Injectables and Fillers
Facial Rejuvenation – Injectable Fillers
Dr. Kim offers a variety of minimally invasive injectable filler treatments that can improve the appearance of aging skin by plumping up areas that have lost elasticity. These injections can usually be performed in a few minutes with zero downtime and commonly produce immediate results. A powerful numbing lotion is applied to the injection site to anesthetize the skin. Some swelling will result following the injection, but not enough to require pain medication and you may return to work and normal activities immediately following your treatment.
If you are interested in trying an injectable treatment, Dr. Kim can make an assessment and suggest the best possible facial rejuvenation option for your specific condition. The effects of these products last for varying amounts of time and subsequent injection treatments can be performed whenever a ‘touchup’ is necessary.
BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Injections-BTX)
BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Injections-BTX), most commonly referred to by the product name, are FDA-approved biological toxins that are injected into areas of the skin that contract during facial expressions (e.g., frowning or squinting) to relieve brow furrows, “crow’s feet”, and wrinkles. Though results vary and are not permanent, noticeable improvement is evident within days and lasts up to four months.
Restylane® is a type of non-animal hyaluronic acid that is injected in the form of a clear liquid gel. The water contained in the hyaluronic acid helps your skin retain volume beneath the surface, and the acid itself acts as a magnet for the water, preserving the renewed tone and form of your skin. Restylane® is especially successful at reducing deep wrinkles around the mouth and nose, and the effects can last for six months or more. It was the first stable hyaluronic acid injectable filler approved by the FDA, and has been used in more than 11 million treatments as of 2010.
Radiesse is a synthetic calcium hydroxyapetite in a suspension form that is injected into areas that need the correction, such as to deep wrinkles and naso-labial folds. Allergies are very rare. Treatment takes less than 15 minutes and you can see the immediate results. There is no down time and requires no recovery. Radiesse dissolves over time and results can last more than a year.
Under local anesthesia and light sedation, fat cells are harvested using a needle/syringe and are re-injected into specified areas of the face. Overall, this technique results in a plump, youthful look making the entire face rejuvenated.
These are just a few of the procedures available at Kim Facial Surgery.
Women’s Spa & Fitness Center
Dr. Kim Facial Plastic Surgery is also dedicated to the health and wellness of all women through Quest Women’s Spa & Fitness Center. Please visit http://www.questwsfc.com/ for more information.
Dr. Kim is committed to combining your goals and realistic expectations with his skilled expertise for a safe and positive outcome. For more information about facial rejuvenation procedure or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please call our office @ (770) 458-4255.