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Injectables & Fillers

Injectables & Fillers
Botox®

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, in Panama City, Florida, Botox® is one of the most sought-after beauty treatments. This injected botulinum toxin temporarily freezes the muscles that create wrinkles and fine lines. The injection is a simple, quick, and relatively pain-free procedure that will give you a fresh, more youthful appearance. The treatment only takes a few minutes to perform, and there is no downtime.

Botox® can be used to treat:
● Frown lines and wrinkles between the eyes
● Horizontal brow furrows
● Crows feet
● Nasal-area “bunny lines”

There are many reasons wrinkles and frown lines form around the face. The most common causes are stress, age, poor health, or sun damage. The good news is, Botox® can help reverse some of these signs of aging.

The effects of the injections generally last anywhere from three to six months. However, you may experience bruising and swelling that will go away soon. However, you may experience bruising and swelling that will go away soon.

If you are interested in learning more about getting rid of fine lines and unwanted wrinkles with Botox®, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!

Dysport®

Dysport® is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles in the face that cause age-related indentations in the skin. Some wrinkles, such as crow's feet, frown lines, and lines on the forehead, develop when your facial expressions pinch the skin. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity. Dysport® works to correct these signs of aging.

Dysport® has several benefits, including:
● No downtime
● Short treatment time
● Immediate softening of wrinkles
● Anti-aging benefits for several months

How Dysport® Treatment Works
Dysport® is injected into the facial muscles at specific points depending on what you want to correct. The injections can be made in the area just above the eyebrows and at the highest point between the eyes to remove wrinkles. If you have crow's feet, injections are made at the corners of the eyes. Immediately after the procedure, you may see a softening of fine lines and similar signs of aging in the treatment area. Full results can take up to seven days.

Any type of injection can cause symptoms at each injection site, such as pinpoint bleeding, tenderness, localized swelling, or mild bruising. These symptoms should only last for two to three days. If you experience any discomfort, you can use an over-the-counter pain medication; plus, you should avoid rubbing the treatment area.

Long-lasting results from anti-aging treatments are a priority for both men and women. Results from Dysport® injections may last four to six months. If you would like to continue the anti-aging benefits, we recommend you schedule follow-up treatments every four months with the skincare experts at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, Florida.

Collagen/Fat Transfers

Collagen is a type of protein that provides the skin with a strong underlying structure. Fat used for cosmetic injections can also add volume. Injections of these elements into your skin may help reduce signs of aging by increasing volume and lift to the skin.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, we work with both men and women to find the most appropriate anti-aging solutions for their specific needs. Dermal fillers and injectables are among the most popular non-surgical, anti-aging treatments in the world, but they may not be for everyone. Some people prefer to use collagen/fat transfers to rejuvenate their skin, which can help correct:
● Fine lines
● Wrinkles
● Aging hands
● Facial creases
● Thin lips
● Facial folds

The tissue for your injections is harvested from an area of your body via liposuction. After it is purified, fat injections are administered with a fine needle into the skin.

After the procedure, you may notice an improvement in your fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. The area may feel tight due to the presence of the additional material, but this should subside in a few days. Other symptoms that may occur are bruising, swelling, tenderness, and slight bleeding at the injection site.

Both of these substances break down naturally inside the body. The longevity of the results varies by patient, so we recommend that you schedule follow-up appointments at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City. Our team of medical professionals can help create a treatment schedule specifically designed for you.

Restylane®

Restalyne® is a dermal filler that helps with lines and wrinkles, such as the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth, and marionette lines that form just under the corners of the lips. This injectable gel contains hyaluronic acid to add volume to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in your skin. As you get older, your body produces less hyaluronic acid, which causes the skin to lose moisture, and makes it more prone to developing wrinkles.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, we recommend Restalyne® to men and women who want:
● No downtime
● Short treatment times
● Immediate improvement
● Minimally-invasive, anti-aging treatments
● Long-lasting results

We offer five types of this dermal filler at our practice. These include:
• Restalyne®
• Restalyne® Silk
• Restalyne® Lyft
• Restalyne® Refyne
• Restalyne® Defyne

Restalyne® Treatment
During the treatment, a very small needle is used to inject the hyaluronic gel into the deeper layers of skin. You may feel a slight pressure as the gel enters the skin. We make several injections along each wrinkle to produce a consistent and natural result.

After the treatment, you may notice a small amount of blood at each injection site. This is normal and should clear up within an hour. Other symptoms that may occur are tenderness, bruising, and swelling around each injection site for the first 24 to 48 hours.

In clinical trials, the results from Restalyne® lasted six to nine months, but this varies by patient. We recommend that our patients schedule follow-up appointments every four to six months so our team can monitor how the product is breaking down, which will signal when additional treatments are needed to maintain optimal results.

Juvéderm®

As we get older, our face begins to show signs of aging. These include wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines. When volume and fullness is lost, deep wrinkles become even more prominent. This is why many people choose to use the injectable filler, Juvéderm®, to immediately to smooth out lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Juvéderm® contains hyaluronic acid which improves skin elasticity. When the gel is injected into the deep dermis of the face, it lifts and adds volume to the skin. Juvéderm® improves the overall facial appearance, and is usually absorbed in six to nine months. Depending on the treatment, the injections can last up to a year.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, we offer four types of Juvéderm®:
• Juvéderm® Ultra XC
• Juvéderm® Volbella XC
• Juvéderm® Voluma XC
• Juvéderm® Vollure XC

Side effects from the injections may vary. In most case, the patient will see some slight swelling or redness at the injection site. Additionally, there may be some pain, itchiness, and discoloration. These side effects may last for a few weeks. Prior to any procedure, educate yourself as to any side effects that may occur.

To find out more information about Juvéderm®, contact the professionals at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City.

Bellafill®

Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth to maintain a youthful appearance for up to five years. It is used to correct nasolabial folds, which are also referred to as smile lines. This procedure can be effective for both men and women. Because Bellafill® is non-resorbable, it does not require reinjection like other dermal fillers do. In addition to correcting “smile lines,” Bellafill® can be used to moderate, or correct, severe acne scars on the faces of patients who are 21 years and older.

Bellafill® is a combination product, which is comprised of a local anesthetic called lidocaine and bovine collagen. The microspheres are created from a material referred to as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). The product is produced in compliance with USDA and FDA guidelines. This means that they are barely detectable by human eyes. Prior to using the product, a patient must obtain an allergy skin test. Additionally, the product should only be given when the patient is supervised by a licensed practitioner.

The results of this procedure are permanent, which means the surgical removal of collagen will be required if the patient seeks to reverse the effects.

While Bellafill® can be effective in enhancing the patient's appearance, it's important to remember that the cosmetic procedure can engender multiple side effects. Some of them include: Redness, bruising, pain/soreness, swelling, itching, and tenderness. Typically, bruising is mild and continues for three to seven days. The redness and swelling also tend to be mild, and occurs at the site of treatment.

Many individuals are seeking cosmetic solutions that will help them attain smooth skin. If this is the case for you, it's important to know that Bellafill® can be uniquely beneficial. If you think Bellafill® may be right for you, contact the experts at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today to schedule a consultation!

Kybella®

A double or triple chin is caused by deposits of fat in the area that starts from the tip of the chin and extends to the top of the neck. Known as submental fullness, the condition is not necessarily indicative of a person's health status or fitness level. Having excess fat in the upper neck area is most commonly caused by genetics.

Kybella® is a minimally invasive injectable treatment for submental fat, and is formulated with a synthetic enzyme that mimics enzymes found in the digestive tract. These enzymes target fat and break down the cell membranes to release the contents. This process occurs in your body every day, and now the same process can be used to reduce a double or triple chin

What to Expect from Kybella®
Kybella® has little downtime and requires no incisions. The product is administered with a very tiny needle, and multiple injections are made directly into the submental fat of the chin and neck. The treatment area may feel slightly swollen and tender for two to three days. You should avoid rubbing the area where the injections were made to ensure the product is properly distributed in the fat tissue.

In clinical trials, participants saw a noticeable improvement in the treatment area after about 16 weeks. Once the fat was destroyed by the enzyme, men and women found they had achieved a nicely sculpted neck area. Best results are achieved in patients who receive several treatments that are scheduled approximately four weeks apart.

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