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Understanding Injectables

Understanding InjectablesInjectables 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.

Conditions That Show the Best Results From Our Botox Cosmetic® Treatment

  • 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

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS are FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that works within the skin to stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production, and it is used to add volume and fullness to the skin. The effects of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS can last up to a year and a half.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA and ULTRA PLUS are ideal for improving:

  • Folds in the lower half of the face
  • Nasolabial folds
  • “Circles” beneath the eyes
  • Lip fullness and definition (lip augmentation without the need for permanent implants)

 

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is better defined as a “volumizer” rather than a filler, and it can produce a “lifting” effect. This product is injected primarily in the upper cheek area to provide fullness and rejuvenate the midface area. The effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can last up to two years.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is ideal for improving:

  • Loss of cheek projection associated with aging
  • Loss of midface contour and definition

 

RADIESSE®

RADIESSE® is an FDA-approved dermal filler composed of the naturally occurring protein calcium hydroxylapatite. This protein stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, which increases volume and adds fullness. The effects of RADIESSE® can last up to two years.

RADIESSE® is ideal for improving:

  • Deep nasolabial folds near the nose
  • Folds in the 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.
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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