After a summer of sunbathing in South Beach, most of us could use a little bit of TLC on our skin. Whether you’re looking to smooth fine lines, minimize pores, or tighten and re-surface, there’s a non-invasive treatment option to fix any problem. But with so many options ranging from Botox to Fraxel and beyond, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To help you select the best course of action—and put your best face forward this holiday season—Haute Living chatted with famed Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jhonny Salomon about the latest trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
What are the latest non-invasive treatments for women considering facial rejuvenation?
For most women in their thirties and forties, Botox is usually an integral part of that treatment. It treats forehead lines, frown lines, and crows feet. Botox can also be used to lift the corners of the mouth, and even on the neck to some degree.
Describe the different types of fillers available to patients.
There are intermediate, long-term, and permanent fillers. Intermediate fillers, which last for up to seven months, include Restylane and Juvederm. Long-term fillers include Voluma and Radiesse. Permanent fillers are also great as non-invasive treatments because you can treat the lower part of the face completely. You can treat nasolabial folds and forehead lines, and even correct the lateral aspects of the face.
What techniques are used to tighten and resurface the skin?
Thermage is a radio frequency technology that I use to help patients tighten their skin. I often suggest laser treatments, such as Fraxal and Fractional CO2, to clients interested skin resurfacing. This course of treatment involves using a laser to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, age spots, acne scars, skin blemishes, and hyper-pigmentation layer by layer.