Facial plastic surgery in Charlotte is done either to make your face look younger or to make it look better. Three of the most common types of facial plastic surgery are rhinoplasty, face lifts and eyelid surgery. There is also scar revision, which is done by replacing an old scar with a new, less noticeable one. Other types of surgery are lip enhancement, facial implants, neck lifts, malar pad lifts and otoplasty. No matter what facial plastic surgery procedure or other cosmetic procedure you’re interested in, be sure to get a real surgeon to do them, instead of accepting the first offer of discounted laser treatment or BOTOX you find in your email.
If you are considering facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, the first step is to get the opinion of an expert. Be prepared for an open and honest discussion of what improvements you want to your face and how they should be made. Perhaps a simple skincare procedure, such as filler injections or laser skin resurfacing, can give you the results you want.
Lasers can be used for a number of procedures. Non-ablative skin rejuvenation can treat lines and wrinkles too fine for lifts or filler injections by rejuvenating the lower layers of the skin. This usually just means taking a topical anesthetic, doesn’t hurt and leaves a slight redness in the skin for less than half an hour in most cases. It can be performed every four to six weeks.
Lasers have a number of other cosmetic uses as well. They can be used to treat skin discolorations caused by sun damage or abnormally dilated blood vessels. Another use for them is in tattoo removal. A laser of the right color will be absorbed by the ink particles in the tattoo rather than the skin, and will cause those particles to break up and be absorbed by the blood. Lasers can also be used to treat acne by shrinking overactive oil glands, and can treat port wine stains and vascular lesions.
Whether you need surgery or a nonsurgical procedure, you will want it to be done by someone with a lot of experience. Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His web site is called “OnlyFaces.com” has focused his efforts on facial plastic surgery since 1988. He favors the Smoothbeam® laser from Candela®, and was the first cosmetic surgeon in the Charlotte area to offer it. If you’re interested in facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.