Before you lose any more sleep over your facial appearance, let us tell you about a patient we’ll call Alexis. She was beautiful, 50-something, in excellent health, financially comfortable . . . and terribly unhappy.
Alexis believed she was ugly. Each time she looked in the mirror, all she could see was some perceived flaw— nostrils that were too flabby, sunken cheeks, a double chin.
The list was endless. The consequences were serious.
Alexis’s attitude colored everything, including her relationship with her new boyfriend (always a new boyfriend; she hadn’t stayed with anyone for more than 18 months); her career; her friendships; and most of all, her happiness.
When we first saw Alexis, we were tempted to advise counseling. But we soon realized that her unhappiness was based completely on her self-perceived appearance. She was unable to see her own beauty, or focus on the good things around her.
Alexis decided she needed a liquid facelift— and you would not believe the results. Sure, we fixed a few minor flaws in her appearance. But more important was the impact on her life. She was reborn. Believing in herself, seeing herself as an attractive person acted like a tonic. She warmed up to people. She took an interest in life. She was charming, outgoing, confident . . . much more comfortable in her skin, as they say.
The Moral of the Story
We were tempted to submit Alexis’s story to Psychology Today. But it’s more common than you’d think. How we perceive ourselves makes all the difference in how we are perceived.
So what’s the point? Just this: If you think you’d feel better about yourself with a facial, go for it!
Today there are facial makeovers that are quick, virtually painless and minimally invasive. This means almost no recovery time. (No hiding your face for weeks? No going off on an expensive vacation or wearing a hat with a veil?)
We can perform a mini-lipo on the face to remove fat deposits under the chin. There are non-surgical ways to soften wrinkles, laugh lines, a sagging jaw line or parentheses.
Botox: 3 Millions Patients can’t be Wrong
It started with Botox, which is still considered the gold standard. More than three million patients in the United States have had Botox treatment. This therapy takes as little as 15 minutes. It causes minimal discomfort, no scarring, and it’s affordable.
Botox can be used to treat laugh lines or frown lines. It leaves the entire face smoother and younger looking, by tightening sagging cheeks and jowels. The improvement lasts for months.
Another popular option is called a dermal filler. With this treatment, sunken or sallow areas of the face are replenished with subcutaneous cells. Precision injections or natural substances can make thin lips look fuller, soften creases, relieve deep wrinkles, and improve the general tone and appearance of facial skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Other treatments combine several technologies, such as the facial fat transfer that uses a dermal filler plus stem-cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to invigorate your body’s own rejuvenation.
Called a liquid facelift, this therapy involves extracting growth factors from your own blood and re-injecting them into certain sites. Your body does the rest— generating new, young tissue to replace the sagging or wrinkled flesh. The procedure has been used for decades to speed healing after surgery. Now it’s being applied to the face to restore youth and beauty.
J-Plasma for Skin Tightening
J-Plasma™ is a minimally invasive procedure that uses subdermal cold plasma energy to instantly tighten skin on the face and neck.
So let’s make friends with the mirror. Give us a call to find out what we can do for your self-esteem. It’s so much faster and easier than years of seeing a shrink.