It's frustrating. You take care of your skin, but the person staring back in the mirror doesn't look so much like you any more. Perhaps you've always been relatively content with your face and you really don't want to look different, you just want to look as youthful and vibrant as you feel. Consider quick, simple injectable filler treatments.
If you're ready to learn how injectable fillers can add soft volume to your face, request a consultation using our online form or call our office at (815) 744-8554 to set up your appointment.
The variety of cosmetic fillers on the market today presents exciting possibilities. Many FDA-approved materials are available to plump up lines around the mouth, fill sunken cheeks, and smooth out scars. These treatments can help you shed years with just a small investment and little to no downtime.
But the range of solutions also presents a dilemma: which one is right for you? Should you combine more than one? What about using an injectable with another procedure? There's no one better equipped to help you make choices than the doctors at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, SC. The unique marriage of these fields under one roof allows us to offer you a wider range of options. Schedule an appointment with us today.
If you can no longer refer to the lines in the mirror as "little lines" but are not ready to commit to plastic surgery, injectables could be the perfect answer. You might be surprised at the results they offer with low expense, minimal pain, and no recovery period.
Our most popular injectable filler, JUVÉDERM is a smooth, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body that helps the skin look and feel youthful. This versatile filler provides beautiful results for a variety of purposes including smoothing lines around the eyes, filling out deeper folds that run from the nose to the mouth, and sculpting and plumping up lips. Depending on the area treated, results last up to a year, considerably longer than some other products because of the higher concentration of HA in JUVÉDERM.
These simple office treatments are performed with a fine needle and typically take only 30 minutes. Once complete, you may return to your normal daily routine. Because improvements are immediate, you will see your fresh, youthful look when you leave our office. You may have mild redness, swelling, or bruising initially that will fade quickly.
We proudly participate in Allergan's Brilliant Distinctions program, through which our patients can earn points for BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM treatments, as well as purchases of LATISSE® and other select products.
Restylane is a cosmetic filler, also referred to by some as a wrinkle filler or dermal filler. Based on a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a clear, non-animal injectable developed by a Swedish physician over a decade ago. It is effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, on the upper lip and on the forehead, and it's also popular for achieving today's coveted fuller lips and for smoothing out scars.
In a procedure taking around a half hour, Restylane is injected with tiny needles into the target areas. The gel-like substance produces immediate effects, restoring a smoother, fuller, and more youthful appearance.
More than a million people worldwide have received Restylane treatments. With minimal down time and only temporary minor adverse responses such as swelling, redness, or mild bruising, patients enjoy the benefits of Restylane for 6 to 9 months.
RADIESSE offers a key advantage — the results tend to last longer than many other injectables on the market today. RADIESSE is a synthetic form of a supporting structure found in our bones which the body absorbs at a slow pace. This is the filler of choice for the smile lines on either side of the mouth.
When RADIESSE has been injected below your skin's surface, its "microspheres" instantly form a firmer underlying structure for your skin. Thus supported, your skin lies smoothly as it once did years ago. RADIESSE stimulates your own collagen production too, for a continued improvement for approximately one to two years.
Like other fillers, the treatment requires just a short office visit and little to no down time. Minor swelling, redness, or bruising (when it occurs) usually dissipates very quickly. RADIESSE has been used successfully in a quarter of a million patients and has FDA approval for cosmetic use. Consider scheduling a consultation to see if RADIESSE is right for you.
As a complement to the other fine line fillers, Sculptra helps add overall volume to the face, particularly hollowed out cheek areas, and can last up to 2 years.
Sculptra is based on a substance called poly-L lactic acid, which is compatible with the human body. Sculptra works by stimulating your body's own collagen processes to create gradual thickening of the skin layers over several months. We will give you your first injections and monitor your progress closely over a few weeks or months.
Sculptra is administered via thin needles, and like other injectables it poses minimal, temporary risks including swelling, redness, and bruising. Sculptra has helped many patients restore their natural fullness where time has taken it away.
Consider a consultation at Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, SC to see if Sculptra is right for you. Call us at (815) 744-8554.