Atlanta Botox and Dermal Fillers
Botox & Dysport
Botox® Cosmetic is a quick and painless treatment used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This non-surgical treatment can be used in areas such as the brow, forehead, crow’s feet, lip lines, and more. Within a week, you will see a marked improvement, lines and wrinkles will continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last up to 4 months.
Botox can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), most commonly used in the underarms and palm of hands. Botox can substantially reduce sweating for up to 6 months.
We measure Botox® in units. The amount needed depends on many factors, how thick your muscles are, how deep your lines are, how many prior Botox® treatments you’ve had, and what type of results you’re seeking. Typically, it takes around 30-40 units to treat the forehead, 20-25 units to treat the glabella, and 15-20 units to treat crows’ feet.
Dysport® is similar to Botox and is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Xeomin® Xeomin has now been approved for some cosmetic indications – Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Similar to other drugs in this category, including Botox and Dysport, that also have FDA approval for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Now that Xeomin is available and FDA approved, doctors can use it both on-label and off-label to treat the same facial lines treated by Botox and Dysport, including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acids Fillers
- Prevelle® Silk
The above injectable fillers are hyaluronic acids. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, which helps add volume and hydration. These hyaluronic acids are used to temporarily restore facial volume and diminish lines and wrinkles.
They are most commonly used for lines around the nose and mouth as well as enhancing lip volume.
There is minimal recovery time from these injectable procedures and the results are immediate. The results each last 9-12 months, on average. Many patients find out doing a touch-up session after a few months can make the overall results last as long as 15-18 months. Prevelle® Silk lasts average 3 months with the price point reflecting the reduced duration.
Radiesse® is a safe, FDA approved alternative to collagen. This synthetic injectable filler enhances the body’s natural collagen and is typically used for deeper lines in the face.
Radiesse® can non-surgically reduce scars and wrinkles as well as provide youthful facial volume.
There is minimal downtime and results are immediate. The results can last for a year or more.
Sculptra® is a safe and effective injectable product use to fill in areas of the face in patients who suffer from loss of fat or volume beneath the skin.
Sculptra® is injected into the deep layers of the skin, improving the natural appearance of facial features. This product is often used for sunken cheeks, hollow eyes andindentations. It can also be used to give the hands a more youthful appearance.
The effects of Sculptra® are long lasting but not seen immediately. Sculptra® provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Six weeks after your first treatment, we will evaluate your results and help you decide if you need an additional treatment, in most cases, you will need two treatments.
It is recommended you have touch-up treatments every two years to maintain your results. Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid and is biocompatible to the body, therefore there is no skin tests necessary.
One of the natural processes of aging is thinning of the dermal layer of the skin. This loss of fat is what leads to sagging, wrinkled skin. Fat transfer is a solution that can help fill in those areas of loss, to restore skin to a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
During treatment, fat is removed from one area of your body, such as the abdomen, and then injected into another area of your body, such as the face. Fat transfer is commonly used to fill the cheeks, chin, and bags under the eyes. It has also been used to enhance the buttocks and sometimes the breasts.
It even helps to increase blood circulation by transferring a small concentration of stem cells. When performed properly, a large percentage of the injected fat cells will survive and remain permanently.