Injectable facial fillers and Botox® have become extremely popular in recent years because of the dramatic improvements they can make by diminishing lines, creases, and other signs of aging. Moreover, these treatments are non-surgical and can be performed with minimal patient discomfort and recovery time.
At Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of cosmetic injectable treatments to meet the many individual needs of our patients. Below is a list of the most popular injectables available:
- Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Refyne
- Restylane® Defyne
- Juvederm® Voluma
- Juvederm® Volbella
What’s the difference between Dermal Fillers and other Injectables?
Botox & Dysport
Candidates for Injectable Fillers
Candidates for injectable fillers exhibit some signs of aging and feel that they could benefit from smoother, plumper facial tissues. They may have laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, or facial creases or hollowing due to the aging process. In cases of extreme drooping or creasing of the skin, a facelift or browlift surgery may be more appropriate. Botox® and Dysport® are a popular option for patients who have moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, moderate to severe horizontal lines on their forehead, and crow’s feet lines around their eyes. Restylane®, Sculptra®, and Juvederm® injectable treatments are more appropriate for those who have experienced facial lines and creasing in other areas of the face. Restylane® Silk and Juvederm® Volbella are recommended for plumping lips or to fill the fine lines around your mouth. Kybella® is a non-surgical, cosmetic injectable that permanently destroys fat or submental fullness beneath the chin otherwise known as a “double chin.” Restylane® Lyft and Juvederm® Voluma both add volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance.
The injection procedure typically takes only a few minutes and is relatively painless. The injectables are added with a small needle at several points in the treatment area. If the patient requests, we may apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure.
Though injecting fillers is a relatively simple procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon who understands the aesthetic result you want for your face. One who understands the result you are looking for and recognizes that different faces require different approaches to treatment is invaluable. Dr. Robinson has over 20 years of experience in improving facial aesthetics and has limited his practice to face surgeries. For this reason, he is uniquely qualified to inject Botox® Cosmetic or any of the fillers that he uses.
We offer all cosmetic injectable treatments at both our Alpharetta or Dunwoody offices, both near Atlanta and convenient for most of our patients.
Botox® and Dysport®
Botox® and Dysport® are designed to correct facial lines and wrinkles by relaxing muscles that can cause these signs of aging. Learn more about the benefits of Botox® and Dysport® by clicking here.
Sculptra® is a bio-stimulator that stimulates your body to create its own collagen. Your results are natural, progressive and long lasting. Patients LOVE this because your skin looks better over time, leaving people guessing at how you look so good and young!
Dr. Robinson is a National Trainer for Sculptra® and is honored to always be recruited and trusted by Galderma Aesthetics to continue to train other physicians on administering Sculptra Aesthestic nationwide. Learn more about the benefits of Sculptra® by clicking here.
Restylane® and Juvederm™ Injectable Gel (hyaluronic based fillers)
These dermal fillers are used to add volume to lips and fill wrinkles. Smoother dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm™ Injectable Gel are used for plumping lips and filling fine lines around the lips and eyes. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin and is gradually reabsorbed by the body. These fillers create a youthful appearance lasting from four to eight months depending on the area of treatment and metabolic factors of the patient.
Introducing Restylane® Silk, the first and only FDA-Approved filler designed specifically for the treatment of the lips and the lines around them. Restylane® Silk’s unique, refined formulation is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. Click here to learn more from Dr. Robinson regarding Restylane Silk.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved, long-lasting filler primarily used to treat deep lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds) and lines running down from the corners of the lower lip (marionette lines). It is also used to correct scar indentations. Radiesse® consist of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite which is the principal inorganic component of bone, teeth and dental calculus that provides a longer correction of up to two years and stimulates the production of collagen.
Lower-lid Liquid Lift
This hot new application for facial fillers, the “Lower-lid Liquid Lift” was advanced by Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Burke Robinson, FACS.
The Lower-lid Liquid Lift restores youthfulness to the eyes with use of a dermal filler like Sculptra® or Restylane® to volumize and support this under eyelid area. Correction of the tear trough area improves the appearance of dark circles and loose, wrinkly skin of the lower eyelids.
Often, dark circles are the result of fat bulging in the lower eyelid that is exaggerated by loss of volume that creates a hollow area called the “tear trough.” By injecting a dermal filler into this “tear-trough” area, there is less shadow and therefore improvement in dark circles, making you look more youthful and rested.
Recovery & Results
There is very little recovery time involved with injectables. No bandaging of the area is needed. You can continue to live your life as normal, including wearing makeup, immediately afterward. There may be some minor discomfort immediately after treatment. If there is any redness in the treatment area, it typically disappears within 24 hours. Facial lines and creasing will be diminished, and you will be able to see your final results in a few days. Patients should keep in mind that the results are not permanent – another visit to Dr. Robinson will probably be required to maintain your results.