“Natural,” “healthy,” “rested,” “refreshed,” “youthful,” and “glowing.” These are the adjectives I hear most from my patients following their Injecta-Lift™ procedure. After more than 20 years as one of Atlanta’s leading Facial Plastic Surgeons, I want to share with you my most effective, in-office treatment to help you look your best. But first, a bit of background.
The peak of youthful attractiveness occurs for most people in their 20’s. After that, the earliest signs of aging begin to reveal themselves. Our lower eyelids appear to lengthen and become disconnected from our cheeks due to under eye hollowness, making us look tired. The cheek highlight begins to flatten and our mid-face starts to lose volume. With loss of mid-face support, our lower face begins to drop, creating deepening smile lines and marionette folds from the corner of the mouth to the jawline. This eventually leads to loss of jawline definition and jowls. Add to this loss of lip fullness, definition, and proportion, and the change in facial appearance is undeniable.
These effects are predominantly due to a structural loss of facial bone and fat. Our face changes from soft, full, and connected to a series of hills and valleys. Of course, the loss of elasticity from the sun’s UV rays leading to lines and wrinkles and sagging due to gravity contribute to the undesirable changes we see in the mirror, making most of us look tired, sad, droopy, and old. Though surgical correction and laser treatments remain important techniques to help me address facial age related changes, there has been a transformation in non-surgical solutions that have dramatically altered the way I approach facial rejuvenation today.
Here’s the magic. Advances in the development of safe, effective, and long-lasting facial fillers have created a revolution in facial reshaping. Facial fillers were initially thought of as line and wrinkle treatments; however, today they are able to replenish lost facial volume and recreate a youthful facial structure.
Creating a beautiful facial transformation is limited only by the artistry, experience, and vision of the injector. An intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and a thorough scientific understanding of modern injectable fillers are also crucial to consistent, successful outcomes. Like a great painting, it is the painter not the paint or paintbrush that creates the masterpiece. It is critical to understand that the talents of the injector are paramount and that artistic vision is not transferable.
The Injecta-Lift™procedure combines my artistic vision and technical skills to create a natural appearing, 3-dimensional, total facial reshaping. We transform our patients’ facial appearance in a stress-free office environment, using a multitude of techniques, including Pro-Nox, which is monitored, self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) anesthesia. In under an hour, I can create a comfortable, almost instantaneous, facial rejuvenation that is long-lasting and safe.
Perhaps even more impactful than creating a more beautiful/handsome, youthful, healthier appearance for my patients is the emotional uplift they express after their Injecta-Lift™ procedure. It is well established that if you feel better about yourself it has a positive, ripple effect on both the social and professional aspects of your life, and may even add years to your life! Simply put, look great and feel great, in less than an hour.
I encourage you to look at the many before and after examples of my patients who have undergone the Injecta-Lift™ procedure, which can be found in the “Before & After Gallery” of our website. When looking at the images, notice the improvement in facial contours, symmetry, proportion and balance, which together transform the face. Like a great magician who dazzles you with an illusion, we create magic with the Injecta-Lift™ procedure, and I dare anyone to try and figure out how the trick is done!
Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS