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.

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!

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!

The Benefits of Dermalinfusion

If you’re looking for a quick, effective way to exfoliate and repair your skin, consider a Dermalinfusion for a good, deep cleaning of your pores. This is a non-invasive way to remove dirt, debris, and dead skin cells effectively. This treatment can improve the appearance of the skin after just one appointment, and it doesn’t require a lengthy recovery period.

How Dermalinfusion Works

This treatment uses a combination of exfoliation and infusion. To exfoliate the skin, the skincare specialist uses a SilkPeel handpiece to remove the outermost layer of skin cells. After the skin was been thoroughly cleaned, specially-formed serums are infused straight into your pores. This serum is specially formulated for each patient’s skin care goals.

Although the treatment is most commonly used on the face, it can also be used on the neck, chest, hands, and other areas of the body. After only one session, your skin will instantly look bright and more hydrated.

The Benefits of Dermalinfusion

Dermalinfusion can help with hyperpigmentation, reducing the appearance and damage of acne and scars. It can also correct uneven texture or super rough skin. It’s been an incredible resource in treating everyday ailments like dehydration, congestion, and the never-ending blackhead.  

More intensive than your average facial, this treatment also serves to stimulate the growth of new cells to improve the overall health of your skin.

Treatment Frequency
Experts recommend a standard, multi-correctional treatment plan of 6-8 treatments every 2-4 weeks for optimal results. We also recommend supplementing treatments with a custom, at-home skincare regimen.

Our team at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics is highly trained and here to answer all your questions about dermalinfusion. We will work with you to create both a corrective and preventative treatment plan to help you put your best skin forward in 2019. Give us a call today!

 

How Dermal Fillers Can Enhance Your Appearance in the New Year

Celebrating the new year comes with resolutions, promises, and goals. If one of your resolutions is to enhance your skin and improve your appearance in 2019, dermal fillers can give you the refresh and the confidence you’ve been searching for.

How does aging affect your skin?

Aging is unavoidable and volume loss can be directly related to the effect of aging. As we age, we lose subcutaneous fat, which causes the muscles to strain closer to the surface, showing through your skin and making you look older. The average person begins to lose collagen around 25 years old, with a 2% decrease every year.

How can dermal fillers help?

Millions of men and women around the world are using dermal fillers annually to combat the signs of aging. These fillers help to:

  • Smooth wrinkles, creases, and lines, especially around nose and mouth
  • Plump lips, making thinner lips become full and voluptuous
  • Add volume to depressed cheeks and temples, softening sharp edges and filling in shallow areas
  • Restore youth and rejuvenation through improved skin elasticity
  • Reduce scars, minimizing their appearance
  • Create symmetry among facial features

Whether you are trying to thin out your face or simply add volume to a few flat areas, we offer several FDA-approved cosmetic services at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics:

  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Restylane®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Bellafill®
  • Kybella®

Botox® and Dysport® can essentially freeze your muscle and keep it from creating wrinkles or sagging. Using Restylane® adds volume to your skin, replacing the hyaluronic acid (HA) time has worn away. Let Juvéderm® provide a quick refresh through improved skin elasticity. Kybella® treatments can be used to tackle a stubborn double chin, and Bellafill® will help add extra collagen through plumethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

If you are looking to take 2019 by storm and are ready to give your skin the rejuvenation that it needs, we can help. Our team of experts at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics will have you feeling your very best this new year. Contact us today to learn more!

 

 

Get Ready for Your Holiday Party with Injectables!

The holidays are coming up fast and you’re going to want to look your absolute best for Christmas parties, festive events and of course, the new year! If you are looking for a quick way to look younger and feel your best this holiday season, injectables may be a great treatment option for you.

Why are injectables perfect for the holidays?

One of the biggest benefits of injectables and dermal fillers is that they have a quick recovery time. Unlike other facial procedures, which can require several days or weeks of downtime for effective recovery, you can go about your daily routine after getting injectables. Although the full results may not be evident for 7-10 days, you will not waste any precious holiday time recovering from these procedures.

What are the benefits of injectables?

Injectables can be an effective way to reversing signs of aging in your face. Your wrinkles, crows feet, and additional unwanted lines can be diminished with injectables. Botox®, Dysport®, Restalyne®, Juvéderm®, and Bellafill® will have you looking years younger instantly and can help prevent future wrinkles from developing.

What are the different types of injectables?

Botox®: Botox® is one of the most popular beauty treatments. It helps to temporarily freeze the muscles in your face that are responsible for wrinkles. Botox® helps with frown lines, crows feet, lines in the nasal area, and more. It usually lasts from three to six months.

Dysport®: Dysport® also helps to relax the muscles in the face to fight wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. Dysport® works to help restore the elasticity in your skin that naturally deteriorates over time and can last from four to six months.

Restalyne®: Restalyne® is another dermal filler that helps with lines and wrinkles, such as the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. It uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by the body, to help stop the signs of aging. Restalyne® can last from six to nine months and show immediate improvement.

Juvéderm®: Juvéderm® is another anti-aging filler that helps to smooth lines and wrinkles in the face. It also contains hyaluronic acid which helps to maintain the elasticity in the skin. Juvéderm® can last up to a year depending on where it is injected.

Bellafill®: Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth to maintain a youthful appearance for up to five years. It is used to correct nasolabial folds, which are also referred to as smile lines. Because Bellafill® is non-resorbable, it does not require reinjection

like

other dermal fillers do.

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to look your very best for the holiday festivities this season, injectables may be for you. They offer quick results, little to no downtime and can have your skin looking and feeling more youthful. If you want to learn more about injectables, schedule a consultation with us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics. We can help you decide which injectable is right for you this holiday season!

 

Benefits of Juvéderm®

Juvéderm® is one of the most popular types of injectable fillers to immediately to smooth out wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Below are a few benefits of Juvéderm®.

Smooth and Plumping

Juvéderm® is a gel that can be used to both smooth out wrinkles and creases in the face as well as add volume to other areas. Wrinkle lines, crows feet, and finer lines around the mouth and eyes can all be eliminated with Juvéderm®. In addition, it can be injected into your lips to give them a thicker, fuller look.

Long Lasting

One of the great things about Juvéderm® is that it is a long-lasting treatment. It is usually absorbed in six to nine months. Depending on the treatment, the injections can last up to a year. The results are almost instant as well; you will likely see an improvement to your skin/lips within just a few hours.

Hyaluronic Acid

The base of Juvéderm® is hyaluronic acid. This substance is found naturally in the human body. One of its main functions is helping to stimulate the production of connective tissue. Connective tissue, also known as collagen, and can help maintain the young and youthful appearance of the face. As you grow older and your body naturally begins to produce less collagen, your face can begin to sag and wrinkle. Juvéderm® helps to replenish the collagen and the overall appearance of the site in which it is injected. Because it is mainly composed of a compound made by the human body, it is generally thought of as safe and one of the top choices of dermal fillers for most doctors.

Minimal Downtime

Recovery time after Juvéderm® is minimal. Following your procedure, it is important to avoid heavy and strenuous activity, sun exposure, and alcohol consumption. In just a few days, you can go back to your normal schedule and routine.

If you are looking to decrease smile lines and facial wrinkles with Juvéderm®, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

3 Tips for Combating Wrinkles

From advanced professional products, over-the-counter anti-aging treatments, and everyday health habits that support a youthful appearance, it’s possible to reduce the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. Make skin care a priority by working these three easy wrinkle-reducing tips into your beauty routine.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

While being out in the sun can feel great, it can take a toll on your skin, leaving you vulnerable not only to cancer but also to signs of premature aging including heavy wrinkles.

If being out in the sun is a must, start your day by applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 protection or higher and plan to re-apply it as directed. Add a protective lip balm and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to help deflect UV radiation.

Find Products for Your Skin Type

The type of everyday skin care products you use matters. Facial cleansers and body wash for oily skin contain agents that strip away excess oils and if your skin is already dry, that could lead to more dryness that makes wrinkles look more pronounced. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, heavy moisturizers with oils and waxes can clog your pores.

No single product works for everyone, but looking at labels carefully and choosing one for your specific skin type is a good first step to finding the products that will be most effective for you.

Less is More

When something works well, it’s tempting to think more is better, but some skin care products are designed to work with the skin’s natural rhythm and using them too often diminishes their beneficial effects. Anti-wrinkle peels and abrasive exfoliants used to remove dead skin cells can damage the new skin your body creates if they’re used too often. Moisturizers designed for daily use can suffocate pores when applied too often. Unless a medical professional recommends using a product differently, stick to the directions on product labels.

Healthy skin looks and feels great. If you’re satisfied with the products you use and love the results, keep up the good work. However, if the outcome isn’t quite what you hoped for, the team at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics can help find a solution for you.

Are You a Candidate for a Lip Enhancement?

If you have been considering lip enhancement as a way to rejuvenate and restore the youthful appearance of your lips, you’re certainly not alone. According to a CBS News article, the number of Americans seeking to enhance the appearance of their lips has been on the rise since 2000, climbing to nearly 50% as of 2015. And the “beautiful lips” trend shows no signs of slowing down. Why is this such a sought-after cosmetic treatment? What is the allure? The truth is, nothing denotes aging quite as profoundly as mouth wrinkles. Of course, not everyone is looking reverse the signs of aging; some people just want to improve the look of their lips. That being said, there are lip injections available to suit the budget-conscious, the indecisive, and everyone in between. Who are the ideal candidates for a lip enhancement procedure? Well, before we delve into that subject, let’s take a look at some of the more common lip fillers on the market including Soft tissue fillers, Dysport, Botox, and implants.Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft tissue fillers are FDA approved absorbable materials that are injected into the lips to help smooth line around the mouth. It’s important to note that this option may require more than one injection before results become noticeable; also, the effects of soft tissue fillers are temporary.

Dysport

For those who are seeking a natural-looking lip augmentation, Dysport injections may be the way to go. The prescription-only injection helps smooth moderate frown lines around the mouth without disrupting your ability to naturally move your lips, meaning you won’t experience the numbing or tingling typical of other lip fillers.

Botox

Botox is by far the most commonly requested type of lip injection; it is made from botulinum, which is used to block the nerves that contract muscles. In doing so, lines and wrinkles become less noticeable. However, similar to Dysport injections and soft tissue fillers, the results are temporary.

Implants

If you’re seeking a permanent lip augmentation, implants may prove to be a better solution for you. Modern-day implants are comprised of soft, flexible silicone, making them more pliable than previously available implants. Your practitioner need only make two small incisions (one at each corner of the mouth), and with a specialized instrument, they can pull the implant into position. Although the process sounds painful, there is minimal discomfort and minimal healing time.

If you’re ready to reclaim your full lips, speak with a healthcare professional that can help you make an informed decision. Come to see us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center for all of your lip enhancement needs!