The Injectables, aka The "Age Erasers":
Botox®, Restalyne®, JuvédermTM, fat injection, Sculptra® and Radiesse®
term "injectable" is used to encompass an entire realm of products that
are being used to essentially "turn back time" - to restore a
more youthful appearance to skin, to erase visible signs of stress,
etc. They are called "injectables" because they are injected into
various sites where both patient and physician desire to see
improvement. They may be natural or synthetic products.
Wrinkles and furrows, if not too deep, may be remedied with Botox®
Cosmetic Injections. Botox®
is purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium bacteria.
depressions, thin lips and sunken cheeks may be assisted with any of
five of the more popular injectable "fillers": Restylane®
, fat injections, Sculptra®
. or Radiesse®
. Due to its less than optimal results, formally popular collagen has been replaced by these "first line" injectable products. And unlike collagen, these new injectables do not require an allergy test.
Certified Plastic Surgeons have recognized that by using these
injectables, patients may receive almost instant results (within a
matter of 7 days) with little downtime. By filling skin depressions or
sunken areas, or by relaxing muscles around areas where signs of
wrinkles and aging appear, the injectables serve as an alternative for
an individual who may not yet need facial rejuvenation through surgery.
Injectables can also, however, serve as a way to enhance results
obtained though surgery such as in a facelift.
How do I know which filler is best for me?
for a consultation with a board certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon.
In the Dallas, Texas area, simply call Dr. Ramsey J. Choucair's office
to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Choucair himself. Discuss in your
consultation the areas of concern. During your patient consultation, a
strategy will be presented that is acceptable to both your and your
doctor, which will help you achieve your mutually desired results.