Cosmetic Injectables: Beyond Wrinkles

dysport atlanta georgiaThere are many benefits to cosmetic injectables: they work as anti-aging treatments, require little to no downtime, can be done on your lunch break and require no hospital stays, to name a few.  There are quite a few cosmetic injectable brands on the market today that each work to address a variety of aesthetic concerns for patients.  While they are most notably known for slowing down the progression of aging, cosmetic injectables are very dynamic and beneficial for much more than just fine lines and wrinkles.

Let’s take a look at three key areas that can benefit from cosmetic injectables:

Face – We all go through different stages of aging.  For some of us we spend summers outdoor and the sun’s powerful UV rays break down the collagen in the skin, making the skin sag and appear more aged than those who stay indoors.  For others, their genetic makeup simply shows fine lines and wrinkles at earlier stages in life.  To tackle these facial concerns we have two options within the injectables family: Botox®/Dysport® or facial fillers.  Botox® and Dysport® are two main brands of cosmetic injectables (both FDA approved to produce the same results but made by different manufacturers) used to treat expression lines (fine lines and wrinkles) on the upper part of the face.  They work by relaxing the muscles in the face that cause expression to create a smoother, less furrowed appearance.  Then we have facial fillers, which as the name would suggest fills areas of the face.  Made from naturally-occurring substances found in the human body, facial fillers restore areas of the face that have sunken in or could use added volume (such as the cheeks, lips and around the mouth), in addition to smoothing wrinkles and lines.  All cosmetic injectables provide temporary relief (results vary from six months to over a year depending on the specific injectable you choose) but can safely be repeated to maintain your cosmetic injectable results.

Hands – Our hands are exposed to all kinds of harmful elements and one of the dead giveaways of our age.  As we age, our skin becomes thinner and the veins more prominent – often creating a skeletal look for some patients.  Just this past June, Radiesse® was FDA-approved for the use of hand rejuvenation.  Hand rejuvenation using Radiesse® works similarly to the way treatments are administered for areas of the face; predetermined areas that could use more volume are determined and Radiesse® is administered in a short series of injections.  Once the filler has been injected, it is massaged into the hands to create an even look that covers soft tissue and reduces the appearance of veins and tendons in the hands.  Results are immediate and can last up to two years.

Nose – This is probably the least known option for cosmetic injectables.  For patients who have a sunken nose or simply want more volume added to reduce a flattened appearance, facial Juvéderm®, Expression® and Restylane® can revitalize the nose and the surrounding areas.  Fillers can be injected directly into the tip, base or bridge of the nose to produce a natural, more balanced look.  The results are not permanent as they are with a rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedure, but additional treatments over time can help to maintain the results.

If you’re interested in trying Dysport®, we’re having a flash sale with special pricing for the first 15 patients!  See the flyer for details or contact Southern Plastic Surgery to book your appointment.  To learn about hand rejuvenation, cosmetic injectables or the cosmetic treatments offered at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please don’t hesitate to reach out for more information.  Stay up to date on the latest cosmetic plastic surgery and skincare news by following me, Dr. David Whiteman, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Save on Restylane and Dysport this holiday season!

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Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce specially priced Restylane® and Dysport® facial rejuvenation treatments this holiday season. From now until December 31st, patients can receive a combination Restylane® and Dysport® treatment for $875 or $50 off an individual purchase of Restylane® or Dysport®. Restylane® is an FDA-approved injectable facial filler to treat deep facial wrinkles and fine lines. It’s also used to enhance lips and cheeks, and to provide volume where facial tissue has been lost. Dysport® also smoothes wrinkles and fine lines, while also preventing existing lines from deepening. This injectable filler works by relaxing the muscles in the face to provide a smoother appearance.

Both of these facial rejuvenation treatments are minimally-invasive and require very little downtime. Look younger and more refreshed with these specials from now until the New Year. For more information on these injectables or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

Facial Rejuvenation Savings Ignite March Madness at Southern Plastic Surgery

southern plastic surgeryIf you’ve been putting off facial rejuvenation, you may have trouble finding a good excuse not to receive your favorite cosmetic injectables this month at Southern Plastic Surgery. Offering savings and rebates on Dysport®, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®, you can save big on a complete facial rejuvenation with your favorite injectables. Read below to learn more about the specific discount details.

Dysport®: Now through March 31st, 2012, Southern Plastic Surgery patients can save $50 on Dysport® injections. All you have to do is sign up online at www.dysportusa.com to become a member, complete the rebate redemption form (online or provided by Dr. David Whiteman), and mail in the itemized receipt and rebate redemption form within 30 days of your Dysport® treatment. Similar to Botox®, Dysport® works to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead and between the eyes.

Botox®: Patients can save up to $200 on Botox® treatments this year. First, you must sign up for the Brilliant Distinctions® Program and receive your initial Botox® treatment before April 30th, 2012. You will receive a $50 rebate via email after the first treatment and 200 Brilliant Distinction® member points (or $25 off the next treatment). Then, participating patients will receive another $50 email rebate in three months, bringing the total to $75 off the second Botox® treatment. If you use this rebate within three months of receiving it, you will receive yet another 200 Brilliant Distinctions® points and another $50 email rebate to save $75 on your third Botox® treatment.

Restylane® and Perlane®: On top of the manufacturer’s rebates available this month, Dr. Whiteman’s patients can save an extra $100 on a syringe of Restylane® or Perlane®. You can still save $40 per milliliter on Restylane® (2 mL minimum, 9 mL maximum) or Restylane-L® (2 mL minimum, 6 mL maximum limit) through March 31st, 2012. For those deeper wrinkles be sure to take advantage of saving $50 per mL of Perlane® or Perlane-L® (1 mL minimum and 6 mL maximum limit). All you have to do to receive this mail-in rebate is schedule your treatment before March 31st and send in the Restylane® redemption form (must be postmarked prior to April 30th, 2012). You must also include the product box (with hologram) and your itemized receipt (they do not accept credit card receipts).

Juvéderm®: Through March 31st, 2012, our patients can buy one syringe of Juvéderm® XC and receive half off their second syringe. Perfect for filling in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume, Juvéderm® results can last up to a year. To top off this deal, Brilliant Distinctions® members will earn 400 points through this purchase that can be used for $50 off their next Botox®, Juvéderm® or Latisse® purchase.

It doesn’t matter which type of cosmetic injectable you prefer—this March you can take your pick and still take advantage of savings. You can choose to relax wrinkle-causing muscles on the forehead or between the eyes with Botox® or Dysport® or to fill in deep wrinkles and areas of lost volume with facial fillers like Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvéderm®. Remember, you can also pair muscle-relaxing injectables with facial fillers for overall facial rejuvenation. If you’re not already a member of Brilliant Distinctions®, be sure to register online  for this free loyalty program to receive added savings by gaining points for using Botox®, Latisse®, and Juvéderm®.

If you’re interested in learning more about the plastic surgery procedures Dr. Whiteman performs, browse our website or contact our office to schedule a consultation. Be sure to find Dr. Whiteman on Facebook and Twitter  for plastic surgery news and updates.