Columbia, SC

Mature man with a youthful wrinkle free appearance. (Model)

Facial Treatments

Take care of yourself and your skin.
Whether you’re looking to slow the aging process or to enhance your natural appearance, these non-surgical enhancement options will leave your skin feeling naturally refreshed and rejuvenated.

 

Facial wrinkles and lines form over time as your face muscles contract and move. The more face muscles contract, the more lines and wrinkles can appear. Botox® safely stops excessive muscle contractions and prevents the creation of forehead lines and crow’s feet. It is also effective in treating excessive perspiration in armpits and hands (hyperhidrosis). Botox® can help you achieve a more relaxed, refreshed overall appearance.

About the Treatment

Dr. Lefkowitz advocates conservative Botox® treatment to smooth or reduce lines while maintaining your natural appearance. During treatment, Dr. Lefkowitz will make small injections in target facial muscles. Usually frown lines and vertical lines between the brows require more treatment than other areas.

Treatments often take less than 15 minutes. You can schedule your appointment during the lunch hour and go about your day as normal immediately after.

Your Results

It may take up to 10 days to see maximum results, but you’ll likely notice the effects of the treatment within 72 hours. Dr. Lefkowitz believes in using Botox® to complement your natural appearance. You can be sure he’ll consider your facial asymmetry, lifestyle and aesthetic goals to help you attain your desired outcome.

Results usually last between 3 and 4 months, or up to 6 months for injections used to treat excessive perspiration.

It's possible to combine Botox® with other treatments like facial fillers for even more noticeable results. 

Ideal Candidate
  • Strong overall health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Dynamic wrinkles including crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead creases, upper lip lines and neck bands 
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Recovery Time
  • Back to Work: Same day
  • Back to Exercise: 2 - 4 hours

Your skin handles a lot on a daily basis: sun, gravity, dirt and more. With repeated exposure to the elements over time, your skin can start looking rough with more wrinkles, your pores can get larger and you may notice changes in brown pigmentation. Chemical peels reverse these changes for a time, and make your skin look fresh and rejuvenated.  

About the Treatment

We'll apply a solution to your skin to remove the topmost layer, stimulating new healthy skin production. Treatment will take about 15 to 25 minutes, depending on how many areas you're having treated. The new skin will have more even pigmentation and a tighter, smoother, younger appearance.

Before Your Treatment

You will be given a skin care regimen before your treatment to optimize your results and decrease your downtime after the treatment. Allow 6 to 8 weeks to complete this regimen, which includes rigorous sun protection, a lightening cream and tretinoin.

Recovery

You can expect redness and swelling for 10 to 14 days as your skin rejuvenates, with the bulk of the symptoms dissipating in the first 7 days. 

You can return to normal activity the same day as treatment. Return to exercise after 7 to 8 days. 

We will give you a light cream to keep your skin moist, and will recommend a sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher.

Ideal Candidate
  • Sun Damaged or Aging Skin
  • Wrinkles Around Mouth and Eyes
  • Rough Skin
  • Uneven Pigmentation
Recovery Time
  • Back to Work: 3 - 4 days (your skin will still be red, like a bad sunburn)
  • Back to Exercise: 7 - 10 days

As time and gravity take effect, the soft, subtle transition areas of our face become more pronounced with folds and wrinkles. Dr. Lefkowitz uses fillers made with HLA (Juvederm, Restylane family of products), a naturally occurring substance in your body. These fillers are non-animal derived and biodegradable. They restore volume naturally lost during the aging process. Often used in conjunction with Botox Cosmetic or facial rejuvenation procedures and treatments, HLA fillers are proven to be safe and effective when used appropriately.

Facial fillers can give your features more definition, or help combat the signs of aging in the jowl and the area between the cheek and mouth. Dr. Lefkowitz does not use facial fillers for wrinkles between eyebrows due to the complication risks associated with blood vessels that area.  Botox is a better treatment option for wrinkles between brows.

About the Treatment

Dr. Lefkowitz will consult with you and determine if facial fillers are the right treatment for you. If so, he will inject a small amount in the areas that will give you the best results. 

The treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes. You can come in over a lunch break and go back to work right afterward.

Recovery

You may have some minimal bruising and swelling, which usually fades in less than 24 hours. To prevent bruising and swelling, do not take herbal supplements, vitamin E, non-steroidals or aspirin for at least 10 days before treatment.  

Results

Facial fillers last between 6 and 18 months. 

Ideal Candidate
  • Unwanted Wrinkles and Lines
  • Desire to Strengthen Facial Features
  • Cheeks Have Lost Volume
Recovery Time
  • Back to Work: Same or Next Day
  • Return to Exercise: 12 - 24 hours
Fat under the chin, or submental fullness, is a common issue and can frequently be resistant to diet and exercise. Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy these fat cells and improve the appearance of what's commonly called a "double chin." This treatment is ideal for improving the appearance of moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin.
About the Treatment

We'll inject Kybella® into the area under your chin, destroying fat cells so they break down and aren't able to hold fat in the future. The treatment takes about 20 minutes to complete. Depending on how much fat is under your chin and how much you want to to get rid of, you will need 2 to 4 treatments, scheduled one month apart, to get the outcome you want. 

Recovery

You can go back to work the same day as your appointment, and go back to exercise in 2 to 4 hours. You may experience swelling, numbness or bruising where you had injections, all of which are temporary.

Results
The results of your Kybella® treatment are long lasting. It's unlikely you'll need more treatments after you've achieved your desired aesthetic. 
Ideal Candidate
  • Unwanted Fullness Under Chin
  • No Excess Skin Under Chin
  • Stable Weight
  • Realistic Expectations About Outcome and Results
Recovery Time
  • Back to Work: Same Day
  • Return to Exercise: 2 - 4 hours
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