Dr. Steven Robinson of the Plastic Surgery Group

November 2015

Injectables: Which Facial Filler is Best?

When looking in the mirror, do you long for the days of your youth where your skin was soft, supple and line-free? If this sounds like you, but you don’t want to undergo surgery as a solution, then you may be the perfect candidate for one of Dr. Steven Robinson’s nonsurgical injectable treatments. But how do you know which one is right for you? Learn more about some of the most popular injectable treatments, and what they’re used for, in this blog post.

Botox for Fine Lines, Wrinkles and Deep Creases

Botox, or Botulinum Toxin A, is a naturally occurring substance that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and even deep creases on the face. People who can benefit from a Botox treatment are those who have crow’s feet lines around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead creases. Here’s how Botox works: upon injection, it temporarily relaxes the muscles of the face that contract (and cause wrinkles to form) during certain facial expressions.

A Botox treatment at Ohio Plastic Surgeons is safe, painless and typically takes no more than 15 minutes to perform. A patient can expect to look years younger as a result of treatment, as wrinkles will seem to disappear before their eyes! And since there is no downtime after treatment, patients can go back to their daily routine immediately, enjoying their natural-looking results that can be expected to last up to six months!

Restylane Filler for More Youthful-Looking Eyes

For patients who want to focus their treatment on their eye area, Restylane may be a good option. This dermal filler is comprised of an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the body. Restylane gel has a firm consistency, so it is perfect for filling in the area around the eyes that may have taken on a hollowed-out look with age. Patients who have problems with under-eye bags and dark circles under their eyes can also benefit from a Restylane injectable treatment, as it will lessen the appearance of both of these conditions.

How does the Restylane filler work? When it’s injected, it binds with the water present in the skin, expanding its volume and causing the tissue to swell. This effect fills out wrinkles in the area, giving the skin a more supple appearance. A versatile filler, Restylane can also be used to effectively diminish wrinkles around the face, including laugh lines around the mouth. It is also often used to enhance lip volume. Treatments are quick, painless and provide results that last six months or longer.

Juvéderm Voluma for Fuller, Smoother Cheeks

As we age, we begin to lose volume in our face. This effect is particularly noticeable in the cheek and jaw area. The plump, youthful cheeks we once had can become gaunt. If this is something you can relate to, then our Voluma injectable may be the right treatment for you. This injectable filler, also made of hyaluronic acid, is most often used to add volume to the mid-face, plumping up a hollow-looking cheek area and providing better definition to the jaw line. This smooth gel filler is injected deep into the facial tissue to support the overlying skin and providing a simultaneously plumper and lifted cheek contour. A treatment typically lasts no more than 15 minutes, and requires no recovery period or downtime afterwards. And patients enjoy results that are long-lasting — often up to a year or more!

Ask Dr. Robinson about the Best Injectable Filler for You

If you’re still deciding which injectable is right for you, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson, contact Ohio Plastic Surgeons at (614) 326-4661.

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