Injectables: Rejuvenate Your Features Without Surgery
Your skin is one of the most telling signs of aging. Due to constant sun exposure, collagen loss, and other factors, your skin might show wrinkles, frown lines, and spots that make you look older than your actual age. While facial cosmetic surgery can address these concerns in their most advanced stages, a non-surgical dermal filler can correct your mild to moderate concerns without having to undergo surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Sutton Graham provides many minimally invasive alternatives to surgery for patients in Greenville, SC, and the surrounding areas. We also have two nurses at our practice who can perform injectable treatment, Sara Christine, FPN-C and Lyn Smeak, RN. During your consultation at Aesthetic Center Greenville, we can design a custom treatment plan that helps you achieve your beauty goals.
Correct Facial Lines and Wrinkles with Injectables
The practitioners at the Aesthetic Center Greenville are skilled in administrating both dermal fillers and wrinkle-reducing agents to give you a more youthful and refreshed look. We have many options available, and Dr. Graham and his team can help you find a treatment that is appropriate for your concerns.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
In general, dermal fillers can help address age and stress-related concerns, such as:
- Loose skin
- Acne and acne scars
- Thin lips
If you are considering dermal fillers, you should maintain realistic expectations about what treatment can do for you. More extensive concerns, including sagging, drooping skin, may be more effectively treated with a procedure such as a facelift or brow lift.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
For the right patient, dermal fillers offer various benefits over cosmetic surgery, including:
- Short treatment time: Most treatments are usually performed in under one hour.
- Virtually no downtime: Because they do not require incisions or anesthesia, most fillers require no downtime.
- Natural-looking results: Dr. Graham conservatively applies fillers so that your results will be gradually visible over time.
These benefits have made dermal fillers increasingly popular with patients over the last few years.
Designing Your Custom Treatment Plan
During your initial consultation, Dr. Graham will review your concerns to determine whether dermal fillers are the best treatment option. Where necessary, he can combine non-invasive fillers with conservative surgical procedures. Depending on your unique concerns, he can also create a treatment plan that stages the procedures out over several weeks to help you achieve the most comprehensive results.
Administering Dermal Fillers
When planning your treatment, Dr. Graham will ask you to make several expressions with your face. This allows him to see where your fine lines and wrinkles reside and administer the injections where appropriate. Most dermal fillers can be administered without anesthesia. But if you are sensitive to pain, Dr. Graham can apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Dermal fillers are a very safe, relatively simple way to restore volume and plumpness to your features.
Dr. Graham will then use a very small needle to inject the filler into areas that need more volume. We have many types of fillers available at our practice and will choose one depending on your needs and long-term goals.
BOTOX Cosmetic are neuromodulators that selectively interfere with the nerves that control your facial muscles. When your facial muscles stop moving, the creases in your skin can begin to heal and soften. Both treatment options can also be used to:
- Prevent wrinkles
- Maintain wrinkle reduction
The results of these treatments generally last three to four months. At that time, you will need to schedule regular maintenance treatments to maintain smooth, younger-looking skin.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers are a non-permanent way for patients to smooth facial lines and correct volume loss in areas such as:
- "Parentheses" lines around the nose and mouth
- Vertical lip lines and lip volume loss
- Wrinkles at the corners of the mouth
- Cheek volume loss
- Thinning along the jawline, temples, or around the eye
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring compound found in the human body and is a key molecule in the process of skin aging. Once the provider injects the HA gel into areas of volume loss, its hydrophilic properties cause a temporary plumping effect.
Dr. Graham offers many products containing hyaluronic acid, including:
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®
During your consultation, we will help you decide which option is right for you.
We have virtually unlimited treatment options available to correct lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and other facial cosmetic concerns.
Dr. Graham can use Restylane to fill areas that lack volume. The treatment is FDA-approved for the cosmetic improvement of:
- Nasolabial folds
- Lines at the corners of the mouth
- Prejowl areas
- Wrinkles, lines, and furrows
Restylane can be administered in as little as 30 minutes. In addition to its quick application, the filler is safe and boasts long-lasting results. To maintain the results of your treatment, we recommend undergoing touch-up treatment once or twice each year.
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid treatment used to stimulate collagen production and address volume loss. In order to achieve the desired results, most patients undergo several sessions over the course of a few months. By triggering collagen production and allowing the skin to maintain elasticity and retain moisture, Sculptra gradually rejuvenates your facial features.
KYBELLA is an FDA-approved treatment designed to reduce submental fullness or excess fat under the chin. The injectable contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. When injected under the chin, it gradually destroys fat cells and deposits them from the body through natural metabolism.
Facial Fat Transfer
In some cases, Dr. Graham may choose to perform facial fat grafting. During this procedure, he will remove excess fat from areas such as the back, thighs, or abdomen and reinject it to the areas of your face that need more volume. Because this treatment uses your own body tissue, there is a decreased risk of allergic reaction. Fat transfer is often combined with other surgical procedures.
Find out Which Treatment Is Right for You
We have virtually unlimited treatment options available to correct lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and other facial cosmetic concerns. Most treatments offer a short recovery, minimal downtime, and natural-looking results. To find out which procedure will best address your concerns, schedule a consultation online or call us at (864) 676-1707.
"I am very pleased with Dr. Graham and his staff! They have been incredibly kind and helpful throughout my surgery. The post-op care has also been top notch! They always respond to my concerns right away, and I always feel well cared for, and listened to."Mary V.