Fine lines, deeply-set wrinkles, and a lack of volume in areas where you want fuller, more youthful-looking skin – all of these signs of aging can affect the way you feel about your appearance. If you’re not ready for surgery, consider the benefits of injectable fillers from Lubbock, Texas plastic surgeon, Dr. Patricia Arledge.
Dr. Arledge has the training and experience with these innovative products to create results that are remarkable, yet completely natural.
Take the first step to a more youthful, smooth face. Request a consultation online, or call us today at (806) 788-5598 to schedule a visit
Are You a Good Candidate?
Fillers can take years off of your face without surgery, restoring the firmer, fuller skin that we associate with youth. An injectable filler may meet your goals if you want to treat:
Facial lines, such as nasolabial folds
Cheek or under-eye hollows
Acne or surgical scars
During your consultation, Dr. Arledge will discuss your goals and how she can help you achieve them, from combining different dermal fillers to complementary procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Your Options for Injectable Fillers
Dr. Arledge offers many different options, and she will help you decide which filler or combination is right to treat your individual concerns. When you come in for your consultation, you can choose from the following injectable filler options:
JUVÉDERM® INJECTABLE GEL
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC
Dr. Arledge frequently uses Restylane® for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, especially deep nasolabial folds and winkles around the mouth. Like Perlane, the main component of Restylane is hyaluronic acid. It also can be used to treat crow’s feet, “lipstick lines,” and under-eye hollows.
Dr. Arledge offers both JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus XC, which have soothing lidocaine that makes the injection process even more comfortable. JUVÉDERM is another hyaluronic acid based filler, and it is effective at treating deep facial folds, wrinkles, and adding attractive volume to the lips, the chin or the cheeks. In addition to lip augmentation, it can be used to fill scars.
Juvederm Voluma® XC is another injectable treatment in the Juvederm line. Like Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC has a soothing lidocaine gel to ensure that the injection process is comfortable. Juvederm Voluma XC is a deep-injection gel for the cheek area. It is especially useful for correcting a loss of volume around the mid-face and cheeks. It is for patients over the age of 21 and can last as long as two years after a treatment. Many patients report improvements that make them look an average of five years younger!
Results and Benefits
Because there is no downtime with injectable fillers, you can return to your regular routine after your treatment. Some slight swelling, redness, and in some cases minor bruising may result, but these typically fade within a day or two. Some fillers immediately diminish wrinkles and enhance your face’s volume, while others may provide more subtle benefits over time. Dr. Arledge will discuss the specifics of your treatment with you during your consultation. The benefits of most fillers last between 6 months to more than a year, and Dr. Arledge will work with you to develop a treatment plan that achieves your cosmetic goals.