Injectable treatments have become popular with patients that are not quite ready for surgical procedures, but are concerned about the appearance of early signs of aging. At Hall Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of injectable treatments to address nearly every skin concern. With a broad range of treatments to choose from, it is important to understand the basics of injectables so that you can select the best treatment for your specific needs.
Botox Injections for Dynamic Wrinkles
Botox is probably the most recognized name in injectable treatments today. This formulation reduces the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles that cause them. Botox is used in the following areas:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
- Fine lines in the outer corners of the eyes
Botox is not the only wrinkle relaxer available today. Dysport and Xeomin work in a similar fashion and may be good options for patients that have not responded well to Botox injections in the past. Dr. Hall will help you determine which formulation will provide you with the best possible results.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Natural Rejuvenation
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the body to provide hydration and support to the underlying skin structure. As we age, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid, leading to the formation of facial lines and loss of youthful volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers work with the body’s own processes to smooth away wrinkles and restore volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline. Hyaluronic acid fillers are frequently recommended for the following areas:
- Creases extending from the nose to the mouth
- Small vertical lines in the corners of the mouth
- Wrinkles that run from the mouth to the jawline
At Hall Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of hyaluronic acid fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Each formulation is slightly different in terms of consistency and duration, allowing us to customize your treatment to specific skin concerns.
Radiesse and Sculptra for Long-Lasting Results
Patients with more significant signs of aging may find dermal fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra offer the best results. Radiesse contains calcium-based microspheres that provide instant support to the skin’s structure. Sculptra offers subtle results over a longer period of time, which can last many years in some patients. In addition, the formula stimulates the body’s own production of collagen for natural, long-lasting results.
Injectable treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and do not require any anesthesia or downtime. Depending on the formula you choose, you may see results right away, or your positive results may develop slowly over time. These treatments are all temporary, so touch-up sessions will be needed to maintain your positive results. To learn more, contact Hall Plastic Surgery at 855-851-4832.