- Fillers: Hyaluronic Acid
- Botox: wrinkles, aesthetic medicine, botulinum toxin, crow’s feet, frown lines, glabella lines
Hyluronic acid is a natural molecule of the body, present in skin and some other tissues like joints. It contributes to skin elasticity, softness and hydration and decreases with age. Injected hyaluronic acid is synthetized in laboratories (not from animal origin) and behaves like the natural substance.
Hyaluronic acid is lost with aging. Decreased hyaluronic acid makes the skin appear less soft and less youthful. At Global Plastic Surgery we inject hyaluronic acid to replenish your skin of this important substance and to increase volume where needed.
The objective is to make your skin appear hydrated, soft and younger. Volume is injected to moderately lift some facial features (i.e. cheeks, liquid face-lift) and make you appear younger, while always maintaining a natural look.
You may appreciate dramatic improvements for:
- Scars (acne scars, facial scars, burns, wounds)
- Cheek depressions
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles) at the corner of the eyes
- Deep smile lines between the nose and the corner of the mouth (also called naso-labial furrows)
- Smokers lines (bar-code wrinkles) vertical lines on the upper lip
- Worry lines across the forehead
- Deep lines between the corner of the mouth and the chin (Marionette lines)
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for surgery if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected surgery can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before surgery, results will be more predictable, while if you cannot stop smoking, more complications have to be expected and sometimes surgery will not be possible.
At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates before the operation commit to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.
Hyaluronic acid is injected at Global Plastic Surgery according to your demand to match the clinical and digital analysis of your face with the best available products. The procedure of injection is performed in the office; it is rapid and almost painless.
Depending on your needs you may require more than one procedure to achieve the result desired.
After injections of hyaluronic acid at Global Plastic Surgery there is basically no down time.
Hyaluronic acid injections have immediate results in terms of improving the quality of your skin and looking younger/refreshed.
Depending on your skin quality, procedure performed and zones treated you may experience some minor ecchymosis (blood effusions) and swelling.
Swelling disappears rapidly and ecchymosis can be camouflaged with makeup.
Results can be long lasting (several months, but are temporary (the injections need to be done multiple times to maintain the results).
Hyluronic acid injections do not need special preparation in healthy patients.
At Global Plastic Surgery, all possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the procedure. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.
If you take blood-thinning medications or have any special medical condition increasing the risks of this procedure, the medical staff at Global Plastic Surgery will take special measures.
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a purified toxin that is used since decades across the world to attenuate temporarily unwanted facial wrinkles.
At Global Plastic Surgery, we inject botulinum toxin to improve your appearance by making you look younger and refreshed. Your mood will also improve as a consequence of these changes.
Facial expressions result in wrinkle formation over time. In some patients wrinkles may confer an older, tired and sometimes upset look. You may appear tired or even angry even when you are not, leading to some emotional and social frustrations.
At Global Plastic Surgery, botulinum toxin is generally indicated to treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead furrows (worry lines)
- Frown lines
- Skin bands in the neck
At Global Plastic Surgery, you will be considered as a candidate for this procedure if you have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what the selected procedure can achieve. If you are a non-smoker or you quit smoking at least 1 month before this procedure, results will be better and achieved faster, while if you cannot stop smoking more complications have to be expected and sometimes this procedure will be contraindicated.
At Global Plastic Surgery, surgical candidates commit also to healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and fitness.
Botox injections are performed in the office. No special preparation is required.
No down time is needed after botulinum toxin procedure. Some bruising or redness may by visible and regress spontaneously after a few hours. It is recommended not to massage the area injected for a few hours in order to avoid the migration of the product away from the target area.
Botulinum toxin becomes effective after 2 – 4 days from the injection. Results are visible for 2 to 4 months on average.
The main risk of botulinum toxin in the face is to enhance pre-existing expression asymmetries or generate new asymmetries. These complications are temporary.
At Global Plastic Surgery, all possible risks and complications will be extensively discussed with you prior the operation date. After the extensive discussions with your surgeon, you will decide whether the potential risks, benefits and potential complications are acceptable to you.