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The Ultimate Guide to Facial Rejuvenation Part 2: The Transformative Power of Non-surgical Treatments

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, the world of non-surgical treatments can be a treasure trove of opportunities. This category of cosmetic enhancements has revolutionized the way we address signs of aging, unveiling numerous options to refresh and revive your appearance without invasive procedures and extensive recoveries.

In part 1 of our Guide to Facial Rejuvenation, we discussed comprehensive skin care regimens as the foundation of youthful skin. Today, let’s delve into the non-surgical procedures offered at Plastic Surgery Austin: Botox, chemical peels and dermal fillers. Each of these treatments carries a unique potential to enhance your features and rejuvenate your skin.

Embrace a Wrinkle-Free You With Botox and Other Neuromodulators

Botox, the Original Tried-and-True Neuromodulator

Aging gracefully is no longer just a pipe dream, thanks to Botox. This FDA-approved treatment softens the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines caused by years of repeated facial expressions and muscle movements like frowning and squinting. Botox works by relaxing the specific muscles that cause these lines, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance. 

Botox is often used to treat areas such as:

  • The forehead
  • Around the eyes
  • Between the eyebrows

However, Botox can address more than just wrinkles; it can also help reduce excessive sweating, certain types of migraines and cervical dystonia (a condition characterized by painful contraction of the neck muscles). 

The Botox Treatment Process

The predetermined amount of Botox (measured in units) is carefully injected into the targeted area(s) of your face. The entire process typically takes about 10 to 15 minutes, with no recovery time needed, making it a popular “lunchtime treatment.”

Discover the Benefits of Dysport and Xeomin at milk + honey®

At milk + honey®, a leading medical spa under the guidance of our esteemed Medical Director, Dr. Sharma, we understand that each person’s skin is unique and requires personalized care. That’s why we proudly offer Dysport and Xeomin, other FDA-approved treatments that provide alternatives for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation.

Dysport: A Fresh Approach to Skin Rejuvenation

Dysport works similarly to Botox by relaxing facial muscles to soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While Botox and Dysport are both derivatives of botulinum toxin type A, there are subtle differences in their formulations that may make Dysport a better choice for some individuals. Dysport tends to spread a little more, making it a particularly effective choice for treating larger areas of the skin. Plus, Dysport may start to show results a bit earlier than Botox, usually within two to three days post-treatment.

Xeomin: The Pure, Naked Injectable

Xeomin, often dubbed the “naked injectable,” stands out from Botox and Dysport due to its unique purification process. While Botox and Dysport contain additional proteins, Xeomin is stripped of all accessory proteins and consists only of the active ingredient. This makes it a great choice for individuals who have developed resistance to Botox or Dysport due to the formation of antibodies against these additional proteins. 

At Plastic Surgery Austin and milk + honey, our approach is always client-focused. Dr. Sharma and our expert team are dedicated to delivering a tailored experience, ensuring the most effective and suitable treatment for your specific needs. Whether it’s Botox, Dysport, Xeomin or another non-surgical treatment, we are here to help you embrace a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Reveal Radiant Skin With Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are another effective weapon in the battle against signs of aging and skin damage. This non-surgical treatment involves one of our specialists applying a chemical solution to your skin that exfoliates the damaged outer layers. The result is refreshed, glowing skin with diminished signs of sun damage and aging, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars and fine lines.

Lighter peels gently exfoliate the skin, providing a refreshing glow with minimal downtime. More intensive peels delve deeper into the skin, addressing more pronounced issues, but may require a longer recovery period.

Enjoy a Painless Experience With the VI Peel 

At Plastic Surgery Austin, we offer the VI Peel, renowned as the inaugural “painless chemical peel.” This meticulously formulated solution produces smoother skin with a more even complexion. The VI Peel’s benefits extend beyond repairing the skin; it also provides a protective shield against future skin damage. 

VI Peel Boosters

For those with particular skin challenges, the VI Peel can be enhanced with a specially formulated booster, such as:

  • VI Peel with Precision: An enhanced variant of the original VI Peel but with a higher concentration designed to address advanced signs of aging and bolster skin protection.
  • VI Peel with Precision Plus: Formulated to tackle hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, this booster brightens the skin, reduces uneven pigmentation and smooths rough textures.
  • VI Peel PURIFY: Specifically designed for acne-prone skin, this booster opens pores, removes dead skin cells, eliminates acne-causing bacteria and soothes inflammation.
  • VI Peel PURIFY with Precision Plus: Targeted toward acne scars and hyperpigmentation, this booster peel helps to brighten dark areas, smooth skin texture and calm any residual inflammation and redness from acne.

Smoothing Wrinkles and Restoring Facial Volume With Dermal Fillers

As we age, the natural substances that provide our skin with volume and elasticity decrease. This can lead to signs of aging like wrinkles, hollow cheeks and eyes, and thinning lips. However, dermal fillers can restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles and bring back your youthful facial contours.

Juvéderm® Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Long-Lasting Results 

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected under the skin. At Plastic Surgery Austin, we utilize Juvéderm fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. These fillers not only revitalize aging skin instantly, but they also trigger the production of collagen, a protein responsible for skin elasticity. From smoothing nasolabial folds to enhancing lip volume, these injectables offer a wide range of aesthetic improvements. 

Dr. Sharma presents a complete range of the Juvéderm® family of hyaluronic acid fillers, each targeting different facial enhancement needs:

Juvéderm® XC

This original Juvéderm formulation aims to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, imparting a natural, youthful look that lasts up to a year.

Juvéderm Volbella® XC

This filler is ideal for softening perioral lines (lipstick lines) and enhancing lip fullness. Results typically last up to a year.

Juvéderm® Ultra XC

Juvéderm Ultra XC can smooth moderate to severe lines around the mouth and nose while plumping thin or aging lips, with effects lasting up to a year.

Juvéderm Vollure™ XC

A solution for moderate to severe lines or wrinkles around the mouth (nasolabial folds), this filler adds volume to the skin for a revitalized appearance that lasts up to a year.

Juvéderm Voluma® XC

Specially designed to address aging contours in the midface, such as drooping or hollow cheeks, Juvéderm Voluma XC provides natural-looking results that can last up to two years.

Dermal Filler Treatment Process and Results

Dermal filler treatments typically involve two to three injections performed several weeks apart. Many people choose fillers for facial rejuvenation because of the negligible downtime involved and the extremely low incidence of significant side effects. These injectables offer a quick and easy pathway to a more youthful appearance with long-lasting results.

Which Non-invasive Treatment Is Right for You?

While these treatments are non-surgical, they are still medical procedures and should be performed by qualified professionals. At Plastic Surgery Austin, our experienced providers are committed to delivering the best results in a safe, comfortable environment. We will work with you to understand your aesthetic desires, evaluate your skin condition and recommend treatments that align with your goals.

Today, non-surgical facial rejuvenation is more than a trend. It’s an expression of self-care, a testimony to the beauty of aging gracefully and a testament to the wonders of modern aesthetics. It’s about choosing to honor your skin, accentuate your natural beauty and unveil your best self.

Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Skin Without Surgery in Austin

Your smoother, more supple skin and even complexion await you at Plastic Surgery Austin. Whether you’re considering a neuromodulator (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin), a chemical peel or dermal fillers, we’re here to help you make informed decisions and guide you on your path to radiant, youthful skin.

Contact us today at 512-838-3658 or reach out online, and let’s explore the best non-surgical treatment to achieve your aesthetic vision.


Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.