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Understanding Injectables

Understanding Injectables

Injectables are a major part of the services offered by our cosmetic surgery practice. They are popular with patients, compared to more involved procedures, since they require practically no downtime after their completion. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Peters offers a full range of injectables for his patients. He can guide you on which ones are best for you and how each one works. Basically, the three most common injectables we offer are Botox Cosmetic®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse®.

 

BOTOX® Cosmetic

This has been used for years in the plastic surgery field and is probably the one most people think of first when asked about injectables. It is made up of a substance known as botulinum toxin. When it is used by a skilled plastic surgeon, it is simply injected under the skin where it acts as a neurotransmitter inhibitor. In other words, it blocks the muscles under the skin where it’s injected from receiving the brain’s signals to contract. This enables the skin to relax, which reduces the appearance of any wrinkles. The effects of this injectable last for about four months.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for improving:

  • Crow’s feet (Lines emanating from the corners of your eyes.)
  • Frown lines (Lines between your brows.)
  • Lines on your forehead

 

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS

These injectables are hyaluronic acid fillers. This is a natural compound that stimulates collagen production, which increases your skin’s fullness and its volume. Our treatment with Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus can last for a maximum of two years.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS are ideal for improving:

  • Folds in the skin on the lower part of your face.
  • Nasolabial folds.
  • Bags or circles underneath your eyes.
  • A lack of lip fullness or definition.

 

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

This is an additional type of Juvederm that is considered more of a volumizer rather than a filler. It can also provide a lifting effect, which is why it is popular for use in the upper cheeks to rejuvenate this part of the face. Patients can expect the benefits of this injectable to last for a maximum of two years.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is ideal for improving:

  • Flat or sagging cheeks that come with aging.
  • A loss of definition in the midface area.

 

RADIESSE®

This injectable is another one that adds fullness and volume to the skin. It does this by injecting a protein called calcium hydroxylapatite, which stimulates collagen production in your skin. Its effects can last a maximum of two years.

RADIESSE® is ideal for improving:

  • Deep nasolabial folds in the skin around your nose.
  • Folds in the skin of your lower face.

 

All injectables are non-surgical treatments and do not require downtime after the procedure. Repeat treatments will be necessary to maintain ideal results. During your consultation, you and Dr. Peters can discuss your aesthetic goals to determine which filler will work best for you.

At Dr. Mark Peters’ cosmetic surgery practice, we are proud to offer the above procedures to help our patients deal with flaws that do not require surgery to handle. Treatment with these injectables is extremely convenient for those near Houma, where our practice is located. You are able to continue on with your life immediately afterward. Dr. Peters can inform you of which filler may be best for you after a consultation in which you lay out your aesthetic goals.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Mark Peters, contact our office at (985) 227-4325 or fill out our online contact form here for more information.

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