Frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines and even laugh lines are caused by overactive muscles repeatedly creasing the skin. Botox®, a natural, purified protein, is injected into these muscles to relax them, helping to erase lines and wrinkles. This FDA-approved treatment is safe, effective, and can impart a more youthful appearance.
Chemical peels have been performed for over 100 years to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for individuals with facial blemishes, fine wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. This tightens the skin and stimulates the growth of new, more youthful and less sun-damaged skin. Almost any person and any type of skin is a good candidate for a chemical peel. Depending on the severity of the skin damage, the chemical solutions are applied in varying concentrations to alter the superficial, medium or deep layers of the skin. These treatments are generally considered safe and can be used on the face, as well as the neck, chest, and hands for a rejuvenated look.
(Restylane®, Radiesse™, Hylaform®, Fat, Collagen)
Facial Fillers are primarily used to improve the appearance of creases, skin depressions and some types of scars. They can also be used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips. Most tissue fillers are not permanent but can provide months of improvement. Newer soft implants, surgically placed, can provide a more permanent effect.
Your eyes are usually the first thing that people notice. Droopy or baggy eyelids may detract from the overall attractiveness of ones eyes, imparting a tired or older appearance. Blepharoplasty can provide a marked improvement in the appearance of your eyes making you appear more alert and energetic. You can look as good as you feel.
Aging, gravitational forces, genetic influences, exposure to the sun, smoking, and other factors cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. A facelift can correct these conditions and give a more youthful appearance. Today's facelift provides a more natural look and last longer than face lifts of the past. Natural redraping techniques avoid the drawn and wind tunnel appearance. Most patients who have had a facelift are delighted with their more attractive and rested appearance. Dr. Morton will often combine this procedure with brow and midface (cheek) elevation for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
As we age, the collagen and elastin fibers within our skin relax resulting in wrinkles around the eyes, lips and cheeks. Cigarette smokers, or those with high levels of lifetime sun exposure will have accelerated changes. Laser energy is used to provide an extremely controlled removal of the most superficial layers of the skin. This stimulates the re- growth of new fibers, resulting in skin with better tone and a more youthful configuration. Following laser treatment patients report that their "new skin" is softer, silkier and smoother. Full face treatments can both rejuvenate the skin as well as provide a mini face lift.
One of the earliest signs of aging, both in men and women, is a sagging of the cheek pads as they yield to gravity. Younger patients who are not ready for a full facelift are opting for the rejuvenation of the midface. The surgical procedure lifts the cheek pads restoring their natural youthful position without extensive surgery or extended downtime. The cheeks are elevated and the sagging facial features reduced, resulting in a more vibrant, youthful, and natural facial expression.
Certain areas of the body can accumulate fat that is hard to lose, in spite of a healthy diet and vigorous exercise. Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the neck. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted and used to gently remove the fat layer that lies beneath the skin. Liposuction can give the neck a new streamlined contour, enhancing the effect of facial features. Neck liposuction produces good results, and has a high patient satisfaction.
The skin of the forehead stretches and sags over time due to a combination of aging and gravity resulting in a drooping of the eyebrows, excess skin in the eyelids, and wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes. These facial changes falsely create an image of exhaustion or anger and leave you feeling fatigued from unconsciously raising the brow. Endoscopic brow lift & forehead rejuvenation elevates eyebrows to their more youthful position reducing excess eyelid skin and crow's feet. The endoscopic technique uses very small incisions creating minimal scarring and quicker recovery. This approach has enjoyed much greater patient satisfaction than older techniques that often created an undesirable surprised look. Following your procedure, you can expect to look younger, more rested, and have an improved profile.
Advancements in skin care management can stimulate a clearer, younger, smoother and healthier appearance. Medically based and physician dispensed skin care products can improve the appearance of your skin by addressing sun damage, discoloration and textural changes. Dr. Morton and his skin care professionals can recommend appropriate products that will enable you to experience a new level of medically supervised skin care.