Prime Vitality medicine clinic and spa in San Antonio
Shiv Goel, MD

Shiv Goel, MD

Shiv Goel, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who specializes in functional and aesthetic medicine.

Navigating the world of facial aesthetic treatments can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re seeking the perfect solution for specific skin concerns. From wrinkles and sagging skin to acne scars and hyperpigmentation, there’s a plethora of treatments available. The key is to identify the one that addresses your particular needs. Let’s dive in and simplify the process for you.



A tell-tale sign of aging, wrinkles can be challenging but not impossible to manage.

Neurotoxins (e.g., Botox): These are injected into muscles, temporarily paralyzing them, which can reduce the appearance of lines, especially on the forehead and around the eyes.

Dermal Fillers: Fillers work by plumping up the area beneath the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, especially around the mouth and nose.


Acne Scars  

Often the unwelcome remnants of teenage or adult acne, these scars can be a source of self-consciousness.

Morpheus8: This microneedling treatment combined with radiofrequency helps improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of acne scars by boosting collagen production.

Lumecca/IPL Therapy: Intense pulsed light treatments can target pigment and improve skin texture, diminishing the visibility of scars.



These darkened patches on the skin can result from sun exposure, age, or hormonal changes.

Lumecca/IPL Therapy: This treatment is also great for hyperpigmentation. By targeting the melanin in these spots, it breaks down the discoloration, allowing clearer skin to emerge.

Chemical Peels: By exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, peels can reduce the appearance of darker patches and bring a youthful glow.


Sagging Skin  

Loss of skin elasticity is a common concern, especially as we age.

PDO threads: A minimally invasive solution, PDO threads physically lift the skin, offering a tighter, more youthful appearance.

FaceTite: This procedure uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen, leading to firmer skin over time.

MyEllevate: An innovative solution that tightens the underlying structures of the skin, giving the face a refreshed and uplifted look.


Volume Loss

As we age, we tend to lose the plumpness in our faces, leading to a hollow appearance.

Liquid Facelifts: A combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins can restore facial volume and decrease wrinkles, offering a more youthful look without surgical interventions.

Dermal Fillers: Specifically designed for restoring volume, fillers can be used in cheeks, lips, and other areas that need plumping.


Tailoring Treatments to Your Needs 

While these treatments are effective, it’s essential to remember that everyone’s skin is unique. A procedure that works wonders for one person might not be suitable for another. Therefore, it’s crucial to consult with Dr. G at Prime Vitaly who can assess your skin’s specific needs and recommend the best treatments. Moreover, maintaining a healthy skincare routine post-treatment can amplify and prolong results.

The realm of facial aesthetic treatments offers an array of options to address various skin concerns. By understanding the specific benefits of each treatment, you can make an informed decision tailored to your needs. Whether you’re battling age-related issues or the aftermath of sun damage, there’s a solution out there for you. Always remember, radiant skin is achievable; it just takes a bit of guidance and the right treatment.


Liquid Facelifts

This innovative approach uses a combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, like Botox, to deliver a ‘lifted’ appearance without incisions. The results are subtle, leaving you looking refreshed rather than ‘worked on’.



Products like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin temporarily relax specific facial muscles, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Receiving a neurotoxin treatment is  a quick procedure with zero downtime.


Dermal Fillers

These are gel-like substances, like Juvederm or Restylane, injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, or enhance facial contours. The results are instantaneous and can last from several months to a couple of years, depending on the product.


Lumecca/IPL Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy can treat a variety of skin concerns, including age spots, sun damage, and vascular lesions. It’s non-invasive and has the added benefit of boosting collagen production.



A cutting-edge treatment, Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production in the underlying layers of the skin. This tightens and rejuvenates the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


PDO Threads

These dissolvable threads, when inserted under the skin, can provide an immediate lift to sagging tissues. As they dissolve, they stimulate collagen production, ensuring the skin remains taut and youthful.



Designed specifically for the neck and jawline, MyEllevate uses a suture-like material to enhance the jawline’s contour and elevate the neck’s skin. The procedure is minimally invasive with quick recovery times.



A less invasive alternative to facelifts, Facetite uses radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin and improve its structure. It’s particularly effective for areas like the cheeks, neck, and jowls.


So, why are these non-surgical treatments becoming the talk of the town?


Quicker Recovery Time

One of the most significant advantages is the reduced downtime. Unlike surgical methods which might require weeks of recovery, many non-surgical treatments have minimal to no downtime. This means you can get back to your routine almost immediately.


Fewer Risks

Without the need for general anesthesia or large incisions, the potential complications that come with surgical procedures are significantly reduced.


Natural-Looking Results

Non-surgical treatments provide subtle enhancements. You’ll look like a refreshed version of yourself, not a drastically different person. 


Cost-Effective in the Short Term

While the results might not last as long as surgical options, non-surgical treatments tend to be more affordable upfront. This can be a good option for those not ready for the commitment of surgery both in terms of cost and results.

The world of facial rejuvenation is evolving, with non-surgical treatments leading the way. They offer an enticing blend of efficacy, safety, and convenience. Whether you’re looking to address specific concerns or simply aiming for a more refreshed and youthful appearance, the range of non-invasive options at your disposal is vast and promising. Always consult with a reputable medspa or dermatological clinic like Prime Vitality to determine which treatment is best for your individual needs. With so many innovative solutions available, there’s never been a better time to explore the transformative power of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Explore Aesthetic Treatments at Prime Vitality

Mix and match different treatments to create results perfect for your needs. 

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