The dermal fillers and injectables recommended by top dermatologists
Two of the most popular wrinkle treatments today are Juvederm™ and Botox™. These are both highly recommended by dermatologists for treating mild to severe facial wrinkling, lines, and crow’s feet. In today’s modern society, more and more people are turning to dermatologists for help in achieving a more youthful appearance. As our skin ages, contour changes, fine lines, and wrinkles appear as a result of the loss of dermal collagen and subcutaneous fat. Traditionally, these problems were addressed with facial cosmetic surgery, however today there are dermal fillers which help rejuvenate the skin without the risks of surgery. Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte often recommend Juvederm and Botox to their patients who wish to rejuvenate their appearance. Also available is Xeomin. Xeomin is a relatively new and less expensive than BOTOX for treating wrinkles. Like BOTOX, Xeomin is a highly processed injectable neurotoxin which helps soften frown lines and crow’s feet. Juvederm is a dermal filler, designed to help plump the facial skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Sculptra™ is a new type of facial injectable, which helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time. By replacing lost collagen, Sculptra can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
Dermal fillers and injectables are used by dermatologists to treat facial areas where wrinkles are deeper and more apparent. There are several types of injectables and dermal fillers available today. Botox and Juvederm are two of the most popular and achieve great results. Results from Botox can last up to four months. Results from Juvederm last up to six months or longer.
When one of the providers at Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte use Botox to treat facial wrinkles, they inject it directly into the muscles, improving moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes (for crow’s feet). You should notice some improvement within four to seven days. There may be some redness or some swelling at the injection site, but these generally disappear within a few days. Be sure and tell your doctor about any medications you are taking and if you have received any type of botulinum product within the last four months.
Juvederm is a dermal filler which is also injected directly into the areas on the face needing improvement. It is a smooth injectable gel and the results are instantaneous and can last up to six months or longer. There are three formulations of Juvederm, each designed to treat certain symptoms. Juvederm Voluma XC instantly adds lifting to your cheek area and is the first injectable approved by the FDA for this purpose. The effects of Juvederm Voluma XC can last up to two years in patients over age 21. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are also injectable gels. These are typically used to correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles in the lower face and cheek region.
Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives subtle results over a few months. Treatment involves an average of 3 injection sessions over a couple of months, and results emerge subtly. Results can last for more than 2 years.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte are the recognized experts in dermal fillers and injectables. Our primary injector is Physician Assistant, Shawn Caputo. Their dermatologists can help you decide on which treatment is right for you, so give them a call today to schedule a consultation for dermal fillers and injectables.