Smooth Away Facial Lines and Wrinkles with Radiesse and Restylane
Facial Plastic Surgeons Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS and Renata Khelemsky, MD offer their patients many nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options including Restylane and Radiesse.
After years of safe and successful use in Canada and Europe, Restylane is an FDA-approved cosmetic filler that has gained popularity here in the United States. Restylane is intended for wrinkle correction and lip enhancements, and is ideal for correcting thin superficial lines around the mouth, as well as forehead and smile lines. While there are many injectable fillers on the market today, many of them have drawbacks ranging from allergic reactions to short life spans.
Since Restylane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on natural substances, there is no need for a skin test to test for allergic reactions as there is with collagen. The gel is carefully injected in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin. Restylane lasts 6-12 months as compared with collagen that lasts about 3-4 months.
Radiesse is a dermal filler used in facial contouring as well. Radiesse provides lasting correction for 18 months to 3 years. While Restylane works best for fine lines and to enhance the lip line, Radiesse smooths deeper facial folds and creases such as the nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the mouth area.
Both Radiesse and Restylane treatments are performed in the office and take less than a half hour. There is no down time, and you will see the effects immediately. Most patients resume their ordinary activities immediately after treatment with Radiesse and Restylane.
Botox is the classic non-surgical solution for lines and wrinkles in the upper third of the face. Botox is proven, simple, and effective. So far, millions of patients have been treated with Botox since FDA approval in 2002. Botox treatment can be performed in just 10 minutes or so with a few tiny injections, and within days, patients experience a visible improvement as furrows between the brows, horizontal forehead lines, and crows feet fade away. While Radiesse and Restylane smooth away lines and folds in the lower part of the face, Botox diminishes furrows and wrinkles in the upper part of the face and eyes.
To help you determine which cosmetic treatment is right for you, schedule your consultation with the facial rejuvenation specialists: Dr. Clevens, Dr. Khelemsky, or Sarah Vauiso, ARNP-BC. Some patients may even be candidates for several options, perhaps combining Botox to rejuvenate the brow and crow’s feet, along with fillers to smooth away smoker’s lines and nasolabial folds and to create fuller lips.
Contact Clevens Face and Body Specialists to arrange your cosmetic consultation today at (321) 727-3223.