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 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!

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!

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.