Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares the biggest cosmetic surgery advances of 2013
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently appeared on WebTalkRadio’s Inside Cosmetic Surgery Today with Dr. Barry Lycka to discuss the hottest advances in cosmetic surgery last year. From injectable fillers to cosmeceuticals, Dr. Schlessinger shared the latest and greatest in skin care.
New fillers volumize sagging skin without a facelift, Dr. Joel Schlessinger explained.
Injectable fillers are popular for patients who want to diminish the look of sagging skin without a facelift. The latest fillers are hyaluronic-based products, a substance which can be found naturally in our bodies. Dr. Joel Schlessinger is optimistic about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, the first and only FDA-approved filler designed to instantly add volume to the cheek area.
Ultherapy was a popular procedure for Dr. Joel Schlessinger in 2013.
As a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Joel Schlessinger has seen a great need for non-invasive options to treat the neck area. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to target this hard-to-treat area, diminishing sagging skin, wrinkles and other signs of aging. This procedure can also be used on the eye and cheek areas.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger warns his patients that Ultherapy will not completely eliminate the signs of aging.
“It is not quite the ‘home run’ that everybody wants,” he said. “If someone is in their 40s or 50s with good skin and collagen, they’re going to have better results than someone who is 75, has smoked all their life and sat in the sun.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger also shared the latest advances in cosmeceuticals.
BB creams are still incredibly popular, according to Dr. Joel Schlessinger. These multitasking products have been around for a few years and continue to attract attention. Many women use BB creams as a way to save time because they function as a primer, sunscreen, moisturizer, foundation and anti-aging treatment.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger has also noticed dermatology taking a more natural approach.
“There has been a very nice trend in dermatology to keep things more natural and not be so invasive,” he said. “Our patients can go home looking like nothing has been done and gradually improve over time.”
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