Many patients visit our office with hopes of regaining their youthful appearance. There are several facial rejuvenation treatments that can turn back the hands of time – without surgery. These nonsurgical procedures offer major benefit with minimal downtime, and most procedures can be done in as little as 15 minutes.
The first step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Years of education, training and experience enable plastic surgeons to offer a full range of solutions – both surgical and nonsurgical. At Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Bernacki will meet with you during the consultation to understand your medical history, discuss your concerns and goals, then provide options and answer any questions. The doctor will determine which facial rejuvenation treatments you’re a candidate for and help you make an informed decision. We’ll also provide a pricing estimate before scheduling your procedure(s). Typically, cosmetic treatments are not covered by insurance.
The best way to keep your face looking young and healthy is by following a skincare regimen. It’s important that you cleanse and protect your skin to maintain moisture and elasticity. Using sunscreen every day is a must – regardless of the weather. Sunscreen protects your skin and face from the harmful effects of UV rays that cause dryness, wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer. Our office carries the Obagi line of skin care. We believe it is one of the best skin care lines on the market and use it ourselves!
One of the most popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments is Botox. Botox is effective for reducing wrinkles in the forehead, crows’ feet and frown lines. Dr. Bernacki typically recommends 20-30 units of Botox to start, at a cost of around $300. The results of Botox injections can be seen in 5-7 days and last 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers are gaining in popularity and diversifying into varying products for specific treatment areas. Fillers are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a soft injectable gel and are used to add volume to cheeks and lips and/or lift grooves and wrinkles from the face. Our most popular dermal fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and our brand-new product – RHA – made to allow for natural facial movement. While dermal fillers are typically a bigger investment than Botox, the results last longer – typically 6-18 months.
Another minimally invasive procedure to rewind the clock is laser treatment. Our office uses two very effective lasers – profractional and BBL. The Profractional laser makes tiny holes in the skin, then uses heat to tighten the skin. This treatment is effective for thin, sagging skin under the eyes. The BBL (broadband light laser) treats skin discoloration and scarring, including age spots and redness/hyperpigmentation. Laser treatments typically take 15 minutes and results last at least 3 months.
The latest nonsurgical treatment at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists is Subnovii, a plasma pen designed to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin. The results are tighter, toned skin with less appearance of wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Downtime for the Subnovii procedure is 5-7 days with results lasting 2-3 years.
If you’re ready for a tune up and want to look more youthful, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bernacki today!