Non Surgical Procedures

The Personalized Non-Surgical Facelift at The Plastic Surgery Center on Woodside

The most important decision that you will make when you are contemplating facial rejuvenation is your choice of “Who should do my procedure?”

Even more important are the discussions made prior to your procedure. It is absolutely essential that you consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can offer you the entire spectrum of options, not just fillers. Make sure you ask if your professional is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

In this new era of facial rejuvenation, we have multiple surgical and non-surgical options available to you. It is possible to perform a “non-surgical” facelift with a combination of fillers, strings and BOTOX. Most commonly today, we are using a combination of techniques to achieve your goals. Perhaps having a Blepharoplasty with Corrugator resection for correction of the upper face, with Radiesse® to correct the naso-labial folds and Juvéderm Ultra® to restore lip fullness is most appropriate for your overall situation. Or possibly, BOTOX® to relax and improve the glabellar frown lines and forehead wrinkles, with Sculptra to restore the youthfulness to the cheeks and jowls, and Restylane for the lips with Fraxel re:store DUAL to treat surface pigment irregularities and correct wrinkles.  The decision on which technique you choose is paramount to your outcome and ultimate satisfaction.

Today with the use of fillers for facial rejuvenation, it is important to consider the advantages of using your own fat to replace youth”ful” fullness in many areas of the face. When patients could benefit from many syringes of filler, considering autologous fat transfer/micro fat grafting (using your own fat to add volume to multiple facial areas), can not only reduce to overall cost to replace significant volume, but produce long lasting results.

If you do not have your consultation with an experienced Plastic Surgeon, you will likely only be offered whatever service the particular practitioner provides or is allowed to do. Only physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery are certified in the full spectrum of plastic surgery of the entire body. Before you have facial filler injections, make sure to ask if the physician offers autologous fat transfer/micro fat grafting, otherwise you may not be receiving the full range of options. You owe it to yourself to get all the information presented in a well thought out approach considering your current findings and goals. Take advantage of Dr. Papalian’s 20 years of experience, skill and trust. Schedule an appointment and enjoy the benefits of all the newest techniques.

BOTOX® Cosmetic in Palo Alto

BOTOX® Cosmetic is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the country and therefore, one of the most requested services performed by Dr. Papalian. It is very important to have your BOTOX treatment performed by an experienced surgeon who understands all of the dynamics of the facial musculature, as well as the inter-relationship between your surgical and non-surgical options in order to achieve the best possible result. Only after your consultation at The Plastic Surgery Center on Woodside with Dr Papalian can you be assured that you are making the right treatment decision.

When you laugh or frown, you contract the muscles of your face. These contractions, over time, produce lines, and deep wrinkles in the skin, known as furrows, especially around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These furrows and lines can make you look sad, angry or tired. BOTOX Cosmetic treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during normal facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.

BOTOX is made from a highly purified protein that is very safe when administered by a skilled surgeon. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes and forehead to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines. Where appropriate, BOTOX can be used in other facial areas in order to relax muscles and soften wrinkles. The decision on where and how to treat is best made together with Dr. Papalian, taking advantage of his 20 years of trusted Plastic Surgery experience. In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX has many other uses, including treatment for excessively sweaty armpits, palms, and feet. Feel free to discuss your areas of concern with Dr. Papalian.

BOTOX results will begin to fade after a few months. BOTOX can be used every 3-4 months, depending on how the muscles respond. The injection procedure is an office procedure with little discomfort associated. After your treatment, you can resume normal activities and enjoy the benefit of BOTOX Cosmetic.

Dysport™ in Palo Alto

Dysport™ is the new botulinum toxin A product for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines or frown lines. When you laugh or frown, you contract the muscles of your face. These contractions, over time, produce lines, and deep wrinkles in the skin, known as furrows, especially around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These furrows and lines can make you look sad, angry or tired. Dysport is now available to improve the appearance of the glabellar or frown lines.

Now that there are multiple options available to treat these areas, the decisions on where and how to treat is best made together with Dr. Papalian, taking advantage of his 20 years of trusted Plastic Surgery experience. At The Plastic Surgery Center on Woodside, Dr. Papalian will discuss and evaluate your findings and concerns in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner prior to recommending a treatment for you. It is important to seek out a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is able to offer the full spectrum of both surgical and non-surgical options to you, not just one.

Dysport treatments are office-based and you may resume normal activities following your treatment. It is important to avoid aspirin and aspirin products for 10 days prior to your injection to minimize any bruising following your treatment. Feel free to contact us to determine if Dysport is right for you.