EuroThreads: Your Non-Surgical Facelift

If you’ve heard of threadlift techniques, then you know these are the next best innovation in non-surgical rejuvenation. Although facelifts have been a long-standing, proven method for surgically restoring the aging face, not everyone benefits from surgery. If you’re looking for facial rejuvenation without the downtime, then you should know about our newest option, EuroThreads.

What are EuroThreads?

This procedure uses small, biodegradable sutures that are inserted underneath the skin and pulled in a specific direction to lift the skin and cause collagen and elastin to grow in the treated area. These threads are inserted using a small needle or cannula, which are inserted into the middle layers of the skin, leaving the thread behind. The body responds to this suture material by promoting collagen and elastin production, boosting volume and rejuvenating signs of aging. This FDA-approved technique can be effective at restoring volume and contouring the face without surgical techniques.

Am I a candidate?

Most patients can benefit from EuroThreads, especially those who are unable or unwilling to undergo facelift surgery. That’s because this procedure does not require the extended downtime of a facelift surgery. However, during your consultation, Dr. Chao will assess whether any conditions might prevent you from safely benefitting from a threadlift procedure. These can include active acne, bleeding disorders, or any tendency towards keloid scarring. You can expect some bruising at the treatment site, so you should be sure to schedule your treatment well ahead of any big events.

Can EuroThreads be used with other treatments?

Your EuroThreads results can be augmented by other non-surgical treatments just as a facelift would. Injectable treatments like dermal fillers or neuromodulators can be safely used alongside EuroThreads, and laser skin tightening treatments can further refine your new contours with this treatment. During your consultation with Dr. Chao, you can plan the best non-surgical treatment package for your goals and preferences using EuroThreads as an effective, non-surgical facelift alternative.

The best way to learn more about EuroThreads and plan your procedure is through a consultation at our Latham office. Dr. Chao is a top, board certified plastic surgeon in New York who can professionally recommend the best in non-surgical rejuvenation. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

What Can Chemical Peels Do for You?

The accumulation of dead skin cells, sun damage, and environmental factors can all take a toll on the evenness, color, and texture of our skin. If you are noticing that your skin does not look as radiant as it once did, a chemical peel may be able to help!

Levels of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels entail a chemical solution to be applied to the skin. There are a number of levels of peels, including light, medium, and deep. The different types of chemical peels will vary depending on their specific ingredients and strength. The depth of a peel may be determined by how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied to the skin.

Light to medium peels are often made up of glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid, while deeper peels are often phenol peels. Light to medium peels only produce a mild tingling or stinging sensation, and are used to treat mild wrinkling, skin pigment changes, and blemishes. Deeper peels are used to treat severe wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone and texture.

What to Expect During Recovery

Following a chemical peel, your skin will be a bit sensitive and you may experience mild redness. Overall side effects will depend on the strength of the peel, and some degree of flaking and peeling will occur over the next couple of weeks. New skin will then be visible, revealing a brighter, more even complexion!

Are You a Candidate?

Individuals who have sun damaged skin, facial wrinkling, uneven skin tone, brown spots, or acne scars can often benefit from a chemical peel. If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and whether you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.

If you think that a chemical peel may be right for you, and are in the Latham, NY area, contact us today to get started on your journey towards smoother, more even skin!

What Areas Can Fillers Target?

When you look in the mirror, are you beginning to notice early signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume? Despite their best efforts with creams and serums, aging is an inevitable process that cannot be stopped. Dermal fillers, however, are a great tool to help turn back the hands of time for a more youthful look! At our office, we offer the Juvederm line of fillers, which can treat many areas of the face, including:

Cheeks

As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, resulting in a sunken appearance. Juvederm Voluma is formulated to restore lost volume in the cheek area, to restore a more youthful appearance. Voluma is the only filler that is proven to last up to two years in the check area. When treated again after two years, patients also need less product to achieve their results.

Lips

Age can also result in thinning lips and unwanted lines around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella can help to address these issues for a rejuvenated look. This filler is proven to last up to one year.

Lines and Wrinkles

When lines and wrinkles start to pop up, Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure can help. Juvederm XC instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth with results that can last up to one year. Juvederm Vollure can soften these same lines, but procedure longer-lasting results for up to 18 months.

All Juvederm fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that attracts and binds water under the skin. Plus, because it is natural, there is very little chance of allergy, making Juvederm products very popular.

Contact Us

If you are interested in Juvederm dermal fillers to combat signs of aging in the face, contact our Latham, NY office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao!

Juvederm Fillers: What Can They Do for You?

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and treatments are extremely popular today among individuals of all ages. Not only do these options provide patients an alternative to invasive procedures, they require no incisions, stitches, or downtime, and are often less costly than invasive options. Some of the most requested nonsurgical procedures are dermal fillers. Read on to learn more about them and what they can do for you.

Juvederm Fillers

There are many different types of dermal fillers, and some of the most popular are included in the Juvederm line of fillers. These fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and binds water under the skin. This creates youthful volume to help smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as add volume to the lips and cheek area. At our office, we offer the following Juvederm fillers to help address many signs of aging.

Juvederm

Juvederm is an injectable gel to smooth moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to one year.

Voluma

Juvederm Voluma adds volume to the cheek area to help correct age-related volume loss. It is the only filler proven to last up to two years in the cheek area.

 Vollure

Juvederm Vollure is formulated to soften moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results can last up to 18 months.

Volbella

Juvederm Volbella adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. Results can last up to one year.

As you can see, there is a Juvederm filler for everyone! The longevity of each filler may vary, but there is little to no downtime required after your treatment, so you can return to your busy schedule as soon as you feel comfortable! Be sure to visit a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chao to perform your filler injections for best possible results.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about nonsurgical treatment options such as dermal fillers to achieve a more youthful appearance, contact Chao Plastic Surgery today! We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation.

The Benefits of Facial Fat Grafting

Have you ever wished you could take fat from one area of your body, and place it somewhere else? Well, that’s essentially what happens with facial fat grafting. If you notice your face losing volume as you age, you might consider facial fat grafting and the many benefits it has to offer.

Reduce Fat in Other Areas

To begin the fat grafting process, liposuction techniques will be used to harvest fat from another part of the body. Liposuction is a commonly requested procedure that uses tiny incisions to remove stubborn fat from almost anywhere on the body. Most individuals have an abundance of excess fat in their abdomen, hips, and buttocks that can be used for fat grafting. When you choose to have a facial fat-graft, you also receive the slimming benefits of liposuction in one of these areas!

Restore Facial Volume

Once your fat has been harvested and purified, it can be injected into the target area. The fat can be used to reshape the chin, restore lost volume in the cheeks, enhance the lips, or fill hollow areas beneath the eyes. The results are natural looking facial definition with improved contours. Your face will be looking rejuvenated and youthful after receiving a fat graft.

A Natural Filler

Dermal fillers are used in many of the same ways as fat grafting, however, fat grafting offers a more natural solution by using your own body fat, rather than man-made gel. A fat graft also offers longer lasting results, while fillers are temporary and require follow-up sessions to maintain. After your fat-graft, your face will continue to naturally age with the rest of your body.

To learn more about facial fat grafting or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao, contact our office today.