As we age, our faces tend to lose the fullness that was apparent during our youth and wrinkles begin to form. This often causes people to appear tired or angry even though they may not feel that way. As a result, many individuals turn to injectables in order to restore volume to their face and look years younger. These minimally invasive treatments can provide a rejuvenated and alert appearance with long-lasting results.
At our accredited medical facility in Seguin, Texas, Dr. Melanie Carreon provides many patients with a variety of injectables (Botox®, Radiesse®, and Juvederm®) to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate their appearance. All of the injectables that Dr. Carreon uses are FDA-approved to ensure the highest degree of safety and effectiveness.
Ideal candidates for injectable fillers are in good overall health and have moderate signs of facial aging. Although injectables can noticeably improve the appearance of the face, it is important that patients have a realistic outlook about the results of the procedure. Injectables can treat many signs of aging in the face, including:
There is no anesthesia or sedation needed before the injections are administered, and the entire procedure usually takes just a few minutes to complete.
Made of botulinum toxin type A, Botox® is mostly used to treat lines on the forehead, creases in brows, and crow’s feet. Administered through a fine needle, Botox® prevents the contraction of the targeted facial muscles by blocking their nerve impulses. As the muscles become relaxed, fine lines and wrinkles in the skin begin to vanish. The smoother and more youthful appearance resulting from Botox® injections usually lasts between three and six months, when touch-up treatments may be needed in order to maintain results.
Radiesse® is a filler best used for restoring volume and adding hydration to the cheeks, nasolabial lines, and folds around the mouth. Made of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, Radiesse® stimulates the skin’s own production of collagen. Over the next few weeks, smile lines, wrinkles, and depressions around the mouth are filled in, producing a smooth, more youthful appearance. The results of Radiesse® injections can last upwards of a year, but follow up treatments should be sought after to maintain optimum results.
Made of all-natural hyaluronic acid, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC is a filler commonly used to restore volume to various areas of the face, such as the cheeks, chin, and lips. After being injected into the targeted area(s) with a very fine needle, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC instantly restores hydration and volume to the face to create a more revitalized facial appearance. Although the results of these injections can last over a year, touch-up treatments are recommended before that time in order to ensure the best results are maintained.
When considering an injectable treatment, do not entrust the appearance of your face with anyone other than an experienced and qualified medical physician. Dr. Carreon has been providing Botox since 2004, for over 10 years!
To learn more information about the injectable treatment that you desire, please contact LCS Medical Spa by calling (830) 379-9266 today. Dr. Melanie Carreon looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and discussing the options for revitalizing your appearance.