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Botox®, Dysport® and injectable fillers are a very popular class of cosmetic procedures for many reasons. They are quick, relatively painless and less expensive compared to traditional cosmetic surgery. With as little as 10 minutes in the office, you can remove wrinkles and signs of aging with no down-time.
Your Botox at Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery will be administered by a specialist overseen by Dr. Burke Chegar in Carmel, IN.
What to Expect from Botox/Dysport Injections
Administered with a tiny needle, small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are injected directly into the muscles that cause lines between your brows, on your forehead or around your eyes. While anesthesia is typically not necessary, topical anesthetic cream or ice packs can be used to maximize your comfort.
After the treatment, you may resume your normal activity without any down-time. Within 2-3 days of the injection, you will notice the gradual relaxation of the muscle and improvement in the appearance of the lines. The effects of your Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® may last up to 4 months. Great results can be continued with regular injections performed every 4-6 months.
The major drawback to Botox®, Dysport® and injectable fillers is that they typically are not permanent, although some offer longer effectiveness than others.
BOTOX®Cosmetic and Dysport® treatment is the #1 procedure performed on men and women in the United States.
Whether you have deep furrows, prominent forehead lines or crow’s-feet around the eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can quickly soften your facial appearance for a smoother, more youthful look.
What are Injectable Fillers?
Fillers refer to materials that are injected under the skin surface to reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful look. They can also be used to augment and define areas of your face such as the lips, cheeks and eyelids to subtlety enhance the attractiveness of your natural features.
Popular products such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvederm® are commonly used fillers that have an excellent safety profile. Fat injections can also be used as an alternative to improve facial volume, although it is not a substitute for very fine line injections. Sculptra® and Bellafill® are longer-lasting FDA approved fillers that work by stimulating collagen production at the site of injection, creating a gradual but long-term improvement.
For more information regarding injectable treatment safety, visit the Coalition for Injectable Safety.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Restylane®, Belotero® and Juvederm® are used to correct facial lines such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines). Each are made from a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar found naturally in your skin. Hyaluronic acid attracts water and helps give skin fullness and softness. Studies have shown that as human skin ages, there is a progressive loss of HA, which contributes to development of wrinkles and poor skin texture.
Restylane®, Belotero® and Juvederm® are injected directly under the skin using a small needle. Use of numbing agents before the treatment is sometimes necessary for maximal comfort. Restylane Lyft® is a larger HA particle, ideal for deeper lines, and needs to be injected deeper under the skin surface. Restylane Silk®, Belotero® and Juvederm® are each made of smaller HA particles and can be used for finer lines. These HA products are manufactured as a soft gel and are a great for use in delicate areas such as the lips. Hyaluronic acid products last on average 6-12 months.
The Different Types of Dermal Fillers
RADIESSE® – Used for deep soft tissue correction of facial lines and other aging facial features. Made from a calcium mineral found naturally in bone and teeth, RADIESSE® provides results of up to 12 months. It has also been shown to stimulate your body’s own natural collagen production which keeps the area of concern looking better even long after RADIESSE® is gone.
RADIESSE® can also be used effectively in other areas age-related volume loss such as the cheeks, temples and hands. It is not recommended to use in softer areas such as the lips or in finer, more superficial lines and wrinkles.
SCULPTRA® Aesthetic – FDA approved to correct deep nasolabial folds (smile lines) and other facial areas that may require additional volume such as the cheeks and temples. Prepared as a dissolving crystal, SCULPTRA® Aesthetic is injected under the skin surface and stimulates collagen formation around the product. Typically 2-3 treatments are performed over the course of a few months. Results develop gradually over several weeks after treatment and typically last for about 2 years.
Bellafill® – An FDA-approved filler for the treatment of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe atrophic, distensible facial acnes scars. Composed of a collagen gel that creates instant volume as well as a PMMA microsphere that stimulates collagen production, it has been shown to improve facial skin appearance to treatment areas for up to 5 years.
What to Expect from Your Dermal Filler Injections
Correction of the area of concern is seen immediately after the injection. There is normally a period where the injection site looks slightly overcorrected for a few days after the procedure due to skin swelling. Adverse effects from any filler injection include minor bruising, swelling and redness
I have been a patient at Dr. Chegar’s office for several years. Crista, Terri, and Marcie are very knowledgable about skin care treatments and injections. Last year, I had a mini-facelift with Dr. Chegar. I am so happy with my natural, uplifted profile. Dr. Chegar and staff were very caring and professional throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend any service at Chegar Facial Plastic Surgery.