There seems to be an endless stream of new, bizarre treatments for wrinkles and The Clevens Face and Body Specialists for Facial Cosmetic Surgery wants to keep you updated on new procedures, but reassure you that the well-trusted procedures are still the route to use.

An article described a modern twist on an ancient Thai art of face slapping that can help treat facial puffiness and age lines.  For $350, the practitioner offers a “face firming” slapping massage, which is said on the company’s website to “lessen wrinkles and make your skin firmer.”  The results for a single slapping session lasting 15-20 minutes can last about six months, and with repeated treatments, customers can expect the results to last up to a year.  During one of these sessions, the practitioner sat on a stool, listening to music, and slapped the patient’s face several times. This technique isn’t meant to be painful, but these practitioners also pinch your cheeks and push your skin around on your face. The article reported that the patient didn’t see any difference between before and after the treatment.

Although trendy may sound fun and fantastic, you can always rely on sound results with cosmetic treatments like Botox or Dysport injections. These injections are proven to reduce lines that appear with age, temporarily weakening the facial muscles in the area that is treated. This relaxes the skin's surface, thereby "removing" the wrinkles. Botox and Dysport are very effective in diminishing the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and lines and wrinkles of the lower face and neck. Dr. Clevens performs Botox and Dysport injections that last about 3 - 6 months, but typically take about 3 - 5 days to show their effects.

If you are interested in Dysport Injections or Botox in Melbourne, Florida, call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment. We would love to meet with you and discuss the best treatment options available to you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon