Face Procedures Information at PS Contouring McLean, VA

Brow Lift

WHAT IS A BROW LIFT?

PS Contouring of McLean, VA and Emporia, VA is pleased to offer our brow lift nonsurgical procedure to local men and women who desire a more youthful appearance. Also known as a browplasty or forehead lift, this procedure utilizes various tightening techniques to eliminate loose skin and elevate the brows to a higher position to achieve an overall smoother-looking contour. If you have sagging skin in the upper section of your face or dynamic forehead wrinkles, a brow lift can correct these issues to provide a refreshed profile. PS Contouring skilled non-invasive professionals have performed countless browplasties and can help you achieve a softer look by creating a custom treatment plan that is unique to you. 

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A BROW LIFT?

A brow lift is typically reserved for patients who are over the age of 30 and have noticeable skin laxity or unsightly wrinkles and folds on their forehead. These cosmetic concerns can cause an individual to look older than they actually are, appear tired, or angry. If you have deep lines, wrinkles, or unsightly folds on your forehead or between your brows, a browplasty may be right for you.

NON-SURGICAL TECHNIQUES

A brow lift is performed without general anesthesia or IV sedation. There are various techniques that can be used for bow lift non-surgical procedure. No incisions are needed for the chosen cosmetic goals, hairline, and skin laxity. The different techniques that may be used:

  • RF Microneedling use both the 10 & 15 mm hand piece to treat the forehead and eye area, targeting an epidermal temperature of 40 to 44 degrees centigrade. Average treatment time is 20-30 minutes

  • Multiple Treatments
    Multiple treatments may be need to reach the full Brow lift. 

  • Treatment timeframes
    Treatments are scheduled at least 30 days apart. This permits the body time to create new collagen naturally as a result of the procedure..

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

Recovery following a brow lift varies for each patient with the majority of swelling and discomfort subsiding in a matter of hours as apposed to the traditional surgical technique. Overall, patients feel some bruising and swelling in the upper face near the brows and possibly near the eyes. Cold compresses can help to decrease the inflammation. PS Contouring recommends patients sleep with pillows propped under their head for at least three nights following their brow lift. It is critical to avoid any movement or activities that may place pressure on your face. The average recovery time from this procedure is about 4-8 hours. The outcome can usually be seen right away, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance that seems softer with a visible improvement in fine lines and sagging in the upper portion of the face. 

BROW LIFT FAQS

Do I need a brow lift or facelift?
Whether you should get a facelift or brow lift will depend on where you have sagging skin, as well as your goals. You should openly talk about your concerns with your PS Contouring Specialist so she/he can help you decide what is best for you. Some patients come in thinking they want a facelift and find they only need a brow lift to achieve a softer appearance. Using our experience, a Specialist can confidently help you decide on your unique treatment plan to give you your best results.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
There are many nonsurgical options, including laser skin tightening and injectables (like JUVÉDERM and BOTOX), that can provide short-term results. However, a non-surgical brow lift is better if you want significant improvements and longer-lasting outcomes. During your consultation, a PS Contouring Specialist can go over your nonsurgical options so you can decide which is best for you.

What technique should I choose?
PS Contouring Specialist will go over brow lift techniques in your consultation to help you understand the benefits and limitations of each approach. We will then help you select the technique that best meets your needs and goals. A few of the factors that might influence your choice are your hairline (taking into account both your current hairline, as well as your risk of future recession), the degree of skin sagging.

Will my results look natural?
Your brow lift results will look natural. We will develop your treatment plan with the right technique for your needs and goals to help you look refreshed and younger, not frozen or tight. When performing your nonsurgery, our PS Contouring Specialist will focus on reducing excess skin. 

REJUVENATE YOUR APPEARANCE

Don't let your sagging forehead make people wonder if you're sad, mad, tired, or angry — schedule an appointment to learn more about brow lift nonsurgery with PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA. By correcting your hanging brow, you can revitalize your whole appearance and look more youthful and refreshed. PS Contouring Specialist strives for results that look natural. Your brow lift will have others saying you look younger.

Cheek Augmentation

WHAT IS CHEEK AUGMENTATION?

Sunken or hollow cheeks can make you seem much older than you actually are, and no one wishes to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At PS Contouring, seasoned Specialist offers nonsurgical cheek augmentation to restore full facial contours. Mid-face augmentation is done using temporary injectable dermal fillers or RF Microneedle. We also offer a variety of injectables that can help you attain your desired look. In your initial consult, a Specialist can go over all of your options and determine which filler will best fit your concerns and goals. Call our office in McLean, VA or Emporia, VA to schedule a consultation and find out how nonsurgical cheek augmentation can help you attain a younger, fuller-looking face.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHEEK AUGMENTATION?

The best candidates for nonsurgical cheek augmentation are women and men who:

  • Would like more volume in their cheeks

  • Have lost volume in their cheeks with age

  • Have naturally hollow or flat cheeks

  • Have lost a lot of weight, causing sagging cheeks

  • Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a physical condition, or a trauma

 

Dermal filler injections can be a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of surgical implants. Since dermal fillers create temporary results, it can also be used to get a clearer idea of the amount of volume and lift they need before committing to nonsurgical cheek augmentation. 

CHEEK AUGMENTATION TECHNIQUE

Prior to your nonsurgical cheek augmentation, your assigned Specialist will perform a detailed examination to decide on a treatment plan that is best for your unique facial structure. In your consultation, you will decide on the type of filler you'd prefer and the areas you'd like to address. 

Dermal fillers can be done at our McLean, VA and Emporia, VA office as an outpatient treatment in about 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the mid-face. Then, the dermal filler will be injected into the cheeks and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave right after the treatment and continue your normal activities.

AFTER YOUR TREATMENT

After dermal filler injections in the cheeks, the mid-face may feel sore or tender with mild swelling for around 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and over-the-counter pain relievers may be used to ease any discomfort. Optimal results are typically seen in 10 – 14 days. Continuous treatments will be necessary since dermal fillers are a short-term option. Be sure to talk with your Specialist during your initial consultation about how often he thinks you should return for touch-ups. 

GET FULL, BEAUTIFUL CHEEKS

Were you born with thin, hollow cheeks? Or maybe your cheeks lost their volume after significant weight loss or advanced age? Contact our McLean, VA or Emporia, VA office to schedule a consult with a Specialist to learn more about nonsurgical cheek augmentation. At PS Contouring, we can address your unique concerns to achieve an overall youthful profile.

Chin Augmentation

WHAT IS CHIN AUGMENTATION? 

Chin augmentation or mentoplasty is a common cosmetic treatment that reshapes the jawline for patients who have a small and recessed chin. Many times when a chin lacks shape and size, it can create a weak profile. Nonsurgical chin augmentation can be performed to improve the appearance of your chin. At PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA, patients can choose from dermal fillers or RF Microneedle to enhance their profile. Patients can also choose from a variety of implant shapes and sizes to recontour their chin. Contact either of our locations to schedule a private consultation with seasoned Specialist to learn more. We look forward to serving you.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHIN AUGMENTATION?

Chin augmentation is a procedure that is popular among both men and women. If you are displeased by the size and shape of your chin and do not like the weak profile it offers, this cosmetic enhancement can improve the lower region of your face and neck. It is also common for our patients to combine rhinoplasty with their chin augmentation treatment. This combined approach can provide a stunning improvement to your facial features and overall cosmetic. When you choose the nonsurgical approach PS Contouring Specialist will create a custom treatment plan that suits your specific needs and goals. 

NONSURGICAL CHIN AUGMENTATION

With nonsurgical chin augmentation, your Specialist will use dermal fillers to enhance and reshape your lower face. During your first visit, your Specialist will determine the type of filler that will offer you the best results and the areas in which the filler will be placed. When you come in for your procedure, Specialist will numb the target areas and administer the selected filler. Multiple injections may be needed to attain your desired results. Typically, this process only takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete, and you will be free to return to your usual activities afterward. It's important to note that fillers are temporary, and if you'd like to maintain your results, future treatments will be needed.

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

Cosmetic chin enhancement creates immediate visible results, which can be very thrilling for our clients. Regardless of the approach, facial swelling and bruising may be present right after your procedure, but these symptoms will dissipate over a short timeframe. Bruising is more common for those who undergo a surgical enhancement. These symptoms can also be eased with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses. For those who selected nonsurgical augmentation, it's important to avoid touching or applying pressure to your face for the first few days to prevent the filler from spreading in unwanted areas.

CHIN AUGMENTATION FAQS

Will chin augmentation fix my double chin?
Chin augmentation is meant to offer you a stronger, sharper look to the jawline. If you have a double chin, you might prefer a non invasive liposuction procedure where the excess fat in your submental area (the upper neck below the jawline) is addressed. Occasionally, this technique alone can give you a better profile and look. Your Specialist will go over your options and recommendations in your first appointment.

Can I combine other facial surgeries with chin augmentation?
Yes. Many people combine a chin augmentation with another facial nonsurgery, like a facelift your Specialist can help you decide which procedures best fit your concerns and wants in your initial consultation. It can be difficult to tell on your own what procedure(s) might be best for you, which is why your consultation with your Specialist is so important. We will use years of experience to help you decide on your treatment plan.

Is chin augmentation painful?

Since safe, effective numbing cream is used, patients should not experience any discomfort during their procedure. Generally, patients will experience mild swelling, bruising, and pain after their procedure. These symptoms are normal and will dissipate as the treatment area heals. 

REDEFINE YOUR PROFILE

Chin augmentation continues to be extremely beneficial to so many men and women. It creates harmony to the lower face, delicately recontouring your facial features. If you feel displeased with the size, shape, and overall appearance of your chin, this cosmetic procedure can create the look you have always wanted. We invite you to call PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA to schedule a consultation with a Specialist to hear more about your options.

 

Facelift

WHAT IS A FACELIFT?

Skilled Specialist performs a full spectrum of facial rejuvenation treatments in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA. We offer nonsurgical facelifts and liquid facelifts to address a wide variety of cosmetic concerns. Based upon your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the mid-face, the bottom portion of the mouth, or your full profile for an all-encompassing treatment. The facelift technique used depends on your cosmetic goals, general health, degree of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and other factors. Some men and women want a full facelift while others may only want a liquid lift. A Specialist is an experienced nonsurgeon who has helped countless men and women to achieve a refreshed and natural-looking appearance with facial rejuvenation treatments.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT?

Ideal candidates for a facelift have noticeable facial wrinkles and lines, whether it be on the entire face or on the upper, mid, or lower sections. A surgical or nonsurgical facelift can address many aspects, depending on your unique signs of aging. The treatment chosen will be different for patients who are between 30 and 40 years old vs. those who are over 60. 

NONSURGICAL FACELIFT

Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper area of the face while others focus on the middle and lower. In addition, some techniques are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or BOTOX and fillers to complement and enhance their results. Some of the more known facelift techniques include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common nonsurgery for older adults, the full facelift generally RF Liposuction and or RF Microneedle is used to get to deeper layer of facial tissues and permits collagen to naturally increase and tighten the skin to create a lifted appearance, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have signs of advanced aging. With this lift, various techniques may be used, including an eyelid lift to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.

  • Mid-Facelift
    Incorporating a similar method to the mini facelift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) addresses the droopy features close to the cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw. This lift works great for those who seek improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, including the jowls.

  • Lower Facelift
    This lift corrects the chin area and neck and sometimes the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as a KYBELLA injection, can also be applied for chin augmentation to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.

  • Mini Facelift
    When undergoing a mini facelift, RF Needling is done around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which affects the mouth and jawline. This method creates subtle improvements that look natural.

LIQUID FACELIFT

A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical procedure that allows patients to experience the benefits of a facelift without having to undergo a major aesthetic surgery. A liquid facelift uses a combination of injectable wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to enhance the face. Fillers add volume to achieve a natural fullness while relaxers help smooth facial lines and wrinkles for a softer profile. During your initial visit, Specialist will build a custom treatment plan that meets your specific goals. On the day of your appointment, the specific combination of injectables will be administered to various areas of the face. Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, patients will be free to go home immediately afterward. 

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

The recovery period will look different, depending on whether you undergo a surgical or nonsurgical facelift. With a surgical lift, you can expect to experience some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort, but these sensations are normal. Typically, most patients feel and look better after about 2 – 4 days. For those who received a liquid facelift, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but optimal results are usually seen after about 7 – 10 days. The results of a liquid facelift are temporary, and if you'd like to maintain your results, future touch-ups will be needed. Patients often return every 4 – 6 months to refresh their results.

 

FACELIFT FAQS

Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will depend on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, Specialist will go over the different surgical techniques and injectables in your consultation. He will then help you decide which approach is best for you.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although a nonsurgical facelift can provide stunning results, it's not as long-lasting as a surgical lift and cannot address loose skin. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. During your consultation, Specialist will discuss your options to help you decide which is best for your goals. 

Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Specialist focuses on giving you a natural-looking result so you look refreshed and not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.

THE RIGHT FACELIFT FOR YOU

A facelift can make you look years younger and create an overall rejuvenated appearance. Patients can also choose from a surgical facelift or liquid lift to achieve their aesthetic goals. If you'd like to learn more about how this procedure can restore your profile, reach out to PS Contouring in McLean, VA, and Emporia, VA today to schedule a private consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

Lip Lift

WHAT IS A LIP LIFT?

PS Contouring Certified Specialist are pleased to offer lip lift surgery to his patients. At PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA a lip lift is performed to enhance the definition of the upper lip. There are several different techniques that can be used, but regardless of the method, a small amount of tissue is removed from the space between the nose and the upper lip (philtrum) and tightened to create an elevated profile. This process increases the prominence of the upper lip to achieve a more voluminous contour. If you have a thin or low hanging upper lip, then this procedure can offer you stunning results for a sexy, alluring pout. Contact our office today to set up a consultation to learn more.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A LIP LIFT?

Ideal candidates for a lip lift are in overall good health and wish to enhance the contours of their upper lip for greater definition. This procedure can be performed on men and women 18 years of age or older who desire a fuller but natural-looking pout. It is also an excellent option for those who desire long-lasting results. Prior to your procedure, Specialist will perform a full exam of your facial contours and discuss your aesthetic goals. From there, a custom treatment plan will be created to suit your unique needs.

LIP LIFT SURGERY

Lip lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that uses general or local anesthesia and is typically performed in under an hour. Once you are prepped, Specialist will carve out a bullhorn-shaped strip of skin just below the base of the nose. The strip of skin is gently pulled away from the underlying tissue, elevated, and then sutured along the natural curves of the nostrils. This process elevates the upper lip and enhances its peaks (Cupid's bow) to provide a symmetrical profile. The result is a fuller-looking upper lip.

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

After a lip lift, most patients experience a mild pulling sensation for about 2 – 3 days and swelling for up to two weeks. These symptoms are normal and will subside as your lip heals and settles into its new position. Inflammation and discomfort can be eased with over-the-counter pain medication and/or a cold compress. After about one week, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to remove the stitches. Any mild bruising or redness can be concealed with makeup.

 

LIP LIFT FAQS

What about scarring?
Since there is no incision there is no scaring. Many patients are generally surprised by the seamless results that lip surgery has to offer, and in the hands of an expert Specialist, you can rest assured that your outcomes will look natural.

Can I combine my lip lift with another procedure?

Yes. Many patients opt to include a skin rejuvenation treatment or cosmetic injectables with their lip lift. A combination of wrinkle relaxers and fillers can be incorporated to soften marionette lines or enhance fullness to the lips for an elevated allure. During your initial consultation, be sure to talk to Specialist about all of your cosmetic goals so he can build a custom treatment plan that meets your concerns.

How long will a lip lift last?
Results from a lip lift are long-lasting, which is why so many individuals prefer a surgical lift over temporary injectables. However, it does not stop the natural aging process. Over time, your skin may lose its tautness and your upper lip will eventually settle into a lower position.

Will my results look natural?
Yes. In many cases, lip lift surgery generally offers more natural-looking outcomes than injectable dermal fillers. With a lip lift, excess skin is removed and pulled tight for a fuller contour and to highlight the curves of the Cupid's bow. The larger the wedge, the greater the lift. With dermal fillers, there is a limited extent to which you can improve lip height. Fillers can provide a beautiful fullness, but in some cases, this level of projection is not preferred.

KISS THIN LIPS GOODBYE

Are you tired of the temporary results of dermal fillers or using lipstick to enhance the overall contour and fullness of your lips? With a surgical lip lift, Specialist can build a custom treatment plan that accentuates your upper lip for a gorgeous and natural pout. Contact PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA to see how this cosmetic procedure can help you achieve your dream lips.

 

Neck Lift

WHAT IS A NECK LIFT?

Are you wearing turtlenecks or scarves, even in the summer, to hide the loose flaps of skin on your neck? PS Contouring Specialist provides neck lift surgery at his office in McLean, VA, and Emporia, VA and service the DMV to correct the appearance of a droopy neckline. This cosmetic procedure uses various tightening techniques and liposuction to eliminate sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat. It is an ideal solution for men and women who struggle with a turkey neck or double-chin appearance. If you'd like to enhance the definition of your neckline, call PS Contouring today to set up a private consultation to see how a neck lift or neck liposuction can help you. We look forward to serving you.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A NECK LIFT?

Individuals seeking neck lift surgery generally have visibly sagging and hanging skin along their neckline. Hanging neck skin is generally caused by a wide variety of factors, including advanced age and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are at a healthy weight, but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option. We can also incorporate neck liposuction to remove small pockets of fat.

NECK LIFT SURGERY

During neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed behind or in front of your ears, and another one may also be made under your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be completed first. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired shape and contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be visible since they were placed under your chin.

AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

After a neck lift, there will likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these effects will fade with each passing day. It's important to rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for 1-3 days to assist in the healing period. While recovering, clothing should not touch the neck area. You should notice a visible aesthetic improvement almost immediately with optimal outcomes occurring once your healing is complete. Neck lift surgery offers stunning results and can make you look years younger.

NECK LIFT FAQS

What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you some improvements, neck lift surgery can offer more dramatic results. If you'd like to redefine and smooth the contours of your neck, set up a consult with Specialist so he can create a custom treatment plan that meets your cosmetic goals.

Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift nonsurgery does not include any incisions and therefore there are no scars.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
Yes. A neck lift is often combined with another nonsurgery, like a facelift, chin augmentation, or cheek enhancement. If you have any concerns about an undefined jawline or weak chin, talk to Specialists o he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.

Should I get a neck lift laser liposuction or RF Microneedle?
Depending on your concerns and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat in your neck. Specialist will help you choose whether a lift laser liposuction, RF Microneedle, or a combination of both should be included in your treatment plan.

GREAT NECKLINES

Say goodbye to your turkey neck and achieve the slim, smooth neck you desire. If you are self-conscious about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA which serves the DMV to learn more. A nonsurgical neck lift by Specialist has changed the physical appearance of countless individuals. We are excited to share this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT?

Ideal candidates for a facelift have noticeable facial wrinkles and lines, whether it be on the entire face or on the upper, mid, or lower sections. A surgical or nonsurgical facelift can address many aspects, depending on your unique signs of aging. The treatment chosen will be different for patients who are between 30 and 40 years old vs. those who are over 60. 

 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.