Injectables

Injectables are substances that inserted into the skin that help support muscles and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Botox®, Dysport®, and JeuveauTM Cosmetic (Juvederm Voluma® XC, Juvederm VollureTM XC, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Volbella® XC) are all classified as neuromuscular inhibitors, which is also referred to as injectables. When injected into a muscle – they prevent muscle contraction thus causing the muscle to relax.

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 office provides 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.

Type of Injectables

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).

JeuveauTM became available throughout the United States in the spring of 2019. JeuveauTM (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) by Evolus is now FDA approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults (area between eyebrows).

Injectable FAQs

Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?

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 

Are These Treatments Performed In-Office?

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.

Are the Injections Painful?

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.

Do Treatments Involve Downtime?

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.

What are the Potential Side Effects?

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.

Does Insurance Cover Treatments?

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

Is Financing Available for 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 both Juvederm and Restylane fillers to meet the needs of our patients.

Our dermal filler treatments generally take 30-45 minutes, depending on your specific needs. These treatments last from 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:

  • Achieves a natural look & feel – naturally
  • Corrects deeper wrinkles, folds, lost volume & restores contour
  • Smooth gel or particles that flows easily & consistently into the skin
  • Today’s most advanced – HA formulation
  • Provides optimal results that last
  • Treatments are tailored to meet your individual needs

Dermal Filler FAQ’S

What Facial Areas are Typically Treated?

Our collection of fillers are 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 injector to address your needs.

How are Dermal fillers Different from Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau) Cosmetics?

  • 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.

What is Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance that occurs naturally in all mammals and helps to keep the skin hydrated. With aging hyaluronic acid production slows down and lines, wrinkles, and folds appear.  All of our dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid.

Are Dermal Filler Injections Painful?

We use multiple comfort measures such as topical anesthesia to provide comfort throughout the treatment. 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.

Will Insurance Cover Juvederm Treatments?

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

Good Candidates for Dermal Fillers

Any man or woman who is unhappy with what they see when looking into the mirror and who desires to correct the problems listed above, could be an ideal candidate for dermal filler treatments. Being in overall good health and having realistic expectations is required.

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

Professional Consultation

Dr. Rudderman believes the first consult is critical to both you, Mallory or Jenn. It is during this time that you both achieve a mutual understanding, trust and respect. The information you provide is essential to tailoring the right treatment plan and realistic goals. They will listen carefully and sensitively before developing your personalized treatment plan.

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    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA

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