Injectable skin fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic dermatology, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectables are becoming common in the world of anti-aging treatments and when considering this procedure, physicians are usually talking about cosmetic injections and injectable fillers. Cosmetic injections temporarily soften the appearance of wrinkles as it relaxes the underlying muscles that contract by blocking nerve messages to the area. Fillers are injected into the dermal layer of your skin to attract fluid to this sagging or wrinkled skin, leaving your face smoother. Dr. Moelleken uses these fillers for facial wrinkles to increase the volume of hollow areas in your face, reduce deep wrinkles, some scars, and in your lips. Cosmetic injections are used for ‘dynamic’ wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines and they can also be used to subtly lift certain areas of your face.
The Cosmetic Industry Market has many brand names of skin injectables available for use.
The two main groups they fall into include:
Dr. Moelleken feels there has been a long-standing need for filler materials in the field of cosmetic surgery. These filler materials are used to fill in spaces, for example lips, smile lines, or areas below your eyes. The most popular filler in use today is Juvederm or Restylane. These are fine hyaluronic acid fillers, just temporary in nature. Patients are very happy with their face right after injection, but the benefits fade over time as the fillers dissolve. Semi-permanent injectable fillers such as silicone, Radiesse, Radiance, Artecoll and Artefill are associated with lump formation and chronic problems, and we do not provide them at Neo Surgery Center. Permanent fillers such as Gortex, SAM, or lip implants tend to feel unnatural and firm and patients who get fat injections are often disappointed by the long period of swelling followed by resorption (loss) of the graft over time.
As you age, your skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Sun exposure, gravity, genetics, and years of muscle movement contribute to the tissue breakdown of your skin. Fortunately, there are innovative cosmetic procedures to help ease this aging process and sustain one’s youth. Dr. Moelleken does not believe that there is a one-size fits-all injectable and he will work with you to determine which facial filler will provide you with optimal and rejuvenating results. If you are thinking about injectables, Neo Surgery Center is where you want to be.
The types of injection fillers we offer include:
Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Perlane® injectable cosmetic fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which provides amazing, natural-looking results that last from six to nine months. Temporary fillers like Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Perlane® are considered the gold standard. Botox® or Botulinum toxin Type A, is given by intramuscular (IM) injection to weaken muscles in your face and lessen the lines associated with facial expression. The toxin relaxes the underlying muscle and allows your skin to flatten out. Botox is a great solution for fine lines and wrinkles, particularly frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. It works by temporarily blocking “communication” between the nerves and muscles in the treated area. This prevents the muscle from contracting and therefore relaxes your skin, which stops wrinkling. For continuing wrinkle management, Botox treatments need to be repeated every three to six months.
For more information about cosmetic injectables, call Neo Surgery Center and schedule your consultation today. Dr. Moelleken has dedicated his career to helping plastic surgery patients enhance and rejuvenate their appearance. He recognizes that every patient has a unique set of expectations, needs, and desires, and he carefully customizes each procedure to deliver noticeable aesthetic results. Dr. Moelleken’s patients believe in him because his decades of experience produce natural and beautiful results. Through his training and extensive knowledge of the deep anatomy of your body and its natural proportions, he can help you regain your youthful look.
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