November 18, 2015

Injectables – Which One Is Right For You?

As we age, our faces begin losing the fat directly beneath our skin. Dermal fillers, which are administered with a syringe to the areas a patient desires to correct, have become a popular choice for patients who want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment is usually painless as most fillers contain lidocaine, and numbing cream may also be used. The Graivier Center offers a variety of dermal fillers some of which include Juvederm, Radiesse and Botox.  Juvederm is the first and only non-surgical hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved to instantly smooth moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse replenishes collagen in the skin to restore volume and smooth out age-related lines and folds. Both Juvederm and Radiesse reduce the appearance of smile lines, marionette lines, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth and sagging at the sides of the chin for up to a year after just one treatment. Radiesse also stimulates the body’s production of natural collagen making results last even longer.

Botox is a purified neurotoxin that is commonly used to treat moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscle where it is injected. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines. Botox is most commonly used to treat areas of the upper face, between the eyebrows, forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. The results of Botox are usually seen after 48-72 hours and may continue for one to two weeks. Botox lasts in the muscle for approximately three to four months. Once Botox has completely worn off, muscle activity will return to normal.  

Dermal fillers are popular among patients because there is very little down time, and results are seen quickly. These minimally invasive procedures provide patients with several options to help combat the signs of aging.  

Make your appointment today to discuss which injectable is the right option for you! Contact us at 770-772-0695.

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