Facial Enhancement and Contouring in the San Gabriel Valley
Facial concerns and blemishes, whether from sun damage (due to the hot Southern California sun), aging, or lifestyle, can significantly dampen how you perceive your own image. Fine lines, wrinkles, excess facial (or chin) fat, and facial blemishes (tone and texture concerns) can detract from your youthful appearance and impact your confidence.
Fortunately, cosmetic facial rejuvenation treatments are available to address these concerns, and in an area like Southern California, you have options nearby.
Dr. Dolores Kent and her skilled team offer facial rejuvenation options in San Gabriel, California, located close to Los Angeles at the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains.
What Procedures Can You Include in Your Facial Rejuvenation?
No two facial enhancement cosmetic treatments are identical, and our treatments are tailored to you, our valued patient. Some of our most popular treatments include:
Morpheus8™ RF microneedling is taking the aesthetics industry by storm. This advanced technology combines the power of microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) and radio-frequency energy to improve skin texture and tone, tighten skin, reduce the appearance of acne scars and other facial marks, and reduce facial fat, allowing you to achieve a more defined and slimmer face.
This non-surgical treatment uses the principles of traditional microneedling, where a series of thin needles penetrate the skin at precise depths to stimulate a natural healing response and, therefore, increase collagen production. Radio-frequency energy is emitted from these needles once they reach the desired depths; this energy helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production further and helps to speed up recovery.
This treatment is safe for all skin types, although a pre-treatment regimen may be required for darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick IV-VI) to protect pigment. Morpheus8™ can also be performed on the hands and body.
Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results.
Whether due to weight gain or genetics (some patients and ethnicities are simply more prone to submental fat), the presence of a double chin can affect your entire facial shape and profile. Neck liposuction (or chin liposuction) is performed to minimize submental (under the chin) fat to leave you with a more sculpted jawline and neck, which can help thin and shape your entire face.
Chin liposuction is performed in the same manner as liposuction of the body. Here, small incisions are made in discreet locations, and a thin, hollow cannula is inserted to break up and suction out unwanted fat.
This is not a full list of facial services performed in our San Gabriel Valley office. You can learn more by visiting our services page.
Why Should You Consider Combining These Procedures?
Whether you have a fuller, rounder face shape or aging has left you with undesirable facial contours, you may benefit from combining Morpheus8™ with chin liposuction/double chin treatment.
This combination allows you to improve the tone and texture of your skin and sculpt a thinner face and jawline.
It is important to remember that because Morpheus8™ is non-surgical and chin liposuction is surgical, these treatments will not be performed simultaneously. However, when performed as part of a treatment series, each technique can improve upon the results of the other.
Is There a Recovery Period After Morpheus8™?
Because Morpheus8™ is a non-surgical treatment, there is no real downtime; however, you will want to follow good skin care practices that can help maintain and improve the quality of your results.
This means staying out of the sun (which can be difficult in San Gabriel and Southern California) and being sure to use good-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go out.
Additionally, we may recommend using a healing treatment or gel on the face, including growth factor serums, hyaluronic acid serums, or stem cell serums. We can discuss this in further detail during your consultation.
You may experience some redness and tenderness after your treatment, which is normal.
Is There a Recovery Period After Chin Liposuction??
Because double chin treatment requires liposuction, your chin will be wrapped for the first 24 hours. After that, you may be asked to wear this garment periodically to help promote healing. There will be some swelling and bruising; however, most patients return to their normal routines within a few days.
Are My Facial Rejuvenation Results Permanent?
Facial rejuvenation treatments are long lasting; however, they cannot stop the aging process. Morpheus8™ creates noticeable improvement to the tone, texture, and quality of your skin; however, repeated sessions and maintenance treatments are recommended to prolong results.
The fat removed with chin liposuction is gone permanently; however, additional weight fluctuations can impact the quality of results.
How to Find Us
Dr. Dolores Kent offers two locations to serve you. While her primary facility is located in Los Angeles, she has a satellite office that serves Temple City, Monterey Park, and San Gabriel (Asian Beauty MedSpa).
Our satellite office is located at:
1512 S San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Interested in Facial Rejuvenation Procedures in the San Gabriel Valley?
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