WHAT’S the DIFFERENCE in BOTOX® and DYSPORT®?

Although Botox® is one of the most well-known injectable procedures, it isn’t the only cosmetic solution. Dysport® is a similar product that is readily available and frequently used by the nation’s most successful facial plastic surgeons, of which Dr. Daniel Daube is one.

However, to determine which of these products is right for you, you need to consider the two products; what they are and what they do.

Botox® and Dysport® are neuromodulators that temporarily relax or alter muscle nerves. By stopping the natural nerve impulses of the muscle, they essentially freeze your muscle and keep it from creating wrinkles or sagging. Equally as exciting, not only are these treatments corrective, but they are preventative as well, tightening the muscles and preventing deeper frown lines.

USES of the PRODUCTS

Botox® and Dysport® can be used to treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines around the brows (also known as the “Elevens”)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasal squint lines (also known as “Bunny Lines”)
  • Excessive sweating
  • Migraines

 

So, what’s the difference between the two?

Differences in these neuromodulators lie within their makeup, although they both contain Botulinum Toxin A or bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.

Botox® is one of the most sought-after beauty treatments. This injected botulinum toxin temporarily freezes the muscles that create the wrinkles and fine lines. The injection is a simple, quick, and relatively pain-free procedure that will give you a fresh, more youthful appearance. The injection only takes a few minutes to perform, and there is no downtime. Generally, the effects of the treatment last anywhere from three to six months.

With Dysport®, this neuromodulator relaxes muscles in the face that cause age-related indentations in the skin. Some wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and lines on the forehead, develop when facial expressions pinch the skin. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity. Dysport® works to correct these signs of aging, which can last four to six months.

Perhaps it’s time for you to learn more about our options in fillers. If so, contact us at (850) 784-7722, Ext. 130 and ask for Kim. The Gulf Coast Facial Plastics team of professionals can provide a custom consultation and treatment plan to help give you the results you desire.

The BEST FACIAL PROCEDURES to DO in the SUMMER

Summer is already in full swing, and with these leisurely months, it’s a perfect time to improve your appearance! To totally rejuvenate your face, Gulf Coast Facial Plastics has several options for you to consider.

INJECTABLES address various facial issues:

If you’re struggling with unwanted wrinkles, injectables just may be the answer to this pesky problem. Botox® and Dysport® can aid in relaxing some of the tense facial muscles, which in turn, reduces frown lines, crow’s feet, or forehead wrinkles.

These products are injected directly into your facial tissue and are relatively painless, with minimal discomfort following the injection. In fact, you should be able to go about your usual activities once you leave our offices.

Restalyne® is a dermal filler that helps address lines and wrinkles as well. It is specifically used for the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, as well as marionette lines that form just under the corners of the lips. Because this injectable contains hyaluronic acid, it adds volume to the skin creating a more youthful appearance.

Juvederm® is a particular favorite for those people with aging skin. As we get older, unfortunately, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin become more prominent. Then, when volume and fullness are lost, deep wrinkles become more prominent. Juvederm® fills in these unsightly wrinkles, immediately smoothing out lines, which results in a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Daniel Daube is the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. When considering any sort of treatments of the face, doesn’t it make sense to consult with a physician whose expertise is faces and only faces? Call our offices to schedule an appointment to see the many options available to you to look younger and more refreshed. Our Cosmetic Coordinator, Kim, will be happy to assist at (850) 784-7722, Ext 130.

The BENEFITS of MICRONEEDLING with RADIOFREQUENCY(RF)

We are so very fortunate in this day and time that there are so many different facial procedures available to help us restore the look and feel of our skin. One of the most popular of the newest technologies is Microneedling with RF, which offers the benefits of making the skin look younger, but without the discomfort of other, more invasive, skincare treatments.

Simply put, Microneedling is a collagen-inducing treatment that can help minimize facial scarring and make other cosmetic improvements at the same time. The procedure involves using very fine needles to puncture the skin, and although your skin will take a short time to heal, the end result will be so rewarding, producing a radiant, healthy, and more youthful appearance.

What is Microneedling with RF?

This amazing new technology delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy directly to the face via microscopic needles. Because the procedure stimulates deeper collagen production, the skin naturally begins to tighten, which gives a more youthful appearance.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling with RF?

As you can imagine, there are many benefits to RF, the first of which helps soften wrinkles and fine lines. This technology, used over multiple treatments, can actually reverse scarring from acne as well as clear up problems with skin tone and texture.

Treatments are fairly quick, lasting only about one hour, and involve minimal pain and discomfort. As noted above, depending on your very personal skincare needs, multiple sessions may be needed to reap the full benefits of the Microneedling technology.

When you schedule a consultation with our Aesthetician at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, she will evaluate your skin to determine just how many treatments may be needed to solve your very unique and personal issues.

So remember: Microneedling with Radiofrequency can reverse the signs of aging leaving your skin younger-looking, not to mention healthier, in virtually no time at all! Utilizing such modern technology is just one of the reasons why Dr. Daniel Daube developed the slogan – Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face© — because knowing which treatments are best for each individual is actually an art form, perfected through our more than 20 years of medical expertise in Bay County. Call us today to schedule a consult to learn more about all our cosmetic and skincare options.

Are You a Candidate for Lip Enhancement?

Would you like to rejuvenate and restore the youthful appearance of your lips? Creating more beautiful lips has been a growing trend for many years and Gulf Coast Facial Plastics has seen our numbers increase with patients who want to enhance the appearance of their lips.

Why is this procedure such a sought-after cosmetic treatment? The answer is in realizing that nothing ages a person quite like wrinkles around the mouth and thinning lips. Whether you want to reverse the signs of aging, or simply want to improve the look of your lips, Dr. Daniel Daube has many options that will improve your appearance.

Lip injections are just one cost-saving alternative that allows you to experiment with the look you desire. These soft-tissue fillers are FDA-approved absorbable materials that are injected into the lips to help smooth lines around the mouth. It’s important to note that this option may require more than one injection before results become noticeable, and the effects of soft tissue fillers are also
temporary. We only use the highest quality products, which include Restylane® Silk, Juvederm® Ultra, and Jevederm® Volbella.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, we work with both men and women to find the most appropriate anti-aging solutions for their specific needs.

Some people prefer to use collagen/fat transfers to rejuvenate their skin, which can help correct:

  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Aging Hands
  • Facial Creases
  • Thin Lips
  • Facial Folds

 

The tissue for your injections is harvested from an area of your body via liposuction. After it is purified, fat injections are administered with a fine needle into the skin.

After the procedure, you may notice an improvement in your fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The area may feel tight due to the presence of the additional material, but this should subside in a few days.

Both of these substances break down naturally inside the body. The longevity of the results varies by patient, so we recommend that you schedule follow-up appointments at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City. Our team of medical professionals can help create a treatment schedule specifically designed for you.

If you are seeking more permanent lip augmentation, lip implants may prove to be a better solution for you. The most recent technology in lip implants provides a silicone that is soft and flexible making them more pliable than similar products used in the past.

Lip implants are inserted when Dr. Daube makes two small incisions (one at each corner of the mouth), and then he is able to place the implant in position. There is minimal discomfort and a shortened healing time.

So, if you’re ready for more beautiful lips, schedule a consult at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics where all your cosmetic needs are just a phone call away. Contact us today!

The Benefits of Chin Augmentation

Are you unhappy with the size, projection, or shape of your chin? Augmentation surgery may be a medical option for you. Mentoplasty, or chin augmentation, is a form of surgery performed to increase the size of your chin or to reshape it so the face appearance becomes balanced. During the procedure, bone reshaping is conducted to minimize the chin size, whereas implantation can also be performed to add more volume to your chin.

Who is eligible for chin augmentation?

Anyone who is unhappy with their chin’s appearance is a prospective client for chin augmentation; however, some patients choose this procedure to help correct the effects of trauma on their faces.

Benefits of Chin Augmentation:

There are several benefits to this corrective surgery –

  • Chin augmentation reshapes any deformity on your chin and gets rid of, or adds to, any size irregularities, which gives you either a stronger jawline or a more feminine one, depending on your preference.
  • This procedure helps provide a stronger facial profile, which can increase a person’s confidence.
  • Chin implants are customizable depending on the size and shape you desire. Dr. Daniel Daube, who specializes in only facial cosmetic surgery, will advise you as to what size would look best with your overall facial structure.
  • If you are not pleased with the final results of the surgery, chin implants can be removed.
  • Chin augmentations may be performed on an outpatient basis.

 

If you believe you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation surgery, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation.

Best Facial Procedures for Winter

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We have developed a list of procedures designed to keep your skin healthy and vibrant during this cooler season.

FAT TRANSFERS

When you are looking for a safe and popular option for a facial rejuvenation, consider fat transfers. This procedure uses fat harvested from your own body to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, plump thinning lips, or to rejuvenate aging hands. Because the fat is from your own body, adverse reactions are minimal.

SKIN RESURFACING

Here on the Gulf Coast of Florida, harsh summer UV rays can harm your skin. So during the winter is the optimal time to help your skin recover from that damage. The procedure can drastically improve the look of your skin, revealing younger, healthier skin that’s hidden underneath the sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scars. For the most natural-looking results, stay out of the sun during the post-operative recovery.

FACELIFT

Dr. Daniel Daube is known for his “Gold Standard” in facelifts. If you’re looking for dramatic results to correct wrinkles, sagging skin, or loss of facial definition, this may be the treatment option for you. Since this surgery requires more downtime, the fall/winter months are usually the best option.

BELLAFILL

Although we have a lot of varied options for fillers, this particular choice has one amazing advantage… it lasts for five (5) years! This innovative injectable softens facial wrinkles, smile lines, and acne scars in an instant. With its unique collagen formula, the results are natural, immediate, and long-lasting.

If you are interested in trying any of these facial options to perk you up during the winter doldrums, call us today for a consultation. Call our Cosmetic Coordinator, Kim O’Neal Guy at extension 130.

The Best Facial Procedures for the Holidays

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s a great time to treat yourself to a gift, or more than one, that will make you feel and look better in time for all the festivities.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we have several facial procedures we recommend.

One of the most popular and time-efficient facial beauty treatments is Botox® that works by freezing your facial muscles to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The recovery time for Botox® is incredibly quick and there is no downtime.

Although Botox® is one of the most well-known injectable procedures; it isn’t the only cosmetic solution. Dysport® and Newtox relax the muscles in the face to soften the signs of aging. These
products are also used for those pesky little lines between your eyebrows or across your forehead. Crows Feet can also be greatly minimized. All three of these products do similar things, but the
difference is in the areas of the face treated… and… results may be seen sooner than later.

Fillers are also an option for a fresher holiday look. We are proud to carry several options: Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Bellafill®.

Juvederm® works immediately to smooth out lines and wrinkles providing a more youthful appearance.

Restylane® also works immediately and is used for the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostril to the corners of the mouth as well as the marionette lines that form just under the corners of the lips. Both Restylane® and Juvederm® smooth out the appearance of your face.

Bellafill® corrects smile lines and your youthful appearance can last up to five years. It is especially effective in treating acne scars.

Gulf Coast Facial Plastics also has “The SECRET®” to aging gracefully and gradually with our Micro-Needling procedure. Performed on all skin types, this process firms the skin, reduces pore size and wrinkles while revitalizing the skin.

And don’t forget our wide variety of chemical peels. Two we highly recommend at this time of year is the ZO® Stimulator Peel or the PCA Skin® Ultra Peel. These are perfect “perk me ups” for the stress of the holidays.

Dr. Daniel Daube, and the staff at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, wishes you the happiest of holiday seasons. Call us today to secure your appointment for a more “glowing” appearance… and… a stress-free time to pamper yourself!

SKELETAL CONTOURING: What is it? And, who is a good candidate?

Skeletal contouring is a procedure used to subtly change an individual’s facial structure by manipulating the shape of the facial bones. This procedure usually focuses on the nose, jawline, cheeks, and forehead.

What is Skeletal Contouring?

The method used for skeletal contouring varies greatly from patient to patient. However, in all cases, facial bones are changed in some way. Grafting can be used to increase the size of a
section of the face or the entire facial area. The procedure can also involve bone shaving to decrease, or sharpen facial sections or to simply reshape the bone. Skeletal contouring can give patients a stronger jawline, more or less prominent facial features, and a different nose shape.

Who is a good candidate for Skeletal Contouring?

A person may be a good candidate for skeletal contouring for several reasons. For instance, if you have been involved in an accident or have suffered some other type of trauma to the face, skeletal contouring can be used to help cover up the damage and return your face to its original appearance. Or, if you simply do not like the appearance of your jawline, nose, or cheeks, skeletal contouring can be used to perfect your features. Similarly, some people desire a more feminine appearance, and skeletal contouring is the perfect option.

What to expect during the Skeletal Contouring procedure:

Prior to surgery, patients will be given a general anesthetic. Once the procedure has been completed, there may be some noticeable bruising, which should go away in one to four weeks.

After surgery, it is important to keep your head elevated to assist with blood flow. Do not lay flat on your back, and avoid bending or picking up heavy objects. Also, avoid direct sunlight so your incisions can heal properly.

Dr. Daniel Daube is an excellent trauma surgeon and is double Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic surgery, so he would be an excellent choice to consider when deciding about whether or not to have Skeletal Contouring.

Call Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to set up a FREE consultation to learn everything you need to know about the Skeletal Contouring procedure and after care.

3 TIPS for MAINTAINING YOUR FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY RESULTS

Now that you’ve made the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery, you will want to make certain your results last as long as possible. The key to maintaining that youthful glow is taking proper care of your skin so you feel just as good about your face years from now as you do shortly after you’ve healed. Here are some practical tips for maintaining the best results:

#1 – Follow all the post-operative instructions from your physician

When you have any facial plastic procedures done at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube provides you with detailed instructions for post-operative care. No matter how well you may be healing, do not ignore any of the instructions and follow them carefully. These directions are designed to help you heal and recover in the best way possible, and in the shortest amount of time. It is important to understand it will take time for your body to heal and for the true results to begin to appear.

Before you leave the office, make sure you completely understand what is required of you to achieve the best outcome. Since you will have been under anesthesia, the person who will be driving you home should also listen to the post-operative instructions; however, you will be given a print-out of the verbal instructions. Keep them handy until you are completely recovered. If someone else will be helping care for you after your procedure, be sure they are fully aware of what is required as well. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are not completely clear about any of the steps as outlined. Our team will be more than happy to explain each step until you are completely sure of what you need to do.

#2 – Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Too much sun causes damage to the skin, including dryness and wrinkling, but it is especially important following facial plastic surgery to avoid sun exposure. You certainly do not want to counteract your surgical results by adding harmful sun exposure. As a matter of fact, we always counsel women to protect their skin by wearing protective hats and using SPF products throughout their lives.

#3 – Keep your follow-up appointments

Post-surgery, more than one follow-up appointment is often needed, no matter how good you may look or feel. Follow Dr. Daube’s recommendations and keep these appointments in order for him to assess how your face is healing. He will determine how you are progressing in order for you to achieve optimum results.

 

If you have any concerns during the healing process, contact us as soon as possible. Do not take matters into your own hands. If you think something is not quite right following your facial plastics procedure, it is important that you act immediately. You know your body better than anyone else, so pay attention to physical signs in order to avoid complications. No issue is too small to be addressed, and a simple phone call may help alleviate any worries you may have.

If you are just beginning to consider facial plastic surgery and would like to schedule a consult, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

WHAT to EXPECT from YOUR FACELIFT

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging facial plastic surgery requested by both men and women. This procedure may help alleviate creases around the nose and mouth; tighten loose skin along the jawline; remove excess fat in the neck area; and correct any areas of the face that may not seem to be symmetrical.

Why might I need a Facelift?

As your skin matures, it begins to thin. Other factors, like sun damage, smoking, stress, heredity, and loss of facial fat take their toll on your appearance. A facelift is recommended for people who had advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and other less invasive procedures, such as an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty. A facelift can help reduce the overall signs of aging and can restore you to a more youthful, natural look.

What can you expect during a Facelift?

To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube uses “The Gold Standard” of facelifts, which means there are no shortcuts to the work he does. Dr. Daube is very careful to make the incisions needed where the scars are hidden post-surgery. Your skin will be pulled taut, and the underlying muscles secured to help contour your face and restore it to a more youthful, natural shape.

How long will it take to recover from a facelift?

After a facelift, to promote proper healing, your head will be wrapped in a compression bandage. Healing from such extensive surgery may take several weeks or months, but this timeline varies by patient. Initially, there will be some bruising and swelling, but these conditions will gradually diminish and are normal side effects of a facelift. However, if you believe your symptoms are excessive or think there may be a post-operative problem, contact us immediately.

In order to maximize your surgery results, it is important to keep your follow-up appointments and follow any after-care instructions Dr. Daube gives you.

Nothing can stop the aging process; however, a facelift can keep you looking younger longer. If you are interested in booking a consult with Dr. Daube to discuss your facelift options, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!