The answer is yes. And no.
Yes, because Botox, fillers and now the cutting-edge, radio frequency technology, ThermiRase, can achieve amazing results for patients seeking non or minimally invasive treatments for aging around the eyes and upper portion of the face. Botox and Dysport have become synonymous with a wrinkle-free forehead and the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox injected into the lateral brow region can create some lift. Strategically placed filler in the temples and around they eyes can create a lifted and more youthful appearance as well.
ThermiRase is quickly becoming on of our practice’s most popular minimally-invasive procedure. It utilizes radio frequency to ablate the nerves that cause wrinkling in the forehead and can last up to two years. For our patients who are not ready for a surgical forehead lift and tightening, this has become the go-to procedure. The results from it have been equated to those of a mini brow lift as the forehead is totally smooth after. During a minimally invasive ThermiRase procedure, the heat generated by radio-frequency targets specific tissues in the underlying skin, ablating the motor nerve which causes facial wrinkles. This process involves the use of a small probe that generates radio-frequency heat. After mapping out the target muscle and nerves, I will gently insert the radio-frequency probe beneath the skin and use low level energy impulses to purposefully disrupt the wrinkle-causing muscles. Like Botox, ThermiRase prevents facial muscles from full function, but patients can expect results as astounding as they are beautiful.
No, because for the non-“in-betweener” patients, those who are in the more advanced stages of aging, then a surgical eye or brow lift will be the most successful way to address excess skin and sagging. Also, everything discussed above is only temporary and results will fade over time. Those seeking a more permanent solution may need to seek a more aggressive and longer lasting surgical procedure.
Are you interested in how Dr. Honrado can utilize Botox, fillers and ThermiRase can help you achieve your facial rejuvenation goals? If so, please call our offices today! 310.286.0043.