Non-Surgical Procedures

Non-surgical treatments, or minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures, are used to reduce the appearance of facial lines, remove unwanted hair, and even out skin pigmentation. Read on for more information about the non-surgical treatments we provide.

Botox Injections in Fairfield County

Wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines are to be expected as you get older, but that doesn’t make them any more enjoyable to see. These common signs of facial aging can make you appear tired, upset and, of course, older than you really are.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles often meets with patients who seek a youthful boost but are not quite ready to undergo surgical procedures such as facelift or brow lift surgery. For these patients, Dr. Margoles is happy to offer Botox. This FDA-approved, purified form of highly diluted botulinum toxin is used to relax the underlying muscles in order to smooth out the facial skin.

If you seek to turn back the clock without undergoing surgery, Botox non-surgical injectables can help you restore your youthful appearance in no time.

Benefits of Botox

Botox is one of the quickest and safest ways to treat wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Wrinkles caused by smiling and frowning will improve, resulting in a more youthful, energetic look. For some patients, Botox helps them achieve a more rejuvenated appearance without invasive surgery. For others, the procedure helps prolong the results of surgical procedures such as facelift.

Botox Can Treat:

  • Squint lines between your eyes that make you look tired, angry, sad or upset
  • Wrinkles and lines around the outer eye area (crow’s feet)
  • Frown lines across the forehead
  • Asymmetry in your eyebrows or face that can be corrected by relaxing muscles
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Skin bands on the neck
  • Eyelid spasms
  • Migraine headaches

Your Botox Treatment with Dr. Margoles

Botox treatment with Dr. Margoles can be completed in her Fairfield County office in as little as 30 minutes. Prior to treatment, the injection area will be cleansed thoroughly. Botox injections are virtually painless; however, Dr. Margoles may apply a topical anesthetic onto the treatment area in order to minimize discomfort. She will then use a thin needle to inject small amounts of Botox into the wrinkle-causing muscles. When injected, the botulinum toxin blocks the muscular nerve signals, in turn weakening the muscles so they cannot contract. This causes the wrinkles above the muscles to smooth out, resulting in a younger-looking, softer appearance.

The amount of Botox used for your treatment will depend on your specific concerns, goals and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow’s feet, for example, usually require two to three injections, while lines on your brow could require five or more. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Margoles will discuss your goals and options in order to produce the natural-looking results you seek.

What to Expect After Your Treatment

Botox requires no downtime; you are free to return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment. Slight discomfort, swelling and redness is to be expected; however, these side effects are only temporary and should resolve quickly. Strenuous activity is discouraged for the remainder of the day.

Depending on your age, skin condition and lifestyle habits (e.g., sun care, smoking), the effects of Botox can last anywhere from three to six months. Because the effects of Botox are temporary, Dr. Margoles encourages her patients to schedule repeat treatments. This allows patients to maintain their reinvigorated, youthful look for years to come.

Contact Us to Learn More about Botox in Fairfield County

If you are interested in rejuvenating your facial appearance with Botox, contact Dr. Margoles today. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling her Fairfield County office at (203) 869-2939.


Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is used to correct damage done to your skin by removing and smoothing the outer layer of skin. This procedure helps in rectifying facial skin damage caused by the natural elements, blemishes, or pigmentation.


Cosmetic Injectables

Experience the core of our spa services. Facial Injections: A non-invasive skin care method used to enhance the essence of your beauty.  


Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a treatment that helps remove dead skins cells and refine your top skin layer. This procedure can greatly reduce common skin issues like wrinkles and acne scarring.


IPL Photofacial and Laser Hair Removal in Fairfield County

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial Fairfield CountyAre you constantly hiding dry, wrinkled skin or excess hair under long-sleeved shirts and other articles of clothing? Do you feel self-conscious about unsightly blemishes and sun damage on your face? Fairfield county plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles believes the look and feel of your skin is directly linked to how you feel about yourself. She offers several non-surgical treatments to help you achieve a youthful, radiant glow you can be proud to show off. Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is an advanced non-invasive treatment that targets unsightly signs of sun damage and aging. Dr. Margoles also offers laser hair removal for removing unwanted, excess body hair. Both procedures are pain-free, require no downtime and achieve great, beautiful results.

About IPL Photofacial

IPL photofacial is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure that uses laser-light based technology to eliminate or improve the appearance of sun damage and skin conditions. The result is smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin. Dr. Margoles’s IPL treatments are safe and effective to treat the following:

  • Brown spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Sunspots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Large, visible pores
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Spider veins

Your IPL photofacial treatment can take 15 minutes or longer, depending on the treatment size. During the procedure, Dr. Margoles will use the advanced IPL tool to emit light onto the skin, which is absorbed and converted into heat. The heat dissolves the cells in the target area, improving your skin’s texture, tone and appearance. Immediately after your treatment, you may experience mild sunburn sensation and minor swelling, both of which should subside within a few days after treatment. IPL photofacial is minimally invasive, meaning there is no downtime required.

For best results, you may need to undergo several treatments. The exact number of treatments will depend on the severity of your sun damage and skin condition.

About Laser Hair Removal

A safe, pain-free procedure, laser hair removal eliminates the need for other hair removal procedures including shaving, waxing, tweezing or hair-removal creams. These conventional hair removal techniques can often times be tedious, inconvenient and produce less than desirable outcomes. Dr. Margoles can perform laser hair removal on nearly any body area with unwanted hair, including:

  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Upper lip
  • Chin

Depending on the size of the treatment area, your procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. During the procedure, Dr. Margoles will use the laser to deliver intense pulsating beams of light onto the targeted skin area. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging the root of the follicle. This process safely and effectively removes the hair follicle and prevents re-growth. Following treatment, you may experience mild redness or swelling. These side effects are only temporary and should subside within a few days. There is no downtime required with laser hair removal, but during the first days after your procedure, you must apply sunscreen and avoid sun exposure as much as possible to protect the treated areas.

The results of laser hair removal are permanent, though several sessions may be needed. This is because hair grows in cycles and it takes several sessions to eliminate all hairs in their active growth stage. Most patients require no more than six sessions to achieve smoother, beautiful skin.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Dr. Margoles

If you would like to learn more about our advanced laser procedures for hair removal and skin damage, contact our cosmetic surgery practice in Fairfield County. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling (203) 869-2939.


Juvederm Treatment in Fairfield County

As we age, so does our skin. And the effects of aging are perhaps most apparent on our face. Crow’s feet, smile lines and frown lines become more visible, creating wrinkles and creases on our faces. If you are bothered by these unsightly signs of aging, Juvederm with Dr. Sandra Margoles can help.

Juvederm is a popular injectable dermal filler consisting of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps add volume and hydration. When injected into the skin, wrinkles are smoothed out and hollow skin areas are filled, resulting in a softer, younger-looking appearance.

Benefits of Juvederm

Juvederm is an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment proven to be safe and effective for restoring lost volume in facial areas as well as filling in wrinkles, creases and lines. The hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm is responsible for helping the skin cells retain moisture, and the skin maintain its volume and elasticity. Thanks to Juvederm’s smooth consistency and replenishing quality, patients can enjoy results that look and feel natural.

Juvederm can treat:

  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet (branching wrinkles that form at the outer corner of the eyes)
  • Nasolabial folds (deep folds between the cheeks and nose)
  • Marionette lines (lines between the nose and the mouth’s outer corners)
  • Thin or aged lips
  • Sunken areas around the eyes and cheekbones

Your Juvederm Treatment with Dr. Margoles

Juvederm treatment with Dr. Margoles typically takes about 30 minutes. To minimize discomfort, Dr. Margoles can numb the targeted areas before treatment. Next, the doctor will use a syringe to inject the Juvederm gel into the target areas. Juvederm smooths out lines and plumps the facial skin, allowing the face to take on a more youthful-looking quality.

What to Expect After Your Treatment

Because Juvederm is minimally invasive, you are free to return to your normal routine immediately after treatment. You may experience mild discomfort, swelling and some initial soreness where the Juvederm gel has been injected. These side effects typically dissipate within a week after treatment. Some patients may experience bruising as a result of treatment. This is rare, however, and can be easily covered by makeup while the skin heals. There is little to no downtime with Juvederm; most patients are able to return to work immediately and can resume regular exercise within a day or two.

A smooth, younger-looking facial appearance with Juvederm typically lasts about six months. To maintain your results, Dr. Margoles recommends you schedule repeat treatments spaced out several months apart. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Margoles can discuss your goals and options with you in detail to design a treatment plan that best achieves the results you desire.

Learn More about Juvederm Treatment in Fairfield County

If you would like to learn more about revitalizing your facial appearance with Juvederm, contact Dr. Margoles today. Schedule a one-on-one consultation by calling Dr. Margoles’s Fairfield County office at (203) 869-2939.


Radiesse Injections in Fairfield County

Do you long for the days when your face was fuller and your skin was smoother? Do you wish to reverse the signs of aging but hesitate to undergo surgery? If so, Radiesse treatment with Dr. Sandra Margoles may be right for you. Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable treatment with properties that replenish skin volume and elasticity, all while smoothing wrinkles and lines. Dr. Sandra Margoles is pleased to offer the injectable treatment as an effective and minimally invasive solution that can help you achieve a long-lasting, natural and youthful appearance.

About Radiesse

Radiesse is a biocompatible dermal filler used to treat facial lines and wrinkles by adding volume to facial areas. Unlike Juvederm and other hyaloronic acid based fillers, Radiesse consists of tiny calcium microspheres that stimulate collagen growth. Collagen is an essential protein in the skin, but its production slows down with age. As the skin’s natural collagen breaks down, facial volume is lost, resulting in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance. The Radiesse injectable delivers collagen to the treatment area, plumping skin and smoothing out lines and creases.

Benefits of Radiesse

Radiesse is an effective solution for even the most prominent facial lines, like those that form around the nose and mouth. The injectable treatment has the added benefit of stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which improves the overall appearance of the skin over the long term. Over time, the skin will look softer, healthier and supple.

Radiesse Can Treat:

  • Smile lines
  • Marionette lines (lines between the nose and the mouth’s outer corners)
  • Lines on the corners of the mouth
  • Thin or aged lips
  • Sunken, hollowed cheeks and jawline
  • Facial scars that you wish to fill in

What to Expect from your Radiesse Treatment

A Radiesse injectable treatment can be completed in one convenient visit to Dr. Margoles’ office. To prepare the targeted area(s) for injection, Dr. Margoles may apply a topical numbing agent. Next, the doctor will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of Radiesse into the treatment area. The initial results of Radiesse occur almost immediately; lines and wrinkles are smoothed as the targeted areas become fuller. Once treatment is completed, you will be able to immediately return to work or resume your everyday activities. Treatment is pain-free and typically takes no more than 30 minutes.

After Your Radiesse Treatment

Results from Radiesse are gradual, with the final results lasting up to 18 months. Swelling and bruising are rare and temporary side effects that should subside within a few days after treatment. For long lasting results, repeat injections are recommended. Dr. Margoles can discuss a treatment plan with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Learn More about Radiesse

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of Radiesse and how it can help you look and feel younger for years to come? Dr. Margoles will gladly meet with you to answer all of your questions. Schedule a one-on-one consultation with the doctor by calling her Fairfield County office at (203) 869-2939.


Skin Care

Whether preparing to undergo a facial procedure or if you are looking to just maintain healthy skin, Dr. Margoles can recommend a skin care regime that will promote your overall skin health.


Spa Services

From injectables to skin rejuvenation to laser treatment, Dr. Margoles offers an array of spa packages to enhance the look and feel of your skin.

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