If you’ve ever wondered about the hype surrounding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but have never taken the time to research them, read on. Here’s a quick rundown of what popular fillers and injectables (such as Juvederm, Botox and Kybella) can do for you.
The #1 selling filler in the US, Juvederm lifts, smoothes and/or plumps facial areas. With natural and long lasting results, it’s a very popular alternative to traditional, invasive cosmetic surgery. Over time, our cheeks may flatten or sag. Inevitably, we all experience this unpleasant phenomenon as we age. Juvederm can restore the cheek volume we’ve lost and gift us with a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Likewise, as our skin loses collagen during our lifetimes, Juvederm can smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth area. It is also widely used to plump the lip area. Whether your lips have faded over time, or you’d just like to enhance them and enjoy full, pouty lips, Juvederm is your answer. The best part? Little to no down time and very quick recovery!
Perhaps the most widely known injectable, Botox has become a regular part of both men and women’s beauty regimens. FDA-approved, and used for the upper facial area, Botox is injected into the muscles and temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines. Typically injected between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and into the forehead, most patients equate the feeling to a small pinch.
Unlike the myth that has been perpetuated over the years, with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Potter, the ability to demonstrate facial expressions will not be lost. Instead, Botox allows us to look like ourselves with absolutely no downtime. If fact, often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure,” patients return to work or resume regularly scheduled activities immediately.
Kybella, a 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award recipient, is a prescription medicine used to treat submental fat, also widely known as a “double chin.” Kybella destroys fat cells so that patients can enjoy a reduction in chin fullness and an improvement in profile. While some opt for Kybella due to weight gain, many others seek treatment to combat genetics and aging when diet and exercise fail them.
Are you ready for a more youthful you? To learn more about any of the procedures Dr. Potter performs, contact her through the online contact form, or,
Call 512.867.6211 to schedule an appointment.