Endless Options

Injectables

As you age, your facial skin loses volume and elasticity, which can lead to sagging and the formation of wrinkles. Fortunately, there are many options available to help you reverse these signs of aging. It’s important to understand that there are many minimally invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available that can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals including a variety of injectables and dermal fillers.

Botox and Dysport (sometimes referred to as “neuromodulators”) are used at the site of muscles to stop them from moving for a period of 3 to 4 months and should ideally be used to treat areas where lines are formed due to repetitive motion: for example, “frown lines” between the eyebrows, lines in the forehead, and “crow’s feet” around the sides of the eyes. Both work on the same principle and give similar results but are manufactured by different companies with results lasting approximately 3 to 4 months in most areas.

BOTOX

Botox® is made of a protein gathered from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and purified. At 30-A Plastics we administer this injectable to address wrinkles, creases and frown lines through a short series of tiny injections.

DYSPORT

Dysport® is an injectable we use to treat frown lines. It works by blocking the signal sent from the nerve to the muscles and limits the movements that cause the actual frown lines.

Dermal fillers on the other hand, are ideally used to treat areas where the lines or folds can be seen when your face is at rest. Dermal fillers are injectable gel treatments that actively fill in “static” wrinkles, the ones caused by volume loss, or to subtly add volume to the face where facial fat has disappeared. The typical areas for this volume restoration include the folds between the nose and lips (the nasolabial folds), beneath the eyes, the temples and lips.

JUVEDERM

JUVÉDERM® is a gel filler that is used to instantly and non-surgically smooth and diminish wrinkles around the nose and mouth. A single treatment usually helps patients attain natural-looking results that can last as long as one year.

RADIESSE

Radiesse® is a volumizeing filler to help patients restore lost volume in the face and body due to the loss of collagen. Radiesse is composed of small calcium-based microspheres suspended in a gel and water-based mixture.

RESTYLANE

Restylane® is a non-surgical cosmetic dermal filler that adds volume and fullness to help combat the wrinkles, fine lines and creases that come with age. It is a long-lasting treatment that is not only used to restore volume and fullness to the skin and plump lips but is also helpful in filling scars.

Choosing The Right Dermal Filler For You

When choosing the right injectable dermal filler treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic facial goals, we look at the following factors:

  1. The Area of the Face You Want Addressed: Why? Because some fillers are better suited than others for certain areas of the face based on the properties of the filler and the area to be treated.
  2. The Depth of Your Wrinkles: Typically, thicker fillers are the most effective way to combat deep folds and wrinkles, while more superficial wrinkles can be corrected with lighter-textured fillers.
  3. The Filler’s Longevity and Reversibility: Why? Because, some fillers last longer than others, depending on the type of filler, the area being treated and other factors. Additionally, some fillers can be dissolved if needed, while others cannot.
  4. Your Face’s Natural Contours: The natural contours of your face and overall skin health help shape our team’s plan for the injection depth and volume of filler you will receive, which will affect the type of filler we choose for your treatment.
  5. Skin Elasticity and Tone: Patients with severely sagging skin or depleted facial fat deposits may not be able to achieve the results they desire without surgery.