Modern cosmetic medicine offers patients many noninvasive techniques for improving their appearance. Injectable products fall into two broad categories, dermal fillers, and injectables.
Dermal fillers help to fill in deep wrinkles, rejuvenate and help improve the facial structure, including the cheeks.
Types of Dermal Fillers
At Cilento Facial Plastics we offer the following dermal fillers:
Restylane is an injectable filler that consists of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is an ideal substance for long-lasting cosmetic filler, as it is able to retain water to maintain its form longer than most other injectables.
Restylane Treatment Areas
Restylane is used frequently for procedures to fill in moderate wrinkling, such as those that appear in the nasolabial fold, extending from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth. We often use Restylane for lip enhancement as well.
Effects of Restylane injections can last up to six months or longer. The patient can also repeat the injections as the effects wear off.
Generally speaking, as we age we tend to lose the fat in our faces. Those fat pads also give us a more youthful appearance and the loss of facial volume leads to a hollow look in the cheek area. In the past, permanent silicone cheeks implants were a solution to this problem. Unfortunately, these proved to be problematic. The implants tended to shift over time, or worse, they appeared as apples in shape as the patient’s skin and facial fat changed with age. Another solution was fat injections. However, fat had to be harvested from other parts of the body requiring extensive surgery.
Uses For Radiesse
Radiesse is hydroxyapatite and has been used for years as a wrinkle filler. Now, however, with advanced injection techniques, we are able to augment the cheek area and the chin area with long-lasting Radiesse.
Radiesse Treatment Overview
The treatment for Radiesse injections takes about 30 minutes. We perform this in an outpatient setting and the results are instantaneous. A dental block is used to minimize discomfort. One or two syringes are used in each cheek depending on the patient. Some bruising can occur but it is transient.
Juvederm is used to smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that lasts from 9 to 16 months depending on the location of injection.
Uses of Juvederm
It’s important to realize that everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas.* From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away undesirable wrinkles and restore natural contours.
At Cilento Facial Plastics we offer the following injectables:
Botox is an FDA approved injectable which helps to relax the muscles in your forehead by smoothing furrows and creating a more youthful, and pleasant appearance.
Uses of Botox
- Moderate to severe lines around the eyes
- Moderate to severe lines in the forehead
- Lines on the face in between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles in the face
Dysport is an injectable that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the forehead. It has the advantage of being able to diffuse over 300 percent further into the skin. Therefore, fewer injection points are necessary.
Schedule a Consultation
For the best facial plastic surgeon in Houston, contact the offices of Dr. Ben Cilento, the surgeon with a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in Houston. You can change your life and you can take the first step by speaking with us by calling 346-413-9313. To schedule a consultation at our office in Spring TX, please call 346-300-FACE.