Guide to Cosmetic Injectables

When it comes to preventing the aging process, there are multiple non-surgical procedures that can aid in keeping you looking young. With all the numerous injectables that’re on the market now, it is almost impossible to keep up with the available options and their differences. At Southern Plastic Surgery P.C., Dr. David Whiteman has been performing cosmetic injectable treatments for over 20 years, which helps ensure his patients’ outstanding, long lasting results with his skin rejuvenation treatments. Here’s a breakdown of the FDA-approved cosmetic injectables that we offer:

cosmetic injections atlanta gaBOTOX® Cosmetic: Dr. Whiteman is one of the few double board-certified plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area to have achieved “Platinum Level Status” as a BOTOX® injector. This title is only awarded to physicians with an expertise in safely using Allergan® products. BOTOX®, also known as a “lunch-hour procedure,” because it takes very little time to perform, is FDA-approved for the following three areas: crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the wrinkles in between and around the eyes. BOTOX® is also used to temporarily remove frown lines, fine lines and other types of facial wrinkles caused by expression and its effects can last for several months or longer.

Restylane®: This FDA-approved injectable reduces deep facial wrinkles and removes fine lines. This wrinkle treatment provides volume to areas of the face that have depleted over time such as the areas around the mouth and can also be used to enhance cheeks and lips.

Expression®: Also FDA-approved, Expression® consists of hyaluronic acid that smoothes away wrinkles and fine lines and restores depleted volume. The filler addresses areas around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. It can also be applied to the lips and nasolabial folds using shorter injections. Expression® requires no downtime, with results typically lasting 6 months to a year.

Juvéderm®: Using Hylacross™ technology, Juvéderm® is a smoother facial filler than other injectables, causing injected sites to not appear bumpy. Juvéderm® replenishes lost volume in your face including the cheeks, chin, and lips and also provides a natural looking appearance, with results lasting up to 18 months. Dr. Whiteman also offers Juvéderm Voluma™ XC, and Juvéderm XL with Lidocaine to help minimize any minor discomfort.

Dysport®: This injectable is used to treat expression lines such as wrinkles and fine lines between and around the eyes, and the forehead. It also has the extra benefit of treating migraines, excessive sweating of the armpits, and helps relieve spasms in the neck and eye muscles. Dysport® requires no downtime and results typically last 6 months.

Radiesse®: Re-plumps smile lines, wrinkles on the cheeks, and the jowls that diminish in reaction to collagen loss caused by aging. The hylauronic acid molecules within Radiesse® address deeper wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. The filler can also be used to address the aging of hands. Most patients have seen visible improvement in wrinkles and facial volume up to a year after their first injection.
For more information about facial rejuvenation with Dr. Whiteman, please contact us to schedule an in-office consultation. Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.

7 Anti-Aging Foods with Benefits

When you see commercials on TV for products that claim “you’ll see a more youthful appearance in just weeks,” you may be tempted to fall into the trap, but what if you could turn back the clock with just taking a bite out of some of your favorite grocery items?  Dr. David Whiteman always encourages his patients to maintain a pro-active healthy lifestyle and by giving your body the nutrients it needs, you will begin to see a difference in your complexion and according to Huffington Post, these seven foods can help do the trick:anti-aging-foods-health-advice

  • Berries: Whether you’re grabbing a handful of fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, each contain antioxidants and an excellent source of Vitamin C that promotes healthy cells and help to fight against diseases such as cancer or diabetes.
  • Oranges: Packed with Vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system, oranges contain natural anti-oxidants which help eliminate the toxins throughout your body that cause wrinkles, age spots, and dry skin.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin C, copper, Biotin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 and fiber which are beneficial in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin texture. Incorporating foods with vitamin-rich qualities is just as beneficial as maintaining your skincare regimen.
  • Carrots: Just one carrot is packed with beta carotene which helps to prevent illnesses, disease and most importantly, aging. The vegetable also contains Vitamin A which gives you a healthy scalp and brings shine to your hair.
  • Broccoli: Containing a chemical called “sulforaphane,” broccoli prevents free radicals from causing you to age and also helps to fight cardiovascular disease, joint diseases and diabetes.
  • Avocado: Avocados contain biotin which can aide in healthy skin and contain specific amino acids and anti-oxidants that reduce age spots, inflammation and heals injuries. It’s important to remember that allowing yourself to properly heal can maximize your plastic surgery results.
  • Plain Low-Fat Greek Yogurt: Yogurt offers calcium and protein, which both aide in bone and muscle building, and also boosts teeth enamel and helps with the appearance of wrinkles.

 

For patients with more extensive signs of aging desiring more-permanent results, contact us for information on our services. Connect with Dr. Whiteman and his Southern Plastic Surgery family on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more updates on health and wellness and more.