As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles. This loss in facial volume can result in a sunken appearance and loss of facial contour. Genetics plays a big role in how we age, while other factors such a sun exposure, smoking, and diet also make an impact.
At Brandon Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer the latest facial fillers including Restylane, Juvéderm, Evolence, Radiesse, and Sculptra. While some of these products offer immediate smoothing and softening of unwanted skin wrinkles and folds, others are better at restoring facial volume and structure lost with aging. Many of these products provide immediate and visible, natural-looking results with minimal downtime.
Wrinkles and Folds
Restylane & Juvéderm are used to correct moderate facial wrinkles and folds. Clinical studies have shown that patients receiving Restylane and Juvéderm achieved immediate cosmetic results. These results were sustained for almost twice as long as the original collagen fillers Zyderm and Zyplast. And because Juvéderm and Restylane are hyaluronic products, no pre-test is necessary. They can be given the same day as your consultation.
Evolence is new collagen-replacement dermal filler designed to directly replace lost collagen volume. Tampa plastic surgeons use Evolence with your skin’s existing collagen network to add structure, volume, and strength. The results are immediate, and the desired results can be achieved in only one visit. It is reported to last a minimum of 6 months.
Radiesse: If you are looking for a facial filler that has proven staying power and stimulates your own collagen, then Radiesse might be for you. This filler is FDA-approved for not only deep facial lines and folds, but lipoatrophy as well. It is made of calcium-based microspheres that not only fill in facial grooves but stimulate collagen to plump up depleted tissues. The results are immediate and have been reported to last up to 5 years.
Sculptra is another option that we provide if you have lost facial fullness due to age or weight loss. This filler requires several treatments spaced weeks apart to achieve the desired effect. If you are patient, the results can be well worth waiting for, as the longevity of this filler can be 2-4 years.
Botox Cosmetic is a very popular and simple procedure to help smooth the lines and wrinkles that gradually develop from smiling, laughing, and frowning. Repeated muscle contractions are the cause, and BOTOX Cosmetic can reduce or eliminate these facial lines and grooves for up to six months. The procedure, consisting of tiny injections, has minimal discomfort or downtime. And, it can restore a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
With this particularly impressive plastic surgery procedure, Tampa surgeons can create the look you want. Using fat injections, they can provide an effective alternative to manufactured fillers. The fat cells taken from one part of your own body are injected back into the desired area such as the cheeks, lips, or chin, replenishing the skin’s volume, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and plumping out the treated area.
Using fat from areas of the body to restore shape to areas that are deficient is not a new concept– it is the ability to use the body’s tissues to provide structural material for a gradual, controlled restoration of volumes that have decreased through the aging process.
The Liposculpture fat transfer technique is most commonly used for the face, but has also been successfully applied to other areas like the back of the hands or the buttocks area. Fat is taken from areas of fatty deposits including the abdomen and thighs and is injected into areas of facial defects, facial wrinkles, scars, sunken cheeks, and other surface irregularities.
How does it work?
Fat cells are harvested from one area of the body and are then injected back into the treatment area, smoothing lines and wrinkles and adding volume. Common treatment areas include the cheeks, chin, or lips.
What areas can be treated?
The most common areas for treatment are the lips, nasolabial folds, frown lines, and crows feet. The fat cells work effectively by filling out deep facial wrinkles, furrows, creases, hollowed cheeks, facial depressions, and some kinds of scars. The cells can also be used to achieve a fuller, more sensuous appearance to the lips. SLE patients require full face fat injection.
How is the treatment performed?
In Tampa, Florida, a fat injection procedure can be performed in the office as a two-step process. First, the donor site is cleansed and then anesthetized. Then the fat is taken from the abdomen or hips. Once treated, the fat cells are then injected into the desired locations such as the cheeks, under the eyes, the lips, or around the mouth.
Lip fullness in today’s society is a sign of beauty, youth, and attractiveness. Lip enhancement or lip augmentation is possible using a variety of lip fillers or one’s own fat.
For those who require a simple, non-surgical treatment with little or no downtime, lip filler injections are most appropriate. A variety of products are available in Lakeland, Brandon, and the Riverview areas. Their results can provide up to one-year of improvement.