Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers in Atlanta
Botox and fillers are minimally invasive injectable products used to address a number of signs of aging, including age lines and wrinkles. These treatment options do not require downtime and are quite convenient. Patients who are looking for a skilled and experienced professional to perform their Botox injections in Atlanta can receive the care and results they need at Schilling Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics.
Botox, Xeomin & Dysport (All Neurotoxins)
Neurotoxins are quick and painless treatments used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When injected into the facial muscles, Botox is able to temporarily paralyze the muscles which prevents them from contracting. This non-surgical treatment can be used in areas such as the brow and forehead to treat crow’s feet, frown 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.
Neurotoxins can also be used to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), most commonly in the underarms and palm of hands. Neurotoxins can substantially reduce sweating for up to 6 months.
What to Expect from Your Botox Treatment
We measure neurotoxins in units. The amount needed depends on many factors, including how thick your muscles are, how deep your lines are, how many prior neurotoxins treatments you’ve had, and what type of results you’re seeking. Typically, it takes around 15-40 units to treat the forehead, 20-25 units to treat the glabella, and 15-20 units to treat crows’ feet. During your consultation, Dr. Schilling will examine the condition of your face and ask about the issues you want to address so that he can determine the number of units needed for your Botox treatment in Atlanta.
Botox Recovery and Results
Typical treatment times are 15-20 min with minimal or no side effects. You cannot lay down flat or wash the face for at least 1-2 hours following treatment. No strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
The above injectable fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps add volume and hydration. These hyaluronic-acid fillers 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.
What to Expect After Your Dermal Filler Treatment
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 that doing a touch-up session after a few months can make the overall results last as long as 15-18 months.
Radiesse® is a safe FDA-approved alternative to collagen. This synthetic injectable filler enhances the body’s natural collagen and is typically used to treat deeper lines in the face.
Radiesse® can non-surgically reduce scars and wrinkles as well as provide youthful facial volume. It can also be used to give the hands a more youthful appearance.
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 used 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, and indentations.
The effects of Sculptra® are long lasting but are 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 composed of poly-L-lactic acid and is biocompatible with the body. Because of this, skin testing is not 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 and wrinkled skin. Fat transfer is a solution that can help fill in those areas of loss to restore skin to a more youthful and 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 and hollowed areas 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.
Varies with area treated – Consultation Required