Dr. Rousso – Blog The Benefits of Facial Contouring The older we become, the more it shows in our facial
As we age lines and wrinkles are inevitable but they do not have to be permanent. Over the last few years numerous facial fillers have hit the marketplace making them a quick and minimally invasive procedure that will restore a more youthful appearance to individuals with no downtime. “Touch Ups” are easier and more enduring than ever before. Recovery time is so short it is possible to have a treatment during your lunch break. Depending on the dermal filler selected the length of time between treatments can vary from four months up to two years.
Dr. Daniel Rousso, and his Fellow, routinely provide a host of dermal fillers to meet each patient’s individual needs, giving them a more youthful and natural looking result.
Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), the American Board Otolaryngology (ABOto), and recognized for his skill as an expert injector, Dr. Rousso’s patients’ outcomes are very natural.
Wrinkles begin to appear when the collagen of the face and elastic fibers begin to break down and wear out. Collagen was previously used to fill these wrinkles; however, Collagen comes from animals and carries with it a higher incidence of an allergic reaction. This FDA approved injectable is safe to use and does not require pretesting. Restylane has been proven to provide longer-lasting results than collagen. With Restylane you can have a natural beauty lift with the body’s own material. Restylane is a crystal-clear, biodegradable, non-animal-based gel of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin.
Restylane® is a quick, safe, and natural cosmetic procedure available at The Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. Restylane, an injectable, is used to fill wrinkles and folds and restore fullness to the contours of the face. Restylane, as with other dermal fillers, requires that patients return for continued treatment at 4-6-month intervals to maintain results. The result after injecting Restylane is instantaneous and produces a long lasting, natural enhancement that can last up to 6 months.
Restylane® Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of fine lines and wrinkles (perioral rhytids) in patients over the age of 21.
Radiesse™, formerly known as Radiance, is the first synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite injectable cohesive implant used for soft tissue augmentation. Over the last seven years, Radiesse™ has proven to be safe and effective, with results lasting as long as 2 years in some patients. Radiesse™ was originally developed to plump up the vocal cords in patients with vocal cord paralysis. Since Radiesse™ consists of materials similar to those found in the body, it is very bio-compatible, and does not require allergy testing. We have used it safely on the face for filling wrinkles for the past few years. By supplementing your skin’s own depleted collagen with Radiesse™, we can smooth out wrinkles and most scars.
Juvederm is another of the many Hyaluronic acid fillers used to fill wrinkles. What is key in determining which filler will offer a patient the most optimal result is determined only after discussion between the doctor and the patient regarding the area to be treated.
Other fillers to select from include Belotero, Perlane, Voluma and Expression.
Prior to a patient’s first treatment with any injectable or filler they should always ask the doctor about his experience, and ask to see before and after photos of his work. This will help the patient determine the doctor’s comfort level, as injection technique varies with the different fillers so experience is key to a successful outcome.
Dr. Rousso has many years experience with injection technique no matter the filler chosen, and has many extremely satisfied patients.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA™ is the only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over 21. VOLUMA™ will help restore your facial cheek contour and add volume to the mid-face area for up to 2 years with optimal treatment. VOLUMA™ contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar. VOLUMA™ is an injectable gel and is indicated for restoring volume to the cheeks and to increase volume to the mid face lost through aging. VOLUMA™ results can be seen immediately after treatment.
VOLUMA™ XC CHEEK BEFORE VOLUMA™ XC CHEEK AFTER
Sculptra™ is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipo-atrophy). Until a few years ago there were no products on the market that had been approved by the FDA to treat facial lipo-atrophy. However, all that changed with the introduction of Sculptra™ in the United States, offering an effective option to treat facial fat loss in the cheeks, temples, and other areas of the face. Sculptra is injected deep into the dermis where, over time, rebuilds lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation for restoring fullness to your face. Composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material, Sculptra™ is completely bio-compatible (does not harm the body), biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body), and non-animal-based. Sculptra™ can last up to 18 months or more.