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As we age, the skin on the face begins to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, often resulting in laugh lines, crow’s feet or facial creases. While these issues may not necessitate medical concern, they can leave the individual feeling self-conscious, uncomfortable, and just generally dissatisfied with his or her appearance. Fortunately, there is a way to address many of these issues without undergoing cosmetic surgery.
At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we offer a number of nonsurgical options like wrinkle smoothing injectables and fillers. Our injectables are administered by our Injection Specialist, Dr. Mark E. Song, M.D.. With ten years of aesthetic injectable experience, Dr. Mark Song, M.D., has both the technical skill, medical acumen, and genuine artistry to deliver the results you want when it comes to non-surgical wrinkle correction and facial contouring and enhancement. He will work closely with you to effectively enhance the appearance of your face while still maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions.
Here is a closer look at some of the quick and simple injections we offer to help you look and feel your best:
Everyone is susceptible to wrinkles. Maybe you have started to notice vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal creases across your forehead, “crow’s feet” around your eyes, or laugh lines around the corners of your mouth. These types of wrinkles are known as dynamic wrinkles and are caused by the contraction of muscles that are attached to the overlying skin. When the muscles contract, the skin bunches together, creating facial wrinkles. BOTOX is a solution designed to temporarily weaken these muscles, which causes a reduction in the severity of the facial wrinkles, or in some cases, prevent them all together for approximately 3-4 months.
While surgical procedures such as facelifts, neck lifts, and eyebrow lifts can correct deep wrinkles on the face, for some patients, injectable fillers provide a viable alternative. Injectable fillers such as Volbella XC and Voluma XC can help fill in the lines and creases and restore volume in targeted areas, giving you a smoother, more natural-looking appearance. They can also be used to define, augment, and give fullness to the lips and/or cheeks. Facial fillers typically last anywhere up to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the location of the injection.