Injectable Cosmetic Treatments
At the Aesthetic Center for Breast and Cosmetic Surgery, we provide comprehensive, treatments to tone, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin while reducing the signs of age and sun damage. Dr. Sutton Graham provides patients in the Greenville area with quality BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, and other facial injectable procedures and is dedicated to providing his patients with dramatic, striking results.
Minimally invasive, injectable cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers and wrinkle-reducing agents, have grown in popularity over the last several years. These treatments are typically performed in less than an hour with beautiful results, and require little, if any, recovery time. Dr. Sutton Graham can combine conservative surgical procedures with non-invasive techniques; he can stage procedures to give you graduated, moderate or major improvement, while enhancing your best features.
For patients who are particularly sensitive to pain, Dr. Graham offers the option of topical and local anesthesia during treatment. Although most injectable procedures involve only minimal pain, we feel that it is important for patients to be as comfortable as possible throughout the entire treatment process.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel
- Facial Fat Transfer
BOTOX® Cosmetic for Wrinkle Treatment
In our Greenville, South Carolina facilities, Dr. Graham offers BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® treatments can be performed either as an individual procedure for the reduction of wrinkles, or in conjunction with surgical facial rejuvenation. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by paralyzing the tiny muscles in the face that are responsible for wrinkles. The result is smoother, healthier looking skin, which can be achieved in as little as a 20-minute visit to our office.
Dr. Sutton Graham is a plastic surgeon who serves the Greenville, South Carolina area. He is committed to helping patients rid themselves of wrinkles, lines, and loose skin, which can become more pronounced with age and daily stress. Because it is a quick procedure with long-lasting effects, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become a staple in the cosmetic field. It has become so popular, in fact, that many of today’s top celebrities swear by its skin-smoothing properties.
It is important to note that the effects of BOTOX® treatments will fade over time. Fortunately, follow-up appointments for BOTOX® Cosmetic are just as easy to arrange, and patients can expect to receive similar results with retreatment. In addition, there are little to no side effects from the treatment, and patients are usually able to resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Restylane® for Lip Enhancement and Smile Lines
Restylane® is a synthetic, hyaluronic acid-derived dermal filler used to smooth facial lines, wrinkles, and furrows. As we age, the skin in our faces begins to sag in response to gravity and environmental stressors such as UV radiation. When this occurs, grooves are formed beneath the skin that can cause the face to appear weathered and worn. Dr. Graham injects Restylane® to fill these voids with a safe, long-lasting substance, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the face. It is FDA-approved for nasolabial grooves but is commonly used for lip enhancement, mouth corners, and prejowl areas.
Restylane® treatments, like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, are a non-permanent way for patients to rejuvenate their faces safely and effectively. The treatment can be administered in as little as 30 minutes, requires almost no recovery period, and can be repeated once or twice a year, as needed.
Like Restylane®, Perlane® is an injectable dermal filler that is used to soften the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. However, it differs from Restylane® in its hyaluronic acid content. The concentration of hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is greater than that in Restylane®, making it an ideal alternative for filling in deeper wrinkles and furrows in the face. As is the case with Restylane®, collagen, and other natural dermal fillers, the effects of Perlane® are long-lasting, but not permanent. The effects of Perlane® last for six months to a year, nearly twice the duration of collagen. There are nearly no side effects associated with the treatment and almost no recovery time is required following the injections.
Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel
Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is an FDA-approved dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the human body. Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is a good option for patients seeking a longer-lasting alternative to traditional collagen procedures. Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is also more malleable than many of the other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which allows Dr. Graham to sculpt the material after it has been injected into the skin.
Facial Fat Transfer to Enhance Facial Contours
Facial fat transfer is a procedure that involves the relocation of body fat to more desirable areas of the face, creating a more attractive and balanced look. Facial fat transfer is a good option for patients seeking subtle cosmetic enhancements. Because the treatment utilizes the patient’s own body fat, there is no risk of rejection after the procedure.
A procedure called autologous fat grafting or fat transfer, in which the patient's own fat is used, can help by providing contour to the face region. In the fat grafting procedure, excess fat is removed with liposuction from undesirable areas on the body and then carefully placed in the desired areas of the face. Some portion of this fat will be metabolized and removed by your body, but generally one-third to one-half remains. This is a procedure that may be planned in two stages to achieve the best fullness. The procedure can be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as brow lift or eyelid surgery.
Contact the Aesthetic Center for Breast and Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Sutton Graham is dedicated to providing quality injectable skin treatments to patients of his practice in Greenville, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® and more. To learn more about how Dr. Graham can help you rejuvenate your skin, contact our office to schedule a consultation.