Our Plastic Surgery Center of Excellence also offers injectables and dermal fillers that will help soften the effects of aging, providing natural results without surgery and little to no downtime.
Injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm® address fine lines and wrinkles or restore volume that has been lost to aging or weight loss. The serum is injected directly into the treatment area and results vary depending on the type of treatment, the area being treated, and the individual.
BOTOX® has been one of the most popular injectables for cosmetic use for many decades, after being introduced in the 1980s. Botox works by temporarily relaxing muscles at the injection sites, including around the eye to target crow’s feet and between the brows to soften lines. The treatment creates a smoother appearance and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, and on the chin – any location where repeat facial expression cause creases in the soft tissue. Botox results usually last an average of four to six months.
Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic-acid-based (HA) dermal filler that works by filling in areas of the face that have lost volume or that appear hollow. Juvéderm has an intermediate and is softer than other HA fillers which means it works better for filling in deep wrinkles and folds. Because it is injected slightly deeper into the skin, Juvéderm can also add structure to the cheekbone area and can also be used for lip augmentation. The results from a Juvéderm injection can be seen immediately after treatment and can last from one to two years.