Botulinum Toxins: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
Dynamic rhytids, or wrinkles caused by facial expressions, are a major tell-tale sign of an aging face. Horizontal lines in the forehead, vertical lines in the glabellar region between the eyebrows, and the “crow’s feet” on the sides of the eyes are some of the early signs of aging that can be treated simply and safely with botulinum toxin injectables.
Botulinum toxin injectables work by paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. They can be administered in the office in a simple procedure that takes just a few minutes. Regional or topical anesthesia can be used prior to the procedure for maximal comfort. There is no downtime associated with these injections, results are noticeable within a few days and last up to 4-6 months. In addition to Botox, the surgeons at the INSTITUTE also work with Dysport and Xeomin, 2 leading and recently approved botulinum toxin analogues.
Facial Fillers: Restylane/Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse, Fat Grafts
Loss of volume in the face causes hollowing and deep wrinkles and furrows. These changes are trademarks of the aging process, and begin to become apparent in the 30’s and 40’s. In addition to surgical techniques aimed to restructure and rejuvenate the face, adding volume to the face with fillers is an excellent adjunctive technique that dramatically improves the aesthetic outcome.
There are many different types and brands of fillers. Most are made of inert synthetic substances that do not cause reactions in the body. Your body’s own fat is another excellent filler that works very well in the face. Fat is harvested from the abdomen or thigh, processed and carefully injected into the soft tissues of the face for the most natural form of facial volume enhancement.
Some fillers work very well for small wrinkles like those found in the glabella and the corners of the mouth. Others are better for deeper furrows such as the ones seen in prominent nasolabial folds, sunken cheeks and depressed temples. These can be used to build volume into the face and augment the cheeks, jawline and even correct minor irregularities of the nose.
A liquid facelift is a total rejuvenation procedure that uses a combination of fillers and botulinum to refine, refresh and enhance the appearance of your face. Fillers can be used to rapidly efface the tear-trough deformity that makes eyes look old and tired. Another excellent application of fillers is lip rejuvenation. With aging, the lips become thin and narrow. Fillers help plump the lips to give them a more youthful and fuller appearance.
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Why Use Our Surgeons for Facial Fillers and Injectables?
Regardless of where you are, looking for an affordable facelift doctor that is an expert facelift surgeon, it is important to seek the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon, and not other less qualified professionals to administer facial fillers and injectables. The public should beware of injectables performed at spas, salons or medical practices of non-plastic surgeons, as these may be fraught by complications and less ideal results. Plastic surgeons know the anatomy of the face and have the ability to deal with potential complications that can arise from using this product. Moreover, they can supplement plastic surgeries with fillers and injectables for more powerful rejuvenative effect.