Tummy Fat Removal

VelaShape II is a cutting edge technology that contours body fat in a non-invasive manner. The treatment is effective for skin firming/tightening, cellulite reduction, and reducing fatty deposits and circumference in flanks, abdomen and other areas. VelaShape II safely and effectively shapes, contours, and slims down the abdominal area by firming up the fat pockets and reducing cellulite.

Patients typically notice visible results in circumferential reduction after 3 – 6 treatments. The surface of the skin also appears firmer and smoother. Few patients see results right after the first visit. The treatment resulted in patients reducing circumference by one full dress size in clinical trials after a series of sessions.

During your initial consultation, explore your best treatment options for abdominal contouring with your surgeon. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides non-surgical tummy fat reduction treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Are Results Quick?

You will notice a gradual improvement in the targeted area almost immediately. The skin will begin feeling firmer and smother. Over time you will notice the circumference reducing all over the treated area. There will also be significant reduction in cellulite appearance. However, best results would take at least 10 weeks to manifest completely.

Are Results Permanent?

VelaShape II results in temporary results. However, you can prolong results with a follow-up treatment regimen. VelaShape II is a non-invasive procedure and you would need to support it with a balanced diet and exercise routine.

Number of Sessions Required

You would need about 3 – 4 treatment sessions for achieving the best results. You can substitute a longer session with multiple shorter ones. Your treatment provider will determine the best plan for you.

Causes of Cellulite

There is no specific or detailed explanation to the occurrence of cellulite. It is usually the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. However, it can also be caused because of hormonal changes and genetics. Many people, especially women get cellulite even after maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following an exercise regimen.

VelaShape II Is Safe and Painless

VelaShape II treatment is an effective and safe procedure for all skin colors, textures, and types. There are no short or long term side effects to the procedure. Most patients call the procedure to be painless. They describe the sensation as getting a warm deep-tissue massage.

The device has easily adjustable treatment parameters to customize your experience and make it as comfortable as possible. Few patients report skin redness and mild bruising which disappears after a few hours.

VelaShape II Technology

VelaShape II makes use of a combination of different technologies for contouring the body and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Bi-polar radio frequency energies and infrared light heat the surrounding tissues and fat cells. VelaShape II makes use of thermal energy very safely. Higher levels of thermal heat help in attaining better results.

Additionally, a higher degree of controlled heat will lead to quicker results in the body and you can notice a marked improvement in your cellulite and fat reduction. Many patients report of visible results after the first result. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical treatments to reduce excess tummy fat deposits.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Thigh Fat Removal

VelaShape II treatment is recommended for patients that are normal to overweight and suffer from stubborn fat deposits or unsightly cellulite in the pelvic region, hips, thighs, and abdomen. The patients should be committed to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle for optimized results.

Your treatment provider will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure or not. Feel free to ask questions during your initial consultation and clear all your doubts and concerns before going ahead with the treatment. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides non-surgical thigh fat reduction treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

How Does VelaShape II Work?

VelaShape II combines suction massage, bipolar radiofrequency electrical energy, and infrared light energy. The energy works in a synergistic fashion to heat collagen, fat, and connective tissue underlying the skin. It also helps in improving the lymphatic flow and circulation of the treated area. As a result, there is an increase in metabolic pressure while the skin and collagen becomes firm.

VelaShape II Target Areas

VelaShape II is usually performed on the thighs and buttocks. It can also be performed on flanks and abdominal area to target stubborn unwanted fat in the region. Many people seek the treatment in their arms to get better toned upper arms.

How Many Procedures Are Required?

You would need more than a few procedures to get optimal results. There are many internal and external changes that take place in your body as you age. Cellulite and fat pockets become more stubborn. You would need 1 to 2 maintenance sessions every 4 to 6 months if you want to prevent new cellulite formation and want to maintain optimal results.

Time Taken By Each Treatment

Size and number of target areas determine the treatment time taken. The size of an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper can be treated at a time. Each area requires about 20 to 30 minutes to be treated properly.

Ideal Way to Maintain Results

People who are naturally fit will find it easy to maintain VelaShape II results. Others may have to work a little harder at exercise and diet to maintain their figure. Generally, the best way to prolong results is to keep up with regular physical exercise and have a healthy diet.

VelaShape II is a safe procedure and involves minor bruising. There is also a low risk of skin burns which is natural with any device using energy for producing heat. Properly trained providers can minimize the risk of side effects.

Alternatives to VelaShape II

VelaShape II is the first and only FDA cleared device for reducing circumference and cellulite in the thigh area. It combines three unique energies – infra-red light energy, radiofrequency electrical energy, and suction massage for delivering best results.

Alternative treatments are usually stand-alone infrared, massage, or radiofrequency. They don’t have the synergistic effect of combining various energies as VelaShape II does. The technology begins showing results where diet and exercise fails at reducing stubborn cellulite.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical treatments to reduce excess thigh fat deposits.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Arm Fat Removal

Traditional liposuction is a significantly invasive procedure which involves removal of fat from targeted body areas. You can achieve slimmer arms with a revolutionary new treatment called VelaShape II. It helps in contouring the upper arms without the need for anesthesia or scalpels.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides non-surgical upper arm fat reduction treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

What is VelaShape II?

VelaShape II is the product of four different technologies aimed at shrinking fat cells. The treatment makes use of the following:

  • Radio frequency
  • Infrared light
  • Vacuum suction
  • Mechanical massage

How Does it Work?

VelaShape II will be placed on the skin of your upper arm. It will use massage rollers and vacuum technology to knead the treatment area and create a suction of sorts. Radiofrequency energy along with infrared light will temporarily penetrate fat cells and perforate their membranes. This causes fat cells to release glycerol and fatty acids into the body.

The massage and light therapy also stimulates collagen production resulting in a better skin texture. This is why VelaShape II is FDA cleared for reducing cellulite appearance temporarily.

Number of Treatments Required

Most patients tend to notice visible results after three sessions. However, you may need 4 – 6 sessions spaced a week apart for optimal results. Each treatment session takes only about 30 minutes.

Target Areas

VelaShape II can be used for treating buttocks, upper arms, thighs, love handles, and abdomen. The treatment is non-invasive and quite comfortable.

Ideal Candidacy for VelaShape II

You are a suitable candidate if you meet the following:

  • Not be susceptible to blood clots
  • Not be diagnosed as having diabetes
  • Exhibit cellulite around abdomen, pelvis, or limbs
  • Not be pregnant (doctor approval required)
  • Not have a pacemaker (doctor approval required)

Downtime and Results Associated with VelaShape II

There is no downtime to the treatment. Results tend to be temporary since VelaShape II only shrinks fat cells and doesn’t destroy them completely. You can ensure long lasting results with a balanced diet. You can prolong results by reducing your calorie intake.

According to previous client reviews, people getting upper arms fat reduction treatment have noticed favorable results. However, an active lifestyle and a balanced diet are must for long term benefits.

Before and After Results of VelaShape II

  • Fat reduction in upper arms
  • Circumferential reduction and reshaping of target area
  • Gradual smoothening of the skin
  • Noticeable reduction in cellulite
  • Skin tightening
  • Body shaping

Features of VelaShape II

These are a few beneficial features of VelaShape II:

  • First non-invasive medical solution to be given FDA clearance for circumferential reduction
  • Virtually painless, non-invasive, and non-surgical treatment
  • Zero downtime, which means you can resume your daily routine immediately after the treatment
  • Safe and effective treatment because of precise heating of the target area
  • Effective on all skin colors and types
  • No side effects
  • Doesn’t involve drugs

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical treatments to reduce excess fat deposits in the upper arms.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Neck Fat Removal

VelaShape II is a non-invasive contouring treatment that slims and shapes the body by reducing circumference and improving cellulite production. VelaShape II combines infrared (IR), bi-polar radiofrequency, and vacuum technologies to promote cellular metabolism, lymphatic drainage, circulation, and collagen production by heating fat cells (adipocytes).

All these measures help in reducing skin laxity by enhancing skin appearance. VelaShape II helps in achieving a contoured, toned and well-shaped body and neck in three typical treatment sessions. There is a single treatment protocol available as well. You can feel more youthful with dramatic results and zero downtime or discomfort.

Choose an experienced treatment provider with dedicated expertise and advanced technologies for your procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides non-surgical neck fat reduction treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Understanding VelaShape II

VelaShape II fat reduction is a body contouring treatment that reduces cellulite and circumference in a non-invasive manner. It enables you to achieve a contoured, toned, and well-shaped body in three typical treatment sessions. Patients enjoy dramatic improvements in their body with combined infrared (IR), bi-polar radiofrequency, and vacuum technology. There is no significant discomfort or downtime associated with the technology.

Technology behind VelaShape II

VelaShape II technology is a unique combination of bi-polar radio frequency energy, infrared light, and vacuum for heating fat cells in the deeper skin layers. It surrounds connective tissue and underlying dermal collagen fibers. New and better elastin and collagen growth is stimulated with the device. This results in the reduction of body volume, skin laxity while improving the overall appearance of skin texture and structure.

Ideal Candidacy for VelaShape II

VelaShape II provides gradual and cumulative results. It should not be confused with weight loss treatments. It uses a combination of revolutionary technologies for contouring the body and reducing stubborn spots where exercise and diet cannot reach.

Ideal VelaShape II candidate would be someone with a Body Mass Index of less than 30. People falling under the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Stage 1 and 2 are usually recommended to undergo this treatment.

How Does VelaShape II Work?

VelaShape II technology combines bi-polar radio frequency energy, infrared light, and vacuum to heat fat cells at the deeper layers. It also heats underlying dermal collagen fibers and surrounding connective tissue. Growth of new and better elastin and collagen is stimulated with this type of efficient vacuuming and heating. The results are localized reduction in body volume, skin laxity, and an overall improvement in the appearance of skin texture and structure.

VelaShape II Requires Zero Downtime

VelaShape treatment sessions have zero recovery time associated with them. Patients can return to normal activity after the procedure. However, few patients experience mild side effects such as bruising and redness that is temporary in nature.

After care instructions:

  • Avoid sugars and refined carbs
  • Drink 8 or more glasses of water
  • Engage in 30 minutes of cardio
  • Eat lean proteins, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables
  • Limit caffeine, alcohol, and salt

Ideal candidate for VelaShape II would have a stable body weight and be in general good health with no skin irritations in the target area. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical treatments to reduce excess neck fat deposits.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Cellulite Reduction 

VelaShape II is an FDA approved procedure for reducing the appearance of cellulite, and abdominal and thigh circumference temporarily. The device combines Infrared Light Energy and Bi-Polar Radiofrequency (RF) in a revolutionary new way to treat stubborn cellulite. It also helps in restoring smoother and youthful appearing skin. VelaShape II delivers precise heating to ensure effective and fast results in a safe manner with zero downtime.

The treatment increases the metabolism of stored energy and improves lymphatic drainage. It helps in removing or shrinking the size of actual cellulite or fat cells. Talk to your surgeon about the pros and cons of different non-surgical treatment options and how they will fare in comparison to a surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides advanced procedures for cellulite reduction to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

VelaShape II Procedure

Cellulite is a result of rigid, fibrotic strands called septae. It pulls the skin down to accentuate fat pockets by creating visible dimpling in the skin. Cellulite tends to mostly affect women. It has no relation to the level of fitness or exercise routine followed by the individual. Regular exercise and healthy diet can help in lessening the appearance of cellulite. However, it doesn’t help with septae that pulls the skin downwards.

VelaShape II is an improved version of VelaSmooth which allows for collagen production, fat reduction and softening of septae fibers to improve body contours.

The patient will comfortably lie on the table during treatment. The treatment provider will use the VelaShape II handpiece for delivering radiofrequency and infrared energy. At the same time, the skin will be massaged and vaccumed as well. Heat energy helps in breaking down and melting fat cells while the mechanical massage stimulates the lyumphatic system by encouraging blood flow.

Results are usually seen within 4 – 6 treatments as collagen production increases and smoothens the skin texture. You would need maintenance treatments every 3 months.

Understanding the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale

Stage 1

Zero dimpling while lying down or standing. However, “orange peel” dimpling is revealed in the pinch test.

Stage 2

“Orange peel” appearance is spontaneous when standing up. However, it doesn’t occur when lying down.

Stage 3

“Orange peel” appearance is spontaneous when lying down and standing up.

Benefits of VelaShape II

  • Smoothens skin after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Reduces cellulite appearance
  • Tones and reshapes loose skin
  • Requires zero downtime

What to Expect During the Treatment

You would need the targeted area to be free from any long hair. It is best to shave the area before treatment. Avoid using any drugs, such as gingko biloba, vitamin E, aspiring, or fish oil for at least two days before and after the treatment. You should also avoid using moisturizer and lotion in the treatment area before the appointment.

It is important that you drink lots of water and stay hydrated for at least 2 – 3 days before and after the treatment. VelaShape II breaks down fat cells and your body needs that excess water to excrete the waste cells. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical treatments to reduce stubborn cellulite appearance.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Laser Scar Treatment

People suffering from surgical scars, acne scars, and injury scars tend to wonder whether laser surgery can remove scars. The good news is that most types of scars can indeed be reduced or removed through laser therapy. In addition, laser scar removal is completely non-surgical in nature and does not involve any needles, cuts, incisions, or medications.

The treatment is effective and safe. It can help minimize facial scar and mitigate any pain or itching associated with it. Laser therapy can also be used for preventing scar formation after other types of surgeries. There are virtually zero post-procedure complications associated with mild laser therapy for reducing cosmetic scars. The treatment can be safely performed in the treatment provider’s office.

At your initial consultation, your surgeon will educate you about your best non-surgical treatment options and help you make a good decision. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides skin resurfacing procedures for scar reduction to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

Laser Scar Removal is Effective

Laser scar treatment doesn’t eliminate scar formation completely. This is especially true for deep scar formations or old scar tissues. However, the therapy can make visible scars appear less noticeable. Controlled laser beams are used to penetrate the topmost skin layers where the scar is present. Cellular regeneration is promoted in the deeper skin layers by heat therapy, which results in the formation of new and healthy skin.

New skin grows into place as laser removes damaged superficial layers of skin in a gentle yet effective manner. The process results in the scar fading away. Laser scar removal procedure apart from using the benefits of heat energy also triggers the body’s self-healing mechanism. It helps in repairing damaged or broken skin areas.

Deeper skin tissues benefit from natural collagen generation, which helps to add volume to the face and smooth out the skin. Your skin will appear rejuvenated with deeper scars filled completely. Few dermatologists use laser therapy to reduce the reddish appearance of blood vessels in the scar tissue.

Scar Treatment with Customized Laser Therapy

Depending on the severity, age and type of the scars, your laser treatment provider will customize the most suitable plan. They will determine specific wavelengths of light that best matches your needs.

Your skin’s range of motion will improve with the right laser treatment. It will also help in lessening the appearance of scar tissue to create a more natural and smoother looking skin.

Common Scar Types Treated with Lasers

Laser scar removal can be performed to treat both deep layer and superficial scar formations. More intensive laser treatment is required in the case of deep scar formations. You will also need considerably more time during post-procedural recovery.

Laser therapy may be recommended by your medical spa treatment provider for the following scar types:

  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Burn scars

A proven surgeon will take your aesthetic goals and skin condition into consideration before combining laser therapy with other non-surgical procedures, such as dermal filler injections. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for skin resurfacing treatments for scar improvement.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Reduce Large Pores

Large pores are a common issue experienced by many individuals. Large pores tend to make the skin texture uneven and rough. They are especially problematic for acne-prone skin since larger skin pores tend to get inflamed and clogged more often.

Small pores are generally equated with beautiful complexion. Many people covet barely visible pores since they give the skin a smooth, gorgeous, and flawless look. In addition, small pores help with makeup application. Clear + Brilliant is a revolutionary new treatment that takes skin care to the next level. It not only addresses skin problems, but also helps you prevent the various signs of aging.

During your pre-op consultation, discuss the potential benefits and limitations of the non-surgical treatment options available with your surgeon. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides skin resurfacing procedures for the reduction of enlarged pores to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Advantages of Clear + Brilliant

Most people experience a visibly renewed and illuminated skin tone. They marvel the smooth and ultra-soft texture of their skin. They also like the naturally glowing and radiant skin texture. You can enjoy improved skin tone, radiance, and texture with Clear + Brilliant in addition to reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.

Other benefits of the treatment include:

  • It is fast, comfortable, affordable, and effective
  • There is zero downtime
  • It is safe for all types of skin

Suitable Candidates for Clear + Brilliant

Suitable candidates should need help with:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines on cheeks
  • Superficial lines around the mouth and eyes
  • Superficial brown age spots
  • Rough skin texture

Clear + Brilliant treatment works on all skin tones and types. But, it shows especially great results on younger patients who want to proactively control the various signs of aging. This is because the treatment boosts skin tone and encourages new collagen growth. It also shrinks pores and helps in smoothing out the texture.

Clear + Brilliant Technology

This is a non-invasive dioxide laser which refreshes the skin from the inside out. It requires minimal recovery time and has low risk of complications. Post procedural redness and swelling shall disappear within a day or two. The treated area tends to feel rough, which goes away within 4 to 5 days.

There are two treatment options:

  • 1440-nanometer wavelength laser reduced fine lines, diminishes pore size, and improves skin texture
  • 1927-nanometer wavelength laser treats various pigmentation issues, such as sun spots, melisma, and other types of sun damage

Clear + Brilliant laser treatment creates millions of treatment zones at the microscopic level to replace damaged skin. Additional treatments only add to the improvements in skin texture.

Expected Results

Clear + Brilliant can help treat enlarged pores effectively as long as you get sessions every 3 to 4 weeks. You would need a minimum of 2 to 6 treatments for visible results depending on your aesthetic goals. Each treatment session takes about 30 minutes and most patients notice a visible difference right after the very first treatment.

You should expect refreshed and recharged skin with an even tone. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for skin resurfacing treatments for enlarged pores reduction.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Aging Skin Laser Treatment

Acne, aging, and sun damage can leave wrinkles, scars, and abnormal pigmentation which can make you look older than you actually are. Laser skin resurfacing procedures can help in reducing the appearance of imperfections by removing the topmost superficial layers of the skin. The treatment also encourages collagen production.

Laser skin resurfacing is effective, safe, and convenient. Also called laser peel, the procedure removes the damaged and aging outer layers of skin. New skin cells are promoted in the underlying layers, which brings about younger, smoother, and healthier looking skin.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will explain the best non-surgical skin resurfacing treatment options to meet your aesthetic goals. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides anti-aging skin resurfacing procedures to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Improved Confidence with Beautiful Skin

Minimally-invasive Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing is far less invasive as compared to surgical treatments, such as facelifts. The treatment requires zero downtime.

Youthful-looking Skin

Your skin will appear healthier once you have healed. The treatment tightens skin and restores its youthful definition.

Self-Esteem

Your face is the most prominent aspect of your entire body. Damage and blemishes can make you feel self-conscious. The results of laser resurfacing are dramatic enough to boost your self-esteem.

Suitable Candidates

It is important to understand that laser resurfacing doesn’t perfect features, but improves upon them. You could be an ideal candidate if you want to improve the appearance of:

  • Acne scars
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, brow, and eyes
  • Abnormal pigmentation
  • Minor sagging

You should not undergo laser skin resurfacing if you:

  • Suffer from fever blisters or cold sores
  • Have a darker skin tone, which can result in pigmentation issues later on
  • Use Accutane
  • Have excessively lax skin
  • Have deep wrinkles
  • Suffer from rosacea or psoriasis

Laser Skin Resurfacing with Erbium Lasers

Erbium lasers are useful in removing the thinner outermost layers of the skin. CO2 lasers are more powerful but less precise than Erbium lasers. They are often used on patients with darker skin because risk of permanent skin pigmentation and changes is lower. In addition, the procedure has a shorter healing time and recommended for people with generally healthy skin who want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

The procedure doesn’t take more than an hour if only one area is being treated. It can take up to two hours for the whole face and can be uncomfortable. Your doctor will use local anesthesia and apply bandages to your face.

General anesthesia is used for more extensive procedures. Experienced cosmetic surgeons will be able to determine with accuracy the extent of treatment required by a particular patient. They will also know the type of anesthesia to deliver for minimizing discomfort.

The surgeon will use a specialized laser for performing the skin resurfacing procedure once the anesthesia is delivered. The outer skin layers will be vaporized using a precise and controlled beam of light. This will reveal youthful looking, smoother skin underneath. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for anti-aging skin resurfacing treatments.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Non-Surgical Facelift 

An increasing number of people are realizing the benefits of attaining a non-surgical facelift. This procedure can do wonders on people that want to look rested and youthful without undergoing the knife. The only drawback is that the results of this treatment tend to wear off because it is non-invasive.

During your pre-op consultation, your treatment provider will explain what is involved in a non-surgical facelift and the amount of time you can expect the results to last. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides non-surgical facelift treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.

What Does Non-Surgical Facelift Involve?

Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend this procedure for you if you want to do something about your small lines, wrinkles, or crow’s feet without getting a full facelift. You should understand that the right treatment can go a long way in “erasing” small lines and creases. Hence, it is important that you always get this treatment at the hands of a professional and trained plastic surgeon.

You don’t need to undergo an invasive plastic surgery when you have injectables that can get you the same kinds of results. These are a few injectable treatments used during non-surgical facelifts:

Botox

This is a common treatment for reducing wrinkles. Botox helps in paralyzing muscles responsible for skin contraction. However, effects are only temporary.

Restylane

This is a popular dermal filler injection which is helpful in reducing wrinkles. It can also be used for enhancing lips.

Kybella

This is a uniquely innovative, FDA approved injectable product helpful in reducing double chin.

Juvederm

This dermal filler has received FDA approval for cosmetic reduction of facial wrinkles. It is also useful on various types of scars.

Sculptra

Sculptra injectables are used to activate and stimulate production of collagen naturally in the body.

There are several other injectables that your doctor may prescribe, such as Artefill, Belotero, Radiesse, and others.

Common Treatment Areas

Non-surgical facelift can target the following areas:

  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Eyebrows and forehead
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Lips
  • Nasolabial folds

How Long Do Results Last?

This depends on the type and quality of products chosen for the procedure. You need to understand that non-surgical facelift doesn’t bring the same results as a cosmetic surgery. All injectables are slowly but surely eliminated by the body overtime. Your results may last anywhere from 3 to 12 months depending on the injectable used.

Results tend to last longer if the product is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). This is because HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body and doesn’t get eliminated quickly. Results are shorter for animal-based substances. This is how long different injectable products last:

  • Botox can last for about 4 months
  • Restylane usually gets removed after 9 months
  • Juvederm will continue to offer results for up to 12 months
  • Kybella injections are usually permanent
  • Sculptra may last for two years

You can always get touch-ups or repeat treatments to enjoy long lasting benefits. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for non-surgical facelift procedures.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.

Dermabrasion vs. Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two highly sought after cosmetic procedures. These may be more effective than filler injections, skin peels, and laser cosmetic surgery for some patients to rejuvenate facial skin. Your plastic surgeon will create micro-wounds in the skin in a controlled manner using an abrasion tool in dermabrasion. This will result in a noticeable change in the appearance of your skin. The procedure works well on scarred and aging skin.

Your cosmetic surgeon may recommend dermabrasion only for your face. However, it can be performed on other parts of the body as well. It is important that you get this advanced procedure performed by a trained and qualified professional.

Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, is a skin rejuvenation technique. This usually involves an abrasive tool or a vacuum suction to remove the topmost layer of the skin. Anesthesia or sedatives are not required in microdermabrasion. This is because the painless procedure doesn’t involve penetrating deeper skin layers.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides dermabrasion and microdermabrasion treatments to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.

Ideal Candidate for Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion

Dermabrasion tends to create wounds by working on deeper skin layers. New skin that comes upon wound healing is of a better quality. Your surgeon may recommend this procedure if you want to remove or reduce scars from acne or trauma, wrinkles, enlarged and red nose (rhinophyma), tattoos, and actinic keratosis.

Conversely, microdermabrasion works on the most superficial skin layer called the stratum corneum. This layer contains dead cells making the non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure safe for the most sensitive skins. However, microdermabrasion is not recommended for people that have active skin diseases, infections, or acne.

What Is Involved in the Procedures?

Your cosmetic surgeon will administer local anesthesia before performing dermabrasion. They will apply an abrasive device on the targeted area once your skin is numb. The abrasive tool has a rotating wire wheel or brush that is encrusted with an abrasive screen or crystals.

Depending on the skin area, the surgeon will choose the type of dermabrasion device to use. They may prevent the skin from moving during the treatment by spraying a refrigerant. The skill and expertise of a surgeon plays a large role in determining results.

The surgeon will forcefully spray an inert crystalline material on the skin during microdermabrasion. In some cases, microdermabrasion also involves forceful rubbing of the skin using a crystal impregnated wand. This is done to exfoliate the topmost skin layer without penetrating the deeper layers. You may experience inflammation, but the swelling is only temporary.

Duration and Process of Recovery

Dermabrasion wounds need to be daily treated with moist dressings. Healing can take anywhere from 7 – 10 days. Redness will remain till about 6 weeks in case of dermabrasion. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, does not cause any wounds or post-operative care. Swelling and redness are mild, lasting only for a short while.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for dermabrasion and microdermabrasion skin care procedures.

Contact Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richards to Schedule a Consultation

If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070

Taking new patients from Las Vegas, Bullhead City,  Laughlin, Pahrump, Mesquite NV and surrounding areas.