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Which Non-Surgical Facial Procedure is Right for You?

Which Non-Surgical Facial Procedure is Right for You?

Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure represents a major commitment of time and money. For those seeking a simple, safe, and cost-effective solution to enhance their facial features, there are many options beyond traditional surgery.

Non-surgical cosmetic facial procedures are popular thanks to their convenience, minimal downtime, and impressive results. Some of the most popular treatments include laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, and neurotoxin injections, which can address a range of cosmetic concerns and help individuals achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Let’s explore each of these treatments in more detail to discover which options could be right for you.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are a range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures that use focused light energy to target specific areas of the skin. They can be used to address a range of cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and acne scars. There are several types of laser treatments available, each with its own benefits and risks.

  • MicroLaserPeel is a treatment that precisely removes a thin layer of skin. Thanks to its low depth of penetration, this procedure can greatly improve skin texture, tone, and luminosity with little pain or discomfort. In most cases, patients feel comfortable enough to return to work in 3 to 4 days following treatment. Obvious improvement in tone, texture, and color evenness is also typically obvious within that same time frame.
  • Laser resurfacing is a treatment that works by creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote collagen production. This treatment can help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and even out skin tone. Side effects may include some redness, swelling, and peeling in the days following treatment.
  • Phototherapy uses light energy to target pigmentation irregularities, such as sunspots and age spots, and scarring from acne. This treatment can also help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Phototherapy is less invasive than some other laser treatments and typically has minimal downtime.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to add volume and fullness to the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. They are typically made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found in the body and helps to maintain skin hydration and elasticity. There are several types of dermal fillers available, each with its own unique properties.

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm, RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid), and Restylane, are the most commonly used type of dermal filler. They are versatile and can be used to treat a variety of areas, including the lips, cheeks, and under-eye area. These fillers typically last between 6-12 months, depending on the specific product used and the area treated. Your physician can recommend and administer the right filler to achieve your desired results.


Neurotoxins, such as Botox and Jeuveau, are injectable substances that are used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. They are commonly used to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Neurotoxins work by blocking nerve signals to the muscles, which reduces their ability to contract and form wrinkles.

Neurotoxins are a popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment due to their ability to provide quick and effective results. They typically last between 3-6 months, depending on the specific product used and the area treated. They may cause some temporary side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and muscle weakness.

Interested in enhancing the appearance of your face? Our patients have a wide range of non-surgical options to achieve their desired look and address cosmetic concerns without undergoing surgery. If you’re considering one of these procedures or would like to learn more, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Walter Bernacki will help you select the best option to reach your goals and achieve a refreshed, natural look.