Want to help turn back time but don’t have a lot of time? Consider a quick and easy visit to my office. Using an extensive array of highly advanced procedures and techniques, I can have you looking younger, smoother and fresher in no time—without surgery, right in my office. Many of my patients have taken advantage of these cosmetic “quickies,” sometimes on their lunch break, and they love the results!
10 in-office touch-ups that will have you looking firmer in a flash.
1. Decrease the droop
If you want to firm up droopy skin in the face, jowls, and neck, applying laser treatments is an effective method. These highly-specialized treatments (such as Fraxel) deliver laser energy deep into the skin, causing thermal reaction that stimulates collagen production. This added collagen firms up loose and sagging areas. The results are impressive—most patients see significantly tauter skin within 6 months.
2. Dramatically reduce small lines
To diminish facial lines, the new hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane excel at filling in fine lines around the lips and “crow's feet” around the eyes.
3. The 10-minute nose job
This popular procedure can take years off your face in about 10 minutes! With age, the nose tends to flatten and widen, but a quick, easy way to counteract this is to reshape it with a filler. A hyaluronic acid filler (such as Perlane, Juvéderm or Restylane) injected into the dorsum (the bony line down the center of the nose) helps slim the nose and correct bumps and imperfections. In addition, Botox can be added under the tip of the nose for a more youthful profile.
4. Lift your neck, which lifts your face
Think of this as a nonsurgical facelift. Neck muscles can enlarge and protrude as a person gets older, resulting in thick, tight neck cords. These muscles are connected to the superficial muscles of the face, which in time can cause your neck to actually pull your face downward. A treatment of Botox relaxes the neck muscles which in turn, softens the wrinkles, lessens the cords and lifts the face.
5. Painlessly fix spider veins
Lasers such as the Vbeam can treat the small spider veins around your nose and cheeks. These treatments deliver an intense but gentle burst of concentrated light into the skin. Each treatment takes just minutes and is often effective in just one sitting.
6. Change the angry look
Botox can greatly reduce the anger lines between your brows, only takes a few minutes and lasts for months.
7. Enjoy prettier earlobes
Skin sags as we age, and the earlobes are no exception. Because so many women wear heavy earrings, the ear lobes are often the first thing to droop. To plump them up, I often use a hyaluronic acid filler. A tiny injection in each lobe gives the ears an immediate lift that can last from 6 months to a year.
8. Fix a mistake
Sometimes injectable fillers are injected in the wrong place, making the face appear off-balance. Unfortunately, some long-lasting fillers such as calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) last for a year and cannot be removed easily. But with hyaluronic acid fillers (Perlane, Juvéderm and Restylane), I can inject an enzyme that dissolves the filler within 24 hours, returning the skin to its pre-procedure appearance.
9. Brighten your skin and fight cancer, too
Moderately to severely sun-damaged skin can look transformed after 2 or 3 sessions with a fractionated laser. Used by plastic surgeons to brighten the skin and eliminate sun damage to the face, legs and arms. In addition, new research shows that nonablative fractional laser treatment that lightens clusters of pigment on the face and chest shows significant potential as a remedy for precancerous cells, as well as a way to improve skin tone and fine lines.
10. Even out skin tone in minutes
Fraxel, a non-ablative laser, is one of the most effective ways to reverse sun damage and hyperpigmentation. After the first treatment there will be some peeling, like a light sunburn, then you will see some improvement. Ideally, three or four treatments are required to achieve a full result.
Does a quick touch-up procedure interest you?
If you are considering having one of the cosmetic procedures I describe above, please contact me for a free consultation. I have performed hundreds of these procedures and am highly experienced in this specialized type of plastic surgery. I am happy to meet with you, answer your questions, and discuss how these “lunch break” techniques can achieve the beautiful results you desire.
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With years of experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, he consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body.