As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial movement. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and plumped up begin to break down, often leaving laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet or other facial creases over the areas where muscle movement occurs.
Injectables can help fill in these lines and creases, restoring a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. When injected beneath the skin, these fillers plump up creased and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to the lips.
There are a number of filler to choose between depending upon the location of the face. The procedure is in-office lasting from thirty minutes to an hour.
BOTOX® COSMETIC – Botox® is an effective way for softening crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. The results are a more pleasing, relaxed appearance.
Xeomin, an injectable neurotoxin that works like Botox, temporarily improves the appearance of facial wrinkles, especially pesky frown lines that occur between eyebrows. Dr. Leverett may recommend Xeomin for patients who have developed a resistance to Botox, because unlike Botox, Xeomin does not have complexing proteins attached to it. With fewer additives, the body is less likely to produce antibodies to Xeomin, minimizing a patient’s chance of developing resistance to this innovative neurotoxin. Xeomin helps patients look happy, relaxed and reinvigorated.
JUVEDERM ULTRA™ AND JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS™ – Juvederm Ultra™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvederm Ultra Plus™ is a more highly cross-linked, robust formulation for volumizing and correction of deeper folds, wrinkles, and lips. Both products provide a smooth, natural look and feel-so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!
Belotero is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is made of the same volume-generating and moisturizing component as your skin, so it is the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When injected, it instantly plumps and adds volume to the areas where volume has been lost. Even the finest lines can be treated with confidence with Belotero. Belotero works great for the fine lines above the lip, layering with Radiesse in the smile lines and is a top choice by patients for the lips.
RADIESSE® – Radiesse® is made up of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a natural gel for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles. It stimulates your skin to produce new collagen. Great for restoring volume in the smile lines, cheeks and defining the jaw line. </i>
Sculptra is a Poly-L-lactic acid that is in injected into the surface of the skin to improve the appearance of skin thickness in areas that have fat loss. This volumizing filler is designed to stimulate collagen production resulting in a natural result. Results are noticed within the first few treatments and can last up to 2 years. Sculptra is administered in anywhere from 1-4 sessions depending on the patients’ fat loss and the degree of correction desired.
Voluma is FDA approved to augment the cheek region and can last up to 2 years. Restoring facial volume and structure allow patients to regain a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.