As we grow older, our faces start to show age in the form of lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, today there are affordable and virtually painless ways to look younger without surgery. SouthPointe Family Physicians, P.C. Wellness & Aesthetics is proud to offer the most popular wrinkle solutions, Botox®, Radiesse®, Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus. Fillers can also be used to enhance almost any area of the face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a medication that is injected to help relax the muscles in the face. By relaxing the muscles in wrinkle prone areas we can improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles with virtually no downtime. It works by temporarily interrupting the communication between the nerve and the muscle.
Radiesse® is a filler that is often used to give back lost volume in the face. It is used to fill cheeks, smile lines, marionette lines, the corners of the mouth, pre-jowl lines, and chin wrinkles. What makes Radiesse® unique is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin and provides a structure for your own collagen to grow. You will see improved results for several months and it has been clinically to last one year or more.
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel that is used to smooth wrinkles in the face. In one treatment you will walk away with smoother, natural looking results that will last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® XC is often used for smile lines, marionettes, vertical lines, under the eyes and lips.
Selphyll®/Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma enables the safe and rapid preparation of natural autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) utilizing a small amount of a patient’s own blood. It can be used either as a dermal filler or in combination with many other cosmetic procedures to maximally enhance your results.
Autologous Fat Transfer
Autologous fat transfer is used to achieve more lasting results than traditional fillers. It is a much more cost effective way to get more volume in all areas of the face. The biggest key to the aging process is the loss of volume in a person’s face. By restoring the volume that was once there a person can easily look years younger with only a day or two of downtime.
Autologous fat transfer dates all the way back to 1893 when a German physician, Franz Neuber, used a small piece of upper arm fat and injected it into the face of a patient whose cheek had large pit in it. With these techniques the fat cells only had about a 40% survival rate, which leads to very unpredictable results. Things have come a long way since then. The biggest advances have been in the harvesting and handling of the fat cells. The more trauma the fat goes through before it is reinjected the less likely it is to survive. Many physicians today still utilize the old methods of fat harvesting and handling. Dr. Martin utilizes BodyJet to harvest fat because it is the most gentle and efficient technology available on the market today. Another thing that sets Dr. Martin apart from other physicians is his re-injection techniques. He has studied and observed techniques from several of the leading physicians in the United States. He utilizes a combination of all of their techniques to achieve a very natural, youthful look for his patients that will last for years to come. With the new techniques that Dr. Martin utilizes and by combining autologous fat transfer with cell therapy we can get almost 100% of the fat that we transfer to survive.
There are many different dermal fillers and some alternatives to BOTOX® Cosmetic on the market right now. It is often confusing for patients to try and choose which product will be the best treatment and the most cost effective for them. Dr. Martin has chosen the products he uses very carefully. He feels as though they are the best products out there right now. At SouthPointe Wellness & Aesthetics we are very careful about bringing in new products until we know for sure that they are good enough for us, and our patients. Dr. Martin will do a complimentary individual consultation with you about which product, or combination of products will be the best for you.
Call us today at (402) 323-8400 and we’ll be glad to discuss which of these treatments is best suited to your needs. The staff at SouthPointe Wellness & Aesthetic have been to many advanced training courses. We have the experience that you can trust.