Eliminating Wrinkles Has Never Been Easier
Injectable Treatments Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Injectable treatments are an excellent option for patients seeking a dramatic yet non-surgical way to transform their skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers can safely and effectively provide a smooth, youthful appearance with no recovery time necessary.
While the procedures are minimally invasive, the results from injectable treatments are dramatic. At the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, BELOTERO® and RADIESSE® to help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. Contact us today for more information, or to set up a personal consultation.
As we age, our skin loses tightness and elasticity. When this happens, repetitive muscle contractions cause wrinkles to materialize in the form of frown lines, “crow’s feet,” and forehead furrows. By blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes these wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure is simple, involving a series of small injections just below the surface skin of the area being treated. No anesthesia is necessary, and there’s no post-procedural downtime. Initial redness or swelling disappears in about an hour, and your rejuvenating results should reach full bloom within three to seven days. BOTOX® injectable treatments typically produce results that last between three and six months.
For treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Embarrassed or frustrated by undesirable underarm sweating? Botox is an FDA approved treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) when topical agents fail to control perspiration. Botox injections work by blocking nerve signals to sweat glands resulting in decreased underarm sweating. You will notice a significant reduction in underarm sweating within 4 weeks of your treatment and results should last typically 4-6 months.
Youthful skin naturally contains an abundance of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, binding water to hydrate skin, giving it volume. As we age, however, both substances slowly begin to dissipate, allowing for the formation of lines and wrinkles, especially around the nose and mouth. In addition, loss of facial volume can give a hollow, shadowed appearance to the cheek areas. Time, sun exposure, and other environmental factors can contribute to a loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which can be treated with injectable fillers.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC
The aging process is certainly 3-dimentional. Over the years we tend to lose fat in our face, especially in the cheeks. Dr. Eliopoulos also sees this midface volume loss in her patients who are avid exercisers with lean body mass. This volume loss and flattening of the cheek area can give us a more tired, drawn, aged appearance due to the shadowing effect and by contributing to skin excess at the nasolabial folds (lines running from corner of nose to the corner of the mouth) and below the eye area. Patients often say that they feel like their face and skin looks “saggier”. Considering cheek augmentation can be a very effective first step to rejuvenate the face and restore a more youthful, natural contour. Cheek augmentation tends to lessen the amount of excess skin in the nasolabial region by augmenting the underlying bony structure and providing a “lifting” effect. Commonly as a result, the nasolabial folds are softened and less volume of filler may be needed to provide full correction in the nasolabial fold if that is desired as well.
Juvederm Voluma™ XC is the first FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface. With Voluma™, Dr. Eliopoulos can create a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance. Voluma™ is a hyaluronic acid filler that was created using special technology that contributes to its lift capacity and duration. Voluma™ has a smooth consistency that allows for a very smooth, natural-looking lift to the midface. In studies, results have lasted up to 2 years when optimal treatments were performed. The treatment is very tolerable because the product comes mixed with numbing medicine and you can see the results immediately!
If you are wondering if Voluma™ XC is a nice option for you, please call our office for a personal consultation.
This injectable dermal filler uses HYLACROSS™ technology to replace skin’s hyaluronic acid, restoring volume while smoothing wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® is a gel infused with lidocaine that primarily treats unwanted lines in the nose and mouth areas. When injected into the lips, it provides a plumping, volumizing effect. What distinguishes JUVÉDERM® from other hyaluronic acid replacements on the market is the gel’s smoother consistency, which delivers natural-looking, long-lasting results. The results achieved with JUVÉDERM® can last up to a year.
Injectable treatments at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Center for Plastic Surgery make it easier than ever to achieve dramatically smoother, younger-looking skin. Set up an appointment today to find out whether BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, or any of our other skin treatments are right for you.
Radiesse® is made of calcium-hydroxylapatite microspheres, the same mineral composition that is found in bones and teeth. In addition to treating wrinkles and plumping hollowed cheek areas, these microspheres actually serve as a scaffold to support and stimulate the regrowth of your skin’s own collagen. The rejuvenating effects of Radiesse® are visible immediately, and can last 10 to 14 months.
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler
Do you have very fine, very superficial wrinkles or creases in the skin that are, none the less, very bothersome to you? Maybe you have some of those pesky vertical lip lines or lines in the lower cheek and around the mouth for example.
Here at the Center for Plastic Surgery we have a great way to target these lines very effectively. Belotero Balance® is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has some unique properties which allows Dr. Eliopoulos to more effectively target these superficial lines. This dermal filler is a soft, cohesive gel that quickly integrates into the skin and can be used to treat a wide range of facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectable fillers like Juvederm® hyaluronic acid filler and Radiesse® volumizing filler which Dr. Eliopoulos uses to more aggressively “volumize” an area, Belotero Balance® is used more as a “line” filler rather than a “true volumizer”. Dr. Eliopoulos often uses the following analogy… If you were going to repair a “dent in a car” you might use Juvederm® or Radiesse®. But if you then wanted to “fix the scratches” in the paint, you would use Belotero Balance®. Sometimes to get the best correction, Dr Eliopoulos may layer one filler on top of the other. For example, she might first treat an area more deeply with Juvederm® or Radiesse® to volumize a deeper fold, and then, layer in Belotero Balance® on top for the fine work or finishing touches on the more superficial creases. Dr. Eliopoulos is very excited to now have Belotero Balance® in her armamentarium to help her achieve even better correction in patients interested in facial rejuvenation. A personal consultation with Dr. Eliopoulos is the best way to learn what combination of fillers will work the best for you to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Learn More about Injectable Treatments
Achieve firmer, younger-looking skin safely and effectively with injectable treatments at the Chelmsford, Massachusetts Center for Plastic Surgery. To set up an individual consultation, or to learn more about these rejuvenating procedures, contact Dr. Eliopoulos today!