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One Day Treatment
Mina Plastic Surgery offers many one day treatments. Many of our international patients do not have a lot of time to undergo extensive procedures during their stay in Korea. Dr. Cha has developed a variety of “petite” plastic surgery procedures for patients who want quick, optimal results. These involve very little recovery time and can be completed in a single sitting, mostly under an hour.
Although these operations tend to be smaller in scope, they are not to be underestimated; the dynamic effects will leave you with maximum results and virtually no disruption in your life.
One Day Treatments are divided into the following categories:
-Botox for the elimination of lines, wrinkles and to tighten
-Filler to plump up areas and bring more youth and balance to the face
-Non-surgical Face Lifting to lift, tighten and increase collagen production
-Non-surgical Rhinoplasty done via HIKO, Filler or a combination of both
-Non-surgical Double Eyelid for patients who want semi-permanent results
-Non-surgical Fat Dissolving via pain-free ultrasound and or injections
-Skin Care Treatment for Pores, Pigmentation and all other skin conditions
Look below for detailed information of each category!
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is used via injection to prevent nerve cells from sending signals to the muscles which stop the muscles from contracting. Muscles need to receive a chemical message (acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter) in order to contract. If there is no message, there is no contraction.
Mina Plastic Surgery uses Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and to tighten up the look of facial areas and body areas as well. There are many areas where Botox can be used but the most common areas are listed below:
-Eyebrow Lift (2-5 units)
-Forehead Lines (10-30 units)
-Frown Line/Middle of Forehead (10-25 units)
-Crow’s Feet (5-15 units per side)
-Nasalis Lines/Bunny Lines (5-10 units)
-Masseters/Square Jaw (40-50 units)
-Smile Lift/Mouth Corners (3-6 units)
Dimpled Chin (2-6 units)
-Neck Bands (25-50 units)
-Trapezius Muscles (units depend on the case)
-Calf Reduction (units depend on the case)
-Armpits to stop sweat (units depend on the case)
Botox comes in a powder form and is expertly mixed with saline solution by qualified clinic staff. The proper ratio of Botox powder to saline solution is extremely important. If the ratio is too low then the effect will be weak and you will require either more units or the effect will not last as long as it should. Proper mixing of Botox should give you a strong effect for 3 to 4 months with subsiding effect up to 6 months. The way Botox is injected and the amounts used are extremely important and only a qualified doctor like Dr. Cha should be chosen. Dr. Cha has seen thousands of Botox patients and this experience shows in his works and in the results.
Between 1-3% of the population develops an immunity to Botox after successive treatments. The effects are usually great on the first treatment but successive treatments show diminishing rates of benefits with Botox eventually having little to no benefit at all. For 97-99% of the population Botox immunity is not something they have to ever think amount.
Botox takes just a few minutes to do and then you can continue with your normal activity. It can take from 4 to 14 days to see full results. After you have Botox please follow these instructions:
-Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 3 hours following treatment.
-Do NOT receive facial/ laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 10 days.
-Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment.
-Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or heavy exercise for 6 hours after treatment.
Dr. Cha has experiences thousands of filler cases to smooth out flaws on the surface of the skin. Dermal filler comes in a premixed gel-like liquid that plumps up particular areas of the face and body. It is usually used to fill areas which look hollow. The most common type of filler Hyaluronic Acid. This kind of
Filler draws fluids to the specific area of injection to provide a lifting effect. There are many brands of Hyaluronic Acid Filler and Mina Plastic Surgery uses both international and Korean fillers. In the past, international filler products like Restylane and Juvederm were at the leading edge of fillers but these days Korean filler brands have the same if not better results in our experience in many cases. The kind of filler you need is on a case by case basis and will be determined during your in-clinic consultation.
Fillers last from 6 – 36 months usually depending on the kind you use. Some come with lidocaine which is a numbing agent for less discomfort. These fillers are temporary and can be easily dissolved with a dissolving injection. Much of the filler goes away right away with the remaining filler dissolving over the next few days. In other words, fillers are risk-free.
There are semi-permanent fillers which last from 3-10 years. We only recommend these fillers for certain patients as they cannot be easily dissolved and have to be surgically removed in many cases. Sometimes, as the years pass, this kind of long-term filler can shift as well. This kind of filler is only recommended in some cases.
One of the newest and useful fillers consists of a Polymer base. International brands like Sculptra and Korean brands like Ganafill use biodegradable polymer substances to fill areas and produce natural collagen for semi-permanent effects up to two years. This kind of filler plumps up an area and over the next while the liquid substance dissolves which deflates the area slightly. Your own body’s collagen then takes hold and combines with the Polymer to re-plump up the area naturally. We recommend going with the Korean version as the final results are seen in 4-8 weeks as opposed to 4-6 months with the international brands. This filler is best used for the forehead, temples, body wrinkles, breast augmentation, and penis augmentation. There are many areas where filler can be used to either replenish or lift:
-Under Eyes (Dark Circles)
-Deep Crow’s Feet
-Cheeks and Nasolabial Folds
Shaping (Ganafill Recommended)
-Back of the Hands
-Corners of Mouth
-In Front of the Ears
-Breast Enhancement (Ganafill Recommended)
-Penis Augmentation (Ganafill Recommended)
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty can be done when for patient’s who want an increase in nose bridge and tip height. It is also done for patient’s who have a bump in their nose bridge. The filler is injected to create a better look. Filler can also correct droopy nose tips and mildly crooked noses. This procedure takes just a few minutes but the results depend a lot on the doctor’s skill level. You should choose a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cha who has experince in liquid rhinoplasty. There are temporary and semi-permanent fillers. A consultation with Dr. Cha will determine what is best for you.
What Filler Can’t Fix
Some people will be much better off having full surgical rhinoplasty over filler. If the nose is too big then we can’t make it smaller. If the nose bridge bump is too extreme then filler will not help. If the nose is too thick, filler will not make it thinner. If you do not qualify for filler, consider surgical rhinoplasty for best and permanent results.
What About HIKO?
HIKO is orginally a Korean developed procedure which comes from a combination of the English word High and the Korean word for nose (Ko) to get HIKO. This is a non-surgical nose threadlift that lifts the nose tip and bridge. The threads are polydioxanone (PDO) threads. There are some positive permanent effects as collagen production may increase in that area. This procedure if combined with filler usually has the best results and can last 6-9 months. If done alone, it can last 3-6 months.
Non-surgical Face Lift
Dr. Cha uses ultrasonic electrical impulses which penetrate deep under the skin and produce an immediate lift and tightening effect. For the next 3 months, the skin continues to improve as new collagen formation occurs due to the ultrasonic stimulation.
The ultrasonic laser is done all over the face and neck. This treatment is great for people who their skin a bit tighter but are not ready or do not qualify for surgical face and neck lifting.
This treatment is available for any over the age of 18 with our oldest patient having been 86 at the time of treatment. Younger people in their 20’s are commonly undergoing this procedure because it also acts as a great prevention tool. The better you take care of your self when you are younger, the less work you will need to have done later. People in their 30’s, 40’s and up may not qualify for the surgical lift or just do not want surgery and use this to tighten up their look.
Mina Plastic Surgery’s Non-surgical Laser Face Lift treatment can last 3-12 months depending on your case. Some patients undergo the treatment once, twice, three times or even for times a year. What you need depends on your specific case.
If you have sensitive skin, your face may turn slightly red for up to 1 day but most patients do not experience redness. You are free to return to your regular activity immediately but exercise, excess salt, excess sugar, excess sun exposure, and excess exercise are not recommended for 72 hours after treatment.
For more information on one of our non-surgical face lift procedures, please watch:
Non-surgical Double Eyelid
For patients who qualify, a 30-minute non-surgical double eyelid procedure can be done at Mina Plastic Surgery. Dr. Cha will create very fine sutures without the need to make an incision on the eyelid itself. These sutures will create a natural line adhesion which will create a double eyelid. There is no scarring involved, less pain and almost no downtime. The simple method of this procedure produces 4-knot points while the more advanced adhesive method procedures 7-knot points. The latter is longer lasting but both have the risk of coming undone over time.
The Downside to the Non-Surgical Double Eyelid
Regardless of what claims you may see on the Internet, the non-surgical double eyelid procedure is not suitable for all cases. Patients who are in the 30’s, wear contacts, have heavy (droopy) eyelids, have large amounts of fat deposits in their eyelids and/or have very think eyelids should do not qualify for this procedure. Even if you do qualify, you should go into thinking that it is a semi-permanent procedure. At some point, regardless of advertising you may see, your sutures will start to become undone leading to uneven eyelids or needed revision. However, if done well with a professional like Dr. Cha, the non-incisional method of double eyelid surgery can last years.
Should I go for Incisional or Non-incisional Double Eyelid Surgery?
The kind of surgery you should get is always on a case by case basis but in general, it is better to have the surgical method as it permanent and produces the best results if done by a qualified professional. However, if you are adverse to surgical treatments or want a reversible procedure and qualify then this procedure may be right for you.
Non-surgical Fat Dissolving
For patients that do not qualify for liposuction or are adverse to the surgical extraction of fat, there is a one day treatment that is painless, non-invasive and shows an immediate reduction of fat which continues for up to 2 weeks. Ultrasound is used to destroy fat cell walls. Some of the fat immediately dissipates and is then processed out through the body or turned into triglycerides which are then used as energy. The procedure takes about 1 hour for the stomach and sides.
There is no downtime and no recovery time needed but you must drink water regularly for the next two weeks to help with the elimination of fat. You will see an immediate decrease in your measurements and results continue to improve over the next two weeks. This treatment in no way replaces surgical liposuction. Liposuction is the only method to extract a large volume of fat (up to 80% of fat cells) in an area. Although this procedure cannot come close to liposuction it has been shown to be very effective over multiple sessions but even one session can help.
These procedures are used to dissolve localized fat deposits. They are mostly used on the chin area (double chin) and on the body but can be used in other places as well. Although one session helps, 3-5 sessions are usually recommended, spread at least 2 weeks apart. This injection method is often done in combination with the non-surgical fat dissolving treatment and it does not replace liposuction as liposuction is the best overall procedure for fat extraction.
Skin Care Treatment
Our building is fully equipped to treat all kinds of dermatological cases. Different skin conditions require different types of treatments often through a combination of chemical peel and lasers. Chemical peels are a great way to clean out your face making laser treatments much more effective. Lasers work on different frequencies and although there is some cross over in terms of positive effects, specific lasers should be used to treatment specific skin conditions.
The most popular treatments are listed below:
- Pore Treatment: BB Laser, Venus Viva or Intracel Package
- Pigmentation Treatment: Excel V Package or Laser Toning Package
- Spot & Wart Removal: C02 Laser Package
- Permanent Acne Removal: Agnes Acne Treatment
*Please note : for best results, lasers alone should not be used. Packages include: digital scanning for facial analysis, facial cleanings, chemical peel, numbing cream, laser gel, laser treatment, aftercare cooling strips and/or diatomaceous earth cooling mask, rejuvenation laser light therapy, rejuvenation creams, take home aftercare system, possible take-home rejuvenation cream and more.
**Some of these treatments are done in the aesthetics section of our clinic and others are done at with our partner dermatologist in our building.