It’s that time of year again, leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and bells are ringing but between the sun exposure from this last summer, genetics, and other environmental factors have left your skin not looking as fresh and youthful as in the past. Over time our face, brow, and eyebrows tend to descend, and wrinkles form near the sides of our eyes. The mid-face loses volume and drops, increasing the fold above and beside the mouth, deepening the lines around the eyes, and causing jowls near the jawline. The skin also becomes thin, dry and wrinkled, losing elasticity and firmness.” says Dallas Fort Worth Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jesse Smith.
The eyes and surrounding face are the first things people look at when they meet us. The focus of maintaining a youthful appearance has become increasingly important in today’s society. Men and women are living longer, have more productive lives, many continuing to work in competitive and younger environments, and we yearn for that youthful appearance to match our inner feelings of health and prosperity.
Fortunately, we can refresh our look with injectable fillers placed under the skin in the lines and folds of our face, all performed in your surgeon’s office. These injectable fillers reverse age-related change to allow for a more vibrant and youthful appearance. Many times, these products are used in concert with one another, and with Botox to transfigure harmoniously the face and restore volume to areas of need.
Superficial fillers include, but are not limited to, hyaluronic acid derivatives: Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus. These injections are placed below the surface of the skin and restore volume and fullness correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. During this simple in-office procedure, a topical or local anesthetic is used for comfort taking 15 to 20 minutes for completion.
Deeper fillers are used to restore greater amounts of volume loss in the face and hands. These products are slowly converted into the body’s collagen over time and tend to last longer than superficial fillers. These fillers can full sagging cheeks, deeper folds near the mouth folds near the eyes, as well as many other areas. Sculptra and Radiesse are utilized for deeper dermis filling, providing considerable volume to the fields of interest.
As with all facial cosmetic procedures, a thorough consultation is the best way to ensure that questions are answered before treatment. Explaining your options and bringing the process together is an integral part of your initial consultation. Your board certified plastic surgeon should explain the benefits of each injectable and its desired effect. Dr. Smith personally administers each product in a precise manner to ensure outstanding results.
Dr. Jesse Smith is a Dallas, Fort Worth and Colleyville Texas Facial Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Smith has been named Top10MD 2014, 2015 & 2016 an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule your appointment contact Dr. Jesse Smith today to schedule your free consultation or call 817-503-2442.