Many people desire to rejuvenate their appearances without the use of facial plastic surgery. Alternatively, if they have already undergone face lift surgery, rhinoplasty, or eyelid surgery, they may wish to maintain their new appearances without further surgical intervention. For these patients, injectable facial fillers are an excellent way to give the face a youthful, healthy glow. At the office of Dr. John LeRoy in Atlanta, we offer facial rejuvenation treatments such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, collagen injections, and other dermal filler options.
Non-Surgical Injectables Overview
Dr. LeRoy offers non-surgical injectables which can be used alone or in combination with a surgical facelift to smooth facial wrinkles.
Restylane® is a clear, biodegradable gel derived from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Originally developed in Sweden and now available at our office in Atlanta, Restylane® is an injectable facial rejuvenation treatment used worldwide to smooth out facial wrinkles.
When a small amount of Restylane® is injected into the skin, it attaches to the water molecules that are already present in the body. As a result, the tissue underneath the skin begins to swell, effectively filling in the wrinkles in the skin’s outer layers. As Restylane® draws in more water, the skin will continue to appear fuller and smoother. On average, results of Restylane® treatment last about six months, slightly longer than BOTOX® injections.
Restylane® is different from other dermal fillers for several reasons. First, it is an all-natural substance that already occurs in the body. Also, unlike other dermal fillers, it is not derived from animal products, so there is very little chance of the body rejecting Restylane® or experiencing an allergic reaction. Although Restylane® has an excellent safety record, Dr. John LeRoy will be sure to evaluate your medical history to avoid any adverse side effects.
Radiesse® is a cosmetic filler that aids in facial rejuvenation, especially around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® is a gel-like solution that contains microspheres comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a substance already found naturally in the body. After three months, Radiesse® begins to stimulate new collagen growth, which can make the skin appear plumper and reduce the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles for up to two years.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable dermal filler that can be very effective at smoothing out deep wrinkles and creases, as well as adding volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks. JUVÉDERM® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, and typically does not require an allergy test. An ultra-fine needle will be used to inject the JUVÉDERM® solution into the areas targeted for treatment. These areas can be numbed to provide you with the most comfortable treatment possible. The entire procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and you can see the results almost immediately. Since there is usually no recovery period necessary after JUVÉDERM® treatment, you can have the procedure performed over your lunch hour.
JUVÉDERM® is known for its long-lasting results, from six to nine months or more in many cases. With JUVÉDERM®, you can add new contour and definition to facial features, as well as diminish signs of age for a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC
Dr. LeRoy is proud to announce the addition of Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, the latest facial filler from Allergan®. While the majority of popular facial fillers focus on areas of the face such as the nose, mouth, and forehead, Juvéderm Voluma™ XC specifically concentrates on shaping all three areas of the cheeks. The filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a local anesthetic which works to minimize patient discomfort, creating a more relaxed rejuvenating experience. Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the first FDA-approved filler to temporarily correct volume loss in the cheeks for results lasting up to two years.
After 24 hours, patients are typically free to continue routine activities at their discretion. Juvéderm® products are FDA-approved and recommended for patients over the age of 21.
Like Restylane® and Radiesse®, Artefill® is an injectable dermal filler that can reduce the prominence of fine lines and wrinkles. Due to its unique composition, which consists of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and bovine collagen, Artefill® is a nearly permanent wrinkle filler that offers long-lasting results.
Contact John D. LeRoy, MD
If you would like to learn more about our dermal fillers and how they can help you meet your ultimate goals, please contact Dr. LeRoy. We can answer all of your questions about these procedures and create a treatment plan designed to give you the results you desire.