Types of Injectables

Injectables are substances that are inserted into the skin that help support muscles and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.

Injectable appointments are typically 15-30 minutes, with the length of time depending upon the extensiveness of your treatment. Injectables typically have an onset of 2-10 days and last for 3-5 months. During this time, the wrinkles, furrows, and creases will smooth out and become unnoticeable.

Our offices in Alpharetta and Midtown Atlanta provide injectable treatments to men and women who understand the benefits of reducing the signs of aging.  They find that treatment benefits them professionally and personally. We tailor our treatments for both men and women who are health-conscious and who want to look as good as they feel.

Wrinkle Relaxers

Botox®, Dysport® are all classified as neuromuscular inhibitors, also referred to as wrinkle relaxers. When injected into a muscle – they prevent muscle contraction thus causing the muscle to relax.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been in use for over two decades, in over 75 countries worldwide for a variety of medical, therapeutic treatments, and is a safe, effective method for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and forehead
  • Crow’s feet lines

Dysport® Cosmetic has been used for over a decade for the improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  While it is approved for:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the brows
  • Widely used to treat additional dynamic lines in the face (forehead and crow’s feet).

Real Patient Botox® and Dysport® Before and After Photos

Wrinkle Relaxer FAQs

If you enjoy overall good health and have realistic goals, you could be an ideal good candidate for treatment.If you desire to eliminate or reduce:

Creases between your eyebrows

Flatten deep forehead wrinkles

Smooth out crow’s feet

Relax the corners of the mouth

Clean up “smoker’s” lines above your upper lip

Smooth bands along the neck

Yes! These are in-office treatments that can be performed in 30 minutes or less.  Many people return to work immediately after treatment– while others choose to be seen on Friday.

No. Patients say there is very little to no discomfort during the treatment. Some experience a mild, temporary stinging sensation during the treatment. We offer multiple comfort measures if needed during treatment.

Our patients rarely require downtime. Most of our patients typically resume normal activities right after their treatment. We ask patients to avoid lying flat for 4 hours, avoiding facials or massages the day of treatment, and exercise immediately after treatment.

Rarely some patients may fail to see improvement in their condition after treatment. Mild bruising, redness, and swelling are normal in many cases and resolve on their own in a few days.

Insurance typically covers medically necessary treatments which do not include cosmetic treatments.

Yes, financing is available today for most cosmetic procedures. Ask about it in our business office.

Dermal Fillers

Aging and other universal elements cause our skin components to break down and lose natural volume and structure. Our skin collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels are reduced during the aging process causing noticeable volume loss, lines, facial folds, and wrinkles in the skin.

At our practice, we utilize a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and collagen stimulators which provide immediate restoration of volume loss and facial contours. Our office utilizes Juvederm (Juvederm Voluma® XC, Juvederm VollureTM XC, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Volbella® XC), Restylane (Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Defyne, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Kysse), Sculptra, and the RHA Collection of fillers to meet the needs of our patients.

Our dermal filler appointments are scheduled for 1 hour, but they may take less time depending on the treatment area and your specific needs. These treatments can last 6-24 months. Using a fine needle, the smooth gel is gently injected under the skin. All of our products contain an anesthetic, called lidocaine, to help reduce discomfort during your treatment.

Dermal filler benefits include:

  • Corrects deeper wrinkles, folds, lost volume, and restores contour.
  • Consists of a smooth gel that flows easily & consistently into the skin.
  • Our highly skilled injectors achieve a natural look tailored to meet your individual needs.

Good Candidates for Dermal Fillers

Men or women who are experiencing volume loss in the face resulting in sagging jowls, loss of cheek volume, under-eye hollows, or loss of jawline definition are ideal candidates for dermal filler treatments. Overall good health and realistic expectations are important.

Our advanced aesthetic injector will assess your condition and concerns, during your initial consultation, and then create a personalized treatment plan for you.

Real Patient Dermal Fillers Before and After Photos

Dermal Fillers FAQs

Injectable dermal fillers are synthetic gels that are primarily made of hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid is a water-loving molecule found naturally in our skin. Filler is used to temporarily add volume to various areas of the face. Our advanced aesthetic injectors are highly trained and very knowledgeable of facial anatomy, and the safety of their patients is their #1 priority.  

Dermal fillers correct volume loss and fill folds in the skin. Dermal fillers last longer and offer immediate results.

Neuromodulators are muscle relaxants that are generally used in the upper facial area to relax the dynamic (or expressive) lines of the face.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan found throughout the body’s connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid is the main component of what gives your skin structure, and is responsible for that plump and hydrated look. Over time Hyaluronic acid production slows down and lines, wrinkles, and folds appear. All of our dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and can help slow the signs of aging.

No, filler will not make you look fake, in fact, our ultimate goal of filler at Dr. Rudderman Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is an overall rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. Our advanced aesthetic injectors, meticulously add filler so that you leave our office feeling more confident and with a very natural result.

Commonly treated areas include cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, and the tear trough. Other areas we also inject with dermal filler are temples, chin, jawline as well as fine lines on the face. Our collection of fillers is commonly used to:

  • Volumize cheeks
  • Define chin and jawline
  • Plump lips
  • Smooth smile lines around the mouth

We provide a complimentary consultation with our expert injectors to address your needs.

No, filler is a very tolerable treatment because we place a topical numbing crème on the area prior to injecting. You may feel a little discomfort with the small needle pokes but we use distracting tools to keep you as comfortable as possible. Our expert injectors provide exceptional techniques to ensure that all treatments are as comfortable as possible.  In addition, our fillers contain lidocaine to provide additional comfort during the treatment.

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. This can highly vary depending on the filler used, the area of the face treated as well as the patient’s individual metabolism. Typically, we recommend retreatment every 1-2 years. After assessment with one of our injectors, they will be able to guide you if more filler is needed.  

We recommend avoiding blood thinners such as Advil, Aleve, exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after your appointment. You may take Tylenol for pain if you experience any discomfort. If swelling is present, apply ice to the area several times a day. If you have any pinpoint bruising, you may apply arnica gel to the area to expedite the healing process but this is totally optional. 

*Please note, if you take blood thinners prescribed or recommended by your doctor, please get your physician’s approval before pausing these medications. 

Mild bruising, redness, and swelling are normal in many cases and resolve on their own in a few days.

Insurance does not pay for cosmetic procedures, however, financing is available. Please ask about it in our business office.

Meet our Advanced Aesthetics Injector Team

Our highly trained & trusted team is here to address your aesthetic goals with beautiful and natural results.

What to Expect When you Trust us With your Aesthetic Needs:

  • Consultation: your Aesthetic Injector will ask you to share any areas of interest & concern you would like to treat.
  • Assessment: your injector will then provide a full face assessment to be sure short & long term term goals are addressed.
  • Treatment Plan: together you & your injector will review your goals &  assessment & a treatment plan will be selected.
  • Treatment: your injector will naturally enhance your facial features & reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles. She can also restore lost facial volume and correct asymmetry.
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Professional Consultation

Dr. Rudderman Medical Spa, a Diamond-Level Allergan Partner in the Top 3% Nationwide, believes the first consultation is critical for both you and him. During this time, you can establish a mutual understanding, trust, and respect. The information you provide is essential for Dr. Rudderman, as a leading injector with Allergan, to tailor the right treatment plan and realistic goals. He will listen carefully and sensitively before developing your personalized plan, leveraging his expertise and access to top-of-the-line products.

Reach out today to speak to one of our team members at our Alpharetta Office or Midtown Atlanta and call 678-566-7200 or schedule a medical spa appointment online.

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Med Spa Locations

Northside Midtown Medical Campus
1110 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite 820
Atlanta, GA 30309

Northside Alpharetta Medical Campus
3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 450,
Alpharetta, GA 30005