Fort Worth Eye Associates provides nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedures that reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance. These injectables and dermal fillers can also add volume to the cheeks and lips to provide facial rejuvenation. In most cases, our aesthetic enhancement procedures can be completed in less than 30 minutes with little to no downtime for the patient.
How Facial Skin Ages
Skin contains natural elements, such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and collagen, that help maintain its elasticity and firmness. As we get older, the natural aging process combined with environmental factors, like pollution and sun exposure, can cause visible signs, such as facial lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid and collagen in our skin dissipate over time and skin volume and firmness diminish.
Fort Worth Eye Associates offer nonsurgical cosmetic solutions to treat facial aging, replenish collagen supplies, and restore hydration and nutrients to the skin.
Nonsurgical Facial Cosmetic Procedures Offered at Fort Worth Eye Associates
Nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedures offered at Fort Worth Eye Associates are performed by professional experienced ophthalmologists trained in oculoplastic surgery. Botox® Cosmetics and several types of injectable dermal fillers are available to meet the individual needs of our patients.
Your doctor will review all of the options with you to provide the best solution for your aesthetic enhancement. With many advancements being made in recent years, non-surgical cosmetic procedures can produce better and longer lasting results.
Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most utilized nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedures which is designed to temporarily diminish and smooth facial lines and wrinkles and add volume to cheeks and lips. Botox® Cosmetic relaxes, or weakens, the facial muscles preventing them from contracting and creating creases. Derived from a refined form of botulism toxin, Botox® Cosmetic has shown to be quite successful in producing smooth skin and reducing wrinkles, especially around the eyes and forehead.
After applying a numbing cream, the solution is injected with a fine needle into the target area. Very little discomfort is usually experienced, and most patients resume normal activity immediately. Any redness or swelling around the injection sites should resolve within the first day.
Results from Botox® typically improve throughout the first week and last approximately 4 months. Maintaining a youthful appearance can be achieved with periodic follow-up treatments.
Latisse®, Lumigan® (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution)
Latisse is an FDA-approved nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedure to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes. It is not administered as eye drops. Only apply Latisse to the base of the upper eyelashes. Latisse should not be applied to the lower eyelids, it can cause darkening of the skin and hair growth outside of the treatment area. It is not uncommon have side effects such as itchy and red eyes.
Kybella® (Deoxycholic Acid)
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
Kybella is a cytolytic (destroys the cell membrane) drug,that when properly injected into the submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells. This prescription drug should only be injected by a specialist, inadvertent injection into the skin and other tissue can result in tissue destruction.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
Injectable dermal fillers are a safe and effective nonsurgical facial cosmetic procedure to reduce facial wrinkles and creases, restore volume and contour in cheeks and lips, and rejuvenate appearance.
Dermal fillers can be used to diminish or eliminate:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines (between the eyebrows)
- Bunny lines
- Lines around the mouth such as lip lines, gummy lines
- Laugh lines, also known as nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth)
- Marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
- Acne scars
- Certain facial scarring
Dermal fillers can be administered in-office, usually in less than 30 minutes, and require no surgery. A topical numbing agent is applied to the treatment area, and a tiny amount of the derma filler is injected just under the skin to create volume under the crease or wrinkle. The result is smooth, younger looking, lifted skin.
Other benefits of dermal fillers include:
- Fast (usually completed in under 30 minutes)
- Safe and effective
- Near immediate results
- No scarring
- Little to no discomfort
- Long-lasting results
Juvederm®: FDA approved injectable dermal filler which replaces the skin’s hyaluronic acid and replenishes collagen to restore facial volume and smoothness. Juvaderm incorporates advanced Hylacross technology which creates a smooth hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that allows the treatment to last for up to a year. The HA also retains water and transports nutrients to the skin cells keeping the skin hydrated and healthy. Effective on most facial wrinkles, Juvaderm’s smooth consistency makes it an especially exceptional treatment for lip augmentation.
Juvederm® Ultra Plus: More aggressive Juvaderm treatment for patients with deep or severe facial creases and wrinkles. Results can last over a year.
Restylane®: Injectable dermal filler which is hyaluronic acid based and restores facial volume, fills in wrinkles, and hydrates skin. Restylane is often used for lip enhancement, eyebrow plumping, smoothing lines around the mouth, and creating volume in the chin, cheeks, and jawline. Restylane results typically last up to 6 months.
Perlane® (Restylane Lift®): Injectable dermal filler is excellent for shaping and enhancing the cheeks.
Juvederm Voluma®: Injectable dermal filler is excellent for shaping and enhancing the cheeks.
Duration of Dermal Fillers
Factors which can affect how long dermal filler results last are:
- Skin type
- Muscle activity
- Injection technique
Side Effects of Dermal Fillers
Any side effects experienced from dermal fillers are generally mild and resolve within a week. Side effects may include:
- Redness or swelling
- Lumps or bumps
For 24 hours after a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, you should avoid:
- Strenuous activity
- Wearing make-up
- Consuming alcoholic beverages
- Prolonged exposure to heat or sun