Advances in cosmetic technology have produced a great many procedures that can make you look years younger without surgery. At our Atlanta, Georgia office, we offer Restylane® and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to our patients. We invite you to read on to learn more about the different types of injectable treatments, or contact our office to set up a consultation.
Our skin rejuvenation patients are invited to explore our Non-Surgical Skin Care Package, a compilations of items and consultations designed to help you get the most out of your treatment. Our Laser resurfacing patients are invited to learn more about our Facial Rejuvenation Package as well.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Restylane Silk
- Non-Surgical Skin Care Package
- Laser Resurfacing (Laser Peel)
- Facial Rejuvenation Package
Fast and nearly painless, one of the most popular procedures at our Atlanta, Georgia office is injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® injections are excellent for removing fine facial lines, frown lines, and other facial wrinkles caused by muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles, and its effects can last for several months or longer.
BOTOX® injections can effectively treat facial wrinkles, though very differently than other facial treatments. While most facial injectables fill areas of the face which are lacking in supportive tissue or fat deposits, BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the release of certain chemicals in facial muscles, preventing them from contracting and forming wrinkles. Both procedures are sometimes referred to as a “lunch-hour procedure,” as they take very little time to perform and there is almost no recovery time whatsoever.
Dr. Whiteman is one of the few physicians in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a BOTOX® injector! This exclusive platinum status is only awarded to physicians with a high level experience in safely using Allergan products.
Other popular Allergan cosmetic products falling under Dr. Whiteman’s Platinum Level status include: Juvederm®, Latisse® eyelash treatments, and Natrelle® breast implants. Contact our Atlanta, Georgia office to find more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
Restylane® is a safe and natural facial filler composed of specially synthesized hyaluronic acid, a compound naturally occurring in the human body. Restylane® is designed to reduce deep facial wrinkles and remove fine facial lines. It is also used to enhance lips and cheeks, and to provide volume where facial tissue has been lost over time. Restylane® is an FDA-approved wrinkle treatment .
Hyaluronic acid works by restoring volume to areas of the face that may have become depressed, and there is little chance of allergic reaction. It has been our experience that patients to our Atlanta office find that the results of Restylane® injections can last from six to nine months, if not longer. Dr. Whiteman has been performing these cosmetic injections for over six years, and uses advanced techniques to produce the best possible look for his patients.
FDA-approved Restylane® Silk provides subtle plumping of the lips. In comparison to the original Restylane® formula, Restylane® Silk is a “lighter” version because it is able to utilize a smaller granular substance that is able to get deeper into the delicate lines around the mouth so the results are subtle and patients can avoid “duck lips”. Recommended only for patients 21 and older, Restylane® Silk results can last 6-12 months and be safely repeated to maintain prolonged results.
Juvederm® is an FDA approved facial filler produced from hyaluronic acid, similar to Restylane®, with results lasting up to a whole year. Juvederm® uses a unique technology known as Hylacross™ that results in a much smoother filler than its competitors; the hyaluronic acid is essentially a part of the filler. Since this means injected sites will not appear bumpy, it is possible to use more Juvederm® in a single location, within safe reason. This is one of the reasons why, for deeper wrinkles on the face or areas that have lost volume due to age (such as the cheeks), Juvederm® is recommended. This way, you can replenish the volume lost in your face and have a natural-looking result thanks to the Hylacross™ technology found in Juvederm®.
In a similar vein to Juvederm® is the facial filler Perlane®, also produced from hyaluronic acid but works in a slightly different way so all patients will get the best filler for their needs. While not limited to Perlane®, it is important to note research is starting to indicate that long-term use of hyaluronic acid-based fillers may improve the body’s natural production of collagen, further reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Perlane® consists of particles of hyaluronic acid suspended inside of the gel and will produce results for at least 6 months.
Southern Plastic Surgery is now offering Expression®, an FDA approved facial filler created by the developers of Radiesse®. Similar to other facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm®, Expression® is a smooth gel consisting of hyaluronic acid (HA) that restores lost volume and smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines. It is used to smooth and add volume to areas around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Shorter injections can be applied to the lips and nasolabial folds to reduce wrinkles and deeper folds.
Unlike other facial fillers, Expression® does not retain water upon injection so swelling is significantly reduced. With less swelling, patients can benefit from minimal discomfort during treatment, shorter downtime, and visible results after injection is complete. Expression® is 100 percent free of animal-derived materials and instead, features the natural, pathogen-free medium Bacillus Subtilis. Since Expression® consists of HA and natural materials, results can be reversed if patients are unhappy with results. Depending on each patient’s needs, multiple injection sites may be necessary. Expression® requires no downtime and results typically last 6 months to a year.
Southern Plastic Surgery is now offering the newest addition to the injectable filler family, Dysport®. Dysport® was developed as an alternative to BOTOX® by the pharmaceutical company Medicis, the makers of Restylane™, and has the similar effects of facial wrinkle removal. Not only does Dysport® smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, between the eyes, and forehead – but it can also prevent you from deepening the existing lines caused from the natural movements of the face. Dysport® works by injection of a highly purified protein that serves to relax the muscles in the face, leaving you with a younger, smoother, more refreshed look.®
While Dysport® is used primarily for the treatment of wrinkles, it is also effective in the treatment of migraine headaches, excessive sweating of the armpits, and relief from eye and neck muscle spasms.
Dysport® Cosmetic is fast and simple, requiring no downtime and rendering virtually painless. Like BOTOX®, results typically last 6 months. Contact Dr. Whiteman to learn more about injectable fillers and to learn if Dysport® or BOTOX® are right for you.
Similar to Juvederm® and Restylane® , Radiesse® is a dermal filler used to re-plump areas of the face such as: smile lines (wrinkles around the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (wrinkles on the cheeks), and the jowls that thin in response to collagen loss caused by aging. Radiesse® can also be used to rejuvenate the appearance of hands. Unlike the aforementioned fillers, the hylauronic acid molecules within Radiesse® are better able to fill the deeper wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. Most patients report visible improvement in wrinkles and facial volume up to a year after the initial injection. FDA approved for injection with local anesthetic lidocaine, Radiesse® also stimulates the body’s own ability to produce collagen; bettering the body’s ability to combat the formation of new facial lines and wrinkles.
During laser resurfacing, a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is used to remove areas of damaged or wrinkled skin, layer by layer. The procedure is most commonly used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. However, it is also effective in treating facial scars and areas of uneven pigmentation. Laser skin resurfacing may be performed on the whole face or in specific regions, depending on your individual needs.
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The newest FDA-approved nonsurgical fat reduction treatment Kybella™ is specifically promoted to treat the fat that accumulates below the chin, or often referred to as a double chin. Kybella™ is made of a naturally-occurring substance presently found in our bodies, called deoxycholic acid which is a molecule that helps the body breakdown and absorb dietary fat. During a short, 15-20 minute series of injections into the submental fat below your chin, Kybella™ nonsurgical fat reduction starts to work by destroying the fat cells so they can no longer accumulate fat. After treatment, Kybella™ patients see improved, younger-looking contours and a slimmer profile.
You can contact us if you’d like to learn more about the non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments we offer. Our dedicated staff is here to help you look and feel your best!