Botox/Juvederm/Injection Specialist – Dr. Graper and Dr. Harper
Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery has three Certified Nurse Injectors, one who is one of only 200 national trainers for Allergan Medical Institute. Linda Owens teaches medical providers injection techniques of Botox® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Our two additional Certified Nurse Injectors, Teri Trudnak and Kristen Hall, also have many years of experience with all treatment options. Continuing education is of utmost importance to our expert injectors, remaining current on products and procedures, to provide optimal results for our patients.
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 Harper Cosmetic Surgery is one of the select practices in the Carolinas to offer Brilliant Distinctions, a premier aesthetics rewards program where patients can earn rewards on Botox® Cosmetic, Fillers and CoolSculpting treatments. Ask about this special program when you call our office.
The following treatments offer temporary solutions for eliminating facial wrinkles and folds. They can be used in combination with other procedures for wrinkles and volume loss in the face, brows, eyes and cheeks.
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. The result is a more youthful appearance.
In performing a Liquid Facelift, Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery utilizes the full spectrum of facial injectables, including Botox® Cosmetic, and a combination of the Juvederm® Filler Collection – Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure and Vobella. Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery relies on their many years of experience to choose the correct combination 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. Everyone will notice, no one will know.
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. Botox looks like “you” with fewer lines.
Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus XC
Juvéderm injectable gel is produced through HYLACROSS® technology promoting duration for up to one year. 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 “marionette lines”, and to turn up “downturned” corners of the mouth. Juvéderm® VYCROSS™ technology 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 midface/cheek area to create a more youthful look. Juvéderm Voluma XC contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) in a gel. 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 are FDA-approved to last up to two years.
Juvederm Volbella XC
This treatment is FDA-approved for the lips. Juvederm Volbella XC increases lip fullness and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines. The result is a pretty, more youthful look. It is FDA-Approved to last up to one year.
Juvederm Vollure XC
This injectable gel is used for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and to “turn up” the corners of the mouth. It is FDA-approved to last up to 18 months.