Restoring a “Baby Face” with Facial Fillers

Traditional facial procedures like facelift and eyelid surgery are known to address the signs of aging and restore a more rested, youthful appearance. In addition to surgical procedures, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman also provides non-surgical treatments including Botox® and facial fillers to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. In a recent New York Times article, the term “baby face” was coined by patients who are seeking the round, plump cheeks that associate with a younger faces. Facial fillers are typically injected into targeted areas of the face where wrinkles appear, but now physicians have begun injecting fillers into cheeks for a fuller, lifted result.

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During consultation, Dr. Whiteman discusses treatment plans with each patient to address their concerns. Facial fillers such as Juvéderm® and Expression® are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human skin. Fillers stimulate skin to produce more of its own collagen so treatments last longer, typically up to a year or two.

As one of the most prominent areas of the face, the cheeks may deflate and show excess skin as age and gravity takes its toll. These fillers re-plump areas where creases and furrows develop while also lifting folds. Facial fillers are a great non-surgical alternative to cheek implants or facelift surgery as anti-aging treatments. Many patients choose injectables as there is minimal downtime and no surgery, scars, or incisions required.

For more information about facial plastic surgery at Southern Plastic Surgery, please contact us to schedule an in-office consultation. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

Expression® Facial Filler Now Available at Southern Plastic Surgery

For patients who are not quite ready for a surgical procedure, Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to address minor to moderate skin conditions. Dr. Whiteman offers various cosmetic injectables to reduce wrinkling and replenish areas of lost volume. For example, Botox® and Dysport® relax facial muscles to smooth wrinkles and furrows while facial fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® provide volume. Recently, Dr. Whiteman added the newest facial filler on the market, Expression®, to his menu of facial rejuvenation options. Since this product is new to patients, Dr. Whiteman has answered frequently asked questions about Expression® below.expression facial filler atlanta ga

What is Expression® and where can it be administered?
Like Juvéderm®, Expression® is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural complex sugar found in the human body, which is injected into any facial area to address the signs of aging. However, it can be used near the eyes, on the forehead, and on the cheeks to add volume. Shallow injections may also be made near the lips and nasolabial folds.

How is it different from other injectables?
Expression® contains a pathogen-free medium, Bacillus Subtilis, making it 100 percent free of animal-based materials. Upon injection, Expression® does not draw water to the site so there is minimal swelling and bruising. Since it is made of HA and natural substances, results can be reversed if patients are unsatisfied.

What is treatment like?
Expression® is available in a 1.5 mL syringe. Prior to injection, Dr. Whiteman will discuss treatment areas and expected results with each patient. Lidocaine is applied to areas of treatment to reduce discomfort. The full procedure takes about 10 minutes.

What kind of results should I expect?
Patients can see results almost immediately after the procedure. There is minimal downtime and most patients typically return to normal activity following the procedure. Expression® typically smoothes fine lines, wrinkles, and folds for 6-12 months after treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation or other procedures, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.

 

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.