Rhytidectomy is the technical term for repositioning tissues of the face and neck-commonly called facelift. A facelift restores contours and appearance of a more youthful or fresher face, contours which have been distorted by gravity pulling and loosening tissues over time.Many areas of the face are improved: sagging, loose tissues of the midface, deep folds of loose skin at the sides of the nose and mouth, jowls or loss of definition of the jawline and excess fat or loose skin causing loss of definition in the neck area.Bruce K Smith MD will discuss your areas of concern during your consultation and demonstrate the degree of correction you can expect in each area. To schedule a consultation for a facelift in Houston call 713-659-2700 today.
Nasal surgery, can improve the appearance of the nose externally as well as the internal function of the nasal airways. Rhinoplasty is the term for surgery of the external nose. Internal procedures correct deformities of the septum or turbinates which can obstruct the nasal airway.
Laser Resurfacing / Chemical Peels
Facial treatments or “skin care” includes many modalities to restore wrinkled, scarred, or blemished facial skin. These modalities include facial peels, microdermabrasion, injectables or filling agents (such as collagen or fat), Botox injections and laser treatments. Dr. Smith feels that these skin treatments enhance and compliment any facial esthetic surgery that you would consider and may be just as important as surgery in obtaining the final desired result. While surgery can improve facial contours by removing bulges and tighten loose skin, other treatments (like Chemical Peel) are necessary to make changes within the skin itself. Aging and photodamage can contribute to fine lines, roughness and pigment irregularites. Acne can contribute to scarring and blemishes which can further detract from the overall benefit of facial esthetic surgery.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
Acne Laser Treatment
Energist pulsed light treatments (VPL & IPL) improve active acne by using the body’s natural defences to destroy the anaerobic bacteria that causes the infection. Energist pulsed light also effectively reduces the inflammation associated with acne.
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long lasting.
RADIESSE® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE® is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
Thermage® is a non-invasive radio frequency therapy that can address the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. Thermage treatments are customized to your needs, and typically require minimal recovery time. It’s a great solution if you want your skin to look sleeker, smoother and younger, but can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life.Thermage® addresses the visible signs of aging, toning those trouble areas in just one treatment — no surgery, just naturally younger looking skin that can take years off your appearance.
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty creates an open, larger, brighter appearing eye. By removing excess loose skin and fatty tissue which produce bags of the upper or lower lid, the eye appears larger, less tired, more open and brighter.In women, excess loose tissue prevents optimal use of makeup and obscures the normal contours of the eyelid. In both women and men, loose, sagging, bulging tissues make the eye appear smaller and more tired or stressed.The goal of blepharoplasty is to produce a significant improvement in eyelid appearance with the utmost safety.
Fat injection or grafting has broad applications in cosmetic surgery. Fat injected into areas requiring volume-enhancement produces safe, long-lasting, and natural-appearing results as volume is replaced to tissues where fat is diminished. Fat grafting usually involves harvesting fat from one part of the body, washing/purifying it, and the carefully re-injecting it with specially designed needles into the areas requiring augmentation. The procedure may need to be repeated several times to achieve the desired result. Swelling, which is commonly seen after fat injection, usually resolves within 2-3 weeks. The degree of swelling is most dependent on the area injected.
A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with aging. It may be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is also appropriate for treatment of certain inherited traits. Younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or over activity of muscles may benefit from the Forehead Lift procedure.
Obagi is one of the most recognized names globally in skin health care and the preferred choice of Physicians around the world for prescription-strength product lines that Transform skin. Skin Transformation is possible with Obagi System.
Fraxel re:store laser, the original and most popular Fraxel laser treatment, is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that can resurface damaged skin and uncover the skin of your youth – all with minimal impact on your daily routine.
Micro Needling is a procedure that minimizes scarring and signs of aging by stimulating the skin’s own rejuvenation process. The micro needling pen creates tiny punctures that prompt the immune system to boost blood flow, produce new skin cells, and remodel collagen and elastin. It’s a natural process that helps the body produce tighter, smoother-looking skin. SkinPen® from Bellus Medical represents the latest generation of devices. SkinPen® has popularized microneedling with men and women with busy personal schedules. The procedure is minimally-invasive, sessions are short, and it requires little downtime.