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ACHIEVE STAND-OUT RESULTS WITH NON SURGICAL FACE CONTOURING IN MICHIGAN

Facial contouring procedures can be transformative for your appearance and your confidence, but surgery can often mean lengthy recovery periods. If you’re looking for immediate results without the downtime, Dr. Andrew Lofman and his team in Michigan offer superior non surgical face contouring options.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lofman brings impactful, custom treatment solutions to patients all over the Northwest Michigan area. Continue reading to learn more about building a non surgical treatment plan to achieve more sculpted facial features.

BOTOX® WRINKLE RELAXER

Facial expressions and fine lines are no match for Botox, one of the most popular injectables in the med spa industry. Botox is actually shorthand for Botulinum Toxin, which is the chemical neurotoxin used in this non surgical face contouring treatment.

HOW IT WORKS

When injected, this neurotoxin relaxes the facial muscles and prevents them from contracting when you smile, frown, laugh, or become expressive.

Not only does this treatment effectively smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be preventative. Keeping these areas relaxed over time can prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Botox injections can also be used as non surgical face contouring for immediate results. Strategically placing the Botox around your brows or corners of your mouth can give the face a lifted effect.

Popular Botox treatment areas are:

  • Forehead
  • Lips
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Jawline
  • Corners of the eyes
Botox injection

HOW TO KNOW IF BOTOX IS RIGHT FOR YOU

An important thing to note when considering Botox as a non surgical face contouring treatment is maintenance. While results are immediate, they are not permanent. We recommend repeated treatments every 4-6 months to maintain your amazing results.

With Botox, there is little to no downtime required. While you may experience slight bruising or swelling around the injection site, there is no recovery period. You can resume your normal activities like working, exercising, wearing makeup, and more immediately after your treatment.

As with all treatment plans at Dr. Lofman’s practice, your non surgical face contouring protocol with Botox injections is customizable to your unique aesthetic concerns. Schedule a consultation now to meet with one of our experienced providers and start your journey.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are a great way to fight the signs of aging by restoring volume to the skin, creating a more plump, youthful appearance.

Loss of fat in specific areas of the face is natural as you get older, as is sagging skin. Dermal fillers work by refilling those pockets in order to prevent the expedited signs of aging that often accompany this volume loss.

In comparison to Botox, dermal fillers can be more corrective. Dermal fillers most commonly treat concerns like:

  • Facial volume loss
  • Thin lips
  • Asymmetrical lips
  • Facial folds
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Facial contouring for cheeks, jawline, and more

HOW IT WORKS

Dermal fillers in Michigan are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occuring substance that can already be found in your body. Hyaluronic acid can be used topically to hydrate and soften the skin. When injected, it is a powerful ingredient to keep your skin plump and glowing from the inside out.

It only takes 20-30 to complete a dermal filler treatment, with results lasting anywhere from 6 months to 1 year depending on the person.

HOW TO KNOW IF DERMAL FILLERS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU

Because hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient in dermal filler, is already naturally found in your skin, your body will absorb the filler particles over time. To maintain your fresh, plump results, you’ll need to come back for repeated treatments.

While you may experience minimal discomfort or redness around the injection site immediately after your appointment, dermal filler injections require little to no downtime.

As with all treatment plans at Dr. Lofman’s practice, your dermal filler protocol is customizable to your unique aesthetic concerns. Schedule a consultation now to meet with one of our experienced providers and find out if Dermal Fillers are the right non surgical face contouring option for you.

KYBELLA® CONTOURING

Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure that treats submental fat under the chin and around the neck. For most people, this area is especially resistant to exercise and dieting, and can even be genetic.

Until recently, only surgical treatments could remove the fat in this area. Now, Kybella is the only FDA-approved non surgical face contouring option that destroys fat under the chin and also prevents it from recurring. This treatment leaves you with a more sculpted, contoured jawline and neck for years to come.

With Kybella, the time for shying away from photos or being insecure about your double chin is over. Whether it’s the result of genetics, aging, or weight fluctuation, you can treat stubborn pockets of fat without surgery.

HOW IT WORKS

Kybella injectables are made from deoxycholic acid, a natural substance found in your body that breaks down individual cells in fatty tissue. While its most common use is for fat under the chin, it can also be used to treat pockets of fat in the armpits, knees, and more.

HOW TO KNOW IF KYBELLA IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Kybella is unique from other injectables in that it will take the acidic ingredient about 4-6 weeks to take full effect. Breaking down the fat cells will take time, so give your treatment at least a month or two to do its work before evaluating your expertly sculpted, contoured results.

We recommend giving yourself at least one week of downtime to rest and recover following your Kybella treatment. You can expect about 3 or 4 days of swelling immediately after your appointment, but this will subside.

The treatment itself lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and we completely customize it to your goals. Kybella is a permanent solution for submental fat, so one treatment is all you need.

If you’re considering a Kybella treatment, request a consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals to build a custom treatment plan.

COMBINING NON SURGICAL FACE CONTOURING TREATMENTS IN MICHIGAN

Because most non surgical face contouring treatments are non-invasive and require little to no downtime, they are easily combinable to achieve an allover transformation.

Dr. Andrew Lofman giving a Kybella injection

DERMAL FILLERS & BOTOX

Dermal Fillers and Botox are more popular than ever. They are fast and easy injectables that help restore volume to the face, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, plump the lips, fill in hollow areas, and can even soften facial folds or deep lines.

Dermal fillers can be used alongside Botox injections to reduce the signs of aging as you sculpt the face without invasive surgical procedures. They are the perfect pair when it comes to non surgical face contouring in Michigan.

MEDICAL SPA FACIAL TREATMENTS THAT PAIR WELL WITH EVERYTHING

Everyone deserves to feel fresh and glowing after an aesthetic treatment. You can always put your best face forward with skin care treatments combined with your non surgical face contouring experience, and the possible combinations are endless.

We’ve outlined some of our favorite aesthetic facial treatments that pair well with everything to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin so you can feel healthy, hydrated, and bright.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Remove damaged skin for a more even and radiant complexion with a Chemical Peel. This aesthetic treatment is applied like a mask and encourages the skin to shed its outermost layer, revealing younger, brighter, smoother skin.

Chemical peels are a highly effective treatment for resurfacing the skin, combating:

  • Acne scars
  • Skin discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Aging skin / spots
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Freckles
  • Enlarged pores

LASER RESURFACING

Laser resurfacing is similar to a chemical peel in that it removes dead and dry skin from the surface of your face to reveal a smoother, more even, younger-looking you. The difference is that laser resurfacing is done with a Cynosure Icon Laser to address a variety of skin issues.

It can reduce wrinkles, even out skin texture, and stimulate collagen production and the regeneration of new skin. Plus, it’s non-surgical and non-invasive with minimal downtime.

Laser resurfacing in Michigan can also treat:

  • Leg Veins
  • Dark Spots
  • Stretch Marks
  • Unwanted Hair
  • Scarring

Laser resurfacing is fully customizable to your unique skin concerns, and is the perfect aesthetic addition to any non surgical face contouring treatment.

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Dr. Andrew Lofman laser facial

IPL FACIAL

The IPL facial rejuvenation is designed as a continued treatment using light to treat fine lines and wrinkles, pigment spots, superficial blood vessels, and unwanted hair. The light therapy device is less harsh than a laser, and causes less damage to the skin.

Creating a custom treatment plan with an IPL facial means getting to know your skin, and guiding you in planning out your sessions and targeting your unique skin concerns.

The IPL facial is a treatment that benefits most any skin tone or type, whether you’re looking to treat your face or your body.

SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

Any of these non surgical face contouring treatments can also be combined with more precise surgical facial contouring for more corrective and permanent results. If you’re ready to take your med spa experience to the next level, see what Dr. Lofman’s surgical expertise can do for you by requesting a consultation.

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REACH OUT NOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NON SURGICAL FACE CONTOURING IN MICHIGAN!

Use our virtual consultation tool to find out more about what types of non surgical face contouring treatments would suit you best, or contact us to set up a consultation today.