Cosmetic Injectables in Philadelphia
Contrary to what some people believe, cosmetic enhancement does not always require surgery. Cosmetic injectables and other non-surgical treatments are popular at Dr. David Horvath’s Philadelphia plastic surgery practice because they allow patients to tweak their appearance without the incisions, scarring, risks or downtime associated with surgery. Known as “lunchtime treatments” by many, cosmetic injectables can be performed painlessly and in a matter of minutes. Dr. Horvath uses his superb training and skill to provide subtle yet noticeable results.
Can I Benefit from Cosmetic Injectables/Non-surgical Treatment?
Dr. Horvath meets with patients one-on-one to determine candidacy. During your initial consultation, Dr. Horvath will evaluate your facial features and discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals. He will also discuss the benefits and limitations of non-surgical treatment. For instance, non-surgical treatments are ideal for patients who experience mild signs of aging and do not want to undergo surgery. Depending on the specific procedure, results can appear soon after treatment or sometime thereafter. Results are temporary; repeat sessions are required to maintain results. Cosmetic injectables can be performed as a solo procedure or combined with another procedure (e.g., facelift, eyelid surgery) to obtain more comprehensive results.
Cosmetic injectables and non-surgical treatments address a myriad of signs of aging including:
- Fine lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Sunken or flat cheeks
- Dark under-eye circles
- Branching wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Creases or furrows on the forehead
- Vertical bands on the neck
- Naturally thin or aged lips
Botox and Dysport
Botox is the most popular cosmetic injectable performed in the U.S. Made of botulinum toxin, the injectable is injected into facial muscles that are responsible for overlying wrinkles and lines. Botox can be used to smooth the wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes. Results typically last between three and four months.
Restylane and Juvederm Products
Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps preserve moisture and firmness in the skin. This dermal filler is commonly used to fill in deep creases on the forehead, and lines on the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Results with Restylane last approximately six months. Today there are many new product lines that can treat very fine lines, standard smile lines and even loss of facial volume.
Chemical peels are an exfoliative treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin. The solution causes the dull and dead skin cells to slough off, making way for healthier and fresher skin. Chemical peels can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, lines, uneven skin pigmentation, rough skin, acne and certain scars.
Kybella is an exciting new injectable product that dissolves submental fat (commonly known as a “double chin”) for a slimmer and more refined jaw and neck line. An alternative to neck lift and liposuction, Kybella does not require incisions, anesthesia or downtime. Treatment is not painful and results improve gradually as the body works to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. Several treatment sessions are typically required for optimal results.
Ultherapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound energy to lift the skin. The ultrasound energy stimulates collagen production which in turn lifts the skin tissue over time. Ultherapy can be used to treat sagging skin on the eyebrows, neck and chin, as well as lines and wrinkles on the chest.
Are you interested in learning how cosmetic injectables and non-surgical treatments can help turn back the clock on your appearance? You can learn about your treatment options during a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Horvath. To schedule your consultation, please contact Horvath Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center today.