Injectable fillers and treatments give you the best of both worlds in terms of versatility and convenience. At ArtfulSurgery, we provide an array of dermal fillers and injectable treatments to give you the best in anti-aging, lip augmentation, skin rejuvenation, and wrinkle prevention. With dermal fillers and injectables, you have access to an arsenal of tools in the fight against aging.
Dr. Elizabeth Lee has been helping her patients look as young as they feel for over twenty years. If you are looking for someone with an experienced, artful hand and eye, we invite you to contact ArtfulSurgery today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our vast selection of convenient anti-aging dermal injectables.
Filler and Injectables Overview
Injectables fall into two general categories, fillers and relaxers. Radiesse, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Juvederm are fillers. These work to gently plump those areas of the face that lose volume as we age. A rested, more youthful look can often be obtained by for instance, gently filling out the lips, the “apple” of the cheek, and the folds between the nose and the corner of the mouth. These areas thin as age and gravity work to change the shape of the face. In Dr. Lee’s experienced hands, re-volumizing of the face can erase years from an aged appearance.
Botox Cosmetic and now the new Dysport injection work to relax the muscles that create wrinkles as we frown or smile. Smoothing frown lines and crow’s feet can instantly produce a calm and relaxed appearance. Use of these products over time also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming, keeping the face youthful and smooth for years.
Injectable treatments come in a variety of formulations that can treat many symptoms of aging quickly and conveniently.
When you age, a primary cause of the signs of aging is the dwindling number of collagen and important growth factors that help maintain a youthful appearance. Collagen, elastin, and moisture all tend to deplete over time. This process combined with repeated facial movements involved with smiling, chewing, or other expressions is how certain kinds of lines and wrinkles form.
Each person’s aging issues appear in unique ways according to their facial structure and lifestyle. Dr. Lee carefully tailors filler and injectable treatments to meet the needs of a patient’s unique face and particular areas of concern.
Remember, aging is not just about loose and sagging skin. A natural improvement in appearance may require more than just pulling things tight. A skilled eye for cosmetic balance can also detect where relaxing one area, or volumizing another, can restore patient’s face to a youthful, revitalized appearance.
Relaxers: Botox Cosmetic, Dysport
One of the most potent tools we have in our arsenal is Botulinum Toxin A. Known by the brand names Botox or Dysport, these products relax the muscles that crinkle the face, as with the “angry elevens” that form between the eyebrows when we frown or squint. Other areas on the face may be smoothed with Dysport or Botox, and Dr. Lee will help you understand the best way to treat your areas of concern.
Botulinum Toxin A can be used to improve:
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- Lines to the side of the eyes, commonly call “crow’s feet”
- Enlarged jaw muscles
- Vertical wrinkles around the lips
- Dimpling of the chin
Early treatment of these areas effectively prevent the development of wrinkles over time. So starting treatment in your 20s and 30s is a great preventative step in keeping your appearance youthful for a long time.
Fillers: Radiesse, Restylane Family, Juvederm Family
Fillers are another great tool in our cosmetic toolkit. Although these dermal injections are also used to address wrinkles and signs of aging, the active ingredients in these filler products fill wrinkles by adding youthful volume back to the face.
With aging, the skin naturally loses elasticity, holds less moisture, and loses fullness. These natural processes of aging may result in hollow areas on the cheeks and deepening of creases and folds. These changes contribute to the look of fatigue and age, giving us an appearance that no longer reflects who we are inside.
We only offer the most proven, FDA-approved fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Refyne, as well as Juvederm Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, and XC Ultra Plus. Just as every product has a specialized formula, every patient’s skin and features are unique.
It is important to receive your dermal fillers from a skilled injector like Dr. Lee, who has years of experience and familiarity with the individual properties of each product. A combination of different products may be the best choice to achieve the ideal, natural-looking results that patients are looking for. Once you complete you consultation with Dr. Lee, she will determine what injectable, or what complementary injectables, are right for your unique skin and goals.
Skin Laxity and Anti-Aging
Your skin naturally experiences wear and tear, which can dull skin and lead to premature signs of aging.
Aging signs can be made worse with stress, too much sun exposure, and smoking. Over time, skin loses its youthful perkiness and tightness due to loss of elasticity, collagen, and other essential growth factors. The loss of skin elasticity means your skin is less able to bounce back from pulling and to resist the effects of gravity. Lost elasticity is directly tied to the development of wrinkles, creases, and sunken areas of the face.
Dermal fillers can assist in replacing lost collagen in the skin and also trigger fresh collagen production. In combination, these treatments can effectively prevent some signs of aging and turn back the clock on others. Patients who are experiencing a certain degree of skin laxity may want to ask Dr. Lee about what skin tightening treatments could be right for them.
If you have noticed wrinkles and fine lines in your skin, sagging in your neck, or a loss of volume in your cheeks or lips, you may be a good candidate for a treatment of one or more injectables. Injectables are a good natural-looking option for patients who do not feel ready to solve their skin aging with lasers or a more invasive procedure. Candidates for injectables are in overall good health, are open to the results possible with a cosmetic procedure, and still have an adequate degree of skin laxity.
Dr. Lee takes great care to achieve her patient’s goals with the safest, most effective method possible.
Patients who have severe wrinkles or skin laxity may be better candidates for an alternative skin rejuvenation procedure. She will give her patients her professional opinion during their initial consultation.
If you are interested in learning more about injectables, or any other age-fighting solutions, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Lee. Do not be afraid to ask any questions you may have! Dr. Lee will discuss your medical history, past cosmetic procedures, and overall lifestyle habits with you. After examining your skin and establishing a good understanding of your goals for your appearance, she will work with you to tailor an injectables treatment that meets the unique needs of your skin.
Dr. Elizabeth Lee
Dr. Lee was voted one of the East Bay’s favorite plastic surgeons for over a decade for a reason: her patients look and feel great after they come to ArtfulSurgery! It is important to Dr. Lee that her patients feel comfortable at all points of their experience and makes herself available to answer her patient’s questions long after their consultation, or even their procedure, is over. If you have wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging, you don’t have to live with them forever: if you want to smooth away the signs of aging in your face, as well as prevent your lines from developing any further, call Artful Surgery to schedule your consultation.
Dermal injectables are effective, convenient, and budget-friendly treatments. Your injectables packages will be customized to both the needs of your appearance and your desired treatment outcomes.
The cost of a treatment is dependent on the type of injectable or combination of injectables that you and Dr. Lee have agreed upon. The number of injections may vary depending on the size of the area treated as well as the type of issue addressed, which will also affect the final cost of the treatment.
Once you have completed your consultation with Dr. Lee and she creates a treatment plan that you would like to move forward with, you will receive a breakdown of your anticipated expenses.