Injectables and Other Non-Invasive Treatments for Wrinkles
Surgery is not the only path to reducing wrinkles and combating the effects of aging. A number of injectables now make it easy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and in the glabella, the space between the eyebrows.
At Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida we use Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, paralyzing agents that are safe and effective at reducing facial wrinkles. Resurfacing the skin of the face with chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser abrasion is another option that is effective at removing surface wrinkles. Fat grafts can be used to reshape parts of the face including making the lips look fuller and rejuvenated. Since it comes from your own body there is no chance of rejection.
Procedures that rejuvenate the face are varied and at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida we provide a wide range of options. Facelift costs are affordable. Call today to set your first consultation.
Botox, Xeomin, Dysport
Brand names for Botox and Dysport BotulinumtoxinA and Xeomin IncobotulinumtoxinA. These treatments have been used successfully for a number of years to treat severe Glabellar, better known to most of us as frown lines. It has been approved for use in treating patients up to 65 years of age. Injected into the muscles around the brow area, effectively paralyzing the muscles and preventing them from scrunching up. This means the wrinkles, frown lines or furrows temporarily go away. People have been drawn to this method of reducing the effects of aging as it is a simple yet effective procedure that carries very little risk for patients.
At Plastic Surgery Specialists we provide the highest level of care while customizing each treatment specific to our patient needs. Treatments can be scheduled at any time and require zero downtime following completion. Since there is minimal discomfort, patients are able to return to their normal routine immediately following their treatment. Patients notice maximum results within 1-3 days; however, in rare circumstances, full effects may take up to 5 days to be seen. Results will continue to improve for up to 2 weeks following the initial treatment. The results of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections have been shown to last up to 6 months.
- Juverderm Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC and Juverderm Voluma XC
The Juvederm collection of fillers are injectable gels, gel filler that instantly smooths out facial wrinkles and folds.. Our Doctors can tell you which formulation is right for you: Ultra, optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volumizing especially in the lip area, or Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds lasting up to 1 year. Juverderm Voluma XC lifts and contours cheek area, temples and jawline lasting up to 2 years.
Radiesse is a safe dermal filler that restores a natural, long lasting, youthful appearance. It can restore facial volume as well as correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that also stimulates your body to make new collagen. The results are immediate and may last a year or more in many patients.
- Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk
Restylane lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Cosmetic dermal fillers that are FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. The hyaluronic acid in these products has been modified slightly to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. In the human body it provides volume and fullness to the skin. The difference is in the gel particle size. Restylane Lyft particles are larger and designed for deeper injections than Restylane and Restylane Silk. Our Doctors will decide which product is right for you based on an evaluation of facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Silk which is used for upper lip lines, lips and under eye area last about 6 months and Restylane Lyft and Restylane last approximately 18 months.
Sculptra is the only facial injectable approved by the FDA to last up to 2 years. A one-time treatment regimen of up to 4 injection sessions that are scheduled about 3-4 weeks apart for correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold, contour deficiencies in cheeks, temples and jawline. Also provides correction in facial wrinkles. A natural, gradual effect. Our Doctors will determine how many injections are right for you.
Kybella is an FDA approved nonsurgical treatment for submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Our doctors will customize a treatment plan of a series of injections each lasting 15-20 minutes.
Smoothes your moderate – to – severe etched-in facial lines
Maintains normal movement and facial expressions
Feels natural to the touch