It’s a fact: Everyone’s skin ages and matures differently. Because we all face different needs, there’s not one quick fix for our unique problem areas. Dr. Doppelt and his staff understand individualized concerns and offer a variety of injectable treatments designed to target and treat all kinds of problems associated with aging, ranging from wrinkles, lines, folds to loss of volume. Keep reading to learn more about a few common injectable treatments and the solutions they offer for aging concerns.
Made by Allergan, Botox is a brand name for a chemical called botulinum toxin type A. Though botulinum toxin has been studied since the 1820s (really), it was approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles and facial lines in 2002. Dr. Doppelt uses Botox to treat moderate to severe lines in between eyebrows (called glabellar lines), crow’s feet around the sides of the eye, lines around the mouth area and chin, and forehead lines.
Botox works to smooth these lines because it relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients will see lines smooth within a week of treatment and enjoy results lasting several months or more.
This popular facial filler comes in several “flavors” including Volbella and Ultra XC for lips, Vollure for fine lines around the mouth, and Voluma for the cheeks. Each option is a formula of injectable hyaluronic acid that can be used to fill in lines and contour cheeks, plump limps and smooth lines. Results are generally instant.
Your treatment goals depend on which formula is used: Juvéderm Voluma XC is an injectable gel that can be used to add volume to the cheek area and correct age-related volume loss; Juvéderm XC can be used to smooth out moderate to severe parentheses lines, frown lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth; and Juvéderm Ultra XC is used to plump lips for a fuller, more youthful pout.
Another dermal filler, Radiesse and Radiesse (+) are used to treat and fill facial lines and wrinkles. What makes Radiesse unique and separates it from other treatments is that it is the only FDA-approved treatment that can also be used to help smooth out wrinkles and volume loss on the hands.
When it comes to hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm isn’t the only option: Restylane, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft all promise youthful results, too. This line of fillers can enhance your facial features smoothing away moderate and severe wrinkles and fine lines, create fuller lips, and add lift and volume to the cheeks with long-lasting results.
Restylane is a versatile filler is that can be used to increase the fullness and smoothness of the facial skin to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restalane Silk is specifically formulated for use in and around the lips, and can he used to add fullness to the lips and fill lines around your mouth. Restylane Lyft, formerly branded as Perlane, is used to contour and sculpt the cheeks to create fullness and return volume lost with age.
With results lasting up to two years, Sculptra Aesthetic offers a unique solution to the aging process. Sculptra is used to add volume to areas of the face and chin to create a softer, more natural and more youthful look. This formula of poly-L-lactic acid is designed to build your skin’s production of collagen as it gradually disappears to create results that can last up to two years.
Most patients require 2 or 3 treatments, delivered 6-10 weeks apart. Follow up treatments delivered annually can extend Scupltra’s results.
With so many options, the only way to be sure which injectable treatment is best for your skin concerns is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Doppelt by calling (865) 474-8800. Start your anti-aging journey today!