Fine Lines and Wrinkles
For patients who may not have the need or desire to undergo invasive surgical techniques to rejuvenate the face but desire to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore volume, there are a number of FDA-approved injectable cosmetic treatments available in today’s market. Treatments such as BOTOX® cosmetic and Dysport® can relax the wrinkle-causing muscles between the eyes, along the forehead, and around the eyes while dermal fillers such as Restlyane®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm Voluma XC™ and newly added Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC can address deep wrinkles by adding volume and contour to facial features. Dr. John L. LeRoy offers a number of popular injectable treatments to help you attain your facial rejuvenation goals without surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® work to relax wrinkles and signs of aging that can often appear around the eyes, across the forehead, and along other areas of the face. These popular non-surgical wrinkle treatments provide results lasting an average of 4-6 months and can help you significantly renew your appearance.
Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler composed of a substance that is natural to the human body (hyaluronic acid). This effective treatment can re-plump lost volume around the nose and mouth as well as address acne scars and fill lips with results lasting from 6 months to 9 months.
Perlane® is an injectable facial filler made of larger molecules of hyaluronic acid gel. Similar to the hyaluronic particles used in Restylane®, Perlane® treatment may be used to effectively re-plump areas of lost volume on the face that deplete with age. Because of the increased particle size, Perlane® is a more appropriate facial rejuvenation option for lip enhancement, smile lines, and deeper folds around the nose and mouth. Most Perlane® patients report visible improvement for 6 to 9 months following treatment.
Radiesse® helps the skin produce more collagen, helping it rejuvenate itself. This treatment can be very useful for diminishing lines between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), as well as adding volume to lines caused by environmental exposure and sun damage.
A cosmetic dermal filler rapidly growing in popularity, JUVÉDERM® can significantly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and folds along the face. This effective enhancement treatment can also be utilized to add contour and definition to areas such as the lips and cheeks. Like Restylane®, the results of Juvéderm typically last around 6 months to 9 months.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the latest facial filler from Allergan® consisting of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize patient discomfort. FDA-approved Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the go-to filler for provisionally correcting volume loss in the cheeks for noticeable results lasting up to two years.
Artefill® is a unique dermal filler that can benefit patients affected by prominent wrinkles and fine lines along the face. One of the best attributes of Artefill® is its potential for very long-lasting results. In some cases, the effects have been known to last for years.