The Price of Beauty

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon –

European Face LiftWe each have a beauty budget, and for some of us, costly cosmetic procedures may not fit into it. Traditional facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift can be costly and painful and require an extended recovery while newer more minimally invasive procedures such as the European Face Lift developed by Alina Stanciu, M.D. have a short recovery time with minimal pain, instant results and significant financial savings.

European Face Lift vs. Traditional Face Lift
The European Face Lift sculpts and lifts the face by smoothing out wrinkles, filling in furrows, plumping up the hollows and correcting facial imperfections. This unique treatment combines dermal fillers with injectables such as Botox® Cosmetic in order to correct wrinkles in different ways. These cosmetic fillers such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse® replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin, smoothing away wrinkles. In contrast Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines between the eyebrows.

The European Face Lift is gaining wide popularity among those who wish to regain a more youthful rested appearance without the risks and downtime of surgical procedures. While this is a huge benefit with the European Face Lift, it is the more natural appearance that catches the most attention. Traditional face lifts can have that face-in-the-wind look as well as calling attention to the face that something has been “done.” With the European Face Lift the improvement is sometimes dramatic yet avoids that “overdone” look. Others will notice you look great, but will not be able to pinpoint why.

Although the European Face Lift does have substantial benefits over the more traditional route, it is important to know that the procedure does have limitations. The European Face Lift cannot be used for eliminating excess skin or tightening and does not correct a large amount of wrinkles. Injectables can’t prevent you from possibly needing a facelift down the road, but they can potentially delay it. Botox® Cosmetic, in particular, can prevent dynamic wrinkles- those associated with muscle movement- from forming. Maintenance and skin care are key to long term viability of the treatment. Most fillers last one year up to a few years while Botox® Cosmetic will need to be repeated every four months.

Who is it for?
The best candidates for a European Face Lift have realistic expectations. You should be fully aware of what the procedure can and cannot do for you. If you are under 40, you probably don’t have enough age-related signs to warrant a mini facelift but can benefit from Botox® Cosmetic or individual fillers.

Those in their 40s and beyond may be a good candidate if you are in overall good health and would like to take years off your appearance in a nonsurgical way. Your individual issues and concerns are factors in determining which fillers are best for you, and a consultation with Dr. Stanciu is the best way to decide whether you are a candidate for the European Face Lift. One filler may not solve all the problems of aging but a variety of techniques can make you look as young as you feel.

What to Expect
Depending on what types of fillers are used and where they are injected, a European Face Lift can show immediate improvement or improvement over time. You may be bruised or slightly swollen for the first few days. Aspirin should be stopped 7-10 days prior to injections to reduce bleeding and swelling. You can also purchase Arnica (available at most health food stores) which reportedly helps reduce post surgical swelling and bruising.

Why Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetic Center?
Alina K. Stanciu, M.D. is a facial rejuvenation specialist and injectable treatment expert. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and frequently attends aesthetic meetings nationally and internationally. With her unique aesthetic sense and surgical skills Dr. Stanciu will help you a
chieve a look that is natural yet you; just better!

Well hydrated skin always looks younger and maintains the elasticity needed for long lasting results. With this in mind, Dr. Stanciu developed her own line of eye cream and skin care to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin for a glowing and younger looking face.

To schedule a FREE Consultation with Dr. Stanciu call 239.949.2020
Offices in Bonita & Naples

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