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!

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!

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!

 

 

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!