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Injectable/Filler Treatments

As we age, we lose the collagen in our tissue that helps our faces appear firm and youthful. Fine lines and wrinkles can begin to develop, aging your appearance. These issues often aren’t severe enough to warrant surgical intervention, but they are significant enough to require some form of correction. Injectable treatments are non-surgical procedures designed to provide facial rejuvenation for a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Benefits of Injectables and Fillers

Reduces Age Lines

A loss of collagen in the skin can cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop. Wrinkles are one of the most noticeable signs of aging. They commonly occur around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Injectable treatments help improve the appearance of wrinkles to erase signs of aging.

Improves the Appearance of Dark Circles

The thin tissue under the eyes can reveal dark circles. This discoloration can contribute to a constantly fatigued appearance that unnecessarily ages the face. Injectables help plump the under eye tissue to treat the appearance of dark circles.

Creates Fuller Lips

Full lips can enhance your facial appearance, while small lips can detract from your natural beauty. Injectable treatments can be used to add volume to naturally thin lips or lips that have lost volume during the aging process.

Restores Volume

Overall volume loss is common during the aging process. It occurs most often around the cheekbones and jawline. Injectable treatments add volume, which plumps and brightens the face for a more youthful appearance

Injectables and Fillers Choices

BOTOX® Cosmetic

  • A nerve inhibitor that paralyzes the facial muscle, preventing wrinkles from forming
  • Treats crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines
  • Takes 7 to 10 days for noticeable results
  • The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last 4 to 6 months
  • Repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results


  • A nerve inhibitor that prevents the movement of wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, allowing the skin to smooth out
  • Treats frown lines
  • Takes 3 to 5 days for noticeable results
  • The effects of Dysport® last 3 to 4 months
  • Patients see continuous improvement with repeat treatments


  • The Restylane® family of products are hyaluronic acid fillers that restore volume and add fullness to the facial tissues
  • Treats nasolabial folds and other wrinkles around the mouth
  • Provides wrinkle correction for 9 to 12 months
  • Can be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21
  • Provides lip enhancement for 6 months
  • Restylane-L® and Perlane-L® contain lidocaine for pain-free treatments


  • A hyaluronic acid filler that fills in fine lines
  • Treats moderate to severe nasolabial folds
  • Provides wrinkle correction for 9 to 12 months
  • Achieves smooth, natural-looking results
  • JUVÉDERM® contains lidocaine for pain-free treatments


  • A hyaluronic acid filler that restores volume to the face
  • Treats hollow cheeks and age-related volume loss
  • Provides non-surgical cheek and jaw augmentation for patients 21 years or older
  • Restored volume lasts up to 2 years
  • Creates a smooth, youthful facial contour

Sculptra® Aesthetic

  • Stimulates collagen growth to restore lost facial volume and improve signs of facial aging
  • Treats nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines (laugh lines), and chin wrinkles
  • Typically takes 3 treatments over the course of a few months
  • Achieves natural-looking results
  • Results emerge gradually and can last more than 2 years


  • Q. What side effects may occur after an injectable treatment?

    A. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness and the injection site. These are temporary and should subside within the day. Although rare, some patients may experience a negative skin reaction. Inform your surgeon of all allergies prior to your treatment.

  • Q. How long does it take to perform an injectable treatment?

    A. Depending on the extent of correction needed, most treatments take between 20 and 45 minutes to perform.

  • Q. Will I need repeat treatments?

    A. Injectable treatments provide temporary correction; most patients will need repeat treatments to maintain smoother, more youthful skin.

  • Q. How much does an injectable treatment cost?

    A. The exact cost of an injectable treatment depends on the extent of correction needed and the number of areas treated.

  • Q. Do injectables correct sagging facial skin?

    A. Injectable treatments target volume loss and wrinkles. Sagging skin can be treated with FotoFacial®-AgeDelay™ treatments, which use Broad Band Light Therapy to tighten the surface of the skin.

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