DERMAL (SOFT TISSUE) FILLERS
The popularity of injectable dermal fillers surged dramatically in 2013, with approximately 2.2 million treatments performed in the United States, up a remarkable 13% from 2012. This growth trend is likely to continue as more individuals become aware of the numerous advantages offered by this category of non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments.
Dermal fillers offer many of the aesthetic benefits of a surgical facelift at a much lower cost, and without the need for any incisions, anesthesia, or post-procedural downtime. The convenience, safety, and effectiveness of dermal fillers allow patients to conveniently schedule these powerfully revitalizing 30-minute skin treatments into their busy lives with minimal disruption to their normal activities. Additionally, dermal fillers offer the benefit of immediate results—patients can see the visual aesthetic improvements to their facial appearance directly after their treatment, and will leave the office looking youthfully refreshed and well-rested.
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At Muse Plastic Surgery, located in Atlanta, Georgia, esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones is pleased to offer a variety of injectable dermal filler options, and will work closely with you to select the appropriate dermal filler (or combination of fillers) to bring your cosmetic goals to fruition.
DERMAL FILLER OPTIONS
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an element that originates in our connective skin tissue, and possesses the unique ability to draw and hold water, thereby facilitating the vital hydration and youthful “plumping” effect on the skin. HA-based dermal fillers work to counteract the natural decline in the body’s hyaluronic acid levels that takes place as we age, and these fillers can be utilized to treat a number of common aesthetic problems, such as: deep facial folds, wrinkles, and lines; hollow or sagging cheeks; prominent scars; thin lips; and depleted facial volume.
- JUVÉDERM® instantly replenishes lost volume to the skin, filling in aesthetically undesirable facial folds and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® is FDA-approved to provide long-lasting results (up to one year from initial treatment), and is an excellent product for lip augmentation procedures. JUVÉDERM® injections can be performed on all skin types and ethnic groups, and its smooth texture makes it a safe choice for patients with thin, sensitive skin.
- Restylane® is an appropriate choice for patients seeking to add volume to their face and lips, or who would like to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds and lines. Because Restylane® is comprised of biocompatible, non-animal- based hyaluronic acid, is safe for use on patients with allergies. The average Restylane® treatment can last from 6-18 months, depending upon the location of the injections and how quickly the patient’s body metabolizes the filler.
Non-Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
- Radiesse® and Sculptra® are non-hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that restore lost volume to the face, especially in the temple and cheek areas, where volume depletion is typically the most noticeable. Both Sculptra® and Radiesse® augment facial volume by initiating the body’s natural production of collagen; however, Radiesse offers faster results, because in addition to stimulating collagen production, it also enhances facial volume on its own. These fillers offer long-lasting results (Sculptra—up to two years, Radiesse—up to one year) and are frequently employed for aesthetic enhancement purposes, such as: jaw line contouring; lip augmentation; nose sculpting, cheek contouring; laugh line correction; hand rejuvenation; and chin molding.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones focuses not on changing the core aesthetic components of his patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Dr. Jones believes in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your dermal filler treatment options and procedural details to ensure that you feel completely comfortable about your cosmetic treatment.
If you would like additional information about having your dermal filler injections performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones.