Medical Aesthetics Specialist

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Neosculpt laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC

Phlebologist & Cardiologist. located in Abilene, TX

Are you curious about BotoxⓇ, dermal fillers, and non-surgical facelift techniques but aren’t sure if these treatments are right for you? A consultation with Dr. Nikunj Patel, FACC, at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center can give you the answers you’re looking for, and get you started on a path toward your aesthetic goals. Working with a skilled and trusted medical team is a great way to safely and effectively enhance your appearance, and NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center is the perfect place to begin that journey. Call this Abilene, Texas, med spa or use the online scheduling tool today to find an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.

Medical Aesthetics Q & A

What kind of medical aesthetics services are available?

Medical aesthetics are services that use the latest in medical training and technology to improve your appearance. Some services available from the NeoSculpt team include:

  • Botox
  • Dermal fillers
  • PDO thread lift
  • Treatments incorporating platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin

As new tools and techniques are developed, you can expect the NeoSculpt team to offer the best new approaches to their current list of medical aesthetic services.

How can Botox and dermal fillers improve my appearance?

If you’ve noticed an increase in facial lines, folds, and wrinkles, combined with a general lack of fullness in your face, then Botox and dermal fillers could be a treatment option worth pursuing. These treatments can be used alone or combined to create what’s sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift.”

Botox uses a neurotoxin to temporarily impede the ability of targeted facial muscles to move through their full range of motion. That prevents them from pulling your skin into wrinkles and folds, including:

  • Laugh lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines

Dermal fillers deliver hyaluronic acid or a hydrogel filled with tiny spheres of calcium hydroxylapatite to enhance volume in the targeted area. There are different fillers designed for use in virtually all areas of your face, including adding volume to your lips.

What is a PDO thread lift?

This procedure is sometimes called a “lunchtime facelift” because it delivers fast and effective results. The process uses thin threads made of polydioxanone to prompt your body to create new collagen.

Dr. Patel first identifies which areas of your face could benefit the most from a tightening effect and additional fullness. He then uses very thin needles to implant the threads into the deeper layers of your skin.

Once in place, they create micro-injuries that trigger your natural healing response. New collagen is formed along the length of the threads as they’re slowly absorbed into your body. After around six months the threads are gone, but the newly produced collagen remains, firming and plumping your skin.

What are platelet-rich plasma and platelet-rich fibrin?

Both platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) preparations use a small amount of your own blood to jump-start your body’s healing process. A centrifuge spins the blood to isolate its platelets and plasma, and in the case of platelet-rich fibrin, introducing a blood enzyme called thrombin creates fibrin, which works as a type of mesh to hold the solution in place for longer periods of time.

Both PRP and PRF can enhance aesthetics treatments like microneedling and radiofrequency ablation by boosting your healing function. That increased cellular turnover can yield impressive results, with little risk of side effects because the added power originates from your own blood.

To learn more about these and other medical aesthetics options, schedule an appointment at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center online or over the phone today.