Feature Article: The Science of Beautiful Skin

Greg Chernoff, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Breakthroughs in science are paving the way for numerous aesthetic skin improving treatments.   Many of these new treatments are effective, safe, and have little or no downtime.   The treatments combine injectables and growth factors with laser technology, radio frequency, and ultrasound to regenerate collagen, improve skin tone, fade sunspots, and improve the overall quality of skin.  

Adding Volume
New volumizing dermal fillers add long-lasting volume and actually restore bulk to the mid-face.  Some patients experience a non-surgical facelift while smoothing and softening facial lines and wrinkles.   Other new injectable treatments such as FDA-approved Kybella, removes stubborn fat under the chin creating beautiful sculpted necklines without surgery.   


Softening Lines, Scars, Wrinkles
Treatments like Botox soften vertical and horizontal forehead lines as well as crow’s feet around the eyes.  Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra, are excellent options to plump lips, smooth folds, and fine lines, and add volume in areas of fatty loss.  

“A long-lasting injectable called Bellafill has been recently FDA approved for improving scars.  Many of my patients who have suffered from acne or have traumatic facial injuries are benefiting from this new treatment.”  

“To achieve the best possible results, I will often use combination treatments to smooth lines around the mouth, eyes, and restore lost volume to cheeks and lips. Combining these advanced new injectables provides patients with results that have not been possible in the past.” 


Improving Overall Skin Quality
Additionally, Dr. Chernoff offers long-lasting and natural options like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), cellular therapy and autologous fat injections to help patents improve scars, lines, wrinkles, overall tone and quality, and hair loss. These treatments use your own growth factors to provide long-lasting and natural results.  “I combine growth factor treatments with laser treatments or surgical procedures to achieve optimal skin improvement.”  

Fractionated laser treatments like Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) ensures minimal downtime and is one of the most effective in-office laser treatments available.  The laser penetrates the skin, stimulates fibroblasts to make new collagen, and improves the quality of existing collagen and elastic fibers.  The treatment is excellent for improving skin tone, reducing acne scars, active acne, fine lines, age spots, sun damage, and pore size. 

Advanced Combination Therapy
At some point, gravitational changes define when surgery is the only way to accomplish rejuvenation goals.  When the skin and muscles on your face or body are sagging beyond what can be corrected non-surgically, Dr. Chernoff will use the most state of the art surgical options to restore youth to skin and muscles.  Surgical treatments are often followed up with advanced laser and injectable treatments to further refine skin and enhance the quality and skin tone.   The combinations, timing, and treatments are unique and customized for each individual to provide optimal and natural results. 

“Your Natural Best” is what Dr. Chernoff strives to provide. This is different and unique for every patient, customized within your extensive consultation.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons is among the largest laser centers in the United States with multiple options for treating sagging, aging, or spotted skin, wrinkles, skin tightening, toning cellulite, and overall quality improvement.   Our center continuously conducts research that provides our center with experience and advanced treatments.  To learn more about treatment options or to schedule a consultation, call 317.573.8899 or visit drchernoff.com