Minimally invasive or non-surgical treatments of varying degrees of complexity are being done earlier to attain a desired appearance, to preserve a youthful look, and as an alternative to cosmetic surgery after significant aging changes have already progressed. With this approach, it is possible to maintain a consistently rejuvenated face for a longer period of time. The goal of cosmetic procedures should be to achieve a natural looking, aesthetically appealing appearance without the telltale signs of intervention. Dr. Forley brings a plastic surgeon’s aesthetic judgment and understanding of anatomy and aging to the expanding treatment options available for non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
Vertical frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet or smile lines are caused by the repetitive contraction of facial muscles and changes in skin quality over time. Injectable neuromodulators, such as Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® block the nerve impulses to the wrinkle producing muscles. Without repetitive reinforcement from the underlying muscles, skin lines and wrinkles gradually smooth out creating a more youthful appearance.
Injectable fillers are one of the most affordable, effective, and long-lasting non-surgical treatments for skin wrinkles and are frequently used to improve or restore facial contours. With little to no downtime, fillers are used to successfully treat etched facial lines, folds resulting from facial aging, and to enhance or restore definition of the jawline and natural, youthful cheek contours. Injectable fillers can also be used to enhance features of the face that would benefit from added fullness such as the deep circles under the eyes known as tear troughs, temporal hollows, or thin appearing lips. Neck flexion wrinkles are dramatically improved with the use of injectable fillers to resist the creasing of the skin that occurs with movement of the neck.
Energy devices are utilized by Dr. Forley to treat fine lines and wrinkles, face and body discoloration, facial capillaries and thread veins, superficial veins around the eye, venous lakes of the lip, spider veins on the legs, unwanted facial or body hair, and scars. The technologically advanced Nordlys system is used to deliver broad band light energy and laser treatments for a safe and effective treatment experience. Fractora and Morpheus8 resurfacing treatments improve wrinkles, skin tone, surface texture, and scars with the use of a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy.
Surgery is not for everyone and in some cases a non-surgical skin tightening approach is preferable. New technology has made this possible with the use of heat energy below the skin to stimulate contraction and new collagen deposition. FaceTite and AccuTite utilize radiofrequency (RF) energy to lift sagging tissues and enhance skin quality. BodyTite combines fat contouring with non-excisional RF skin tightening. Morpheus8 and Morpheus8 Body use microneedles to deliver radiofrequency energy at different depths below the skin to improve contours and tighten skin without surgery. Evoke delivers precisely controlled RF energy below the skin to remodel the jowls and neck in a series of painless, non-invasive, no downtime treatments. Ultherapy® lifts and tones the skin with focused ultrasound energy. Silhouette InstaLift uses absorbable suspension sutures containing small, smooth cones to improve facial folds and jawline definition.