Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery offers some amazing services! Not only do we offer Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast augmentation, but we also offer Dermal Fillers. Whether it’s volume loss and/or wrinkles, we have the fillers you need. Dermal fillers aid in the replacement of skin’s natural structure and volume, taking away lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers include: Belotero, Restylane, and Radiesse. Any Dermal filler you need, and Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery will have it. Not many patients are familiar with how dermal fillers work. I will explain how each filler works, so you have all the necessary information to make your decisions today.
What is Belotero®?
Belotero® is a dermal filler that is made of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Known as “the smoother solution”, Belotero® is injected in the skin and it distributes evenly, giving a smoother, seamless look between both the treated and untreated areas. This can be highly important especially if you are looking for smoother, surface areas. Allow me to briefly walk you through the Belotero process. When you arrive at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center, for your appointment, and when Belotero® is administered; there is only minimal discomfort. You will not need to be put under any local anesthesia. The doctor will generally use a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area before the injection. The entire process only takes a few moments, making it possible to complete the procedure during a lunch break.
So when you first contact Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center for your free consultation and are considering our services, remember the actually appointment time can typically be done within 10 minutes-1 hours. Improvements will appear nearly instantaneously and continue to smooth and fill over the next few days or weeks. Belotero® is a temporary treatment and will require follow up injections to maintain the smooth appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Belotero®
If you are wondering if you are an ideal candidate or if you are not, please read the following. Individuals who suffer form breathing conditions such as asthma or emphysema should not have Belotero treatments. Individuals who are susceptible to uncontrolled bleeding, those who have trouble swallowing, or those who are planning on having surgery in the future should not have Belotero treatments. If you are pregnant, or may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding mothers, or who have had facial surgery should not have Belotero injection
What is Restylane®?
If you are looking for a revitalizing facial treatment that will make you look more youthful, then Restylane® is a filler than can help. Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center can end your quest for the fountain of youth. They have the remedy already. The hyaluronic acid gel is ideal for smoothing and removing the appearance of wrinkling around the mouth and eyes. Also referred to as hyaluronic acid or HA is a naturally occurring mucopolysaccharide or carbohydrate polymer found throughout the body with the largest concentration located in the tissues of the skin.
Found in both the epidermal layer and beneath the skin, the production of HA diminishes with age. Therefore, Restylane® can assist in enhancing the fresh-faced look of youth because HA is a natural moisturizer, that is water-friendly and water-binding substance that recaptures the smoothness and volume that are lost over time. The FDA-approved product can be applied, on average, in about 30 minutes. The filler is injected into the dermis or the skin’s middle layer where collagen is produced and where the connective tissues are found. The temporary treatment lasts about six months.
Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery warns against possible side effects, that may include tenderness, swelling, redness, and itching. To reduce the chance for bleeding or bruising, patients are directed to avoid blood-thinning medications, aspirin, or vitamin E supplements. After the treatment, patients are advised to avoid touching or rubbing their face. Also, exposure to sunlight or temperature extremes should be avoided.
What is Radiesse®
Radiesse® is cosmetic filler that refreshes the facial appearance of patients, adding volume and smoothing. Applied by injection from a skilled surgeon, the facial filler promotes the production of collagen. Long-lasting results are achieved because the injectable substance is made of calcium-based protocells, also called microspheres, which are combined with a watery gel. When Radiesse® is injected, these microspheres are absorbed in the body. As a result, the collagen that is produced creates a more youthful appearance and can last as long as a year.
Because collagen is the substance that provides skin with elasticity and volume, Radiesse® is a choice filler for any woman who wants to enhance her appearance easily and instantly. Given that the substance can automatically smooth wrinkles and restore volume plus stimulate collagen production. This is a popular treatment option for any woman over 40, because typically studies have shown, that is when women’s collagen production drops, and the natural aging process increases by loss of collagen, and results in loose and sagging skin.
This FDA-approved facial filler can be injected safely and quickly into the skin in under an hour. Injections are not painful as the filler, when mixed with the local anesthetic lidocaine, causes only a minimal amount of discomfort. Radiesse® comes in a variety of syringe sizes, so you’ll need to set up a free consultation with Dr. Whitlock at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery center to find out how much product you will need. One syringe is generally all that is required for adding volume and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
After the treatment, patients can experience some swelling, redness, or bruising. However, these side effects typically subside after a couple of days. Infection can occur but only in rare circumstances. If you have any questions for Dr. Whitlock or his team, you may visit their website, or contact them directly by dialing (918) 743-5438. We can schedule your free consultation online or by calling us directly. After the initial consultation, if you and Dr. Whitlock find that you are an ideal candidate, you will proceed with the process and schedule another appointment to have your injections done by skilled team members at Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center.