What Non-Surgical Treatments Will Improve the Appearance of Aging and Sun-Damaged Skin?

Aging, gravity, sun exposure, pollution exposure and hereditary factors can all cause visible signs of damage on the face. Skin may start to lose elasticity and sag. Wrinkles form. Brown or dark spots appear on the skin.

Fortunately for those who are not yet ready to pursue plastic surgery, Dr. Joshua Greenwald, a leading New York City plastic surgeon, offers non-surgical cosmetic treatments in addition to his advanced plastic surgery techniques to improve signs of aging and skin damage. Often, patients who receive non-surgical cosmetic treatments from Dr. Greenwald are able to postpone plastic surgery for many years. Here are several non-surgical cosmetic treatment options designed to make patients look and feel rejuvenated.

Injectable Cosmetic Treatments

Botox. Botox is one of the most common injectable cosmetic treatments on the market. During treatment, Dr. Greenwald injects Botox into facial wrinkles and creases. This injectable substance temporarily suspends muscle activity in the treated area, improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles for about six months.

Juvederm. Dr. Greenwald injects Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid-based gel, into folds and wrinkles on the face, filling out pesky creases in the treated area and consequently creating a smoother appearance. Juvederm also supplements the body’s existing hyaluronic acid, a sugar that is crucial for maintaining skin’s elasticity. The results of this injectable cosmetic treatment last about six to nine months — until the body naturally absorbs the compound.

Restylane. Restylane is similar to Juvederm in that it is also an HA-based injectable substance that Dr. Greenwald uses to add volume to facial wrinkles, creases and deep nasolabial folds (the parenthetical-looking lines that run from nose to mouth). Results from cosmetic treatment with Restylane last about six months.

Radiesse. Dr. Greenwald uses Radiesse, another injectable filler, to treat wrinkles and folds on the face. Radiesse is unique because it is one of the only non-toxic and non-allergenic injectable fillers on the market, so Dr. Greenwald can use it to treat patients who are sensitive to injectable cosmetic treatments.

Laser Treatment with the Fraxel DUAL Laser

In addition to providing a plethora of injectable cosmetic treatment options, Dr. Greenwald can also treat aging or damaged facial skin with the Fraxel DUAL laser system. During treatment, Dr. Greenwald uses laser technology to resurface the skin by stimulating collagen growth in deeper layers of tissue, rejuvenating skin from the inside out.

To learn more about your non-surgical cosmetic treatment options, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald, please contact his office by calling (914) 421-0113 or (212) 518-1642.