Injectable treatment for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for adding volume to facial features such as the lips and cheeks, is a quick and effective way to attain a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Facial rejuvenation treatments like Radiesse®, which are available at our Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area practice, are designed for subtle skin renewal and are less invasive than procedures such as facelift and brow lift. Moreover, many of our injectable aesthetic enhancement treatments can be performed in 30 minutes or less and require very little recovery time.
The Available Other Injectables at The Georgia Center include
Radiesse®, also known as Radiance™, is designed to reduce the prominence of facial folds and wrinkles, and it can also be used to treat lipoatrophy, or the loss of the fullness of the youthful face. Radiesse® facial rejuvenation provided by our Augusta and Evans, Georgia-area cosmetic surgeon is particularly helpful for filling in lines and creases around the nose and mouth.
Another exciting use for Radiesse® is in treating the hands. With time, the skin and soft tissue covering the hands becomes thin and the veins and tendons become very prominent. Radiesse® is perfect for restoring the youth contours of the hands.
Since Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite, a natural substance found in the human body, no allergy testing is required.
The entire Radiesse® procedure is typically performed in about 15 minutes. Dr. Achih H. Chen will first apply local anesthesia to the target areas, and then he will inject Radiesse® into the skin with a very small, thin needle. Results are immediately visible.
Please contact our cosmetic surgery facility to schedule a consultation for Radiesse® injections with our Augusta-area facial plastic surgeon.
Sculptra™ is a revolutionarily different type of filler used for facial rejuvenation treatments available at our Evans, Georgia practice. Like Radiesse®, injections of Sculptra™ replace lost fat in the face, improving the appearance of hollowed-out cheeks caused by aging and lipoatrophy, the loss of the fullness of a youthful face. The results of the treatment are not immediately apparent right after treatment, rather Sculptra™ works by stimulating cells to produce their own collagen causing augmentation that occurs over the course of several weeks following treatment. This accounts not only for the improvement in facial volume, but also causes a lasting effect that makes Sculptra™ an effective injectable filler over the long term. In fact, treatments can yield results for up to two years. Because Sculptra™ is not composed of animal proteins, no allergy testing is required.
JUVÉDERM™ adds volume to facial features and is highly effective at filling wrinkles and creases. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body, JUVÉDERM™ does not require skin testing, and results are known to last up to nine months or longer. In addition to reducing facial signs of aging, JUVÉDERM™ can also provide lip augmentation for those who desire fuller, more youthful-appearing lips. JUVÉDERM™ is not for everyone, particularly those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as patients with weakened immune systems. Our facial rejuvenation physician in Evans, Georgia can recommend a number of similar injectable treatments for those who are not candidates for JUVÉDERM™.
Another option for patients looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face, Perlane® can also provide fuller lips, decrease the signs of scarring, and augment facial depressions. Perlane is a filler that comes from the manufacturers of Restylane. The difference is that Perlane is a thicker filler, as a result, there is better filling. Because of this, Perlane works great in the marionette lines and the nasolabial folds (the smile lines that run from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth). There is no need for allergy testing with Perlane®. This injectable filler is useful for larger, more visible wrinkles on the face, and results typically last anywhere from six months to a year.