Reduce Wrinkles for a Younger Appearance
Technology has made several advances in the past few years, giving more options to men and women looking for non-invasive treatments for wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal filler treatments such as Juvéderm™, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Sculptra™ give our McKinney, Plano, and Allen, Texas patients a simple, effective option for facial rejuvenation. These injectable wrinkle treatments have virtually no downtime, few potential side effects, and beautiful results after just one appointment. Injectable wrinkle treatments such as Restylane® are also a non-invasive option for patients who aren’t quite ready to undergo a plastic surgery procedure such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or facelift. Used in conjunction with skin care treatments, Dr. Ken Smart can use injectable treatments as an effective method of treating wrinkles on the face. Contact our practice today!
What Is Juvéderm®, Voluma®, VollureTM and Volbella®?
Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Vollure® and Volbella® are a collection of fillers, all hyaluronic acid-based, that are made to target different areas of the face to add volume. As people age, skin loses its elasticity as the amount of hyaluronic acid is depleted. This collection of Juvéderm® fillers offer options to restore that hyaluronic acid to bring back the volume and fill creases and lines.
Juvederm® can be used to fill facial folds and creases around the mouth, lips, and chin. Juvéderm® actually offers the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and lasts approximately six to nine months. Juvéderm® is commonly used to enhance the lips, restoring that full, kissable look of youth.
Voluma® has a thicker consistency and is used in deeper areas of the face, such as the cheeks, to lift, fill and contour and fill other areas that have volume deficiency. Voluma® lasts approximately two years.
VollureTM is the newest addition to the Juvederm collection and is used to soften and smooth the moderate to severe facial parentheses lines around the nose and mouth. VollureTM lasts approximately 18 months.
Volbella® has a thinner consistency and is used more superficially for fine lines around the mouth and/or a more subtle lip augmentation. Volbella® lasts approximately one year.
What Is Restylane®?
Proven effective internationally in more than 4 million procedures, Restylane® can be used to restore the fullness to the face and fill lines and wrinkles. Frequently injected in smile lines, lips, and the nasolabial fold between the nose and mouth, Restylane® is a great option for our Allen and Frisco, Texas-area patients seeking facial rejuvenation without surgery.
Made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin, Restylane® is a lasting injectable filler that offers patients excellent results. Wrinkle elimination with injectable fillers has been around for many years in the form of collagen treatments. In the past, these treatments required skin testing to make sure that you were not allergic to the collagen and usually only lasted a couple of months. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like Restylane®, require no skin testing and are approved by the FDA.
The hyaluronic acid used in Restylane® is a normal constituent of skin that helps to give it volume. As we age, however, the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin decreases, creating wrinkles and areas of hollowness. These areas draw attention to themselves because shadows are created. Filling in the area with the Restylane® or another hyaluronic acid-based filler helps eliminate shadowing and creates a more youthful appearance in a very subtle manner. The procedure can be performed in the office and is virtually painless when a nerve block is performed with local anesthesia. Recovery is very simple with essentially no downtime and the results generally last six to eight months.
What Is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved longer-lasting dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres that stimulate the body to produce new collagen. Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure with visible improvement of folds and wrinkles. Often with just one or two office visits, many patients can enjoy the effects of Radiesse® for a year or more. Radiesse® is often used in nasolabial folds, cheeks, and below the eyes.
For more dramatic results, Dr. Smart uses Radiesse® together with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a new injectable that can be used for cosmetic purposes and is FDA approved for treating HIV lipoatrophy. It is a substance known as poly-L-lactic acid and works by causing gradual dermal thickening. It is injected below the skin in areas of hollowing, such as the smile lines, and instead of immediately correcting the area in the same way that the other fillers do, it slowly increases the thickness of the skin eliminating the problem area. It can be performed in the office and is generally tolerated very well with the use of topical numbing agents. One of its biggest advantages is that it can last up to two years. Dr. Smart has gained extensive experience with this product since its introduction and has been very impressed with the results.
Contact Frisco Plastic Surgery Today
If you think that you may be interested in any of these products for wrinkle elimination, including Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, or Restylane®, contact our office near McKinney, Plano, and Allen, Texas. One of our staff members can answer your questions and then schedule your cosmetic consultation.