Injections to soften lines and wrinkles:
Injections to soften lines and wrinkles:
Our Nashville, Tennessee plastic surgery center located in Franklin offers nonsurgical treatments including Botox/Dysport, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers, and skin peels/chemical peels/laser treatments. As we age our skin loses volume and luster, but thankfully, there are many noninvasive anti-aging treatments available to our Nashville/Franklin TN patients today to restore the skin’s youthful look. At our Nashville plastic surgery center, our female plastic surgeon Dr. Amy Ortega MD offers several options for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, such as Dysport, Botox®, Juvederm, and other Cosmetic Wrinkle Fillers. In addition, we offer skin peels/chemical peels and laser treatment to help smooth fine lines and improve the skin’s texture and overall appearance. Whether our Nashville patients are interested in relaxing fine lines, restoring lost volume for correction of deeper facial wrinkles, or plumping thinning lips, treatment will be administered by Nashville Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Amy Ortega MD.
Nashville Botox patients are often curious about Dysport, which is sometimes called the “new Botox.” Botox and Dysport are both brand names of botulinum toxin A, which is a derived protein that helps improve the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscle that causes the wrinkle. For example, in the glabella (area between the eyebrows), our Nashville Dysport patients appreciate that injections can decrease the muscle contraction that, over time, causes the vertical lines in this area, sometimes called “furrows” or “worry lines.” While Nashville Botox and Dysport patients both enjoy the improvements offered by these treatments, we do believe that Dysport may have the “edge” over Botox!
Nashville Botox and Dysport patients can rest assured that that both treatments are FDA approved and are effective. Both treatments have been around a long time. Dysport has been available in the US since 2009, and prior to that has been used in Europe with success for many years. When Dysport was initially approved in the US, we challenged our Nashville Botox patients to try Dysport and tell us which they preferred. Since Dr. Ortega started offering Dysport to our Nashville Botox patients in 2009, NOT ONE patient has requested Botox after trying Dysport. Dysport wins! At Franklin Plastic Surgery, our female plastic surgeon Dr. Amy Ortega MD now recommends Dysport over Botox based on the remarkable experience of our Nashville Botox patients.
Nashville Dysport patients enjoy Dysport over Botox for several reasons. First, Dysport “kicks in” much sooner than Botox. Nashville Botox patients sometimes wait up to a week to start seeing an improvement, while Nashville Dysport patients often see an improvement in as little as 1-2 days. Nashville Dysport patients also appreciate that Dysport lasts longer than Botox. While our Nashville Botox patients enjoyed improvements for 3 months or less, we are seeing our Nashville Dysport patients receiving Dysport in our Franklin TN office enjoying benefits of Dysport injection for four months routinely– most closer to the 5-6 month mark, and some as long as 7-8 months. This is exceptionally remarkable considering that Dysport costs about the same, and sometimes a little less, than Botox. Even if it were a little more expensive “per injection,” it would actually still be less expensive overall since it lasts longer. Therefore, the Nashville Botox patient who used to need a Botox injection four times a year to maintain the benefits has now become a Nashville Dysport patient needing injection two to three times a year. Fewer office visits, fewer injections, and less cost. For all of these very practical reasons, our Nashville Botox patients have really appreciated the availability of Dysport and have chosen Dysport over Botox again and again.
Our Nashville plastic surgery office in Franklin offers wrinkle filler injections including Juvederm. Much like the newer Dysport now being preferred over Botox, Juvederm has emerged as superior to some other wrinkle fillers. Among wrinkle fillers available to our Nashville patients today, Juvederm is often recommended due to the fact that it maintains its appearance longer. In fact, the FDA has approved that plastic surgeons can officially state that Juvederm will last at least six months. We love Juvederm because, for many patients, it has actually lasted much longer, sometimes a year or more. While this can definitely vary from patient to patient, we love that we can confidently recommend the longevity of Juvederm over some other similar injectable wrinkle fillers. Beyond that, like any treatment, it is largely dependent on the experience of the doctor injecting it. Rest assured all Juvederm injections are performed by our female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amy Ortega MD.
Our Nashville, Tennessee plastic surgery office, located in Franklin, offers rejuvenating skin treatments to refresh the skin and improve its appearance. Skin peels (chemical peels) and laser treatments both offer these benefits via various degrees of facial resurfacing. Our Nashville chemical peel patients appreciate an improvement in the skin’s appearance via skin peels with little or no downtime, while our Nashville laser patients enjoy a more noticeable improvement in fine lines and skin discoloration/sun spots. Our female plastic surgeon Dr. Amy Ortega MD discusses each patient’s goals during the consult to help determine the most appropriate custom facial resurfacing treatment.
Nashville plastic surgery patients considering non-surgical wrinkle treatments: schedule a consultation with Dr. Ortega to discuss your goals and options in order to determine which treatments are right for you.
We are pleased to offer Latisse, the product for beautiful lashes. To learn more and find out if Latisse is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ortega.