Get Results Without Surgery in St. Louis
The aestheticians at West County Plastic Surgeons specialize in nonsurgical procedures for St. Louis-area women and men who want to create new body contours, smooth out wrinkles, tighten sagging tissue, grow longer eyelashes, and improve the appearance of their skin through their own skin-care line. Discover what our team has to offer in the way of skincare solutions for anyone who wants a change, but is not ready to choose surgery for more dramatic results.
If you've tried dieting and exercise to get your body into a new shape, you probably know that while you may be healthier and feel better, not all of your pockets of fat are willing to go. CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical procedure for body contouring, making use of cold to kill off fat cells in areas where they create stubborn, unwanted bulges. The low temperatures target only the fat cells, keeping everything else intact. Results are gradual.
Add building muscle to the nonsurgical body-contouring basics of fat reduction and skin tightening. CoolTone® uses magnetic muscle stimulation to trigger numerous involuntary muscle contractions in the abdomen or buttocks, causing the muscles there to grow stronger and become better defined. The result is improved tone and contours.
Cellfina® and Aveli™ for Cellulite
Cellulite is associated with fat, but is not actually caused by fat. Instead, the telltale dimples are the result of tiny connective bands, known as septae, found beneath the skin. Severing the septae can cause the skin above to appear smoother, instead of pulled down into tiny puckers. Cellfina® and Aveli™ are nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures that manually release the collagen bands to reduce the dimpling.
There are many types of energy used in nonsurgical procedures. Ultherapy® employs ultrasound energy, which is ideal for causing tissue contraction and triggering renewed collagen production to address laxity. This treatment can be used on the brow, chin and neck area, and décolletage.
InstaLift® Thread Lift
This "micro-suspension" treatment uses absorbable studded sutures to elevate sagging tissues in the mid-face area. The InstaLift® thread lift treatment works two ways: It physically holds the skin high, and it prompts collagen regeneration for a long-lasting natural rejuvenation. Since it is nonsurgical, results are not as dramatic as a facelift, but it works well for patients not ready for a surgical approach.
The outermost layers of skin are where many of the visible signs of sun and other environmental damage sit. Chemical peels involve the application of special solutions that cause these dull, damaged layers to flake away. This nonsurgical procedure allows the younger, fresher skin cells beneath to show, as well as encourages rejuvenating healing processes that restore collagen, elastin, and more to the face.
Thin, short eyelashes can get a boost from Latisse®, a topical medication applied directly to the lashes, causing them to grow in length and thickness for a darker, fuller look. This nonsurgical procedure involves home application, with the product available only by prescription.
Upneeq® is the first and only prescription eyedrop used as a temporary treatment for a condition known as acquired blepharoptosis, which is also referred to as upper eyelid ptosis or low-lying lids. The condition develops over time and causes the upper eyelid to droop over the eye, resulting in a more tired and older appearance. Upneeq is approved for use on adults and children over the age of 13. This FDA-approved drop with a single daily use works by temporarily lifting the upper eyelids. The medication tightens the muscles in the upper eyelid, which provides the subtle lifting effect. Upneeq can treat mild, moderate, and severe drooping of the eyelids.
West County Plastic Surgeons offers a range of carefully selected skincare products for our patients to use on their own, extending the benefits of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures with their own regimens at home. Choose from cleansers, restorative treatments, sunscreen, and more.