot. Radiesse is commonly used in nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The product can also be used for facial contouring purposes. Results last from one to two years.
The appearance of superficial lines around the mouth, smile lines, and forehead lines can be softened for six to twelve months with Restylane. The gentle hyaluronic acid filler may also be used to restore fullness to the lips.
During a fifteen- to forty-minute procedure, depending on the size and number of the areas being treated, Sculptra is injected into sunken areas of the face, such as the cheeks, hollow eyes, and folds in the face. Results obtained with the Poly-L-Lactic acid (PLLA) filler last up to two years.
Pelleve Skin Tightening
Skin tightening without surgery is achievable with Pelleve. Pelleve gradually heats the skin, building up where the skin and fat layers meet. Collagen growth is stimulated, causing the skin to become firmer and tighter. The youthful appearance of the skin continues to improve for up to six months.