As skin ages, it loses fatty tissue that results in the appearance of lines or drooping skin. Injectables – such as FDA approved Botox and JUVÉDERM – are non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to temporarily relax facial wrinkles, contour, and improve lost definition and volume. These popular procedures are often designed add volume to the cheek or lips, as well as smooth areas where facial muscle activity has caused unwanted wrinkles, like:
Injectable dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles, treat varicose and spider veins, and improve the appearance of scars. Summa Health cosmetic experts use a variety of FDA approved filler products to provide temporary or long-lasting improvement. They are very predictable and have relatively minimal risks and side effects.
A more complex injectable procedure, autologous fat injections use fat harvested from the patient's own body. The fat is re-injected into the face to enhance fullness, fill creases or build up shallow contours. It involves determining a "donor area,” such as the abdomen or buttocks, and extracting the fat through liposuction. The suctioned fat is transferred as a graft, which has to redevelop a blood supply in order to survive.
An injectable treatment is an easy and discreet outpatient procedure that usually only takes a few minutes. Most patients return to regular activity within just a few hours.
Whether you need a maintenance appointment or consultation, trust a board-certified Summa Health cosmetic specialist. Contact our plastics team today!