Ask Dr. LeRoy: “How Do Band Aid Procedures Differ From Injectables/Lasers?”
According to the most recent annual statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), facelifts remained among the top five cosmetic procedures in the United States over the course of 2012. However, the popularity of injectable, wrinkle filling and reducing treatments and fractionated laser treatments have many prospective patients teetering on the decision of which procedure is most suitable to their individual needs. The answer to that question may be as simple as the procedures’ lasting results. Years of experience have allowed board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy to develop a smaller, minimally-invasive version of the traditional facelift: the Band Aid Facelift.
Performed in-office with local anesthesia, Band Aid Facelifts have the distinctive advantage of targeting the underlying cause of very specific areas of concern. Unlike dermal fillers, injectables, or facial lasers that solely treat skin issues like wrinkles, creases, and elasticity, the Band Aid Facelift physically addresses the lax underlying muscles which cause the drooping appearance and wrinkles associated with aging. Additionally, muscle-relaxing substances like Botox® and Dysport® produce temporary results that typically last three to four months while wrinkle fillers like Restylane® can produce results that last up to a year, but will inevitably require routine maintenance to sustain results. While it’s impossible for any cosmetic procedure to halt aging completely, by addressing the root issues with Band Aid procedures, patients can see long-lasting, substantial cosmetic results.
Over 8 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2012 (ASAPS), a 10% increase from years past that shows promise in continuing to grow in popularity. In efforts to address more localized concerns for his patients, Dr. LeRoy has developed minimally-invasive versions of his body and facial cosmetic surgeries over the last two decades including Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Band Aid Liposuction, Band Aid Browlift, and more.
To learn more about the cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. LeRoy, contact us to schedule your consultation. Be sure to also connect with Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest plastic and cosmetic surgery news.
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