Every week at Azul, we see patients who are looking for ways to get the facial appearance they want: firmer and fuller in the right places, slimmer and more contoured in others. Usually they expect us to urge them toward surgery – which isn’t too surprising, since Dr. Patrick Flaharty is one of America’s leading facial plastic surgery specialists. But they’re pleasantly surprised to learn that we also believe in using the least invasive techniques and procedures to achieve the best possible results.
The most important factors behind this decision are your health and happiness. Our team of medically trained aestheticians will determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure(s) you want. But you can’t make your choice until you know what your choices are. We’re not interested in selling you a service that’s not a good fit with your appearance goals or lifestyle. Our job, first and foremost, is to make sure you have all the information you need to make the final decision yourself. We understand there are many reasons our patients may prefer non-surgical treatments: maybe surgery doesn’t fit your schedule, or you want to achieve more subtle results. Or maybe, before you commit to surgery, you want have a non-permanent procedure to get an advance idea of what the results might look like.
If you’re looking for ways to add subtle fullness to your cheeks, or smooth out lines and creases, dermal fillers are a quick, effective way to achieve your desired look with no downtime. Injectables like Juvederm, Artefill or Restylane won’t completely erase wrinkles, but then neither will a surgical facelift. (In fact, dermal fillers are often combined with a facelift to produce results that are noticeable, but still look like the natural “you.”) Sunken or “hollow” areas under the eyes or deep folds between your nose and mouth can be filled in minutes, giving you a firmer, younger appearance that can last for up to six months.
CoolSculpting is another treatment that is relatively new for body contouring, but is now available in a CoolMini version that reduces “pinchable” skin and fatty tissue on your lower face. If you’ve been putting off doing something about your sagging jowls, a CoolSculpt Mini treatment may be your answer. This procedure uses a handheld applicator to deliver intense cold energy that kills fat cells in the targeted areas, giving you a smoother jawline and a slimmer, firmer neck. No surgery, no needles and no downtime – you can even read or check your email (or even take a nap!) while you’re having your CoolSculpting Mini treatment! Many patients return to work immediately after they’re finished, though there may be some numbness, minor swelling or redness, that disappears within a few hours. After that, you’ll be ready to present your new and improved face to the world… with no one the wiser about how you do it. We’re glad to be your secret weapon against facial aging.
Ready to take the next step toward looking as fresh and young as you feel? Call Azul today for a complimentary consult at (239) 415-7576, or visit our website at www.AzulBeauty.com. You can also send us your questions and concerns through our contact form. Dr. Flaharty will be glad to answer them personally and invite you to come in to discuss more in person.