Non-Surgical Procedures in Cerritos

Many factors can have a significant effect on your skin and the development of the visible signs of aging, including sun exposure, photodamage, genetics, significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and age.

Collagen and elastin are two primary protein molecules that provide structure and elasticity to your skin. As you age, your body produces less of these molecules, which affects the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

You might think that plastic surgery is the only way to address these concerns. However, non-surgical procedures in Cerritos at The Waltzman Institute may be able to help you achieve your goals without undergoing a plastic surgery procedure.

How Can Non-Surgical Procedures Help?

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures offer a variety of benefits, including reducing wrinkles, adding volume, and promoting collagen production and skin renewal.

These treatments are usually quick, minimally invasive, and require less downtime and recovery than surgery. While these benefits make them an attractive option when you are seeking cosmetic improvements, they work best on individuals with mild to moderate cosmetic concerns. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures offer a convenient and effective way to achieve your goals with minimal disruption to your daily life.

What Are My Non-Surgical Procedure Options?

A variety of non-surgical procedure options in Cerritos could address your cosmetic concerns. Below is a list of treatments recommended by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman and available from the aesthetic nurses at The Waltzman Institute.

However, this is not an all-inclusive list. If you have cosmetic concerns you would like addressed without surgery, we encourage you to call our office today to learn more about our full menu of options.

Dermal Fillers

These injectable treatments can be used to restore volume and improve facial contours. Dermal fillers can be made from a variety of substances, including hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L lactic acid. JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are popular dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to provide a natural-looking result in lips, cheeks, and undereye hollows. The results are typically immediate and can last from several months to over a year.

Other types of dermal fillers include RHA® (resilient hyaluronic acid) and Sculptra®. RHA is particularly effective in areas of the face that experience consistent movement with facial expressions, such as around the mouth and eyes.

Sculptra uses a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production. After injections, you see gradual volume restoration with results that can last up to two years.

Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle relaxers, also called neuromodulators, are popular non-surgical treatments to help reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. The products use botulinum toxin type A, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

The injections temporarily paralyze the treated muscles and prevent them from contracting. This addresses dynamic wrinkles or those that are caused by facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most well-known and has been widely used for decades to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.

Dysport® and JEUVEAU® are very similar to BOTOX and work in an identical fashion.  The type of neurotoxin you receive will be discussed by your injector.  Each treatment typically takes 20 minutes or fewer and the results are visible within a few days.

CoolSculpting

This non-invasive body contouring treatment uses a process called cryolipolysis. The process was designed by scientists at Harvard University to target and freeze fat cells, which your body then naturally eliminates. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and primarily used to treat areas of fat over the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and under the chin that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most people see results within three weeks, and the most significant changes are seen after the first three months.

Chemical Peels

This process improves skin texture, tone, and appearance. A chemical solution is applied to the skin triggering controlled exfoliation and peeling. Chemical peels can be superficial, medium, or deep depth.

The depth of the peel is determined by the cosmetic concerns that need to be addressed and your skin type. Chemical peels can address fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation. After treatment, you may experience some redness and peeling as new skin emerges. The extent of the exfoliation and peeling depends on the depth of the chemical peel.

Dermaplaning

This non-surgical procedure in Cerritos exfoliates the top layers of skin and removes the fine hair sometimes referred to as “peach fuzz.” Our aesthetic nurses use a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape the outermost layer of dead skin cells and hair to leave a smoother, brighter complexion.

The procedure generally takes 30 minutes, and there is minimal discomfort and no downtime. With multiple procedures, dermaplaning can help improve the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. Regular sessions every three to four weeks can maintain the benefits of this gentle technique.

Hydrafacials

This popular treatment is known for deep cleaning, exfoliating, and hydrating benefits. Hydrafacials use a multi-step process to clean, extract impurities, and deliver intensive serums into the skin. This can help address fine lines, wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture. The process is painless, usually takes 45-60 minutes, and has no recovery time.

Lip Enhancements

Lip enhancements are sought by people who want to improve fullness, shape, and symmetry. The most common method uses dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid. These add volume, smooth out fine lines around the mouth, and improve the natural shape of the lips. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes, and the results are immediate, lasting from six months to over a year depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s metabolism.

SkinPen® Microneedling

This minimally invasive surgical procedure addresses skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. The device contains fine needles that create controlled micro-injuries on the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the natural healing process and promote collagen and elastin production. The procedure usually takes 30 minutes and can be performed on the face, neck, and chest.

Patients typically experience slight redness and swelling similar to a sunburn, which subsides within a few days. Improvements are noticeable after a few sessions and continued improvement is experienced over several months as collagen production increases.

Learn More About Non-Surgical Procedures in Cerritos

You could achieve impressive changes to your skin tone, texture, and appearance without invasive plastic surgery. Your options are simple and effective when begun when there are mild to moderate cosmetic concerns. We encourage you to call and schedule a consultation to learn more about the non-surgical procedures in Cerritos that can meet your needs.