Practical 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 sure the results last as long as possible. Maintaining your youthful glow for as long as possible will make your decision even more beneficial. The key is taking proper care of your skin so you feel just as good years from now as you do shortly after you’ve healed. Below are practical tips for maintaining your facial plastic surgery results:

Follow Post-Operative Instructions From Your Doctor

When you have a facial plastic procedure done at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, Dr. Daniel Daube will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care. Do not disregard these directions, no matter how well you may be healing. These customized instructions are carefully designed to help you heal and recover in the best way possible and in the shortest amount of time. It is important to understand that it will take time for your body to heal and for the true results to show.

Make sure you completely understand what is required of you to achieve the best outcome. Your surgeon will likely give you a print-out of these post-op instructions, so 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 set forth. Our team will be more than happy to explain each step until you are 100% sure what you need to do.

Concerns? Contact Us ASAP

Do not take matters into your own hands if you think something is not quite right any time after your facial plastics procedure. The longer you wait, the greater the chance of something going wrong. You know your body better than anyone, so pay attention and avoid complications. No issue is too small to have it seen. Even a phone call may help alleviate any worries you may have.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

Many facial plastics procedures are aimed towards achieving a more youthful appearance. Part of your post-operative directions may be to stay out of the sun – particularly for procedures like chemical peels and skin resurfacing. However, almost any procedure can benefit from time out of the sun for optimal healing and maintaining a youthful glow. Too much sun causes damage to the skin, including dryness and wrinkling. You certainly do not want to counteract your treatment by adding harmful sun exposure!

Follow Up as Advised

You will most likely need to visit our office for a follow-up visit, perhaps more than once. No matter how you look or feel, be sure to follow Dr. Daube’s recommendations and come in when suggested. He will assess how the healing process is progressing for you so the optimum result is achieved.

Providing proper care for your body after your facial plastics procedure is extremely important. Not only immediately following the procedure, but for weeks, months, and even years down the road. Whether you had a minor procedure or a major surgery, following post-operative instructions is essential in maintaining your results.

If you have any questions about post-operative care at our office, or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

Show Your Face Some LOVE with These Procedures

Are you ready for a Valentine’s Day that you won’t forget? At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we pride ourselves on being the best in facial surgeries, and we want you to look and feel amazing this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a rhinoplasty procedure or a facial reconstruction, Gulf Coast Facial Plastics’ experienced staff will work with you in great detail to understand exactly what procedure will be best fit for your wants and needs.

Let’s go over some frequently asked questions about facelifts, rhinoplasty, neck, ear and chin surgeries and other procedures. If we don’t cover any of your questions, it’s important to note that your consultation will give you that “Aha!” moment where any questions or confusion you may have will be made clear by our expert staff and doctors.

Facial Plastics FAQ

Which types of facial procedures does Gulf Coast Facial Plastics offer?

Gulf Coast Facial Plastics’ expertise stretches across the facial surgery landscape. Here’s a list of the services that we offer:

Check out the different services we offer and book a consultation today!

I’d really like to look younger. Can Gulf Coast Facial Plastics help?

We’ve been helping our clients look younger for years, and it’s why more and more people turn to us every year. Whether you want to look younger or address a facial feature that you aren’t fond of, we are happy to learn more about what you’re looking for, and we’ll work with you to achieve your facial plastics goals.

How do I know if a facelift, rhinoplasty or a different procedure is right for me?

During your consultation, we’ll be able to provide feedback on which options are best for you along with why. Based on what you’re looking to accomplish and your features, we can come up with a personalized procedure that will match your needs and wants. We’ll thoroughly cover different services that may be beneficial to you and give you everything you need to make the right decision.

What’s the recovery process like? Will I be in pain, and if so, for how long?

The recovery process is different for not only every procedure but also for every patient. During your consultation, we will discuss the recovery process in great length and answer any questions you have. Our team will work one-on-one with you to make sure that you are properly taken care of following your procedure.

I’m looking to get a facial procedure done, but I don’t know which doctor to go to. How does Gulf Coast Facial Plastics stand out?

It’s important to find a doctor and medical team you trust before you undergo any procedure, minor or major. Check out what our previous patients have said about their experience with us!

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!

 

The Difference Between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®

Although Botox® is one of the most well-known filler procedures, it isn’t the only cosmetic solution. Dysport® and Xeomin® are similar products that are readily available and frequently used by the nation’s top facial plastic surgeons. But, which of these fillers is right for you? Below we discuss each of these options:

Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all neuromodulators that temporarily relax or alter muscle nerves. By halting the natural nerve impulses of the muscle, they essentially freeze your muscle and keep it from creating wrinkles or sagging. Not only are these treatments corrective, but they are preventive as well, tightening the muscles and preventing deeper frown lines. When applied correctly, the effects are limited to the specific treatment area, giving desirable results.

The use of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® varies, but they can be used to treat a variety of issues including:
·     Horizontal forehead lines
·     Frown lines around the brows (the “Elevens”)
·     Crow’s feet
·     Nasal squint lines
·     Neck lines
·     Sagging eyebrows
·     Excessive sweating
·     Migraines

The Difference Between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
The difference between these three dermal fillers lies within their makeup. Although they all contain Botulinum Toxin A or bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, Xeomin® features a far different and cleaner formula. Released as an alternative to Botox® and Dysport®, it is the newest product and contains no additives, consisting only of the single ingredient Botulinum Toxin A.

Botox®

Botox® is one of the most sought-after beauty treatments. This injected botulinum toxin temporarily freezes the muscles that create 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 treatment only takes a few minutes to perform, and there is no downtime. The effects of the injections generally last anywhere from three to six months.

Dysport®

Dysport® is a neuromodulator that 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 your facial expressions pinch the skin. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity. Dysport® works to correct these signs of aging. Results from Dysport® injections may last four to six months.

Xeomin®

Xeomin® works to prevent the body from forming resistant antibodies. That means it keeps working over time. Xeomin® is preferable for those currently receiving treatment for neuromuscular conditions because while Botox® and Dysport® can interfere and change due to certain medications and procedures, Xeomin® does not. Similar to Botox® and Dysport®, Xeomin® typically lasts anywhere from three to four months.

If you are interested in learning more about these fillers, give us a call today at (850) 312-5168. Our team at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics can provide a custom consultation and treatment plan to help give you the results you desire.

 

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!

 

 

What to Expect from Your Facelift

A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging plastic surgery requested by both men and women. This procedure may help with creases around the nose and mouth, loose skin along the jawline, excess fat in the neck area, and an uneven appearance to the face due to lost or shifted fat deposits.

Why Do I Need a Facelift?

Your skin can grow to appear aged and old due to a variety of factors such as thinning skin, sun damage, smoking, stress, heredity, loss of facial fat, etc. The procedure is recommended for people who have advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and less invasive procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. A facelift can help reduce the overall signs of aging and can restore your youthful, natural look.

What Does a Facelift Consist Of?

The technique used for a facelift is tailored to the patient. You may only need surgery to help signs of aging in the lower third of your face, or you may need a more extensive facelift that corrects wrinkles and creases over your entire face. As with any type of surgery, this procedure creates scars. To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube makes incisions where the scars are less visible, such as under your chin, in the ear crease, and along the hairline. After the incisions are made, the skin is pulled taut, and the underlying muscles may be sutured in place. This helps to contour the face and restore a youthful, natural shape.

How Long Will It Take to Recover From a Facelift?

After your facelift, your head is wrapped in a compression bandage to promote proper healing. Healing from a facelift may take several months, and this timeframe varies by patient. You will have some bruising and swelling that mask the full results of the procedure. These are normal side effects, but if they are excessive or you think there might be a problem, contact us right away. It is important to keep up with your follow up appointments and doctors visits after your procedure and to follow any after-care instructions that your surgeon gives you.

While a facelift does not stop the aging process, it can keep you looking younger for many years if you take proper care of your skin. If you are interested in this procedure or just want to learn more about it, contact us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

Is Kybella® Right for You?

Are you troubled by a double chin that diet and exercise will not eliminate? Do you want your face to look firmer and lifted without surgery? If you are struggling with these issues, you may be a good candidate for Kybella®. Kybella® is a nonsurgical treatment that can give you a smooth, youthful jawline.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved medication that is used to dissolve fat underneath the chin. Known as submental fullness, the condition is not necessarily indicative of a person’s health status or fitness level. Having excess fat in the upper neck area is most commonly caused by genetics.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Your body uses it to break down fat deposits. When injected into the fat under the chin, this acid helps to break up the fat and reduce fullness under the chin. It also destroys these cells so they can’t regrow.

What are the benefits of Kybella®?

Benefits of Kybella® include:

  • Noticeable improvement almost immediately
  • Results may be permanent
  • Has little downtime and requires no incisions
  • FDA-approved
  • Works where diet and exercise have failed

What is involved in receiving Kybella®?

The Kybella® injection is done using a long, slender needle. You won’t experience any pain during the treatment except maybe at the spot of the incision, like any other shot. You’ll start to see dramatic improvement after just two treatments. Most people achieve the results they want in about six treatments.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Kybella®, talk to us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics. We’ll determine whether Kybella® is right for you.

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!