Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery, Fort Myers

 

Injectables & Fillers

facial plastic surgery photo gallery Injectable fillers are various chemical formulations based on naturally occurring substances in the body. They are injected into the skin and areas of lines, wrinkles, folds or where lost volume needs to be restored and improve these areas by "filling in" and flattening/smoothening the surface. They are often used in the areas of the face such as frown lines, crow's feet, lip lines ("smoker's lines"), for lip augmentation, cheek folds, scar depressions, acne scars, etc.

These injectable fillers include Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Sculptra, and others. These various cosmetic fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months, and sometimes even longer.

Treating the Forehead

3D animation of injectables and fillers Botox is widely popular and known around the world for its use on wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines, and crow's feet. It is also sometimes used in other areas of the face selectively, but the upper third of the face is the primary area treated. The medication is derived from the laboratory bacteria produced Botulinum A toxin, in dilute concentration to weaken the muscles beneath the skin that control facial expression by contraction. When the muscle of the forehead is weakened, the horizontal forehead folds are diminished and the forehead appears relaxed and smooth.

Between the Eyebrows

When the muscles between the eyebrows are treated ("frown lines") the frowning appearance of the two vertical lines ("the eleven") is diminished and produces a smoother less intense or less angry appearance. When the crow's feet areas to the side of the eyes are treated, the squint lines are smoother. Treating one or all three sites readily produces a less wrinkled, more youthful appearance of the face. Dr Kreegel can use specific techniques that can affect the position and shape of the eyebrows and dynamic lines of facial expression. This can be done by preferentially blocking certain facial muscles and not blocking other apposing face muscles to cause elevation of all or parts of the eyebrow in a creative manner to produce a degree of nonsurgical browlift.

Botox usually takes 3 to 7 days to fully "kick-in" and weaken the muscles treated to begin to reduce the dynamic contraction that creates the lines and wrinkles. The average length of effectiveness is approximately three months in new Botox patients. The duration of effectiveness will often increase overtime with repeated treatments providing the next treatment is done before the last treatment fully wears off. There are some patients who receive regular maintenance Botox injections and experience 5 to 6 months' duration of effectiveness. The longer the patient uses Botox regularly, the more diminished the lines and wrinkles become. This is because the longer period of muscle block and skin relaxation allows more time for the wrinkles and folds within the skin itself to soften and smoothen.

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