Innovations in non-surgical cosmetic techniques and technology have led to the emergence of several procedures that completely avoid the need for plastic surgery and yet deliver safe and satisfactory results. These procedures may be used independently or in combination with other surgical or non-surgical treatments, depending on the patient’s requirements.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by experienced and board certified plastic surgeons, provides various invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures for the face, body, and breasts. Patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive these treatments at VIPS.
Skin in the face, neck, and décolletage may begin to sag as a person ages, or due to sun exposure, heredity, and other factors. To restore tighter and firmer skin in these areas, patients may choose Ultherapy, which is a completely non-invasive treatment designed to lift sagging skin. This FDA-cleared procedure is based on the proven ultrasound technology.
Controlled application of ultrasound energy is safe and gentle on the sensitive areas of the face, including the eyebrow area and under the chin. The treatment can improve structural support to the skin without harming the external skin layers.
Infini non-invasive treatment employs radio frequency (RF) energy to treat skin laxity, facial signs of aging and other skin imperfections without involving plastic surgery. The Infini device is used to direct RF energy to the deeper skin layers in the affected areas. It will help to create fresh volume in the depleted tissue, resulting in smoother and tighter skin on the outside.
Infini involves the use of gold coated, insulated micro needles, which will produce high precision fractionated Thermal Coagulation Points (TCPs) at the optimal depths within the deeper skin layers.
Photoaging or sun damage can cause numerous skin imperfections on the face, which can be improved with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. Conditions such as age spots, sun spots, irregular skin tone, pigmentation, coarse skin texture, spider veins, rosacea, melasma, enlarged pores and wrinkles and fine lines can be gently addressed with non-invasive IPL therapy.
The gentle and controlled heat generated through IPL device will penetrate the deeper skin layers to trigger the photo rejuvenation process and treat the effects of sun damage and natural aging. Acne scars and skin discoloration can also be addressed with IPL.
Juvederm XC, Belotero Balance, Restylane and Perlane are all FDA approved facial dermal filler injections offered by VIPS to treat facial wrinkles, creases, and fine lines. These are all hyaluronic acid based fillers, which is a biocompatible substance found naturally in the body. Juvederm XC is designed to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in the face.
Belotero Balance, Restylane and Perlane may also be used to treat facial aging lines by adding volume to the saggy or depleted areas. The injectable treatments may be used independently or in conjunction with other invasive or non-invasive facial procedures. Results with these injectable fillers can usually last for about six to 12 months. Dedicated plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for these procedures.
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