2301 Plastic Surgery: Michael A. Bogdan, MD, FACS
2301 Westgate Plaza
Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 442-1236
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Non-surgical injectable fillers, such as Restylane and JUVEDERM, are extremely popular in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas communities. Dermal fillers can be an important element to your comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. Many of the women who come to 2301 Plastic Surgery get fillers to smooth the fine lines and wrinkles that make them look older than they feel. Others want to plump up the lips or cheeks for a more youthful appearance.
Good Candidates for Dermal Fillers
Aging’s effects accumulate over time, eventually resulting in deep wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration. But long before you get to that point, the subtle signs of aging begin to appear. Dermal fillers are an excellent option if you’re concerned about looking older, but you are not ready for surgical procedures such as a facelift. Injectables treat firmly established facial wrinkles or larger grooves, such as the nasolabial folds, by restoring youthful volume to the face and adding structure as well.
These injectable treatments don’t last as long as facial plastic surgery, but they are significantly less expensive and have a shorter downtime for recovery.
What to Expect
Our certified injector performs injectable treatments during an office visit, rather than needing a trip to the operating room. In certain areas, such as the nasolabial folds (“smile lines”), a topical anesthetic is usually enough to keep you comfortable during the injections. More sensitive areas such as the lips may require a nerve block to ensure the treatment remains more comfortable than a visit to the dentist, but most patients have minimal discomfort using our compounded numbing cream. Treatments usually take 15 to 30 minutes and you’ll see results immediately.
Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, our injector can smooth out fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill in deep lines, augment soft tissues, or even effectively enhance facial bone structure. We offer several advanced dermal fillers and have the training and experience to perform these treatments artfully and effectively.
JUVÉDERM® is a filler made using hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance naturally produced by the body. Because it is biocompatible and biodegradable, no allergy testing is needed before treatment and it is harmlessly absorbed by the body over time. JUVÉDERM® has a smooth consistency and adds volume and hydration to indentations or wrinkles in the skin. JUVÉDERM® is particularly effective for treating the nasolabial folds — the creases that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Our certified injector injects JUVÉDERM® into the mid to deep dermis (the second layer of skin) beneath the fold or crease and it instantly restores volume and smooths indentations. JUVÉDERM® results typically last 9 months or more; however, individual experiences vary.
Like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane is a soft tissue filler made with hyaluronic acid that effectively provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane’s consistency makes it an ideal choice for lip augmentation and to diminish wrinkles or acne scars. Treatment involves injecting a small amount of the filler just underneath the wrinkle or skin depression.
JUVÉDERM® and Restylane with other injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport can rejuvenate your entire face without surgery. Injectables can also complement a brow lift or face lift. During your consultation with our experienced injector, she will discuss whether or not combining procedures is right for you.
App for iPhone® & iPad®
If you have an iPhone or iPad, Dr. Bogdan encourages you to download his enhanced photo gallery application. This FREE app is available for download from the App Store℠.Download from the App Store