Gone are the days when the only way a person could get rid of unsightly wrinkles was to undergo a surgical procedure. Today, patients wanting to restore volume and minimize the appearance of wrinkles can choose from various nonsurgical procedures to obtain the same results that used to only be achievable through surgery.
Fillers are an affordable, minimally invasive option to eliminate or diminish facial wrinkles. The procedure generally takes about an hour, and many patients report seeing results almost immediately. Facial filler injections are also relatively painless, and minimal downtime is involved. Also, since patients don’t have to undergo surgery, there is a significant reduction in the chances of complications associated with the procedure.
Facial Fillers and Other Injectables We Offer
Illume Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa, the Milwaukee area’s largest cosmetic surgery and medspa practice, offers a wide variety of minimally invasive treatments to smooth the skin and restore a youthful appearance.
At Illume MedSpa, we add volume to areas of the skin where facial fat loss has occurred using a variety of injectables. In turn, the fillers add definition, relax wrinkles and folds, and create a more vibrant, refreshed look.
Juvéderm is an injectable made with hyaluronic acid. Juvéderm works exceptionally well in adding volume and minimizing the appearance of nasolabial folds—lines around the mouth that resemble a marionette. Juvéderm fillers generally last 6-18 months.
What areas can Juvéderm treat?
- Folds around the mouth (nasolabial folds)
Patients with deep or severe wrinkles are good candidates for another Juvéderm product called Juvéderm Ultra Plus. Our highly trained, professional nurse injectors at Illume Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa will assist you in determining which type of Juvéderm will be the best option for you.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is an injectable filler that uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to improve lip contour, increase volume, smooth vertical creases (smoker’s lines), and improve overall symmetry in the mouth region. Volbella is injected in multiple areas during a single, comfortable treatment and lasts about
one year. Volbella can treat:
- Folds around the mouth
- Lines around lips
- Corners of the mouth
Restylane® fillers add volume to the face by filling in lines, wrinkles, and sunken facial skin. Restylane offers a different result depending on the area of the face being treated. It can add volume and fullness, improve wrinkles and folds, and enhance the lips in patients over 21 years old. Our friendly, professional staff will explain the benefits of each during your consultation and help you determine which is best for you.
Restylane lasts anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on the treatment area. With a full course of treatment, results can last for up to 18 months.
Areas Restylane can treat:
- Folds around the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Under eyes
Botulinum exotoxin, commonly referred to as BOTOX® Cosmetic, is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world. Botox is a trusted and leading brand used to treat facial lines caused by repetitive muscle movement. The treatment involves injecting small amounts of Botox (a neuromuscular inhibitor) beneath facial lines to relax the muscles.
Botox injections are performed during a brief office visit don’t require any significant downtime. Results from treatment can be seen in as little as four days and last 3-4 months. Botox is very versatile and can treat multiple areas of the face. The most common areas treated are:
- Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (lines at the outer corner of the eye)
- Forehead lines
Until recently, Botox has been the only option for patients desiring botulinum toxin treatment to diminish wrinkles from the top third of their face. Now patients can opt for Dysport to achieve the same type of results. Dysport is slightly cheaper than Botox, but the results are very similar. Dysport, like Botox, treats wrinkles, folds, and fine lines by restricting muscle contractions under the skin. Dysport is injected strategically into target areas where repetitive muscle contractions cause lines and wrinkles. The treatment typically lasts 3-4 months.
Treatment areas for Dysport include:
- Glabellar line (fine lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (lines at the outer corners of the eyes)
- Forehead lines
- Upper lip
Sculptra® treatments are cosmetic procedures that aim to replenish lost collagen in the face. Sculptra injections consist of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that is naturally and gradually absorbed by the body. A series of Sculptra treatments encourage your skin’s natural regenerative process by replenishing lost collagen and improving elasticity.
Sculptra is unique because it restores facial volume over time by treating the underlying cause of facial aging (loss of collagen) instead of just treating the symptoms. In addition, most dermal fillers can only produce results that last for about six months to a year, whereas results from Sculptra injections can last for up to 2-3 years with routine maintenance.
Sculptra works particularly well in specific regions of the face. Areas best treated with Sculptra include:
- Hollow cheeks and softening high cheekbones
- Hollow temples
- Lines forming around the nostrils (nasolabial folds)
Patients who suffer from submental fullness, commonly referred to as a “double-chin,” may benefit tremendously from KYBELLA™. Kybella relies on deoxycholic acid to target and destroy fat cells in the areas where it’s injected. Fat cells can’t be regenerated once they are destroyed, so additional treatments are not usually required – this means the results from Kybella are typically considered permanent.
Where to Schedule an Appointment for Facial Fillers In Milwaukee, WI
Nonsurgical facial fillers are excellent alternatives to traditional cosmetic surgeries. Our highly-trained, professional team at Illume MedSpa can assist you in choosing the most beneficial treatments to meet your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
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