Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures for Wrinkles – Fort Myers
The thought of going “under the knife” so to speak is not usually a patient’s first choice under any circumstances, particularly for cosmetic procedures. Let’s face it, no one wants to have surgery if he or she doesn’t have to. Fortunately, there are many options for non-invasive cosmetic procedures for wrinkles and in Fort Myers, there’s no better place than Elmquist Eye Group.
Cosmetic “Problem Areas”
We all have problem areas we’d like to fix. Over time, many people develop frown lines between the eyebrows. These lines are caused by repeated muscle contractions that stretch the skin and cause wrinkles. Many of us also experience under-eye bags or sagging upper eyelids.
As we age, a naturally-occurring substance called hyaluronic acid begins to diminish. Hyaluronic acid is largely responsible for the skin’s youthful appearance, but when this substance is depleted, skin is drier, thinner and more wrinkled. The skin sags more as well.
Other factors can contribute to the skin’s less than ideal appearance, including genetics and lifestyle factors. As we age, facial fat tends to become redistributed. There is typically a loss of fat in the cheeks and forehead, with a gain of fat around the mouth and jaw. Bone loss and muscle laxity can also occur throughout the face, only complicating the problem and worsening your appearance. External factors like smoking or our intense southwest Florida sun also contribute damage.
As we have cared for the eye health of our patients, more and more of you have asked for safe noninvasive cosmetic procedures. The Elmquist team can target problem areas and make you look years younger. We have amazing noninvasive alternatives to plastic surgery.
What exactly is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure? These procedures don’t require any surgery or anesthesia. With a noninvasive procedure, our expert and experienced team can alter your physical characteristics with treatments that are neurotoxin (Botox) or filler injections designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Technology has advanced so much, and many patients opt for a noninvasive procedure rather than plastic surgery. In fact, the American Society of Plastic surgeons reports eight times as many noninvasive procedures as plastic surgeries in the US in 2018.
Noninvasive procedures are safe, convenient and very popular. There is little to no downtime, and you don’t have to risk surgical complications like infection, and you don’t have to worry about scarring. Non-invasive procedures also cost much less and therefore are much more affordable when compared to plastic surgeries.
Understandably, you want a trusted and experienced team to perform any cosmetic procedure. Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist started Elmquist Eye Group over two decades ago, and during that time, southwest Florida has come to trust the Elmquist team for all their eye care needs. When so many of our patients inquired about cosmetic procedures, we listened to their needs, and added Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez to our team. Not only is Dr. Rodriguez well versed in all ophthalmic care, she is also highly qualified to administer all cosmetic procedures that we offer in our practice.
If you’ve been thinking about improving your fine lines and wrinkles and your overall appearance, call us today to schedule an appointment. We will discuss noninvasive cosmetic procedures for wrinkles in the comfort of our Fort Myers office. Dr. Rodriguez and the entire Elmquist team are ready to welcome you as our new patient!