Minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic treatments are key to complementing or maintaining the results of a surgical procedure. If you are looking to touch up the results of aesthetic surgery, or if you simply seek a non-surgical alternative to achieve your goals, Liu Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive roster of the most advanced, medically-supported treatments available. An aesthetic facial evaluation by Dr. Tom Liu or Dr. Jerome Liu is often essential to accurately determining the most ideal procedure to address your unique concerns within the context of your needs.
All of our non-surgical services are performed by our fellowship-trained plastic surgeons or our certified aesthetic professionals. We believe this uncompromising quality of care allows our team to achieve the dynamic, long-lasting results that our Sacramento patients desire.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic / XEOMIN® / Dysport®
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
- BELOTERO® BALANCE
- KYBELLA® Double Chin Reduction
- Viveve® for Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Sculptra® Aesthetic
- RHA® Collection by Revance® Aesthetics
- QWO® Cellulite Reduction
BOTOX® Cosmetic / XEOMIN® / Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® are all cosmetic injectables classified as neuromodulators, meaning they work to eliminate signs of facial aging by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Some of the most prominent fine lines that develop around the eyes, nose, brow, and mouth are the result of repeated muscle contractions from our facial expressions. These state-of-the-art injectable treatments are designed to temporarily calm overactive muscles to soften brow creases, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other expression lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, and Dysport® have similar properties, but still retain unique characteristics that are distinct from each other. Dr. Tom Liu and Dr. Jerome Liu, as well as our experienced aesthetic nurse injectors, are highly skilled in the administration of injectables and can work with you to determine the best option for your goals.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a powerful facial rejuvenation technique that uses the healing capabilities of your own blood to renew the soft tissues of the face. This can effectively repair damage to the skin caused by lost collagen, overexposure to the sun, pollution, or other factors that may age the face.
Over time, accumulated damage to the soft tissues can result in a number of aesthetic concerns, including skin laxity, wrinkles, volume loss, and more. PRP facial rejuvenation works by isolating the platelet-rich plasma—which is teeming with natural growth factors—from a sample of your own blood. The prepared formulation is then injected into areas of the face that exhibit signs of age, allowing the healing properties in PRP to refresh and revitalize the skin while stimulating collagen production and the formation of new blood cells.
BELOTERO® BALANCE is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that works to keep the skin supple and hydrated. When incorporated into cosmetic injectables, hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers can reduce wrinkles, replenish volume, and renew the appearance of the skin for a more youthful look. BELOTERO® BALANCE is composed of a soft-consistency gel, making it ideal for injection into more delicate areas of the face, such as crow’s feet around the eyes or smoker’s lines in the upper lip. However, BELOTERO® BALANCE can also be used to subtly enhance the lips or fill the tear troughs, nasolabial folds, or marionette lines.
RADIESSE® is another dermal filler option designed to add fullness to facial features for natural-looking augmentation. However, unlike other injectables, RADIESSE® is formulated with tiny calcium-based microspheres that work to smooth signs of aging while reinvigorating the production of new collagen. In this way, RADIESSE® can enhance and plump areas of the face that may be lacking volume, often restoring the youthful contours that are lost with age. RADIESSE® can be injected to augment the cheeks, chin, and jawline, as well as to fill the tear troughs, temples, nasolabial folds, or the corners of the mouth.
Ultherapy® is a FDA-approved skin tightening system that works to tone and smooth areas of the face affected by skin inelasticity. This innovative technology utilizes high-intensity ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production in the deeper facial tissues, encouraging the turnover of damaged skin cells. As newer, healthier skin begins to replace the older skin layers, Ultherapy® works to minimize skin sagging and naturally lift, firm, and tighten the face. Results typically unfold in the months following treatment for thorough rejuvenation of the skin from the inside out. As a minimally invasive treatment that requires no recovery time, Ultherapy® has been considered an effective non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
As the first and only FDA-cleared treatment for cellulite, Cellfina™ is a powerful system designed to reduce skin dimpling on the thighs and buttocks, resulting in smoother skin that has been proven to last up to three years. Cellfina™ is the only treatment that has achieved such enduring clinical results and maintains an extremely high patient satisfaction rate of about 90 percent, even after two years following the initial procedure.
Cellulite is a universal concern for both men and women—it is not uncommon for individuals of all ages to experience the skin dimpling or “orange peel” texture characteristic of cellulite. This skin puckering is caused by fat deposits pushing against the connective bands under the skin. Cellfina™ works by releasing the fibrous connective bands that tether the skin, restoring a fluid and smooth appearance in the treated area(s). Liu Plastic Surgery was one of the earliest adopters of this advanced technology in the country, experiencing some of the most successful clinical results to date. As the first providers of Cellfina™ in the Bay Area, Dr. Tom Liu and Dr. Jerome Liu remain among the only practitioners in the region to offer Cellfina™.
KYBELLA® Double Chin Reduction
If submental fullness (commonly known as a “double chin”) is compromising a sleek profile under the chin and jawline, KYBELLA® can be an excellent non-surgical solution to reduce excess fat in the neck and achieve a more defined facial contour. Composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, KYBELLA® is designed to break down stubborn fat cells in the submental region for natural metabolization out of the body. KYBELLA® injections are conveniently administered during an in-office treatment and results can last indefinitely as long as a healthy lifestyle is adhered to. For patients without significant skin or muscle laxity, KYBELLA® can minimize a double chin and help restore a slimmer, sharper appearance around the neck.
CoolSculpting® is the leading method of non-surgical fat reduction currently available, giving patients the opportunity to contour their abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, upper arms, and other regions where isolated fat pockets reside without surgery or downtime. By using controlled-cooling technology to destroy fat cells, CoolSculpting® is capable of eliminating up to 30 percent of fat in a given region. Dr. Tom Liu and Dr. Jerome Liu are among a small handful of plastic surgeons in the country who are CoolSculpting® Preferred Partners, allowing them to offer Sacramento patients the highest standards of safety and care as well as exclusive package pricing. Liu Plastic Surgery is also one of the few practices to provide DualSculpting®, which allows treatment of multiple areas at the same time so you can achieve your aesthetic goals faster than CoolSculpting® with a single modality.
Viveve® for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Geneveve™ vaginal rejuvenation by Viveve® is designed to improve a woman’s feminine wellness by addressing the tissue laxity often experienced after childbirth or during the natural aging process. As collagen production diminishes, many individuals experience a loss of shape and tightness in the vaginal region that can cause a number of concerns, including stress urinary incontinence, dryness, pain during intercourse, loss of sensation, and twisting and tugging of the labia. Viveve® uses volumetric radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently heat the targeted tissues and stimulate the remodeling of new collagen fibers. As results start to become apparent in the weeks following treatment, patients report increased tightness and improved sexual function from the Viveve® system.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a volume-enhancing injectable designed to promote the formation of new collagen in the dermis. This can help patients combat age-related facial volume deficits and achieve a fuller, firmer, and smoother look. Composed of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic can be injected to fill the cheeks, nasolabial folds, tear troughs, and temples. Sculptra® Aesthetic is often celebrated for its ability to achieve longer-lasting results when compared to similar injectables, with many patients enjoying their rejuvenation for as long as two years after treatment.
RHA® Collection by Revance® Aesthetics
The RHA® collection is the premier selection of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers injected to treat dynamic wrinkles and creases, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. RHA® fillers—which stand for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid”—are the first and only HA fillers FDA-approved to smooth the facial folds that appear due to repetitive formation of facial expressions. While other injectables can make the face appear tight, stiff, or unnatural, RHA® fillers are flexible enough to move with your facial expressions and achieve elegant, natural-looking rejuvenation. Plus, results can often last 15 months or longer for enduring, long-term results. These state-of-the-art dermal fillers are only available at a few of the most prestigious cosmetic providers in the country, and Silicon Valley Institute for Aesthetics was hand-selected by Revance® Aesthetics to provide Sacramento patients with treatment using the RHA® collection.
QWO® Cellulite Reduction
QWO® is a highly effective cellulite treatment uniquely designed to reduce skin dimpling on the buttocks, which is one of the areas most affected by cellulite. This is accomplished by injecting QWO® directly into the buttocks, allowing enzymes known as collagenases to release the fibrous bands of tissue that create the bumpy, uneven texture characteristic of cellulite. Given how difficult cellulite has been to eliminate in the past, our practice is thrilled to offer Sacramento patients treatment with QWO® — currently the only FDA-approved solution to moderate to severe cellulite on the buttocks.
For the best results, QWO® is usually injected in a series of three separate treatments performed three weeks apart. Injections are fairly quick, sometimes taking as little as 10 minutes. Your medical provider will assess your concerns and develop an optimal treatment plan to achieve your goals. This is an in-office, non-surgical treatment and there is generally no downtime after injections, although temporary bruising and swelling at the injection site(s) may occur.