DERMAL FILLERS, COLLAGEN, AND LIP INJECTIONS IN ST. LOUIS

What Are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

West County Plastic Surgeons offers dermal fillers, collagen, and lip injections for St. Louis residents who prefer a nonsurgical approach to reducing the visible signs of facial aging. As we grow older, our skin naturally loses volume. This soft-tissue loss and degeneration can lead to many of the following common signs of aging, which can be quickly, safely, and successfully treated with dermal fillers and lip injections in our St. Louis office:

  • Thin or wrinkled lips
  • Hollow and deflated cheeks
  • Tear-trough grooves under the eyes
  • Sagging cheeks and jowls
  • Nose and mouth creases

Injectable dermal fillers work below the skin’s surface, helping our St. Louis patients by enhancing or restoring volume in their cheeks, lifting their mid-face and jowls, filling in their wrinkles and grooves, and creating a smoother, tighter skin surface. Results can last up to a year or more.

To schedule your appointment for dermal fillers or lip injections, contact our St. Louis office by phoning (314) 996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

Dermal Fillers Available for Our St. Louis Patients

Years of research and clinical testing validate the science behind the FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers and lip injections we offer at our St. Louis practice. Options beyond collagen, the once-ubiquitous treatment for lips and other areas of the face, abound. See below for a list of the dermal fillers and lip injections available for our St. Louis patients:

JUVÉDERM®

JUVÉDERM® restores volume and smooths away facial wrinkles and folds, including “laugh lines,” “smile lines” (nasolabial folds), “tear troughs,” or “marionette lines” (oral commissures) for up to 6 months. We offer the entire family of JUVÉDERM® dermal fillers at our St. Louis practice.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 3 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of JUVÉDERM®.

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler restores volume in the “smile lines” (nasolabial folds), “marionette lines” (oral commissures), and the central face. Results last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 1 to 4 days

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of RADIESSE®.

Restylane® Lyft

Restylane Lyft ® provides lift to cheeks and adds volume to correct and smooth. Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance. This is in addition to treating moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles.

Average time for procedure: 30-60 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 48 hours to 2 weeks depending on swelling and bruising 

Click here to download a detailed consent form from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that describes the risks and benefits of fillers.

Lip Augmentation

Lip injections help our St. Louis patients enlarge and reshape their lips to enhance their size and improve how their lips look in proportion to surrounding facial features.

Average time for procedure: 15 to 20 minutes

Estimated recovery time: 2 to 7 days

Occasionally, small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic are used to optimize the effects of a lip augmentation. For lip injections in our St. Louis patients, we have found that dermal fillers tend to last longer in areas where there is less motion. BOTOX®, therefore, is often carefully administered to weaken the orbicularis oris muscle that helps us purse our lips. This reduces motion in that area and leads to longer-lasting lip injections for our St. Louis patients.

To schedule your appointment for dermal fillers or lip injections, contact our St. Louis office by phoning (314) 996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

 


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