Injectable Fillers

Botox Phoenix and Scottsdale

What Is Botox® and How Is It Used for Skin Rejuvenation?

Botox®, scientifically referred to as Botulinum Toxin, is an injective medicine, available by prescription, which is used to smooth out frown lines. The treatment, which is temporary, can be administered to adults between the ages of 18 and 65. The Botox® Cosmetic works by restricting the contractions that cause frown lines to appear.

When Can Treatment Results be Seen?

In only a few days, Phoenix and Scottsdale patients see a marked improvement in their face, with the lines slowly diminishing after about a month.

Botox-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-MegerHow Long Do the Treatments Last?

Each Botox® treatment lasts, on average, about four months.

What Is Involved in the Treatment Process?

First, an anesthetic is administered at the injection site to minimize any discomfort. Then, the doctor will inject the area with the Botox® Cosmetic.

How Long Does a Treatment Last?

You can receive a Botox® treatment in as little as ten minutes. Therefore, you can schedule a treatment during your lunch hour in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, or when you get off work.

When Is Botox® Not Advised?

Some people are not good candidates for Botox®. People with respiratory ailments, such as asthma or emphysema, should not receive the treatment, nor should people who have difficulty swallowing, are susceptible to bleeding, are currently breastfeeding, or have had cosmetic surgery.

What Are the Primary Benefits of Botox®?

Botox® can be administered to both men and women and is a great cosmetic option for younger people who want to prevent the future formation of wrinkles while treating existing wrinkles and lines.

To schedule a consultation for Botox with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix  and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Sculptra Phoenix and Scottsdale

Sculptra-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-MegerWhat Is Sculptra®?

Sculptra®, also referred to as poly-L-lactic-acid (PLLA), is a facial injectable designed to give you a more youthful appearance gradually. The substance replaces the collagen lost due to the aging process. The FDA-approved filler is especially helpful in reducing the appearance of shallow to pronounced nasolabial folds (smile lines).

What Is Involved in the Process?

The filler is generally applied over three sessions during a span of several months. During this time, the collagen in the facial skin is gradually replaced. Patients notice subtle improvements in their facial appearance during the treatment process.

What Is Involved in the After-Care?

Phoenix and Scottsdale Patients who receive the injectable are advised to massage the injection site frequently during the day for five minutes at a time. Continue this practice for a period of five days. Cold packs are often applied to the facial area immediately after treatment as well.

Patients should refrain from any lifting or bending one week after treatment. Also, the head should be elevated when the patient is at rest for a period of a week.

Where Is Sculptra® Applied?

The doctor may administer Sculptra® in one of three areas – the folds between the nose and mouth, known as the smile lines, the lines that frame the mouth (called marionette lines), or to wrinkles on the chin.

Am I the Right Candidate for Sculptra®?

The best candidates are generally healthy and between the ages of 35 and 69 years old. If you want to make a gradual rather than a pronounced change in how you look, then Sculptra® may be right for you.

How Long Do the Results Last?

The results, using Sculptra®, generally last quite a while, about two years.

To schedule a consultation for Sculptra with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Juvederm® Phoenix and Scottsdale

What Is Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is an injectable facial filler that is made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in the skin’s tissues. As HA production diminishes over time, Juvederm® can assist in smoothing and softening the lines and wrinkles that result when HA is in short supply.

How Does the Filler Work?

When the amount of HA in the body is reduced, the supporting structure of the skin also begins to weaken, which, in turn, causes wrinkles and lines to appear. When applied to the skin’s dermal layer, the substance absorbs in the connective tissue and provides more support. As a result, lines and wrinkles begin to disappear.

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Where Is the Filler Applied?

Juvederm® is usually applied to the lines that run from the nose to the mouth, including lines that appear around the mouth.

How Much Time Does a Treatment Take?

You can schedule a treatment during your lunch hour, or after you get off work as a treatment takes about 40 minutes.

Is an Anesthetic Required?

To minimize any discomfort, Juvederm® is mixed with a local anesthetic called Lidocaine.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Treatment?

Juvederm® is an FDA-approved facial filler that has been shown to be safe for all types of skin.

How Long Does the Treatment Last?

Phoenix and Scottsdale Patients see results for up to a year.

To schedule a consultation for Juvederm with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Juvederm® Voluma™ XC Phoenix and Scottsdale

Juvederm®-Voluma™-XC-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-MegerDermal fillers are popular, there are options to fight early indicators of aging and revitalize your appearance. Many fillers are comparable, however Juvederm® Voluma™ XC supplies distinct results, specifically when injected by a knowledgeable, skilled skin specialist. It is our option when our Phoenix and Scottsdale clients desire their lips to look plumper in a natural way.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of facial filler treatments, request consultation online or call (602) 957-6000. When you set up an assessment for cosmetic treatments, you will also receive a customized “Complete Skin Rejuvenation” plan to assist you accomplish your perfect look.

About Juvederm® Voluma™ XC

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural compound in your body that supplies volume to skin and keeps it smooth and supple. Fillers make use of HA in gel options that are injected to replace the volume lost because of aging, sun damage, or illness. Some facial fillers, such as Restylane®, are fairly just like Juvederm® Voluma™ XC as a reliable, low-risk wrinkle treatment.

What sets it apart, nevertheless, is the smoother structure of the injected gel and the trademarked cross-linking of the molecules. Like other HA-based options, it postures almost no danger of infection or allergic reaction since HA is a naturally taking place acid.

Numerous clients integrate this treatment with injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® for a more total rejuvenation package.

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What does it treat?

A few of our Phoenix and Scottsdale clients see results from these injections after only a single treatment; others could need additional injections. The results generally last from 6 to Twelve Month. Right here are some of the conditions it treats:

Smile lines: Likewise called nasolabial folds, these folds run from the lowest part of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Marionette lines: The vertical wrinkles below the mouth’s corners running down to the chin are called marionette lines.
Vertical lip lines: Cigarette smokers are especially susceptible to these lines that appear above and around the mouth. Most of us establish these lines as we age just due to the fact that our lips move so often and are exposed to the sun. These lines frequently reply to a single treatment.

It is an outstanding method to plump wrinkles from underneath the skin for a lasting, natural-looking enhancement without surgical treatment.

If you wish to find out more about any of the dermal fillers we provide, give us a call now.

How is it administered?

Our Registered Nurse, Nancy will inject Juvederm® Voluma™ XC into deep layers of tissue on either side of the face. It is performed here on an outpatient basis, and no anesthesia is required at all. The procedure normally takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and can even be done on a lunch hour.

How long will results last?

The results of injections can be expected to last for up to two years.

Who is a good candidate?

Those who are between the ages of 21 and 65 and in overall good health can easily undergo injections. Patients who are taking blood-thinning medications should consult with a physician beforehand. Pregnant and nursing mothers should forego this procedure since the effects of it on an infant are not known at this time.

To schedule a consultation for Juvederm Voluma XC with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Perlane® Phoenix and Scottsdale

Perlane®-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-Meger-300x283What Is Perlane®?

Perlane® is a gel-like substance that is made of hyaluronic acid. The filler is used to add volume and fullness to the facial area. Injected beneath the skin, the dermal substance corrects wrinkles, scarring, and depressions. The gel is thicker in composition. Therefore, it provides more structure and supplies more lift and volume than other hyaluronic fillers, such as Restylane®.

Where Is the Filler Administered?

Perlane® can be applied anywhere to the facial area but is typically used to treat deeper wrinkles. The substance is frequently used to diminish the look of smile lines (nasolabial folds), lines at the corner of the mouth (marionette lines), or hollow grooves just beneath the eyes (called tear trough deformities). The substance is also used to correct prejowl depressions and nasojugal grooves (or hollows in the cheeks).

Are Treatments Uncomfortable?

No, treatments are not uncomfortable. A numbing medicine is already combined with the filler.

Are the Results Instant?

Treatment results can be seen as soon as the injectable is used.

How Long Does a Treatment Session Last?

Depending on the work that needs to be done, treatments can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. A follow-up appointment is generally scheduled about two weeks after the therapy.

What About After Care?

Ice packs should be applied to the injection site for a day following the treatment. Phoenix and Scottsdale patients are also instructed to keep their head elevated while at rest and to avoid strenuous activities for about a week.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Phoenix and Scottsdale patients had results last about a year.

Am I the Right Candidate for Perlane®?

If you are in good health and have deeper wrinkles or lines, then Perlane® may be the right treatment option for you.

To schedule a consultation for Perlane with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Restylane® Phoenix and Scottsdale

Restylane®-Phoenix-AZ-Dr-MegerWhat Is Restylane®?

Restylane® is a skin rejuvenation method using hyaluronic acid (HA) as a filler to smooth out and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, primarily around the eyes and mouth. HA, itself, is a natural product that is found within the skin’s tissues. Because the production of HA diminishes with time, Restylane® can provide an older person with a more fresh-faced appearance.

How Is the Filler Applied?

Restylane® is injected into the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, where collagen activity takes place.

How Long Is a Treatment Session?

A treatment lasts about 30 minutes. Therefore, you can easily schedule an appointment during your lunch hour or after work in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area.

How Long Does a Treatment Last?

The temporary cosmetic treatment lasts approximately six months.

What Measure Should Be Taken for After-Treatment Care?

Patients are recommended not to rub or touch their face. They also should stay out of the sun and avoid any extremes in temperature.

To schedule a consultation for Restylane with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.

Restylane Silk Phoenix and Scottsdale

Lip Augmentation with Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is a transparent liquid gel that can be injected directly into the lips to increase fullness or to smooth out the small wrinkles that form around your mouth, causing the lips to thin with age.

It is less viscous than Restylane; therefore, it flows more easily and requires less pressure to inject. Since it has 0.3 percent lidocaine, the discomfort is minimal, with the treatment lasting about 30-60 minutes. By the end of the treatment, wrinkles will be reduced by about 80 percent, your lips will appear fuller, and your results will last about 3-6 months.

Even if you were born with thin lips, you can get the fuller lips you want by having Restylane Silk injections. Your aesthetic nurse will carefully inject the Restylane Silk in one or more injection sites. The results are immediate, but they will dissipate over time. Additional treatments are necessary to keep your lips full and luscious.

As with Restylane treatments for nasolabial wrinkles, you should seek to find a practice that has experience injecting Restylane Silk so that you get the best results possible. At our practice in Phoenix and Scottsdale, we’re experts at administering Restylane Silk for plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, in addition to other injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Dysport and Perlane.

Restylane Silk Side Effects

As with any drug, side effects do exist, and not every treatment is right for every person. Side effects after a Restylane Silk treatment are usually minor and your nurse injection specialist will discuss any possible difficulties during your initial consultation in Phoenix and Scottsdale, while going over your medical history as well.

Side effects from Restylane Silk may include:

Swelling
Sensitivity to touch
Itching
Soreness
Redness
Bruising
Headache
Nausea
To lessen the chance of these risks, avoid high doses of vitamin E supplements, St. John’s Wort, aspirin (consult your primary doctor if you’re on aspirin therapy before stopping any prescribed regimen) and all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, before your treatment because they may raise the chances of bleeding and bruising. Your aesthetic nurse will let you know what to avoid prior to your injection of Restylane.

If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to bring them up to your nurse injector prior to treatment:

Acute allergic reactions
Allergies to bacteria
Bleeding problems
Hypersensitivity to lidocaine or other anesthetics

To schedule a consultation for Restylane Silk with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix  and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.