Non Surgical Procedures Mobile, AL
Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery in Mobile
Dr. Proffitt specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery, but also offers a wide array of non-surgical treatments. Designed to provide satisfying results in a shorter amount of time than a surgery, non-surgical treatments can focus on many skin imperfections and age-related cosmetic concerns.
Injectables for Wrinkle Reduction
Injectable treatments like Botox or fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane greatly diminish lines and wrinkles on the face for a smoother appearance.
In the case of Botox, fine lines can develop on areas of the face like between the brows or in the form of crow’s feet by the eyes. The Botox solution is comprised of a form of the botulinum toxin, which works to inhibit muscle movement.
Botox also has several widely recognized therapeutic uses including controlling excessive sweating and providing relief from headaches.
Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane also work on wrinkles and depressions in the face, but in a different way. Rather than limiting the movement of the muscle, these injectable fillers are injected into lines on the face. There, they provide youthful volume and add to a more smooth appearance.
Additionally, these injectables can be used for other facial contouring procedures and are often a part of lip augmentation, giving fullness to thin lips.
Juvederm and Restylane are both comprised of hyaluronic acid, similar to the same component present in your skin. This hyaluronic acid provides necessary hydration to your skin, supporting a more youthful volume and structure.
Radiesse is made up of calcium microspheres. Like the components in other fillers, these microspheres support a more youthful looking face with decreased lines and wrinkles. Fillers like Radiesse are often thought of as a sort of scaffolding for the skin.
Dr. Proffitt does not use Radiesse and Restylane, but prefers to use Juvederm as Juvederm has been shown to have more lasting effects.
Treatments to Diminish Common Skin Issues
Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing treatments also work to reduce signs of aging. By removing dead, dull outer layers of skin, a more smooth and vibrant looking face is possible. Additionally, they can correct common skin ailments such as:
- some scarring
- age spots
- uneven skin tone and texture
Chemical peels are a solution that is applied to the face in Dr. Proffitt’s Mobile plastic surgery practice. It works over a short period of time to remove the dead skin cells.
Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing all incorporate tools and techniques that slough off these skin cells more directly.
Any of these treatments can be applied to correct skin issues on the face, neck and chest. Some patients may also undergo treatments for the hands, often to remove signs of aging like age spots.
Latisse for Fuller Eyelashes
Dr. Proffitt also offers treatment for thin or inadequate lashes called Latisse. This at-home application is administered once nightly by the patient and over a period of several weeks, results in longer, fuller and more beautiful lashes. Patients who used Latisse as directed reported a 78% increase in the prominence of their eyelashes, on average.
Those who struggle with visible spider veins on the legs may undergo sclerotherapy. This injection based treatment causes veins to collapse and disappear from view. While sclerotherapy does not guarantee that new veins cannot appear elsewhere, any veins treated with sclerotherapy should no longer be visible.
Fat Injections For Filling Deep Wrinkles And Lip Augmentation
Using your own fat as filler for wrinkles has become an increasingly more popular procedure and is used commonly instead of Botox or Juvederm. Many people decide to use fat to restore lost volume to many parts of their body including the lips, cheeks and even the back of their hands. During the procedure, fat is taken from the patient’s buttocks, abdomen or thighs, purified and injected directly into the area to be filled. Both the donor and recipient sites are numbed before the fat is harvested and injected. Fat injections often have a more lasting result when contrasted with Botox or Juvederm. Before your procedure, Dr. Proffitt and his staff will go over the best options available to you to get the results that you want.
To learn more about using fat injections to smooth out wrinkles, please contact our Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery practice, where Dr. Proffitt and his staff are eager to hear from you. If you would like to learn about upcoming specials on fat injections in Mobile, Alabama, please join our mailing list.
Lip Augmentation With Fat Transfer
For patients who want fuller lips, augmentation with fat transfer is a fantastic alternative to fillers. Lip augmentation with fat transfer utilizes your body’s own tissue to help you get that soft, natural look that you desire. Lip augmentation with fat transfer involves taking fat from one area of your body, such as the buttocks, hips, abdomen or thighs, purifying it and injecting it into your lips. Both the donor and recipient sites are numbed before the fat is harvested and injected. Fat injections often last longer than traditional fillers.
To learn more about lip augmentation using fat transfer, please contact our Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery practice, where Dr. Proffitt and his staff are eager to hear from you. If you would like to learn about upcoming specials on lip augmentation using fat transfer on the gulf coast in Mobile, Alabama, please join our mailing list.
Juvederm For Lip Augmentation
Juvederm is a great way to get the youthful look you want with minimum downtime. Juvederm is used to take care of skin imperfections such as wrinkles, deep folds, lip enhancement and improve facial features. Dr. Proffitt uses Juvederm XC (Juvederm with lidocaine) which provides enhanced comfort during injections. A topical anesthetic may also be used to provide additional comfort. Once injected, Juvederm can be sculpted to get a natural and beautiful result. The procedure only takes a few minutes depending on the area being injected.
To learn more about Juvederm, please contact our Mobile, Alabama plastic surgery practice, where Dr. Proffitt and his staff are eager to hear from you. If you would like to learn about upcoming specials on Juvederm on the gulf coast in Mobile, Alabama, please join our mailing list.
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Proffitt about a non-surgical treatment or cosmetic surgery in Mobile, please call 251-344-0322.