If you’re seeking a noninvasive treatment to give your face a more youthful appearance, you’ll be happy to know that cosmetic surgeons can provide some effective nonsurgical options. Bradley Ashpole, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Schaumburg and Highland Park, IL, and a medical spa in Wheaton. He offers a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures as well as nonsurgical treatments like hair transplants and Botox injections.

What are dermal fillers in Schaumburg like?

Dermal fillers are nonsurgical treatments that can be used to fill in wrinkles or add volume to cheeks or lips. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within the body. Hyaluronic acid helps keep the skin smooth, supple, and elastic. Unfortunately, as people age, their bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid, so their skin becomes wrinkled and starts to sag. Dermal fillers are always administered by injection. Different dermal fillers are used to treat different parts of the face. Juvederm, for example, can be used to treat the nasolabial folds, which are more commonly known as “laugh lines” or “smile lines.” It can also fill in lines around the mouth. Like Juvederm, Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid. It is also used to fill in lines around the lower part of the face. The effects of Juvederm and Restylane last about a year.

What is Body-Jet water-assisted liposuction?

Body-Jet water-assisted liposuction is a new type of liposuction in which the doctor flushes the treatment site with pulses of water to dislodge fat. The device infuses a local anesthetic along with the water to keep the patient comfortable. The water pulses are gentle enough to not dislodge or damage other tissues. There is thus less bruising or swelling, so the patient enjoys a quicker recovery time. Many patients can resume their daily routine two days after undergoing Body-Jet water-assisted liposuction.

To learn more about nonsurgical options like dermal fillers in Schaumburg or schedule a consultation with Dr. Ashpole, visit his website.