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.

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 Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, is done for a variety of reasons. This procedure is mainly performed for aesthetic appeal, but can also address physical effects and concerns from drooping or sagging eyelids. No matter the patient’s desire (or need) for eyelid surgery, the benefits are substantial. Below we have laid out a few of the benefits of eyelid surgery.

Look Years Younger

When eyelids begin to droop and sag, primarily due to age, the effect is an older or more tired appearance. The weakened muscles create wrinkles and make eyes appear smaller and even partially closed depending on the severity of the sagging. This results in a more “mature” look and can become more noticeable over time. Correcting this condition will open your eyes, making your face look uplifted and youthful. The procedure can take years off your appearance, even without any other work done to your face.

Better Makeup Application

It can be challenging to apply makeup when your eyelids are not quite cooperating. The sagginess and droopiness can make it difficult to put on makeup as intended. The creases and fine lines can cause eyeshadow to settle in the wrong places. Mascara can wind up on the skin of your eyelids and eyeliner may look messy, uneven, and unnatural. When eyelid surgery is complete, makeup is able to be applied effortlessly and may even stay on longer.

Eliminate Physical Issues

Beauty benefits aside, eyelid surgery can help people with more extreme issues such as sight impairment and discomfort. When sagging and drooping eyelids affect everyday tasks and to-dos, beauty becomes a secondary perk. The lift from eyelid surgery can help alleviate this problem, allowing for better visibility and a return to normal functionality.

If you are over 35 years of age or have a genetic predisposition to droopy, sagging eyelids, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. The benefits are plentiful and the results can be remarkable. Contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation today!

 

The Best Facial Procedures for the Holidays

The holidays are a great time to treat yourself, so why not give yourself a gift that will make you feel and look better in time for the holidays. Here are some of the best facial procedures that we recommend for the holidays:

Botox®

One of the most popular and time-efficient facial beauty treatments is Botox®. Botox® works by freezing your facial muscles to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles in your face can be caused by an array of factors such as stress, poor health, and sun damage. The recovery time for Botox® is incredibly quick and there is no downtime, making it a great treatment to complete before the holidays arrive.

Kybella®

Another minimally invasive procedure that you may consider before the holidays is Kybella®. Kybella® is used to treat a condition known as submental fullness, which many people refer to a double chin. Having excess fat in the upper neck area is not always due to lifestyle or fitness level. It is most commonly caused by genetics. Kybella® uses digestive tract enzymes that target and break down this fat. Kybella® has little downtime and requires no incisions. The results of Kybella® can take several weeks to appear, so schedule your appointment today!

Skin Resurfacing

Do you have age spots or sun damage that you’d like to eliminate in time for the holidays? Skin resurfacing can help remove damaged layers of skin to reveal young, fresh, flawless cells. This procedure can help with brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and more. Skin resurfacing uses laser technology to remove the outer layers of skin. The recovery time for this procedure is fairly quick and doesn’t require extensive downtime. Skin resurfacing will give your skin a fresh, new start in the new year.

If you are interested in learning more about these facial procedures, or any of the other services we provide, contact us 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.