Charlotte Botox/Juvederm/Restylane Specialist – Dr. Graper
The following treatments offer temporary solutions for eliminating facial wrinkles and folds. They can be used in combination with other procedures for wrinkles in the face, brows, eyes and cheeks.
Dr. Graper and our Certified Nurse Injectors have many years of experience with all treatment options. Everyone receives ongoing education to stay abreast of current trends and treatments that are safe and offer a reliable and predictable result.
As a highly accomplished Charlotte plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Graper is one of the few physicians selected by Allergan to serve as a National Educator for Botox and Juvederm. He teaches doctors across the country how to properly administer these FDA-approved wrinkle treatments for the most effective results.
Graper Cosmetic Surgery is one of the select practices in the Carolinas to offer the Botox Rewards Program where patients can save up to $100 per year. Ask about this special program when you call our office at 704.375.7111.
Patients who wish to achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance without undergoing a surgical procedure such as a facelift, brow lift or eyelid surgery often choose a Liquid Facelift. A Liquid Facelift is the use of various injectable dermal fillers, usually in combination with Botox® Cosmetic, to provide a comprehensive, less permanent, minimally invasive facial treatment tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient.
In performing a Liquid Facelift, Graper Cosmetic Surgery utilizes the full spectrum of facial injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm XC, Restylane® L and Juvéderm® Voluma XC. Graper Cosmetic Surgery relies on their many years of experience to choose the correct mixture of these effective products to meet the aesthetic needs and desires of each patient.
The Liquid Facelift provides a gentle lift of individual facial features, reduces wrinkles, creases, folds and restores natural facial contours. The results are a more rested, energetic look and can range from subtle to dramatic. Patients often tell of compliments from unsuspecting family, friends and associates who are unaware that they have received treatment.
A Botox® Cosmetic treatment is a single, non-surgical FDA-approved procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between the brows, crows feet around the eyes and wrinkles in the forehead that develop over time. One 10-minute treatment, a few tiny injections, relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to 4 months. Botox is fast, simple and minimally invasive with no downtime or recovery. Most people return directly to work or normal activity following treatment. The results are dramatic and generally apparent within days.
Juvéderm injectable gel is produced through HYLACROSS® technology promoting duration for 6 months or longer. This technology results in a smooth consistency, which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth and natural look and feel – the hallmark of Juvéderm wrinkle correction.
This gel is made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Juvéderm is used to treat facial wrinkles and folds, most commonly the nasolabial folds, commonly referred to as the “smile lines.” Juvéderm XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Volume loss in the cheeks is a major reason we lose a more youthful profile over the years. You can restore lost volume in the cheeks and re-contour the face with Juvéderm Voluma™ XC. This injectable filler is FDA-approved to add volume to the cheek area to create a more youthful look. Juvéderm Voluma XC contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA), derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar. This treatment gives a subtle lift and helps to enhance facial contour specifically in the cheek area. The results are seen right after treatment and can last up to 24 months.
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The Restylane family can be used in other moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as lipstick lines and marionette lines – the area that extends downward from the corner of the mouth to the jawline. Restylane is also used to add volume and enhance the lip line. Restylane is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. The treatments can be administered immediately – no waiting is necessary. The Restylane procedure is simple and convenient, and the results are practically instantaneous. The effects of Restylane are proven to be long-lasting, generally up to 6 months. Restylane L contains lidocaine to reduce discomfort during and after treatment.