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Who Are Dermal Fillers For? | Recovery Time After Fillers | How to Prepare | Juvederm XC | Voluma | Botox | Restylane® | Perlane®

What Are Cosmetic Injectable Fillers?

Injectable filler procedures involve the injection of an artificial substance into the face in order to fill out the skin for aesthetic enhancement. Here at Aventura Plastic Surgery, a top-rated Miami cosmetic surgery office, we offer many different products for such procedures, each with different indications and durations for the improvement they create. Some of the more common fillers today include hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and the new long-lasting filler Voluma.

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Injectable fillers can restore a more youthful appearance by filling in a variety of lines and wrinkles such as laugh lines, frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, and other facial creases. They may also be used to add fullness to the lips, cheeks, and other facial features, and to improve acne scars and other skin imperfections.

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Who Are Dermal Fillers For?

Injectable fillers like Botox are appropriate for anyone seeking improvement for depressions, wrinkles, asymmetries, acne, and other imperfections. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Galitz performs injectable treatments in his office at Aventura Plastic Surgery of Aventura, Florida. The treatment takes just ten minutes to complete and involves the administration of a topical anesthetic followed by a precise injection of the filler.

The Recovery After Treatment

The recovery after injectable filler treatment like Juvederm is immediate. Some minor discomfort, swelling, bruising, or redness may result, but these side effects fade quickly. Patients are generally able to return to work the very same day and resume exercise and other strenuous activities the following day. With most injectables, the results are temporary, thus repeat treatments are needed to maintain the improvement. Complications are generally rare but may include the risk of poor placement. Because of this, it is important to have an experienced plastic surgeon near you, like Dr. Galitz, perform your injectable filler treatment.

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How To Prepare For Botox

Although Botox and other filler injections are not considered surgery and so do not require the same amount of preparation there are some steps you can take before having botox which can help the procedure go better and provide better results.

Avoid Drinking Wine – The week before your botox injection appointment in Miami it is best to abstain from drinking wine. Wine, red wine in particular, can increase your risk of bruising after the injections.

Avoid Anti-Inflammatory Medications – Again the week prior to your botox appointment it is best to avoid taking these medications if possible to lessen the risk of bruising. If they are prescribed, speak with your doctor beforehand about their recommendation.

Avoid Garlic – Garlic along with wine and certain medications can increase the risk of bruising if consumed within a week of the botox procedure.

Avoid Waxing and Bleaching – Or treating the area of the skin you plan to have botoxed in any other way to lessen the chances of skin irritation at the injection site. And likewise if you do have skin irritation in that area like a rash, blemish, or cold sore, you will need to reschedule your appointment. 

Avoid Sun Exposure – Botox doesn’t work as well on sunburned skin so stay out of the sun for the days leading up to your procedure, or make sure you wear sunscreen.   

Use Arnica – Arnica is a natural herb with medicinal properties that can help alleviate swelling and bruising. Applying it to the skin before the botox procedure can lessen the risk of bruising. 

Clean Your Skin – Before coming in make sure your face is washed, clean, and free of makeup or other creams. 

Eat Before You Come – It is best to have a little something in your stomach before you come in for a botox procedure at our Miami plastic surgery office. This will keep you from feeling lightheaded during the procedure.


Juvederm XC

Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are excellent fillers to restore volume in the deep and mid-dermal layers of the skin. They can last from 9 to 12 months and are extremely well-tolerated in all patients.  The difference between Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC lies in the thickness and depth of application. As a result, at Aventura Plastic Surgery your top choice for Juvederm treatments in Miami, we keep both on hand to administer as indicated by the patient’s particular needs and aesthetic goals.  To determine which is appropriate, Dr. Galitz will give a close evaluation of your skin and listen closely to your aesthetic. Both of these fillers contain Xylocaine (Novacaine) to lessen the discomfort of the injection.

The most commonly reported side effects for Juvederm were temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. All were reported as mild or moderate in severity and lasted just seven days.

Voluma

This relatively new and exciting filler is excellent for augmentation and enhancement of the midface and cheek areas.  It is a thicker filler than Juvederm and can last up to two years.  Voluma is placed directly against the cheekbone (malar) structures for the best results.  It is also an excellent enhancement to facelift surgery and we are happy to offer it to our patients here at Aventura Plastic Surgery.

The most common side effect for Voluma was temporary injection-site redness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. All were reported predominantly of moderate severity and had a duration of two to four weeks.

Botox

Botox injections are the most common treatment for wrinkles at our Miami Plastic Surgery office. Over the years we have become Botox and filler experts in Miami. Botox is a medicine that is strategically injected into the muscles of the face and used to temporarily improve lines and wrinkles (particularly crow’s feet and frown lines). Botox acts quickly, and you should see results almost immediately. However, this product can have serious side effects that can be life-threatening. Therefore, it must be administered by an experienced plastic surgeon in your area.

Potential side effects could include:

  • Problems with swallowing or speaking
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Toxin spread to other areas near the injection site leading to facial muscle weakness, double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change/loss of voice
  • Toxin spread causing loss of bladder control

For that reason, it is wise not to operate a motor vehicle or other dangerous machinery if you believe you are suffering any side effects.

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On rare occasions, serious allergic reactions have been reported. Symptoms of an allergy to Botox include itching, rash, welts, asthma symptoms, dizziness, or feeling faint. If you experience any of these conditions, contact the doctor at once. You should not use Botox if you know you are allergic to any of its ingredients, have had an allergic reaction to other botulinum toxin products, or have a skin infection or compromised immune system.

Restylane®

Restylane® restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days. Although rare, red, or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause another outbreak. In rare circumstances, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use Restylane® if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years, you should not use Restylane®.

Restylane® should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria; by people with previous bad allergies to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment; or by people with bleeding disorders. Restylane® should not be injected anywhere except the skin or just under the skin.

Patients should not be limited to 6.0 mL per treatment. The safety or effectiveness of Restylane® for the treatment of anatomic regions other than nasolabial folds has not been established in controlled clinical studies.

The use of Restylane® at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The use of Restylane® in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse.

Restylane® is available only through a licensed practitioner near you. Complete product and safety information is available at www.RestylaneUSA.com.

Perlane®

Perlane®  restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days. Although rare, red, or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause another outbreak. In rare circumstances, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use Perlane® if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years, you should not use Perlane®.

Perlane® should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to certain microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria; by people with previous bad allergies to drugs that have required in-hospital treatment; or by people with bleeding disorders. Perlane® should not be injected anywhere except the skin or just under the skin.

Patients should be limited to 6.0mL per treatment. The safety or effectiveness of Perlane® for the treatment of anatomic regions other than nasolabial folds has not been established in controlled clinical studies.

The use of Perlane® at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of Perlane® in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse.

Book Your Botox or Juvederm Treatment At Our Miami Plastic Surgery Clinic Today!

If you are looking to turn back the clock and deal with those pesky lines and wrinkles don’t hesitate to contact our office to set up your initial consultation for a Restylane, Perlane, Voluma, Juvederm, or Botox injection treatment. We are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding treatment or expected cost.  

When you are looking to enhance your facial features and reduce lines and wrinkles you want a plastic surgeon you can trust. Dr. Galitz has been performing Botox injections and other wrinkle removal treatments for many years at the same Aventura Florida location just north of Miami. He is double board-certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the prestigious American College of Surgeons. As well as an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.  


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