Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, P.A.
Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery located in Sarasota, FL
You can undo the signs of aging with simple injectable treatments that include wrinkle reducers and dermal fillers. At Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PA, located in Sarasota, Florida, you can trust plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mathieson to apply these injectables in just the right areas and doses to give you a natural, more youthful look. You may also benefit from treatments that reduce a double chin and bolster your lashes. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.
Injectables Q & A
What is Botox®?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment offered in the United States today. This wrinkle reducer is a derivative of a toxin that temporarily halts the muscle activity that causes wrinkles in the skin. Botox is FDA-approved for:
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Reduction of axillary(armpit sweating), with results lasting near 10-12 months
Sometimes, Dr. Mathieson may use Botox for vertical neck cords and wrinkling around the mouth. Botox is well-researched and effective.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are prescription injectables designed to add volume and hydration to your skin. At Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you can get dermal fillers from the Juvederm® line.
Juvederm products use hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that you produce in your youth. Hyaluronic acid makes your skin hydrated and plump. Juvederm products can treat fine lines, deep skin depressions, and hollow contours. It’s also used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, hollow cheeks, acne scars, and more.
Juvederm Voluma® XC in particular helps restore volume in the midface. The filler can correct age-related loss of volume in the cheeks to make you look more youthful.
Do injectable wrinkle reducers and dermal fillers hurt?
During the treatment process, you’ll feel a pinch with each injection, and multiple injections are required to get the desired results. But the treatment sessions are quick and topical anesthetics are available if you’re concerned about discomfort. The Juvederm products contain lidocaine to ease the pain too. Talk to Dr. Mathieson about what to expect.
Do I need to plan downtime after an injectable treatment?
No. You can go right back to your daily activities following treatment with Juvederm or Botox. You may have slight redness or mild bruising at the injection sites, but this can be covered with makeup and fades within a day or two.
When will I see the results of injectable treatments, and how long do they last?
The wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox begin to appear within 24-48 hours. The effects of dermal fillers are noticeable immediately and soften over the course of a few days.
Botox effects last from three to four months while dermal fillers can plump and soften your look for six to 18 months, and sometimes longer. Retreatments help you maintain these results.
To schedule your injectable treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.
What treatment addresses a double chin?
The injectable medication, Kybella®, is a synthetic deoxycholic acid that naturally breaks down dietary fat. If you’re bothered by a double chin that makes you look older or larger than you actually are, injections of Kybella can help reduce chin fullness. When injected into the area under your chin, it dissolves fat and gives you a slimmer profile. You may need several sessions to get the results you desire.
How can I boost my lashes with Latisse®?
Latisse is a prescription application that boosts eyelash growth. It works over the course of 16 weeks to restore lash length, thickness, and darkness. Ongoing use helps you maintain your new lush lashes. If you have thinning, sparse lashes, talk to Dr. Mathieson to find out if Latisse is right for you.
To learn about the spa services available at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, call the office or book a consultation using the online tool.