CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

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CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing Frequently Asked Questions – 

CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments are faster, more comfortable, and require less downtime than other laser resurfacing systems. This powerful and versatile laser can address a wide variety of skin concerns – from wrinkles, to pigmentation, to scars and more.

In this article Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers our patient’s most frequently asked questions about CO2RE laser skin resurfacing.

What does CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treat?

The CO2RE laser is extremely versatile – making it “one stop shopping” for anti-aging and skin resurfacing. It treat a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage, such as brown spots or “age spots”
  • Rough & uneven skin texture
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Pitted acne scars and pock marks
  • Raised keloid and hypertrophic scars

How does CO2RE laser skin resurfacing work?

The CO2RE laser is so named because it is a fractional CO2 laser. But what makes it unique is that is utilizes dual laser waves that can be adjusted to treat both the superficial (epidermis) and deep (dermis) layers of skin simultaneously.

This integrated dual laser works two ways. First, it performs “ablative” resurfacing treatments to strip away the thin, top layer of aged, damaged skin – revealing fresh, healthy skin beneath.

And, the fractional laser component works by creating micro-channels in the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates collagen production and cell renewal for repair of skin damage.

Is CO2RE laser skin resurfacing safe?

Yes. The CO2RE laser really is the “gold standard” in skin resurfacing. It is FDA cleared for more than 90 uses across many medical specialties from aesthetics, to dermatology, gynecology and more.

More than 52 million patients have had wrinkle reduction treatments with the CO2RE laser. And, more than 15 million patients have received CO2RE pigmentation treatment, with another 15 million having CO2RE scar reduction procedures.

What are the advantages of CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

CO2RE is a powerful and versatile, yet gentle, fractional CO2 laser with energy waves that can be adjusted for each patient, to treat both superficial and deep skin tissue simultaneously.

As a result, CO2RE is faster, more comfortable and requires less recovery time than traditional laser skin resurfacing.

Am I good candidate for CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

CO2RE fractional laser resurfacing is ideal for almost any man or woman who desires either smoother and/or younger-looking skin without the prolonged downtime of older laser treatments.

Ideal candidates for CO2RE treatment have mild, moderate or severe sun damage, age/dark spots, wrinkles and lines, rough skin texture, unwanted pigmentation or visible scars.

How many CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments will I need?

Typically patients achieve the skin resurfacing results they desire after only a single treatment.

When will I see results after CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

Initially results will become visible once the skin has healed from the procedure. For light treatments, this typically only takes 2 to 3 days. Deeper skin resurfacing treatments may require up to 2 weeks of healing, before the initial improvements appear.

The skin will look softer, smoother and have less unwanted pigment. And, over time, the results will continue to improve for several months, as the skin regeneration process takes place.

Lines, wrinkles, age/dark spots, scars and uneven skin texture will continue to show improvement for up to six months as the body produces new collagen and elastin and repairs previous skin damage.

How long will CO2RE laser skin resurfacing results last?

There are a number of factors that will determine how long CO2RE skin resurfacing results will last including the patient’s age, genetics, overall health, lifestyle and how well the patient cares for their skin after treatment.

However, wrinkle reduction results can last several years. And improvement in the appearance of scaring and pigmentation is expected to be more or less permanent!

What is the recovery period after CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

Immediately following the procedure, patients experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, that will dissipate in several hours.

For lighter treatments, recovery can only take a couple of days, while deeper and more intense treatments may need 10 to 14 days to heal completely. Peeling of the dead skin cells from most treatments will begin after about 4 or 5 days, and the natural exfoliation may continue to last for 7 to 10 days.

Dr. Ali will discuss your unique treatment with you so you know what to expect from your healing process.

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Troy, MI Area

If you would like to get reduce wrinkles and lines, smooth skin, or get rid of age spots and unwanted pigmentation, schedule a CO2RE laser skin resurfacing consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area today. This remarkable skin resurfacing and  wrinkle reduction technology can turn back time for a younger, more beautiful, you! 

Troy, MI Area Laser Skin Resurfacing: 248-335-7200

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Perhaps nothing “ages” a person more dramatically than sagging facial skin. One of the number one questions we get from our patients at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is how to tighten facial skin.

The good news is that many new products and technologies can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.

Why Facial Skin Gets Saggy

Before we delve into how to tighten facial skin, it is important to understand why the skin on the face sags and droops as we age.

Sagging facial skin is due to three age-related reasons: loss of collagen, loss of elastin and loss of fat.

As skin ages, it decreases production of two important proteins – elastin and collagen. Elastin is what gives skin elasticity – or the ability to “snap back” in place when stretched. Collagen, on the other hand, is comprised of tightly-constructed fibers that maintain the skins structure and firmness.

And subcutaneous fat – fat beneath the skin – keeps facial skin plump and tight.

While elastin, collagen and facial fat decline as people age, external factors over time can also accelerate the sagging, including: heredity, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke and alcohol.

7 Facial Skin Tightening Treatments:

#1. Skin Tightening Skincare Products

Properly nourishing the skin can help provide the essential elements needed to maintain elastin and collagen production. And, the good news, is that this can be done at home using facial skin tightening products from our online store.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI we offer both Allastin  and ZO by Obagi skin care products that help tighten facial skin, both of which can be purchase through our online store.

For example Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the skin with a unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin. And ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum is formulated with plant and enzymatically derived growth factors, clinically proven to improve skin firmness and elasticity.

#2. Skin Tightening Dermalinfusion

For more intensive infusion of nutrients into the skin we offer skin tightening Dermalinfusion. After exfoliation, nutrient-containing serums penetrate deep into the skin to help support the skin’s natural ability to produce new healthy collagen and elastin, for younger-looking, supple skin.

#3. Skin Tightening Microneedling

Microneedling works on the same principle as fractional lasers. Numerous tiny wounds are created throughout the skin with ultrafine microneedles. As the skin goes into action to repair these micro-wounds, it stimulates the produce of new collagen and elastin.

The new collagen and elastin production remodel the skin by filling in lines, wrinkles and scars, while improving tone and elasticity – visibly tightening facial skin.

#4. Skin Tightening ThermiSmooth

ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive, non-ablative radiofrequency skin-tightening technology that uses a specially designed hand piece to gently treat the skin with controlled heat energy.

ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency heat waves stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen – which strengthens, thickens and tightens facial skin for a younger appearance.

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Facial Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Birmingham, MI Facial Skin Tightening: 248-335-7200

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 2)

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 2)

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, Mi offers the newest and most innovative products, treatments and technologies that can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.

In this two part article renowned Birmingham, Mi plastic surgeon Dr. ALi shares the top 7 ways to tighten facial skin for a younger and more attractive appearance.

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#5. Profound to Tighten Facial Skin

One of the news and most exciting treatments to tighten facial skin is state-of-the-art Profound. This revolutionary technology not only tightens facial skin and improves elasticity, it also reduces wrinkles, and creates more volume, and “plumpness”.

Profound also utilizes radiofrequency energy combined with microneedling to activate the skin’s healing processes and regenerate production of collagen and elastin.

Profound is so effective at facial skin tightening that it is often called a “non-surgical facelift”. Profound is especially effective at tightening sagging skin around the mouth and “jowls”.

In medical studies, Profound has been shown to achieve facial skin tightening results that are equal to an 37% of a surgical facelift.

#6. The “Liquid Facelift” to Tighten Facial Skin

Dr. Ali also employs a variety of FDA approved injectable products to replace lost volume and “fill in” wrinkles and deep creases and folds in the face and tighten facial skin. For immediate facial skin tightening results, with no surgery and no downtime, the so-called “liquid facelift” can create outstanding results.

Results from strategically placed injections of Juvéderm and other facial fillers can give the appearance of dramatically tightened skin –  and can last from six months to as long as two years.

VOLUMA® XC – the thickest, strongest formula of Juvéderm – can be used to add volume to a hollow or sagging cheek area, and lasts up to two years. VOLLURE™ XC can be used to plump and fill severe parentheses (“marionette”) lines in the area around the nose and mouth, and lasts up to 18 months.

In the hands of a skilled injector, like Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, skillfully placed fillers can create a “liquid face lift” that tightens facial skin and takes years off of your appearance.

#7. Mini Facelift Surgery to Tighten Facial Skin

Of course, the most dramatic and long lasting way to tighten facial skin is through facelift surgery at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham , MI.  There are several different types of facelift procedures and techniques, offering different cosmetic results, and varying degrees of invasiveness, downtime and recovery.

The “Mini Facelift” and/or SMS Facelift refer to facelift procedures that help reduce visible signs of aging, by tightening and firming the cheeks, jawline and to some extent the neck.

During an SMAS facelift Birmingham, Mi board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali creates an incision at the temple, above the hairline, which extends downward, following the natural crease in front of the ear, below the ear lobe and then behind your ear. It is ideal for people with mild to moderate skin laxity.

#8. Full Facelift Surgery to Tighten Facial Skin

A “full” or “deep plane” facelift that is recommended for people with severe facial sagging and laxity, and for those men and women desiring a longer-lasting facelift.

As the aging process progresses, both the skin and the muscles of the facial region become loose and lax. Facelift surgery not only tightens facial skin, but also tightens the underlying muscles. No other cosmetic procedures besides a surgical facelift can tighten and restore the muscles as well as the facial skin.

The effects of a full facelift can last from 10 to 15 years, and sometimes longer. Because of the extensive nature of a full facelift, the recovery time is longer than other facelift procedures – but the dramatic and long lasting results are well worth it.

Tighten Facial Skin – Birmingham, MI

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Birmingham, MI Facial Skin Tightening: 248-335-7200

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Profound: the New Non-Surgical Facelift

Profound Revolutionizes Non-Surgical Facelift Alternatives – 

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, board certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is proud to be one of the only aesthetic doctors in the greater Detroit area to offer the revolutionary Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative.

Using radio-frequency energy, the Profound micro-needling treatment acts as an excellent non-surgical facelift alternative. Like a facelift, Profound is able to tighten and tone the skin -only without the expense or downtime of surgery. This non-surgical facelift alternative is capable of significantly reducing the effects of the aging process – yielding natural-looking results that are long lasting.

In this article, we will discuss the many benefits of choosing the Profound non-surgical facelift alternative – for those who aren’t ready or are unwilling to undergo facelift surgery.

How Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative Works

This non-surgical facelift alternative is performed by using tiny needles to penetrate the skin of the treatment area at a precise depth. A burst of radiofrequency heat energy will then be released into the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. This stimulates the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid -the three elements required for tight, youthful skin.

While patients at our Troy, MI medical spa consistently express their satisfaction with the procedure, the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative has been clinically proven to result in younger, healthier looking skin. Clinical studies report that the Profound treatment is capable of improving sagging skin by an unprecedented 95%. And as if that wasn’t impressive enough, the study went on to report that the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift alternative demonstrated the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with a response rate of an absolutely unheard of 100%!

Profound – the Best Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative

When compared to traditional facelift surgery, the Profound non-surgical facelift alternative has been proven to result in improvement to skin laxity by an impressive 37% of facelift. This means that anyone in the Troy, MI area who desires significant skin tightening now has an impressive, not-surgical facelift alternative.

While a traditional facelift is performed by incising and pulling back the patient’s skin, the Profound non-surgical facelift alternative works hand-in-hand with the body’s natural ability to heal. By stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen, Profound is able to lift and tighten the skin without subjecting patients to lengthy downtime.

Truly the first treatment of its kind, Profound is unequivocally the best non-surgical facelift alternative available to men and women in the Troy, MI area. No other procedure on the market is capable of replicating the effects of facelift surgery, without using fillers or dangerous toxins.

The Profound non-surgical facelift alternative only takes about 60 minutes to perform, and is capable of producing long-lasting results in just one or two treatments.

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative – Troy, MI

If you are in the Birmingham, MI area and are looking for a safe and effective non-surgical facelift alternative, schedule a consultation with AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Board certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will answer all of your questions about the incredible Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative, and help you decide if this procedure is right for you. Call today!

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Alternative – Troy, MI: 248-335-7200

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift FAQs

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift FAQs – 

Dr. Ali is excited to be among the first and only aesthetic doctors in Birmingham, MI and the entire Detroit area to offer the revolutionary Profound non-surgical facelift.

The innovative Profound Non-Surgical Facelift procedure uses radiofrequency energy to deliver its incredible results. Our patients are able to enjoy natural-looking, long-lasting results that reduce the effects of aging in a single treatment. And best of all, the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift is performed without the use of toxins, fillers or dangerous chemicals.

Thanks to its incredible ability to reduce tell-tale signs of the aging process and deliver results that both look natural and are long lasting, the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift has quickly become one of the most popular treatments we offer.

In this article board certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients frequently asked questions about this revolutionary, non-invasive facelift treatment.

 What is a Profound non-surgical facelift?

The Profound non-surgical facelift is a groundbreaking new skin-needling procedure performed using radio-frequency energy. Designed to stimulate the body’s production of the three building blocks for smooth, elastic skin (collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid), the Profound non-surgical facelift expertly improves the appearance of aging. Profound patients may also visit our Birmingham, MI area med spa to help get rid of cellulite.

How does Profound non-surgical facelift work?

Through a unique combination of radiofrequency and microneedling technology, the Profound non-surgical facelift provides our Birmingham, MI area patients with unprecedented skin tightening and rejuvenating. This is accomplished by using tiny needles to penetrate the skin prior to the release of thermal energy, which stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.

 How effective is a Profound non-surgical facelift?

The ability of the Profound non-surgical facelift to create healthier, youthful skin has been scientifically proven. Through rigorous clinical research, the Profound non-surgical facelift was found to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with a response rate of 100%.

And compared to traditional facelift surgery, the Profound non-surgical facelift is capable of yielding as much as 37% improvement in skin laxity. For this reason, the Profound non-surgical facelift now provides a perfect skin-tightening solution to individuals in the Birmingham, MI area who aren’t ready or willing to undergo surgery.

 When will I see results from Profound non-surgical facelift?

Results from a Profound non-surgical facelift generally become visible after about six to eight weeks, which allows the skin sufficient time to heal.

Our Birmingham, MI patients can usually expect peak results from their Profound non-surgical facelift after three to six months.

 Does Profound non-surgical facelift hurt?

The Profound non-surgical facelift begins with board certified Birmingham, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali injecting the treatment area with local anesthetic. For most of our Profound non-surgical facelift clients, this is more than sufficient in eliminating any pain during or immediately after the procedure.

In the day after a Profound non-surgical facelift, patients will most likely experience some mild discomfort. This is a natural part of the healing process, and Dr. Ali will do everything in his power to ensure as comfortable of a recovery period as is physically possible.

Is there any downtime after a Profound non-surgical facelift?

While Profound non-surgical facelift patients do experience up to  5 days of downtime, this is infinitely shorter than is required of surgery or other similar treatments. Traditional facelift surgery, for example, comes with a long, period of downtime that can last as long as a month.

 Who is a candidate for Profound non-surgical facelift?

Anyone in the Birmingham, MI area who wishes to correct symptoms of aging is a potential candidate for the Profound non-surgical facelift. Symptoms can include pronounced wrinkles, drooping, and sagging skin. The Profound non-surgical facelift can also be used to correct cellulite.

 How many Profound non-surgical facelift treatments will I need?

Our Birmingham, MI area patients routinely experience dramatic results from the Profound non-surgical facelift after a single treatment. Optimal results, however, are generally obtained by undergoing a second Profound non-surgical facelift once six months have passed. Furthermore, for longest-lasting results, we recommend our Profound non-surgical facelift patients return to us once a year thereafter for an annual maintenance treatment.

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift – Birmingham, MI

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI, we offer the Profound Non-Surgical Facelift Procedure as a minimally invasive way to reap the benefits of traditional facelift surgery. Call today for more information.

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift – Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

The Science Behind Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift

The Science Behind Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift – 

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Detroit area, we proudly offer our patients the innovative new Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift.

The Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift is a form of radiofrequency treatment capable not only of tightening the patient’s skin, but also increasing volume and improving elasticity of tissue -particularly in wrinkles around the mouth and in the area around the jowls. The unparalleled results of this RF Non-Surgical Facelift treatment are due it its ability to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Profound is so effective as an RF non-surgical facelift alternative, it has been clinically proven to produce results that match the effect of facelift surgery by as much as one-third or more.

With over 30 years of experience in his field, board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali views the profound RF non-surgical facelift as one of the most remarkable advancements in the history of aesthetic medicine. This article focuses on the technical science behind the Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift. For more general information read our Profound Non-Surgical Facelift FAQs.

The Science Behind Radiofrequency Non-surgical Facelifts

The Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift treatment is performed using a long-pulse, multi-bipolar, radio-frequency microneedling device. This allows for the Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift to deliver precisely the correct amount of energy required to safely and reliably smooth and tighten the skin of the treatment area.

Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift vs CO2 Lasers

In addition to the Profound RF Non-Surgical facelift, we also offer our Detroit area patients CO2 laser skin resurfacing. While this procedure is an excellent way to treat facial lines and wrinkles, it does noting to improve the skin’s elasticity. The Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift device is the first of its kind to receive approval from the FDA to promote the production of elastin.

The Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift is able to treat sagginess in the skin of the jowls, neck, and lower face in a way that a CO2 laser simply cannot. The Profound RF Non-Surgical facelift also has an advantage over CO2 laser treatments thanks to its superior ability to soften and improve wrinkles and lines surrounding the mouth.

And unlike a Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift, results from CO2 laser skin resurfacing are preceded by a lengthy period of redness. Additionally, the Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift has the added benefit of being able to treat skin anywhere on the body besides the eyelids. CO2 laser skin resurfacing, on the other hand, can only be performed on the face. And finally, CO2 laser skin resurfacing has the ability to permanently lighten the skin of the treatment area -something Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift patients do not have to worry about.

Other Treatment Areas for Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Detroit area, we offer the Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift to correct aesthetic issues not only on the face, but on a great many other treatment areas. Among the areas proven to benefit from the procedure include the lower abdomen, the skin above the knees, the meeting point of the leg and buttocks, and the chest/cleavage area.

Additionally, the Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift treatment is a perfect compliment to body contouring procedures like CoolSculpting, capable of tightening skin that has become loose from fat loss.

Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift – Detroit Area

The Profound RF Non-Surgical Facelift is capable of providing skin tightening on par with 37% of a traditional facelift, but frees the patient from the expense and downtime of undergoing facelift surgery. Contact AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Detroit area today to schedule a Profound Non-Surgical Facelift consultation.

Profound Non-Surgical Facelift – Detroit Area: 248-335-7200

6 Reasons We Love Profound RF Skin Tightening

6 Reasons We Love Profound RF Skin Tightening – 

With a long-standing commitment to providing his patients with the best, most technologically-advanced treatment available, board certified Birmingham, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is proud to be one of the Detroit area’s only aesthetic doctors to offer the revolutionary Profound RF Skin Tightening Treatment.

This groundbreaking microneedling procedure uses radio-frequency energy to provide incredible skin tightening results without the need for surgery. Profound RF Skin Tightening can significantly reduce the appearance of aging; providing natural-looking results that last.

In this article, Dr. Ali answers some of the questions most frequently asked of him by patients of the Profound RF Skin Tightening treatment.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening is Non-Surgical

While the skin tightening results of facelift surgery are achieved by physically pulling back the patient’s skin, Profound RF Skin Tightening lets the body’s own healing response do almost all of the work. Profound stimulates the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – the three ingredients necessary for skin tightening.

Our Birmingham, MI patients who chose Profound are provided the same remarkable skin tightening of a traditional facelift without having to undergo surgery.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening Does NOT require General Anesthetic

Profound RF skin tightening is not only non-surgical, but also minimally invasive. At our Birmingham, MI med spa, Profound RF skin tightening is performed using safe, local anesthesia. For an extra relaxing experience, we also offer our Profound RF Skin Tightening patients access to a number of oral medications. In most cases, this groundbreaking skin tightening treatment only takes about an hour to complete.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening Lasts for Several Years

While individual results of Profound RF skin tightening will vary from patient to patient, our Birmingham, MI patients can generally expect results from their treatment to last for several years. When compared to the results of facial fillers, this timeframe is even more impressive – facial filler results tend to last no longer than a year, at most.

Results from Profound RF Skin Tightening usually become visible approximately 6 to 8 weeks after treatment, and will continue to improve over a 3-9 month period.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening is More Effective

Perhaps more impressive than any other of its features, Profound RF Skin Tightening has a 100% response rate. For non-surgical, non-ablative technologies, such a response rate is practically unheard of.

With a 100% response rate for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, Profound RF Skin Tightening also has an almost-equally impressive 95% response rate for improving sagging skin. Based on these numbers alone, patients can confidently visit our Birmingham, MI area medical spa with no doubt whatsoever that they will be provided stellar results.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening has Minimal Downtime

While our Birmingham, MI area patients should expect some minor bruising and swelling from their Profound RF Skin Tightening treatment, it should resolve completely after no more than a week or two. However, since Profound RF Skin Tightening doesn’t disrupt the normal skin barrier, the procedure should not result in any peeling or oozing. Patients also face very little risk of pigment changes, and usually only require five or so days of downtime to heal.

  1. Profound RF Skin Tightening is Affordable

The price of Profound RF Skin Tightening is based on the specific area(s) our Birmingham, MI area patients wish to treat. But on average, traditional facelift surgery costs as much as 60% more than Profound RF Skin Tightening!

Profound RF Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI

Results from Profound RF Skin Tightening rival those of traditional facelift surgery, without the downtime! To learn more about this remarkable, non-surgical skin tightening procedure, contact AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI for a consultation today.

 

Profound Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Do I Need Dermal Fillers or a Facelift?

Do I Need Dermal Fillers or a Facelift?

Thanks to their ability to provide significant, non-surgical facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers have experienced a huge increase in popularity in recent years. But while dermal fillers do help avoid the downtime faced by patients of facelift surgery, the results of dermal fillers are less dramatic. So the efficacy of dermal fillers can be limited for some patients, particularly as an option for older individuals. For such these patients, the best path to facial rejuvenation may be facelift surgery – which is capable of reversing the effects of aging such as deep wrinkles or skin that has significantly lost elasticity.

So how exactly does one decide between a facelift and dermal fillers? In this article, Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains who can benefit from dermal fillers and who is a better candidate for a facelift.

Dermal Fillers as a Facelift Alternative

For treating signs of the aging process on the minor-to-moderate end of the spectrum, dermal fillers can often be a better option than a facelift. At AMAE in the Troy, MI area, we provide a wide selection of dermal fillers, as well as other injectable treatments such as Botox.

While facelift surgery was once the only way of medically addressing facial issues relating to age, men and women may now choose from a several types of dermal fillers to correct the signs of aging. Fillers like Volbella and Juvéderm are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), and can be used to instantly add volume to the lips or to smooth out wrinkles. Rather than undergoing facelift surgery, Troy, MI area patients may instead add volume to their face, cheeks or temples with fillers like Voluma.

But while a facelift provides lasting facial rejuvenation results that can last a decade, dermal fillers are significantly less long-lasting. On average, dermal fillers will last from 3 months to a year – with a few of the more durable fillers lasting up to 18 months or 2 years. However, unlike facelift surgery, getting dermal fillers is a relatively painless procedure with no downtime – and only some minor swelling or bruising.  Dermal filler patients are able to return to their normal routine as soon as their appointment is complete!

Many of our patients visit our Troy, MI area office for dermal fillers on their lunch break and return to work as soon as they are finished. The same, obviously, cannot be said of facelift surgery patients.

What A Facelift Can Do That Fillers Cannot

Despite their many advantages, dermal fillers also come with one major, unavoidable downside: results can only be maintained by repeatedly undergoing additional injections. And dermal fillers are incapable of eliminating deeper folds and wrinkles, vertical neck bands caused by loose skin, severely etched lines (often located above the upper lip), or the formation of jowls. Instead, patients who wish to correct these more advanced signs of aging may instead want to consider facelift surgery.

The Facelift Procedure

After making several very fine incisions (hidden around the patient’s hairline, past the ears, and under their chin), board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali then manually works to separate the skin from the underlying muscles of the face. Once excess fat has been removed and the muscles have undergone any necessary tightening, the skin will then be pulled back to the line of the initial incision, and stitched back in place.

While numerous different types of facelift procedures are available, almost every technique used to perform facelift surgery is capable of dramatically reducing symptoms of aging. Through facelift surgery, men and women in the Troy, MI area are capable of looking many years younger than their actual age.

And while facelift surgery does require our Troy, MI area patients to spend several days resting and recovering, the long-lasting results are well worth the downtime. By maintaining strong bone structure and a consistent body weight, the effects of a facelift can last as long as a full decade. A far cry from the 4 – 18 months of dermal fillers.

Furthermore, Troy, MI area patients many even find that, in the long run, facelift surgery is much more cost effective than ongoing dermal fillers. While a single dermal filler treatment obviously costs less than a facelift, patients must remember that dermal fillers must be maintained through a continuous series of injections. So, while the dollar amount spent on their treatment plan will vary from person to person, the cost of a facelift can actually be cheaper than the total cumulative cost of touching up one’s dermal fillers every few months.

Dermal Fillers & Facelifts – Troy, MI Area

Both facelift surgery and dermal fillers each offer their own unique advantages. While some Troy, MI area patients will best meet their aesthetic goals through dermal fillers, others will benefit more greatly from a facelift.

In order to determine whether you are more ideally suited for dermal fillers or facelift surgery, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today, where board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will help decide which procedure is right for you.

Facelift & Dermal Filler Consultation – Troy, MI Area:  248-335-7200

Eyebrow Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Eyebrow Lift FAQs – 

In the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Troy, Mi area, eyebrow lift surgery can take years off the appearance of a person’s face. Eyebrow lift surgery can be performed to reduce creases in the forehead area, as well as improve frown lines, and drooping eyebrows and lids. At AMAE Plastic Surgery, all of our eyebrow lift surgery patients walk away from their procedure looking significantly younger and more refreshed.

In this article Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients Frequently Asked Questions about eyebrow lift surgery.

How Long Does an Eyebrow Lift Take?

The length of a patient’s individual eyebrow lift surgery will be based on their own individual goals. That being said, eyebrow lift surgery typically takes less than an hour up to two hours.

Is the Eyebrow Lift Surgery Procedure Painful?

Since eyebrow lift surgery can be performed under either general or local anesthesia, our Troy, MI patients do not experience any pain during their procedure.

For a few days after eyebrow lift surgery, patients may experience some headaches or tightness to the treatment area, but easy relief from any such side effects should be attained through OTC pain medications. In the event OTC treatments prove insufficient, Dr. Ali may prescribe painkillers to eyebrow lift surgery patients.

How Long Will I Need to Recover after Eyebrow Lift Surgery?

While eyebrow lift surgery patients may experience some minor discomfort, swelling, or numbness to the treatment area, any such side effects are easily manageable and generally subside after 7 days or so.

Then, no longer than a week after their eyebrow lift surgery, Troy, MI patients are able to return to their daily routine, free from swelling and bruising, and looking more refreshed than ever.

When Can I Go Back to Work after Eyebrow Lift Surgery?

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, most of our Troy, MI eyebrow lift surgery patients are able to return to work after 5 to 7 days. That said, patients who work from home -or who do not work particularly physical jobs- may be able to return to work even sooner.

Will I Have Scarring after Eyebrow Lift Surgery?

Any incision creates some scarring – but eyebrow lift surgery incisions are very small, and are strategically placed by Dr. Ali. so as to be not visible or noticeable.

Thanks to incredible recent advancements in the field of eyebrow lift surgery, board-certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is able to perform the procedure without causing any visible scarring. Endoscopic technology makes it possible to perform eyebrow lift surgery by only making a few tiny incisions, all of which are small enough to be discretely concealed by the patient’s hairline or in the forehead’s natural skin creases.

Is an Eyebrow Lift Permanent?

Generally speaking, the results of eyebrow lift surgery are permanent. When treated by an expert, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, it is unlikely that the patient’s brow will ever sag as significantly as it did prior to their eyebrow lift surgery.

But while eyebrow lift surgery is an incredible means of looking younger and more refreshed, it is important to remember that no single cosmetic procedure can completely stop the natural aging process. But while patients may see their brows eventually look slightly lower with time, it should never reach the degree it was at before their eyebrow lift surgery.

Are there any Non-surgical Alternatives to Eyebrow Lift Surgery?

Absolutely! While results will not be as dramatic, results similar to eyebrow lift surgery can be achieved at our Troy, MI area Med Spa through a combination of Botox and Juvéderm; with Botox relaxing the muscles that pull down the brow, and Juvéderm pulling the brow back into a more youthful-looking position.

We offer eyebrow lift surgery, in addition to all of these non-surgical procedures at our Troy, MI area plastic surgery practice and medical spa. Dr. Ali will help you decide which eyebrow lift treatment is best for you, during your initial consultation.

How Long is Recovery from Eyelid Lift Surgery?

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, eyebrow lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis. This means that while they will require having someone drive them home, eyebrow lift surgery patients are able to return home the same day as their surgery.

Eyebrow lift surgery patients generally do not experience very much pain. That said, any discomfort can be managed with medication -either prescription or OTC- as needed.

For the first few days following their procedure, eyebrow lift surgery patients will experience some minor swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treatment area. For the first 48 hours after eyebrow lift surgery, patients will also be advised to apply ice to the treatment area. After 5 days or so, patients can usually return to work.

Eyebrow Lifts – Troy, MI

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has years of expertise performing eyebrow lift surgery on countless patients. If eyebrow lift surgery sounds like the solution you’ve been looking for, contact AMAE Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

Troy, MI Area Eyebrow Lift Consultation: 248-335-7200

Look Younger with Eyebrow Lift Surgery

Look Younger with Eyebrow Lift Surgery – 

Eyebrow lift surgery, known medically as an endoscopic forehead lift, is one of the most effective anti-aging procedures performed at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, Mi area. Eyebrow lift surgery is performed to correct expression lines, deep forehead wrinkles, drooping eyebrows, and other visible signs of aging. The end result is a much more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

In this article, we will discuss the many benefits of eyebrow lift surgery, and why it is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries with Troy, MI men and women over the age of 40.

What Eyebrow Lift Surgery Can Do

One inevitable reality of the aging process is the development of wrinkles on the forehead and/or between the eyebrows. The drooping effect this can have on the eyes can make a person look significantly older than they are. Eyebrow lift surgery has the ability to reverse all that. Through eyebrow lift surgery, forehead creases, frown lines, drooping eyelids, and vertical lines between the eyebrows can all be treated.

As the name suggests, eyebrow lift surgery is performed to raise a patient’s eyebrows to a more youthful-looking position. As with any procedure at AMAE Plastic Surgery, the goal of eyebrow lift surgery is to look natural, and Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali takes great care to meet all of his patients’ unique cosmetic goals. In order to do so, during the consultation, Dr. Ali may recommend that eyebrow lift surgery be performed in conjunction with a facelift, nose surgery, or eyelid surgery.

Considering Eyebrow Lift Surgery

Like any other surgical procedure, the choice to undergo eyebrow lift surgery requires planning on the part of the patient. At AMAE Plastic Surgery, Troy, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers a consultation to anyone considering eyebrow lift surgery. During the consultation, patients will receive all information necessary to help them decide if eyebrow lift surgery is right for them. Dr. Ali will then offer individualized procedure recommendations based on the patient’s medical history.

Dr. Ali goes takes great care to understand the specifics of exactly what each patient hopes to gain from eyebrow lift surgery, taking into consideration any concerns the patient has. He will also answer any questions the patient has about eyebrow lift surgery.

The Eyebrow Lift Surgery Procedure

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide our Troy, MI eyebrow lift surgery patients with the least-invasive surgical techniques possible while still remaining efficient and delivering stellar, long-lasting results. Recent advancements in the field of eyebrow lift surgery have significantly minimized both tissue disruption and post-surgical scarring.

Eyebrow lift surgery may be performed under either local or general anesthetic. And thanks to incredible advancements in endoscopic technology, Troy, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is able to perform eyebrow lift surgery through tiny “keyhole” incisions made behind the hairline (meaning they are easily concealed). Then, using a special surgical telescope, Dr. Ali is able to accurately observe the minute details of the patient’s forehead anatomy.

Endoscopic eyebrow lift surgery is able to provide Troy, MI patients with unparalleled results without the need for full-sized incisions. Such procedures also result in minimal scarring, and are able to preserve the patient’s hairline.

Recovery from Eyebrow Lift Surgery Lift

Roughly two weeks after eyebrow lift surgery, board certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will remove any remaining stitches. One added bonus of undergoing eyebrow lift surgery is that the incision point typically heals very well, leaving almost invisible scars.

Not only that, but eyebrow lift surgery patients vary rarely experience any complications from their procedure. The American Society for Plastic Surgery reports that less than 1% of all eyebrow lift surgery patients experiences any kind of complications. That said, patients may experience some discomfort to the forehead, which can be treated with medication. Eyebrow lift surgery patients may also experience some swelling to the treatment area -which can be managed by elevating the head- as well as some numbness. Fortunately, any such side effects should dissipate substantially after about a week or so.

Eyebrow Lift Surgery – Troy, MI Area

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is committed to providing all of his eyebrow lift surgery patients with a safe and comfortable experience that meets their aesthetic goals, and helps them look younger and feel more confident and attractive. If you live in the Detroit, Birmingham, or Troy, MI area contact us today for a consultation to find out if eyebrow lift surgery is right for you.

Troy, MI Area Eyebrow Lift Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200