Current injectables Dr. Robert Stroup offers include Kybella, Radiesse, Juvederm Injectable Gel, Sculptra, Voluma XC, Belotero, Restylane Silk, Volbella, and Bellafill. Each has different characteristics to meet your individual needs. All injections performed at Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery are done only by our plastic surgeon himself, Dr. Robert Stroup.
Do the injections hurt?
Most patient's are comfortable and able to tolerate the injection without numbing. Numbing cream is available and can be used to anesthetize the area before the treatment begins. This will require you to come in one hour prior to your visit. For lip injections, Dr. Stroup can inject a local numbing agent to the area. These blocks make for painless lip injections.
Anytime an injection is performed, bruising and/or swelling may occur. Most bruises resolve within a week. To decrease the chance of developing a bruise, avoid blood thinners such as Vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve) for 10 days prior to your treatment.
The picture below is a patient who was injected with Sculptra the day before.
Below is more detailed information about each filler we offer. A consultation is the best way to determine which filler product is best for you.
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Everyone will notice, but no one will know! Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds - like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It's different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen. Now Radiesse is approved for the hands!! Radiesse is the first and only filler indicated to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.
BELLAFILL (FORMERLY NAMED ARTEFILL)
Bellafill’s Microsphere-Enhanced Collagen Provides a Support Matrix for Long Lasting Wrinkle Correction. The unique microspheres in Bellafill are not absorbed by the body and create a support matrix for long lasting wrinkle correction by working together with your body’s own collagen. Upon injection, the collagen in Bellafill visibly reduces the wrinkles right away and the microspheres provide support for your skin. Your body’s own collagen works together with the microspheres to provide long lasting, natural feeling wrinkle reduction. Bellafill contains an anesthetic to lessen the discomfort from the procedure. With proper placement, Bellafill cannot be felt after treatment. You will see immediate results in wrinkle correction and can return to your normal daily activities after the procedure.
Sculptra Aesthetic is not an overnight miracle. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years. So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age. Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Belotero is a dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you. BELOTERO Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line). BELOTERO is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.
Everyone's facial structure is different, and so is everyone's ideal lip shape and size. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.
Volbella XC is a brand new filler in the Juvederm Family that is specifically formulated for smoothing the fine vertical lines around your lips and mouth. Its thinner formulation is perfect for treating really fine lines and filling in the tear troughs under the eyes, but it is much longer-lasting than other thin hyaluronic acid formulations on the market.
Volbella can also be used for more precise shaping for people who want definition (similar to a lip line), rather than fullness. Volbella will also smooth the lips or add back that natural “M” to the cupid’s bow. For those looking for a natural-looking, subtle correction of fine lines, Volbella is absolutely perfect for you. There is little to no swelling with Volbella and it lasts for one full year.
Dr. Stroup is now offering Kybella!! Improve your chin profile &
get rid of your double chin right in the office!!
HOW IT WORKS
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
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