Non-Surgical Procedures

Non-Surgical Procedures

Chronic sun exposure and natural aging creates permanent changes in the skin, including wrinkles, abnormal pigmentation, and loss of youthful facial volume around the eyes and in the cheek and mid-face regions.

Some individuals may not yet want or need an extensive surgical procedure to feel rejuvenated at this point in their life. However, they may wish to treat skin changes from aging or sun damage, or to rejuvenate the face, neck or chest in a more simple way, with less downtime and less cost than major surgery. For patients who are not quite ready for surgery, non-surgical aesthetic treatments can be an effective, reasonable and realistic way to achieve their goals.

The aim of any non-surgical rejuvenation procedure is to treat the noticeable features of aging to produce a brighter and refreshed look to the eyes, face, brow area, neck, chest and skin overall. However, no treatment should ever change your appearance or make you look unusual! The best minimally invasive rejuvenating procedures create beautiful, subtle and natural results, without looking “done”, “surprised”, “frozen” or different.

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Some facial, breast, or body plastic surgery patients complement their surgical procedure with non-surgical cosmetic treatments to get the full effect of surgery and to truly pamper themselves! Minimally invasive procedures can also accompany a “Mommy Makeover”, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on the skin and the face as well as the breasts and tummy. To complement minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, medical grade skin care is vital and always recommended to fully prepare the skin to receive nonsurgical treatments, to speed up recovery from nonsurgical procedures, and to promote the best aesthetic results in the long run. Please read on to learn more about our exciting new non-surgical rejuvenation procedures!

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Botox, Dysport & Jeuveau

With age, sun damage and years of overactive muscle contraction, fine and deep wrinkles can form in the face, contributing to an aged, tired or angry appearance. Botox® Cosmetic and alternative “neuromodulators” are prescription medicines that are injected to the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. With real, noticeable and natural-looking results usually within days, no surgery and no recovery time, this treatment has been chosen by millions of individuals, both men and women, as their rejuvenation procedure of choice! Results typically last 3-4 months, and the treatment needs to be repeated as it wears off to maintain the benefit.

Learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Alternative Neuromodulators here.

Injectable Fillers

Dermal ‘fillers’ are natural, soft gel-like products that are used to fill in facial lines and creases, to correct contour defects or depressions, to restore volume loss from aging, or to plump the lips or cheeks. From specific lines to unwanted wrinkles or depressions, injection of dermal fillers can instantly restore natural contours and smooth away deep wrinkles with just one treatment. Our goal is always a natural appearance that can last up to a year or more. Although the results are not permanent, fillers have significantly less downtime and cost when compared to surgery. We offer a number of different options for fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma.

Learn more about Injectable Fillers here.

Laser Treatments

“Laser” office treatments include Intense Pulsed Light therapy (“IPL”) and other laser technologies to improve skin appearance. IPL technology is a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive and versatile treatment that uses light energy to rejuvenate the skin. IPL is used for “photorejuvenation” of the skin, correction of sun damage, treatment of abnormal pigmentation and redness. Post-surgical scars may be optimized using IPL to target redness or hyperpigmentation, even years after a surgical procedure. We counsel all our patients about scar therapy, including the option to include IPL or other laser treatments as part of their comprehensive scar management protocol.

We also offer the Clear + Brilliant™ laser treatment which is designed to not only reduce the appearance of early signs of aging but also to help protect the skin against future damage. This laser is suited for all skin types and is great for those who seek smoother, more even-toned skin.

Learn more about “Laser” Treatments and Optimization of Scars here.

Medical-Grade Skin Care

Preparing, protecting and maintaining beautiful skin is vital to men and women of all ages. In our office, we believe in science and safety first and only offer products and services that are FDA-approved, scientifically based and clinically proven to actually work. “Medical-grade” skin care refers to professional skin care products and lines that contain the highest possible concentration of the active ingredients, and are only available through your physician’s office. Our skin care lines will help to rejuvenate your face, neck and chest, help to correct visible signs of aging and years of sun damage, and fully prepare you for non-surgical rejuvenation and for cosmetic surgical procedures alike.

Learn more about Medical-Grade Skin Care here.

LATISSE® Eyelash Lengthening Treatment

LATISSE® is the only FDA-approved, prescription eyelash-lengthening treatment that is used to grow eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. Latisse is a wonderful way to enhance and bring out your eyes simply, effectively and safely. It is easy to add this treatment to your overnight beauty regimen for eye-popping and long-lasting results.

Learn more about Latisse® here.

Scar Therapy

Although scar formation following a surgical procedure is generally inevitable, there are effective methods that can be used to significantly decrease the long-term appearance of scarring. We offer scar therapy after your cosmetic or reconstructive procedure to help diminish the signs of surgery. Through the combination of topical treatments, massage therapy, and laser techniques, scar therapy can help you reduce visibility of your scar and fully achieve your cosmetic goals.

Learn more about Scar Therapy here.

CoolSculpting® Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® is the only nonsurgical, noninvasive fat reduction technique approved by the FDA to eliminate fat cells in the abdominal, hip, and lower back regions. This innovative treatment can often be performed comfortably without anesthesia and typically requires little to no recovery or downtime, unlike other fat removal alternatives that involve surgery. After just a few CoolSculpting® treatments, you may be able to safely and effectively rid your midsection of stubborn fat pockets that have proved resistant to nutritional diets and regular exercise routines.

Learn more about CoolSculpting® here.

*Individual Results May Vary

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Dr. Karen M. Horton
2100 Webster St #506
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.570.7352

*Please note: Cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures are not covered by insurance. Dr. Horton accepts limited insurance plans for breast reconstruction and breast reduction. Please contact our office to inquire about insurance coverage for reconstructive surgery.


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