Minimally Invasive Procedures in Charlotte
Plastic surgery can offer dramatic and life changing results, however not everyone requires a complex surgical procedure (or the associated recovery time) to achieve their cosmetic goals. There are many minimally invasive, non-surgical options available to patients at North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
If you are interested in a minimally invasive procedure near Huntersville, give our offices a call to set-up an appointment. Many times our minimally invasive procedures can be performed on the same day as your consultation. Dr. Erik Miles is a skilled and experienced surgeon who keeps up with the latest plastic surgery trends and non-surgical treatments. He will take time prior to your procedure to discuss available options, side effects, and match you with the best procedure to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Botox has quickly become the most popular cosmetic procedure. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, over 2.5 million patients receive Botox treatments each year. Botox is the brand name for the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. Botox is typically used to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows that occur with age. The procedure involves small injections into facial muscles in very specific areas. This effectively relaxes those muscles that are the cause of the wrinkles, and releases tension on the skin. The result is smoother skin at the area of injection. The injections may also serve to reduce the creation of new wrinkles by limiting the repetitive muscle motions that create the creases and fold that lead to wrinkles.
Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are used to non-surgically fill out areas of the face that have lost volume with age. This volume loss can lead to the appearance of sunken cheeks, more prominent wrinkles, and generally age the face making it look fatigued and tired. These fillers are made of a substance that is naturally found in our skin and soft tissues. Fillers such as Juvederm are commonly used to address the prominent nasolabial folds that form around the mouth known as laugh lines. They may also be used to fill in wrinkles in other areas of the face such as the marionette lines, nose, chin, or lips. Voluma is a newer filler that can replace volume that has been lost in the cheek area. By applying fillers in these areas, Dr. Miles can augment facial features to bring the face in to better harmony. These benefits can be achieved without the expense and recovery time of facial surgery.
Latisse is a relatively new cosmetic solution that increases the fullness, length, and darkens the color of the natural lashes. As women age they often experience loss of volume in the lashes. Some women have delicate or thin eyelashes as a hereditary trait. Latisse is a prescription serum that patients take home and incorporate into their daily beauty regimen. The fluid is applied in a single drop to the eyelashes of each eye just once a day. During the course of treatment, Latisse promotes the growth of the natural lashes. After several months of use, patients enjoy the more prominent and darker lashes they desire.
Achieving your aesthetic goals doesn’t always require a trip to the operating room for a surgical procedure. With minimally invasive non-surgical options, patients in the North Charlotte area can enjoy cosmetic improvements with brief office visits and little to no recovery time. If you are interested in learning what minimally invasive procedures might be right for you, give us a call. If you are in the Lake Norman, Cornelius, and Denver area, please call us to set up a consultation at (704) 896-5556