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Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments for the Skin and Face

Oxnard Plastic Surgeon

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Many wonderful treatments available today are non-surgical and non-invasive aesthetic enhancements for the skin and face. Such treatments include BOTOX, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Silk and Restlane Lyft, Radiesse, Belotero, Latisse, Dermabrasion, Laser Treatments, ZO Medical, VI Peel, and Revision skin care. Some of these are injectable treatments that reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, creases, thinning lips, and loosening skin by injecting fillers or gels into the skin. Although most of these treatments are temporary, they may provide benefits that may delay the need for a more invasive surgical procedure. A non surgical brow lift may be performed with a carefully planned Botox injection, an injection under the lower eyelids may have similar effects to a lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), cheek enhancement may elevate the cheeks and improve other lines achieving effects similar to a facelift. Some minimally invasive procedures may be performed in the office by utilizing advanced techniques. Skin care treatments with our medical aestheticians can help clean, hydrate, and improve the skin tone with peels, masks, microdermabrasion and a home regimen to maintain the results.

If you are looking for a non-surgical or minimally invasive treatment for your skin and face, Oxnard plastic surgeon Dr. Gorodisky can provide a comprehensive array of these products, techniques, and treatments. By consulting with him, you will be informed of the options available and, with his professional help, you can decide which is the optimum treatment for you.

J-Plasma (Helium Plasma Resurfacing)

J-Plasma is an extraordinary new treatment option for skin rejuvenation, which offers the benefits of laser and RF in a single treatment, without many of the risks associated with those older technologies. J-Plasma enables a new level of precision in treating blemishes and signs of aging, and we are excited to be one of the first practices in the world, and the first in Ventura county to offer this revolutionary treatment to our patients.

J-Plasma is an advanced energy device, which combines the unique properties of cold helium plasma with non-contact RF energy. This highly-focused cold plasma enables extraordinary precision and virtually eliminates any of the unintended effects occasionally seen with laser or other treatments.

Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has been well-studied in the scientific community over the last few years. Not to be confused with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the CAP produced by J-Plasma results in charged particles, reactive species and conductive fields that can act individually and synergistically on biological cells.

Research in this new area of science has shown the benefit of CAP for many therapeutic and cosmetic applications, and ongoing work continues to reveal new medical uses for the fourth state of matter. J-Plasma is the only FDA-approved electrosurgical device incorporating the advanced benefits of CAP.

J-Plasma has been used in a wide variety of procedures -- plastic surgery, cardiac, cardiothoracic, GYN/surgical oncology, urology -- where ablation and coagulation of tissue with minimal surrounding thermal effect is desirable.

For cosmetic purposes the treatment uses helium plasma to gently “paint” the skin and create a more even and tighter appearance. It helps to improve: lip lines (smoker’s lines), tightening of loose facial skin, eyelid wrinkles and skin excess, age spots and skin discoloration. It also helps to delay or avoid more extensive and complex surgery.

Using this treatment, Dr. Gorodisky can eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, skin discoloration, as well as other common signs of aging skin of the face with just one treatment.

Platelet Rich Plasma Rejuvenation

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is a true rejuvenation procedure that can improve the shape and texture of your skin by stimulating growth of collagen through the introduction of growth factors. The naturally occurring growth factors in the blood have been used previously in orthopaedic procedures to stimulate healing of tendons and wounds. Now applied to cosmetic surgery, this procedure stimulates rejuvenation and repair of damaged skin and improves the results of other cosmetic procedures. The procedure involves no cutting, no sutures, and the results that are seen immediately, progressively improve with time. The procedure involves drawing a vial of patient’s blood and separating out the growth factors in the plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is concentrated to increase the concentration of growth factors and then injected into the trouble spots of the face to volumize and correct wrinkles. The plasma provides some volume but the main effect is from the growth factors which stimulate the skin and the collagen to increase volume and repair the accumulated sun and environmental damage. This procedure has been in the news recently because more celebrities are embracing it as well as patients who don’t want any artificial fillers or toxins injected to make them look naturally younger.

ALMI Procedure

ALMI (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) is a skin rejuvenation procedure using your own tissues to restore volume, texture and tone. The all-natural procedure is a simple outpatient treatment with minimal to no downtime.

When people get older and lose collagen, or even experience weight loss, volume is depleted and the structural support to your skin in lost. Our skin starts to lose collagen content starting in the late 20's and the process continues as we get older. Lower collagen content is responsible for the appearance of wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity and development of drooping of the facial structures. With age, we also lose fat and bone mass causing the support of the skin structures to shrink, further increasing the appearance of sagging skin and aged appearance of the face. In order to reverse these effects, the underlying structure must be rebuilt to create a more youthful appearance. Using a combination of the body’s regenerative cells, growth factors, and fat tissue, the ALMI procedure offers complete rejuvenation and natural looking results without going under the knife.

Injectable Skin Treatments

Injectable skin treatments include BOTOX, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.


BOTOX/DYSPORT/XEOMIN is made from a purified protein which is delivered to the muscles which cause wrinkles by relaxing those muscles and softening the wrinkles to give the face a rejuvenated appearance. When properly injected, patients benefit from smoother skin, elevated brows, and an overall refreshed appearance. The effects last from 3 to 4 months in most patients and usually takes just a few minutes.


Juvederm is an injectable gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Dr. Gorodisky has developed an virtually painless protocol for these treatments utilizing topical anesthetics, cooling, and nerve blocks for those patients who are especially sensitive or afraid of needles. Juvederm may be used to gently reverses lines and wrinkles around the face and mouth, enhance thinning lips, and improve the shape of the face. There are several formulations of Juvederm to make it versitile in for use for different needs. There is Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, and Volbella. To see which Juvederm product is indicated for your needs, please schedule an appointment for a consultation.


Radiesse is calcium based injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases, and scars. This product may be used to even out bony irregularities on the face, build up cheek volume, correct nasal deformities, and increase the size and definition of the chin with a simple office treatment and without undergoing a more extensive surgical procedure. It is made of the same minerals found in our bones so it poses little risk to the patients.


Restylane is hyaluronic acid soft tissue filler containing the local anesthetic lidocaine. It is a treatment which adds volume and fullness to the skin and may be used for injection under the eyes, into wrinkles and lines around the mouth, the cheeks, and into the lips. The Restylane family of fillers include Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne.


Latisse is an FDA-approved breakthrough treatment to enhance eyelash prominence by increasing length, thickness, and darkness. It is available at Dr. Gorodisky's office by prescription as a once-daily treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes. Patients who use it on a daily basis instead of mascara report longer, thicker, darker lashes in about 6 to 8 weeks of treatment. Continued use is necessary to maintain the results, but the frequency may be decreased based on the desired lash length. Those patients who are concerned with change of eye color when using this medication, may be reassured that this side effect only occurred when the active ingredient in Latisse was applied directly into the eye and not when used as directed for the purpose of lash elongation.


Other Skin Treatments

ZO Medical is a comprehensive skin care treatment line of products which clean, hydrate, exfoliate, and brighten the skin. These products infuse anti-aging ingredients into the skin, even skin tone, and create a more rejuvenated appearance. The products are selected based on the skin condition with the help of our knowledgeable staff and help to transform and protect the skin with various skin care treatments and home care regimens.

Pellevé TM is an FDA-cleared skin tightening procedure to safely and effectively treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using advanced radiowave technology, the Pellevé system precisely heats the deep layers of the skin without damaging the epidermis, or top layer. The heat causes the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, which improves skin firmness. The result is a naturally refreshed appearance.

Unlike other skin tightening systems, Pellevé doesn't require anesthesia or skin cooling. Patients can expect to feel a deep warming sensation each time the handpiece touches the area being treated. Because the skin is not numb, the patient can describe the depth of the feeling to the doctor, which helps to ensure the best possible results. They can also return to home or work immediately. Side effects may include mild discomfort during the procedure within the area that was treated. Mild swelling and redness may also occur, which typically go away within 3 to 5 days but can last up to several weeks.

Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on the face, including the eye area. Many people start to see results after just one treatment, with lasting improvement in skin tightness and tone for up to six months. Because a full facial treatment takes only about an hour with little, if any, recovery time, Pellevé fits easily into busy schedules.

Collagen Induction Therapy

This treatment is an alternative to more invasive fractional laser treatments. Using a needling device to create microscopic punctures in the skin stimulates a healing process which recruits growth factors and skin components that stimulate collagen production, causing the skin to become more firm and smoother. This treatment is beneficial for patients with skin irregularities due to wrinkles, acne and traumatic scars. The treatment is usually combined with hyaluronic acid, stem cell treatments, or platelet rich plasma. The treatments are usually performed every few weeks.

LASER TREATMENTS

Clear + Brilliant™ is new approach to laser skin enhancement.

Ready to take control of the aging process?

Aging skin is a fact of life. The good news is the earlier you start taking care of your skin, the more you can prevent the signs of aging and maintain a younger look. What you do in your 20s and 30s will affect how you look in your 40s, 50s and beyond. Adding Clear + Brilliant to your collection of skin care tricks – at any age - will help you recover the glow, luminosity and smoothness your skin, and you, deserve.

Clear + Brilliant takes skin care to a whole new level.

This unique treatment expands skin care to not only address unwanted signs of aging, but gives you the power to help prevent them:

  • Visibly illuminated skin tone
  • Renewed, ultra-soft and smoother texture
  • Naturally radiant and glowing skin
  • Improved tone, texture and radiance
  • Reduction in the appearance of pores

Uncover your brilliance

  • Comfortable, fast, effective, affordable
  • Minimal downtime
  • Safe for all skin types

How does Clear + Brilliant work?

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser that refreshes your skin from the inside out. The laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue.

How do I know Clear + Brilliant is right for me at my age?

No matter how old you are, sun exposure, environmental conditions and lifestyle can contribute to lack-luster skin. Whether you want to extend the younger look of your skin or even need to reverse these early signs of aging, Clear + Brilliant can help.

I have had corrective laser treatments, is Clear + Brilliant right for me too?

Yes, absolutely, Clear + Brilliant is a great way to maintain the investment you have made in your skin, extending and improving upon the results you’ve already seen.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments is tailored to your concerns and skin care desires. In recent studies, consumers reported visible improvements after 4-6 treatments. We will discuss a personalized treatment regimen with you.


Is Clear + Brilliant safe for my skin?

Clear + Brilliant is very safe* when used by a trained expert who will evaluate your skin and recommend the best course of treatments for your unique concerns.

For more information please visit the manufacturer’s website: www.clearandbrilliant.com

RFAL/FaceTite/NeckTite/BodyTite

Dramatic results can now be achieved using Radio-Frequency technology to tighten the skin of the face, neck, body, breasts, and arms and thighs. With no incisions, a tiny skin puncture is made to introduce numbing medication and a RFAL probe that delivers energy to the underlying skin layers in a very controlled and precise fashion. Unlike prior technologies, this device has safety mechanisms in place to control the delivery of energy to get to the optimal results and avoid complications. When treating the face, the procedure uses a shorter hand piece called FaceTite. The body is treated with a longer hand piece called BodyTite. Scientific studies show that this procedure can cause up to 40 % contraction of the tissues. That’s 40% of surgical results without a single stitch or cutting. The tightening can benefit the laxity of the face, jowls and neck. By tightening the breast skin, BodyTite can give the benefits if a surgical breast lift without any visible incisions. The same advantage can be seen in lax skin of the arms and inner thighs.

The device passes radio-frequency energy between the tip of the probe under the skin to the surface electrode, continuously measuring the temperature at both ends. If the temperature gets too hot, the energy stops to avoid damaging the tissues. The control of the energy and these safety mechanisms is what differentiates this technology.

Of course technology is only as useful as the operator using it. The advanced techniques of FaceTite and BodyTite procedures can deliver great results only in experienced hands.

FRACTORA

Fractora is a microneedling skin treatment which improves skin firmness, reduces wrinkles, acne scars, treats active acne, stretch marks, and other skin conditions. It is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that is comparable to fractional laser treatments, but with less downtime.

Fractora can be used on areas lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth, neck, abdomen, knees and other areas that may benefit from skin rejuvenation, tightening, and resurfacing.

How is the treatment performed?

The treatment may include more aggressive settings to get quicker results or lighter settings that are much less uncomfortable. The more aggressive the settings, the less treatments are needed. Most patients will need anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments about 1 month apart. Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after 3 to 6 weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment. RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen.

POST PROCEDURE CARE

Patients should use gentle cleansers, moisturize the treatment area, and avoid direct sun exposure. Patients should use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment.

Talk to a Oxnard Plastic Surgeon

If you want to find out what is available to correct or enhance your particular condition, it is advisable to consult with someone who is well-versed in the latest proven products and treatments. As an Oxnard plastic surgeon, Dr. Gorodisky is attuned to the latest breakthroughs in non-invasive, injectable, and minimally invasive techniques in rejuvenation. He works closely with dermatologists and aestheticians to provide a well rounded treatment plan to patients seeking to improve the appearance of their skin. He invites you to consult with him about your face and skin care needs. Dr. Gorodisky serves patients in Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, and surrounding Southern California cities

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