It’s always fun to write a list of objectives we’d like to achieve during the course of a New Year. They may not be resolutions, but they can be dreams and desires that once stated and put into writing draw us to them and them to us.

Cosmetic procedures often appear on New Year’s lists. If you are thinking about exploring a procedure or two this year and are experiencing any hesitation, the following overview of some popular non-surgical procedures may help you enjoy the benefits of a refreshed look and decide whether or not you’d like to explore a more permanent procedure later in the year.

Whether you are ready for a surgical or non-surgical procedure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to consult only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons experienced in whatever procedures you are considering.

ThermiVa: This is the most recent non-surgical procedure that corrects a variety of feminine issues including vaginal laxity, vaginal dryness and mild incontinence. The procedure is done in office, takes about 30 minutes with 3 treatments one month apart recommended, is perfectly painless and results are noticed immediately.

Botox®: Botox is a painless treatment with immediate results that can last up to 6 months and is the most popular nonsurgical procedure in the United States. One of the first places on the face that tends to show signs of aging is the area around the eyes and the eyebrows. Botox injections in and around the brow line cause the muscles that pull down on the eyes to weaken and relax, thus allowing the brow line to lift up. This gives the face a brighter, more youthful appearance.

Botox also smoothes the lines called the “elevens” between the brows. Botox injections can temporarily smooth these lines creating a vibrant, youthful look around the eye area.

Restylane Silk: The second area of the face that begins to show the signs of aging is around the mouth. Restylane Silk is the most appropriate filler for this area, particularly as signs of aging first appear. The results of lip enhancement with Restylane Silk are long lasting. You’ll experience the more youthful fullness from 6 to 12 months and also prolong the need for surgery.





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