Dr. Michael Sundine offers the following non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to help you look and feel younger:
If facial rejuvenation surgery seems like overkill for you, but you still want to get rid of certain facial wrinkles and lines, Botox may be your treatment. Botox is the most popular facial injectable. Dr. Sundine is a skilled [fourthly_city] Botox provider who can administer Botox to you in a short office visit, after which you will be on your way, wrinkle-free and feeling better.
Who Is a Candidate for Botox?
The most appropriate candidates for Botox are patients who have crow’s feet and pesky lines between the eye brows. Botox has proven to be an excellent antidote for these age-related irregularities. In order to receive Botox, you must be generally healthy. Botox is an attractive alternative for patients who don’t yet need a facelift in [fourthly_city]. It is very important that you disclose your medical history to Dr. Sundine, including your allergies. In fact, he may administer an allergy test to prevent any adverse side-effects associated with Botox.
The Botox Procedure in [fourthly_city]
Dr. Sundine will administer Botox to you at his practice. The entire treatment time may last about 30 to 45 minutes. Dr. Sundine will first identify the areas of concern and mark specific spots where he will inject small amounts of the substance. He may apply topical anesthesia to numb the treatment area for your comfort. After receiving Botox, you are free to go about your day.
Recovering from Botox Injections
Botox is a minimally invasive treatment and does not require any recovery time. You may experience mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites, which can easily be covered with makeup. Dr. Sundine may advise you to apply small amounts of ice at the injection sites. Any discomfort should subside within one to two days. Botox results are gradual and you will notice the full effects within several days. Your lines will be filled in and your face will appear more youthful. These results will last anywhere from three to six months.
Dermal fillers are facial injectables that restore volume to the face. They are an excellent treatment option for patients seeking to fill in facial wrinkles and lines. Dr. Sundine offers a range of dermal fillers to address your unique facial aesthetic concerns without invasive surgery. The most popular dermal fillers available include: Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane and a few others.
Who Is a Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you have minor facial wrinkles and lines affecting any area of the face, you are a good candidate for dermal fillers. After discussing your concerns and taking a look at your face, Dr. Sundine will help you decide which type of filler will deliver the best and most lasting results. Most dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that minimizes the risk of allergic reaction.
Dermal Fillers in [fourthly_city]
Dermal fillers are injectables that are administered to specific areas of the face under topical anesthesia. Dr. Sundine performs the procedure at his office, with treatment time lasting about 30 to 45 minutes. Dermal fillers can be administered in the lip area to add volume to the lips. They can also be used to fill in hollow cheeks, crow’s feet, forehead lines and nasolabial folds. Essentially, any area that needs to be filled in or needs volume can be treated with dermal fillers, including scars.
Recovering from the Procedure
Facial injectables are minimally invasive and do not require any down time. You will not need to take any time off work or change your daily routine. After being injected, you may feel some soreness and/or bruising but only for about 24 to 48 hours. Different types of dermal fillers will deliver results at different times. Some patients see results right away, while for others it takes a few days until full results are evident. Dr. Sundine will thoroughly educate you on what to expect and when. The longevity of your results will also depend on the specific dermal filler. If you wish to maintain the aesthetic benefits that you have achieved with Dr. Sundine, you can have repeat treatments.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Sundine offers laser skin resurfacing to address all of your skin irregularities. He uses the most advanced technologies to improve wrinkles and skin texture, to shrink large pores, and to treat acne scars, age spots, stretch marks and other vascular conditions. If you have various skin problems and wish to improve the look and feel of your skin, be sure to ask Dr. Sundine about laser skin resurfacing.
Who Is a Candidate for Laser Skin Resurfacing?
If you have certain skin problems, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure, as long as you are not prone to scarring. Prior to administering treatment, Dr. Sundine will take a close look at your concerns and evaluate the quality of your skin. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to disclose this information; also tell Dr. Sundine about any other health problems you have.
Laser Skin Resurfacing in [fourthly_city]
Laser skin resurfacing is performed at Dr. Sundine’s practice with a state-of-the-art laser that was designed just for this purpose. In order to ensure your comfort, Dr. Sundine will apply topical anesthesia on your face. During treatment, the targeted tissue absorbs specific wavelengths of laser light, which removes the damaged tissue and stimulates healthy tissue underneath. In many cases, laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production in the body, in turn leading to the formation of healthy skin cells.
Dr. Sundine will thoroughly educate you on how the laser works and what to expect before, during and after treatments.
Recovering from Laser Skin Resurfacing
Depending on the procedure performed, aftercare may vary, from simple sunscreen application to use of more complex dressings. Also, in general, the skin should be kept moisturized. Dr. Sundine will provide specific instructions to guide you through the recovery process. You may also need repeat treatments.
Chemical peels are one of the most reliable facial rejuvenation treatments available. Dr. Sundine offers a range of chemical peels to improve the texture of your skin and ameliorate certain skin conditions. In fact, to keep your face looking fresh and healthy, you are advised to receive chemical peels on a regular basis, as determined by you and Dr. Sundine based on your lifestyle, skin quality and age.
Who Is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
Most people who do not suffer from complex skin problems and medical conditions are good candidates for a chemical peel. In fact, if you have any of the skin problems listed below you are an excellent candidate for a chemical peel.
- Fine lines
- Mild scarring
- Sun spots, age spots, liver spots and freckles
- Poor skin texture and uneven color
Please keep in mind that a chemical peel cannot restore volume to the face, tighten loose skin or fill in hollow cheeks.
Chemical Peels in [fourthly_city]
The chemical peel procedure generally lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. It is administered by a licensed esthetician at Dr. Sundine’s [fourthly_city] plastic surgery practice. First, the skin is cleaned and topical anesthesia may be applied. The latter depends on the strength of the peel; most peels do not require the use of topical anesthesia. The chemical solution is then applied to the face for about 10 minutes. During this time, you will feel mild stinging and warming of the skin. Once the chemical solution has been removed you will be given post-treatment instructions and will be free to go home.
Recovering from Chemical Peel
Once you arrive home, your face will feel tight and mildly red. However, you may not start peeling until day two or day three after your treatment. Once you begin peeling, you will want to stay home for a few days. The peeling of the outermost layers of skin is not painful unless you pull on it, which you will be asked not to do. You will need to stay out of the sun and moisturize as instructed by the esthetician. The peeling process does not last more than one week, after which you will have baby skin that will look and feel very healthy. It is very important that you protect this skin with sunscreen.
The results of a chemical peel are very rewarding, as this treatment will remove all of the dead cells and upper layer of damaged and worn out skin. Our esthetician will see you for a follow-up visit to make sure your skin is looking good and that you are not developing any scarring or other complications.
Injectable fillers can be used to diminish deep creases and wrinkles, enhance facial contours, plump up lips, and improve the appearance of depressed scars. Our office offers several different soft tissue fillers based on each patient’s individual needs. Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are excellent for lip augmentation and treatment of the nasolabial creases, marionette lines, and fine lines and wrinkles. Hydroxyapetite fillers like Radiesse provide longer lasting treatment for the nasolabial creases but are inappropriate for the lips. Fat transfer is an excellent technique using a patient’s own tissue that provides long term results for lip augmentation, improvement in facial contour, and treatment of deep facial lines and creases.
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Replenish Volume. Restore Collagen. Refresh You.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Why choose RADIESSE Volumizing Filler?
- It is the only filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results
- It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
- RADIESSE patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers3,4
- It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to significantly reduce injection related pain5
Treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is quick, comfortable and convenient, with immediately visible, long-lasting results. Experience what millions worldwide have and begin your journey towards a naturally, more refreshed you today.
Call the office to schedule your consultation to see how Radiesse would meet your needs.
Fractional Laser Treatments
Fractional CO2 laser treatments are a common procedure for [fourthly_city] cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sundine.
The Fractional CO2 laser is a skin rejuvenation laser that make it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post treatment down time. A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.
How Fractional Co2 laser treatment work
The laser delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy to the topa and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort.
This results in:
- Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of age and sun spots
- New collagen production for up to six months following treatment
Fractional means that only a fraction of the skin surface is exposed to the laser beam, leaving untreated akin around each treated micro spot. This promotes fast natural healing and a short recovery time. The beneficial effects of the laser beam expands under the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production across the entire area.
Planning for your laser treatment
Please call the office to schedule your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Sundine: [primary_phone]
Prior to your treatment: Dr. Sundine will discuss which areas of your skin will benefit from the Fractional CO2 Laser treatments as well as the results you can expect. In most cases, laser treatments can be safely performed on the face, neck, chest and hands. Usually, a single treatment produces satisfying results. If desired, additional treatments can be scheduled 8 weeks after the first.
The treatment is done in the comfort of Dr. Sundines’ office. The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and the skin is dried prior to treatment. Although most patients do not require a topical anesthetic, Dr. Sundine will determine what is best for you and your treatment. During treatment you will feel a warm sensation on the skin. This is to be expected. Treatment time for a full face is approximately 30 minutes.
You will have a slight burning sensation similar to sunburn, which lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of the therapeutic beams.
The fine pinpoint pattern will begin to disappear and the skin will have a tanned look. At this stage, makeup can be applies. Most patients return to their normal daily routine.
The top layer of skin will begin to peel during normal washing, revealing new rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture.
The peel will be complete in most cases. Avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 3 months. Apply a moisturizing SPF 30 sun block every day.
You will see continued reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next 6 months as new collagen is produced.
Dr. Sundine will discuss with you other skin care protocols that best suit your needs.
VBeam-Pulsed Dye Laser
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser?
Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
What is the procedure for being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?
[fourthly_city] plastic surgery provider Dr. Sundine will ensure you are as comfortable as possible: most patients are reclined or lying down, depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and Dr. Sundine wear protective eye wear. The laser is calibrated based on the individual and the specific condition being treated, because each individual and each condition is unique. The careful calibration of the laser maximizes the result you will see following treatment.
Are there any requirements for treatment-how do I know if I qualify for treatment?
The only requirement is that you have a desire to improve the condition of your skin. Most patients who receive cosmetic laser treatment op for procedures to correct the skin conditions not out of medical necessity, but because they are interested in approving the appearance of their skin without invasive surgery that would cause downtime away from daily activites. From total facial rejuvenation which involves the reduction and removal of red and brown pigmented lesions with a general firming of the skin, telangectasias, to the removal of sun spot damage, patients should discuss with Dr. Sundine which treatments are right for them.
Does it hurt?
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by the lasers cooling method, which delivers a cooling mist on to the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during the treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
Is Pulsed Dye Laser Safe?
Yes. In fact, treatment is so safe that it has been successfully used since the 1980’s for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks in infants and young children. During treatment, the epidermis is protected by the lasers cooling method,
Are the results of Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Permanent?
Permanency of results depend on many factors, like the condition being treated, or lifestyle of the patient. For example, if a patient has sun spots removed, and continue to spend time in the sun without adequate skin protection, it is likely that the sun spots will return. Talk with Dr. Sundine about your goals and expectations for treatment.
How soon will I see results of my treatment?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
What are the side effects of treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, this usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally, purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and through out treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with Dr. Sundine.
Is Pulse Dye Laser Treatment covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Some carriers, will however cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks
Such as hemangiomas or port wine stains. Please consult with your insurance carrier for more details.
How much does Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Cost?
Cost depends on the size of the area being treated as well as the condition being treated.
Dr. Sundine will extend a complimentary initial consultation to evaluate a treatment plan individualized to your needs, goals, and condition.
The above information is provided as general information. Please consult with Dr. Sundine for your specific condition, and treatment course.
Patients seeking plastic surgery in [fourthly_city] / Orange County often visit the practice of Dr. Michael J. Sundine. As an experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Sundine is a top provider of facelift, eyelid surgery and nose surgery in Orange County. He also frequently performs breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck surgery.
Dr. Michael Sundine is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 23 years of experience performing aesthetic procedures for the face, body and breasts. In addition to non-surgical skin treatments, Dr. Sundine performs more comprehensive procedures such as facelift, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty in [fourthly_city]. Other procedures he offers include Orange County breast augmentation and mommy makeover.