Have you ever wondered why someone you know with habits of burning the midnight candle, frequent hangovers, regularly stressed with work, looks remarkably well-rested and considerably younger suddenly? The person may have paid an aesthetic visit to achieve that look as with today’s hectic lifestyle, many are turning towards facial sculpting to rid themselves what diet, exercises and facial potions could not do. A tired, haggard, lacklustre face could be traded in for a rejuvenated youthful look with a quick fix that requires minimally invasive methods and less downtime? Why not? Throw in the word affordability and you’ve tipped the scale from maybe to – get it done. What is facial sculpting? It is a face contouring procedure that sculpts and reshape the curves of the face by using a variety of treatment options involving surgical or non-surgical procedures. But with today’s advanced technological progress in the aesthetic industry, let’s take a look at these minimal or non-invasive options that could do the same trick with the end results derived from surgical methods. Below is a list of these options that could change your face to look even better. Exilis Exilis is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for shaping and tightening the skin using ultrasound and radio frequency to deliver controlled heat underneath 1-3cm of the skin. It can be utilised on the face as well as for the body. This flab-busting procedure reduces the fat deposits on the skin, stimulating collagen to tighten the surface as well and is ideal for flabby, saggy areas ranging from eyes, cheeks, chin, neck, jowls, arms, abdomen, thighs, knees, male chest and bra strap zone. Most patients describe the treatments as warm and tingling without any pain involved and some may require more than one treatment to see significant results. There is no downtime at all, making it an ideal lunchtime treatment. Fillers Imagine a ripe juicy grape slowly dehydrating into a dry raisin over time. Wouldn’t like that to happen to your face, would you? But sadly it does as you can’t put off Mother Nature as part of the aging process; so as years begin to mount up to your age, the loss of elasticity, volume and collagen results in wrinkles and facial lines. Injectable facial dermal fillers such as Juvederm® can smooth out face wrinkles, add structure and replenish volume loss through its hyaluronic acid that can plump up sunken areas while rehydrating the skin. Besides minimising wrinkles and enhancing hollow contours, fillers can potentially improve the look of recessed scars. This non-invasive procedure offers no downtime and is a quick lunchtime process. After treatment, you’ll see results in 24 hours where appearance becomes redefined with more youthful, noticeably smooth and supple skin. Botox World renowned for its treatment of wrinkles, Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A are injected into muscles of selected areas of the face, especially around the forehead, eyes, mouth and neck to relax muscles; helping to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused mainly by frowning, smiling or laughing. Botox injection can be applied to more than one area at a time, depending on the patient’s condition and treatment. After treatment, depending on different cases, it takes up to a week for best results. Botox treatment is non-invasive and quick to treat; however, the effects are temporary. You may have to repeat treatment after four to six months to maintain a smooth unwrinkled skin which may be worth in terms of spending excessively on anti-aging creams. Thermage® CPT Thermage is a non-invasive, FDA-approved deep-heating radio frequency treatment that addresses aging, saggy, loose skin on areas of the face and body. The radio frequency penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production that helps deliver a natural smooth and younger looking skin. Patients can also use this treatment to tone and contour their face, shaping and defining a desirable facial structure, radiating a rejuvenated look which shaves years off their face. Treatment time can sometimes run up to two hours depending on patient’s condition but compared to surgical procedures, it is the best alternative if you can’t afford a lot of time away from work or social obligations. Want to know more? With all the options available above, it is now even easier and safer to sculpt the face without the need for deep anaesthesia or complex surgery. Beverly Wilshire offers all the treatment mentioned and has licensed and experienced physicians that will work with you to customise a treatment plan to accentuate your facial qualities and treatment objectives. Contact us to find out more about these treatments.