New Year, New You: Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation Options

Combining Injectables and Chemical Peels for Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

We all love the holidays, but all the late nights, stress, and over indulging can take a toll on your skin. With the beginning of each new year, many people opt for non-surgical facial rejuvenation options to help them reinvigorate their facial appearance as well as their spirits.

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures are favored by many because they are relatively cheaper and offer minimal to no downtime during recovery. Although each procedure or treatment in itself is effective, many people are surprised to know that they can actually combine those treatments to achieve optimum outcomes.

Chemical peels are one of the most powerful and diverse tools for skin rejuvenation. Depending on the chemical used, peels are classified as superficial, medium, and deep. The depth of the peel must be adjusted to the depth of the pathological process to be corrected. Deeper peels can eliminate pigmentary spots and wrinkles but are associated with longer recovery time. Chemical peels can be used in conjunction with other non-surgical methods for skin rejuvenation such as Botox and dermal fillers.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatment initiates the peeling of the outermost layer of the skin and promotes skin renewal by stimulating regeneration of collagen (a protein found in the skin that is responsible for creating that plump and naturally youthful appearance).  Chemical peels are ideal for reducing the appearance of acne, acne scars, rosacea and skin issues that primarily results from excessive sun exposure. By the end of the treatment the patient can expect to have smoother, tighter and more hydrated skin, leaving you with a clearer and more youthful complexion.

All About Injectables

Botox before and after

Injectables for facial rejuvenation can be divided into two groups: the muscle relaxants (Botox) and facial fillers such as Juvederm. The muscle relaxants are ideal for wrinkles that are formed due to repeated muscle contractions such as crow’s feet (wrinkles in the outermost corners of the eyes), forehead lines, and the 11s (vertical lines in between the brows). On the other hand, as their name implies, facial fillers work well with issues that has to do with volume loss such as sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds, and the appearance of jowls. The middle and lower thirds of the face benefit greatly from fillers.

The procedures are individualized according to patient’s needs, facial features and expectations. However, we generally apply Botox to the forehead, glabella and the crow’s feet. Dermal fillers, like Juvederm Ultra Plus, are typically used to smooth out nasolabial folds, and Voluma is used in the upper cheeks to achieve a “mini face lift” effect. Restoring the volume of the lips can also be achieved by other Juvederm products.

By combining dermal fillers and Botox with a series of chemical peels a synergistic beneficial effect is achieved, providing patients with naturally youthful skin and a smoother, clearer complexion.

If you’d like more information on how Premier Medical Group’s Dermatology division can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions to look and feel your best, please contact our office today by calling 845.451.7272



Dr. Mays Al-Shaer is board certified in Internal Medicine and specializes exclusively in medical and cosmetic dermatology including dermatologic surgery.  Dr. Al-Shaer practices out of Premier Medical Group’s Dermatology office located at 243 North Road, Suite 202, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 # 845.451.7272