Injectables

injectables atlantaAs you get older, your facial skin loses elasticity and starts to sag and droop. The underlying tissues and fat deposits on your face break down, contributing to a sunken or collapsed appearance. Years of smiling, chewing, squinting and laughing lead to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, sun exposure can further accelerate premature aging of your skin.

Injectables or soft-tissue fillers can help restore volume and fullness to your face, reversing the signs of aging. When injected beneath the skin, injectable facial fillers plum-up creased wrinkles and sunken areas of the face. They can also add fullness to your lips and cheeks. Injectables aren’t just for women, either. Men can use injectables to help them look younger and more alert. Botox® and Juvederm® are the most commonly used products for men.

botox juvederm cheek implantThese procedures are all minimally-invasive, meaning they are performed in the doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. “Cosmetic injectable treatments can be a very effective, ‘no-stress’ solution to freshen up your look and get a more youthful appearance, without having to go through surgery,” says Mark Deutsch, MD, FACS, founder of Perimeter Plastic Surgery and double board certified Atlanta plastic surgeon. Normally there is minimal discomfort during treatment, and little or no downtime following the procedure.

Perimeter Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer several types of injectable treatments, including Botox®, Juvederm®, Restylane® and Kybella®.

 

Botox®

Onabotulinumtoxin A, also known as Botox® Cosmetic, is a temporary solution to minimize and smooth “frown lines” (the lines on your forehead that are between your eyebrows) as well as neck muscle “bands,” and “crow’s feet” and “smile lines” at the corners of the eyes. Botox® works by paralyzing muscles of the face that cause your facial muscles to contract and relax.
How Botox® Works
Botox® is administered as a series of small injections, in the doctor’s office on an out-patient basis.
Results
Results are usually apparent within 3 to 7 days after treatment , and typically from 3 to 6 months (although results vary from patient to patient). Treatment time is quick—short enough that the procedure can easily be undergone during a patient’s lunch hour. To maintain their refreshed appearance, patients will likely need follow-up injections.
Juvederm

JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.
Lines & Wrinkles
Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC add volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.
Lips
The JUVÉDERM® collection offers two formulations for the lips. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips. JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Cheeks
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area.
Restylane®

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® and Restylane-L®
Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine
Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk is for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral wrinkles in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Refyne
Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Defyne
Restylane® Defyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21..
Kybella®

Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for a “double chin,” (submental fat). The active ingredient in Kybella® effectively destroys fat cells, improving the contour of your chin and preventing fat from being stored in the future. For this reason, Kybella® is considered a permanent treatment option.
How Kybella® Works
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
The Process, Recovery & Results
Kybella® can be safely done in the doctor’s office, in sessions of about 15 to 20 minutes each. As with the other injectable treatments mentioned here, no anesthesia, surgical cannulas, or downtime are needed. Kybella® treatments have been proven to be safe and effective. Many patients experience results in as few as two treatments.

More Information on Injectables

Injectable Specials to Look For at Perimeter Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic injectables can be the ideal pick-me-up anytime of the year. However, injectables are an even better solution when they’re on special. That’s why throughout the year, we offer various injectable promotions for patients—just to make it a little easier for them to go ahead and get the procedure done. Here are just a couple of injectable specials we usually offer during the year:
Teacher Appreciation: 15 Percent Off Injectables for Teachers
Teachers work hard and oftentimes do not get enough recognition for all that they do. We think they deserve some special attention, and what better time to give it to them than at the end of a school year?!! Chances are, most teachers have had a busy nine months. There have been plenty of late-nights grading papers and long school days with far too many classroom management challenges. That’s why during the start of summer vacation, we often offer 15 percent off injectables for teachers to thank them for their hard work and dedication to their students, and celebrate the completion of another academic year. Then they can start their summer looking and feeling great!

In the past, Perimeter Plastic Surgery has also sponsored teacher appreciation injectables specials throughout the month of August—to bring in a new school year and help them truly “put their best face forward.”

Typically the special pricing on injectables is available to all teaching staff, including public and private school teachers, university and college teaching staff, teacher’s assistants, para-professionals and day care professionals. *Please note, these specials are only offered during select times,so we encourage you to contact Perimeter Plastic Surgery to find out when we’re sponsoring the next teacher appreciation injectable special.

Holiday Injectable Specials: The Gift of Beauty
Everyone loves the holidays! But it’s also true that all the party preparation, traveling, last-minute shopping and hosting out-of-town relatives can be a bit stressful. You may already know some of the negative health effects of being under stress, like obesity, high blood pressure and headaches. But what you may not know is that a surge in stress hormones can cause skin dehydration, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and tired-looking skin. That’s not something you want to happen any time of the year, but especially during the holidays when you’re getting together with so many friends and relatives.

One very effective way to “de-stress” your skin during the busy holiday season is to come in for an injectables treatment. That’s why every December, Perimeter Plastic Surgery aims to offer a holiday special on injectables . Typically that means 10 percent off all injectables, including Botox® and Juvederm®. If you bring a friend or partner with you, you’ll each receive 20 percent off!

Injectables are an easy solution to beat the winter doldrums and refresh your appearance for the holidays since these procedures require minimal downtime and recovery. During the holidays, women are often busy shopping, baking and getting their homes ready for company. Getting an injectable treatment is a nice way to do something for yourself in the midst of all the flurry of activity.