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Injectables

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The term “injectables” typically refers to a group of products that use a non-surgical approach to achieve a more youthful appearance. According to the 2015 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Statistical Report, the top two cosmetic procedures are injectables. BOTOX® Cosmetic was at the top with 6.7 million procedures performed, followed by soft tissue fillers (e.g., JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®) performed on 2.3 million patients.

Advantages of injectables:

  • Safety of the products; some are reversible
  • Limited downtime compared to surgery
  • Lower cost than surgery

Primary uses of injectables:

  • Soften lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth
  • Reduce shallow facial contours
  • Define and contour thin lips
  • Contour cheeks and areas under the eyes
  • Remove fat from under the chin

BOTOX® Cosmetic

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BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces facial wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead to reverse a chronically tired and aged appearance. Using his surgical knowledge of the underlying facial anatomy, Dr. Peters uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to elevate the brows and create a more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural appearance. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are temporary, lasting about three months. This treatment has a very high satisfaction rate.

Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Improves lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Reduces “frown lines” between the brows
  • Eliminates deep forehead wrinkles
  • Produces a youthful, refreshed appearance

JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC

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JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC are injectable products that work similarly to fill folds and contour depressions in the facial skin. Both products are also used commonly for lip augmentation. These hyaluronic acid facial fillers stimulate cell turnover and collagen production for an overall smooth and youthful appearance. Results will continue to become apparent after the initial swelling and possible bruising resolves, which occurs over several days up to a week after the treatment. The results typically last up to 18 months.

Benefits of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA XC:

  • Reduce folds at the corners of the mouth
  • Improve folds beneath the eyes
  • Add volume to the lips
  • Decrease the sunken appearance of the temples

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the most advanced filler of its kind. It adds youthful volume to the areas under the eyes and upper cheeks. Unlike the other fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC creates a “lifting” effect in the midface to produce a more youthful appearance. Like other facial fillers, this treatment can be completed in less than an hour and does not require extended downtime. Results are apparent soon after treatment and can last two years or more.

Benefits of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC:

  • Enhances the areas beneath the eyes and upper cheeks
  • Defines and enhances the midface

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the most recent product released in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers. It is the first and only product FDA approved for the treatment of vertical lines around the lips. When injected into the border of the lip (the vermilion border), it provides improved contour and definition with only a subtle appearance of increased volume. Results are apparent within days after the procedure and last about one year.

Benefits of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC:

  • Softens the vertical lines extending from the upper and lower lips
  • Enhances the definition of the lips
  • Provides only subtle volume enhancement for the lips

RADIESSE®

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RADIESSE® is another facial filler option that improves deep nasolabial folds near the base of the nose. It is made of the naturally occurring protein calcium hydroxylapatite, which stimulates collagen production to produce youthful fullness that lasts up to two years. The result is usually appreciated within seven to 10 days.

Benefits of RADIESSE®:

  • Improves deep nasolabial folds
  • Lasts about two years

KYBELLA®

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KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment that removes fat from beneath the chin, also referred to as a “double chin.” With a treatment that takes a matter of minutes, KYBELLA® can improve a patient’s neck contour without surgery or recovery time. This product is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, which works to target and permanently destroy fat cells so that they do not return. A minimum of two treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are required to begin to appreciate the results. It is not unusual for patients to need additional treatments for the best results.

Benefits of KYBELLA®:

  • Eliminates a “double chin”
  • Improves neck and jowl contours

The Consultation

While many medical professionals can inject these products, Dr. Peters uses his plastic surgery experience and detailed knowledge of the facial anatomy to understand how to reach your aesthetic goals. In addition, his surgical expertise allows him to use advanced injection techniques and develop a customized plan to meet your expectations. Your initial consultation will involve discussing your concerns and expectations with Dr. Peters. It is helpful to bring facial pictures of yourself from five and 10 years ago so Dr. Peters can gain a better understanding of the aging process specific to you. After discussing the appropriate options, a customized and detailed financial quote will be provided to you to ensure you will be completely comfortable with your treatment plan.

If you are interested in any of the injectable treatments Dr. Peters offers, please call (985) 227-4325 to schedule your consultation today.

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