BOTOX® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin that can be used to correct dynamic wrinkles that have formed as a result of repeated facial expressions like smiling, squinting, and frowning. This injectable neuromodulator temporarily relaxes the facial muscles to smooth wrinkles that have been formed as a result of repeated muscle contractions. Results can last for up to four months.
Dysport® is also an injectable form of botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles in the treated area and reduces their ability to contract. This neuromodulator diffuses further from the injection site than BOTOX®, so fewer injections may be required to treat dynamic wrinkles. Results of Dysport® can last for up to four months. Results may vary from patient to patient.
This injectable dermal filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid and is used to treat fine lines, facial wrinkles and folds, and to restore facial volume. Juvederm® yields immediate results that can last for up to one year. Results may vary.
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal filler that can be used to improve facial volume, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add subtle enhancement to the lips. This injectable filler yields immediate results that can last for up to six months. Results may vary.
This dermal filler is an injectable form of poly-L-lactic acid that can be used to correct mild to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Sculptra® works to gradually stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and replace the collagen that has been lost due the natural aging process. The results of Sculptra® can improve the appearance of wrinkles and the overall quality of the skin for up to two years.
Bellafill® is a smooth, collagen-based dermal filler with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The collagen gel in Bellafill® provides immediate volume and lift to correct wrinkles and acne scars. Once injected, these microspheres stay in place and create a base that provides structural support for smoother-looking skin. The effectiveness and patient satisfaction rates of Bellafill® have been established through 5 years when used to correct nasolabial folds, and 12 months when used to correct acne scars. You can return to your normal activities right away, however, you may experience some temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps or bumps, itching and discoloration at the treatment site. Keep in mind that these symptoms are usually temporary, resolving within 1 to 7 days.
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers) and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site.
Do you want to find out which of the injectable dermal fillers offered at Schaffer Plastic Surgery is the right choice for you? Contact our office in Birmingham today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our team. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!