Screen_Shot_2024-06-18_at_11.jpegThe beauty landscape is ever-evolving, with new trends and techniques emerging regularly for those looking to enhance their appearance. Facial contouring, a key service within the plastic surgery and aesthetics industry, is becoming increasingly popular. It appeals to individuals aiming for minor adjustments or those desiring a more significant, permanent transformation through facial augmentation. This procedure can dramatically alter facial features, offering a significant confidence boost. This is particularly valuable during the summer, a prime season for social gatherings and outdoor activities, where feeling confident is paramount.

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At the Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, we specialize in a range of facial contouring procedures, including thread lifts, Kybella, and injections. Keep reading as we delve into the concept of facial contouring, its various methods, and the treatments available.Schedule An Appointment

What is Facial Contouring?

Facial contouring is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at sculpting and defining the natural contours of the face to achieve a more balanced facial structure. The main objective of this treatment is to accentuate your facial features, enhancing the harmony among them. 

Key benefits of facial contouring include elevated cheekbones, a refined nose, a chiseled jawline, and diminished signs of aging. These improvements lead to a more youthful and polished appearance, boosting individuals' confidence. Whether targeting specific facial concerns or seeking an overall balanced look, facial contouring provides customized solutions to meet individual needs.

Benefits of Facial Contouring Procedures

Facial contouring procedures offer a multitude of benefits that extend beyond aesthetic improvements. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Enhanced Facial Symmetry and Definition

Facial contouring can balance your facial features, giving you a more symmetrical and well-defined appearance. 

  1. Boosted Self-Confidence

One of the most significant benefits of facial contouring is the boost in self-confidence that many patients experience. Feeling good about your appearance can greatly improve your self-esteem and overall well-being.

  1. Long-Lasting Results with Minimal Downtime

Many facial contouring procedures offer long-lasting, often permanent results. Modern techniques, such as thread lifts and dermal fillers, come with minimal downtime, allowing you to return to your daily activities quickly and with noticeable improvements.

  1. Youthful Appearance

By reducing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and hollowness in the cheeks, facial contouring can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Procedures like thread lifts and dermal fillers help to smoothen fine lines and add volume where needed.

  1. Customizable and Tailored Treatments

Facial contouring procedures are highly customizable, meaning treatments can be tailored to your specific needs and goals. Whether you're looking to enhance just one aspect of your face or seeking a complete transformation, there are options available to suit your unique requirements.

  1. Non-Surgical Options

For those who are wary of surgical interventions, non-surgical facial contouring options like Botox, fillers, and thread lifts offer effective results without the need for invasive procedures. These options come with quick recovery times and minimal risks.

By opting for facial contouring, you can achieve a more balanced, youthful, and radiant appearance, thus enhancing your overall quality of life.

Different Types of Facial Contouring Services

It's crucial for individuals considering facial enhancements to know about the various facial contouring procedures available, each tailored to address particular needs. The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity specializes in offering a diverse range of procedures, ensuring that every patient receives personalized care aimed at meeting their specific desires and expectations. Let's explore the different facial contouring techniques on offer and their role in sculpting a confident and rejuvenated look:


Kybella is a non-surgical solution aimed at removing submental fat, or double chin. Your treatment takes place in our clean, comfortable rooms. Here's the process: Dr. Levenson may apply a numbing cream to the cleansed area upon request. The injection process is quick, about 15 minutes, involving several small injections into the upper neck.

Some patients achieve their desired results with one treatment, while others might need multiple sessions, spaced three weeks apart. Kybella doesn't require general anesthesia, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately. Post-treatment, you might see some swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin, usually lasting a few days.

Ideal results show a tighter, slimmer neck and a more defined neckline.

Thread Lifts

A thread lift is a non-surgical facial contouring procedure aimed at lifting and tightening loose or sagging skin. It is performed as a minor procedure in our office, and you will be awake during the process. To ensure your comfort, local anesthesia may be used to numb your face.

While your thread lift will be customized to meet your unique needs, here’s a general overview of how the procedure works: First, Dr. Levenson will mark the entrance and exit points on your face. Using a fine needle, he will insert the thread through your skin and tissue. The skin is then gently tightened by carefully pulling the thread in the desired direction.

The entire thread lift procedure typically takes about one hour, though the exact time can vary depending on the specific area of the face being treated. Once the procedure is complete, you will be able to return home to recover. Some redness, bruising, and swelling around the thread insertion and exit points are common and usually subside within a few days.

The results from a thread lift are often visible immediately after the procedure, showcasing smoother skin with a lifted and contoured appearance. With proper care, these results can last for several years. To maintain the desired look, additional threads may be needed after the initial procedure.

Preparing for a Facial Contouring Procedure

Preparing for a facial contouring procedure involves several key steps to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Initial Consultation

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Levenson to discuss your goals, medical history, and any allergies. This assessment helps determine the most suitable procedure for you. During the consultation, Dr. Levenson will present a tailored treatment plan, addressing your specific needs and desired outcomes.

  1.  Pre-Procedure Instructions

Inform the doctor of any medications or supplements you are currently taking. You may need to stop taking blood thinners or other specific drugs a few days before the procedure. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption at least two weeks prior to your procedure, as these can impede healing and increase the risk of complications.

  1. Post-Procedure Care

Receive detailed post-procedure care instructions, including how to manage swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Follow these instructions meticulously to ensure a swift recovery. Schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery process and ensure the results are progressing as expected.

  1. Maintaining Results

Maintain a stable weight, follow a healthy diet, and adopt a skincare routine to preserve the results of your facial contouring procedure. Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure by wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct sunlight, as this can affect the healing process and results.

By thoroughly preparing for your facial contouring procedure, you can achieve the best possible outcomes and enjoy a smoother, more youthful appearance with confidence.

Aftercare Tips

Proper aftercare is key for the success and lasting results of facial contouring procedures. Without the right post-procedure care, patients might face complications, slower healing, and less-than-ideal outcomes. By sticking to aftercare tips, you can reduce risks and improve your treatment's effectiveness, achieving a smoother, younger appearance.

Essential Aftercare Steps

  • Follow Medical Advice: Adhere to all post-procedure instructions provided by your doctor to ensure proper healing.
  • Cold Compresses: Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Do this gently, without pressing too hard on the affected area.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to help your skin heal and reduce any potential inflammation.
  • Avoid Touching Your Face: Refrain from touching, scratching, or rubbing the treated areas to prevent irritation and infection.

How to Maintain Results

  • Consistent Skincare Routine: Use recommended skincare products, including cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens, to maintain healthy skin.
  • Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support skin health.
  • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to maintain overall health and support a stable weight.
  • Avoid Smoking and Excessive Alcohol: Keep away from smoking and limit alcohol consumption to promote better skin and overall health.
  • Routine Check-Ups: Attend follow-up appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and discuss any additional treatments if necessary.

Transform Your Look Today!

At The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your beauty goals and feel confident in your skin. Let us help you find your summer confidence with our facial contouring procedure, and thread lifts for the face.

Unlock your ideal facial features with our expert contouring treatments. Book an appointment now to start your journey towards a more confident, radiant you. Don't wait—your summer transformation begins here!

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