Cosmetic (Non-Invasive Procedures)
Non-Invasive ProceduresInjectables/Fat TransferNon-Invasive Procedures For A Fresh, Rejuvenated Look
Do you ever feel like you need to be a makeup artist to cover those fine lines and wrinkles? It seems that sometimes the march of time takes its toll on our faces. Our faces are what we present to the world – and when you feel younger than you look, it can be damaging to your self-esteem.
“Injectables” refer to medical products that can be placed in various areas of the body, usually the face, with little or no local anesthesia. These materials can be used to plump out particular areas using a fine needle.
Injectables can improve the look of your facial features without being as dramatic as having a face-lift. Many people opt for injectables when they can’t take time off work, don’t want to make dramatic changes to their appearance, or simply just want a ‘fresher’ looking face. Dr. DeLuca performs a number of safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedures:
- Botox / Dysport
- Restylane / Perlane (with and without lidocaine)
- Juvederm Ultra / Juvederm Ultra Plus (with and without lidocaine)
All of the above injectables are approved by the FDA. Botox and Dysport work by reducing muscle contractions that result in lines in the face – forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and tiny lines around the lips. Restylane/Perlane and Juvederm Ultra/Juvederm Ultra Plus are biosynthetic fillers – they fill in the lines of the face, such as the folds around the mouth or the folds of the cheeks commonly referred to as ‘laugh lines.’ These filler products are made with a substance that naturally occurs in the human body, so they are safely absorbed by the body over time. Restylane/Perlane and Juvederm Ultra/Juvederm Ultra Plus are now available with lidocaine (local anesthetic) to further minimize the discomfort of the injections.
Results from injectables are subtle and long lasting – Botox and Dysport results last about 4-6 months; results from treatment with fillers can last 6–8 months or longer depending on the treated area.
Dr. DeLuca administers injectables by first numbing the area to be treated with a local block similar to what a dentist might do. He then uses fine needles to inject the area of the face that he is treating. Application of the injectables takes only about 5-10 minutes.
Fat InjectionsSoft-tissue fillers, most commonly injectable hyaluronic acid or fat, can help fill in these lines and creases, temporarily restoring a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance. Like other injectables, fat helps reduce or eliminate wrinkles. Fat comes from the patient's own body, so there's no chance of an allergic reaction. In addition, fat can be used in higher volumes than most other injectable materials. This means that, instead of merely eliminating aging lines and crow's feet, fat injections can provide a fuller, more youthful face with high contours and smooth skin. Injections of fat into the deep layers of facial tissue can virtually eliminate the angular, thin appearance that often accompanies age.
Side effects of injectables may include mild bruising that takes only 2-3 days to subside. Most of Dr. DeLuca’s patients have no bruising at all and can immediately resume their normal day-to-day activities.
Dr. DeLuca is experienced in performing non-invasive cosmetic procedures. In many cases, the result of these procedures is very subtle, but can have a dramatic impact on a patient’s self-esteem. Dr. DeLuca’s patients are usually thrilled with their results, and face the world with a new-found self-confidence.
If you are experiencing tiny lines on the face, just don’t feel as ‘fresh’ looking as you would like, or simply want to look more youthful, Dr. DeLuca encourages you to call the office to find out which procedure would be right for you.