W hile everyone hopes to “age gracefully,” the truth is that wrinkles, creases, laugh lines and the loss of skin elasticity can be devastating to one’s appearance. Sunken cheeks, weakened jaw contours with diminishing definition, and a furrowed forehead can make a person look tired and angry, rather than peaceful and refreshed.
Historically, these defects could only be tackled through invasive surgeries that were often not subtle enough to address the complex facial anatomy. Today, however, we live in an era of age-defying skin care products that have revolutionized the field of cosmetic surgery, offering clients a veritable fountain of youth. Dermal fillers (Juvederm, Voluma and Volbella) are non-surgical injectables that require no downtime and produce spectacular outcomes for the entire countenance.
Choosing NC’s best dermal filler specialists:
Dr. Capizzi, a double board certified plastic surgeon trained at the illustrious Mayo Clinic, has hand-picked a team of seasoned RNs and injection experts who provides great dermal fillers. Each member of his staff is licensed, credentialed and experienced, and will go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and satisfaction during every phase of your procedure. There is a reason that Allergan, maker of the top two dermal fillers Juvederm and Voluma, chose Dr. Capizzi and his team to receive the Platinum Plus Award for outstanding patient care and results.
When it comes to administering dermal fillers, it’s important to understand that these treatments require the highest level of skill, precision and artistic sensibility, even though they may appear simple when compared to more involved surgical procedures. Selecting the wrong dosage or injection site will not only result in a botched treatment, it can create new problems and complications for the patient. With almost 20 years of experience, Dr. Capizzi and his team deliver exceptional outcomes every time.
Dermal filler consultation
During your initial consultation, the doctor will go over the various types of fillers appropriate for your goals and desires. Before formulating his treatment plan, he will examine your medical records, your surgical history, review before and after photos with you, and answer any questions or concerns that may be holding you back from looking your best. Based on your individual anatomy, the doctor may suggest several fillers in combination. He may also recommend Botox, or additional surgical procedures to achieve the most attractive final outcome possible.
Juvederm by Allergan is an FDA-approved, gel-like filler that can be used anywhere on the face to eliminate unwanted wrinkles, crow’s feet, nasolabial lines and marionette creases. Its key ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, but gets depleted as we age. The hyaluronic acid hydrates and replenishes the skin, giving birth to a more youthful, beautiful you. Results usually last up to 12 months.
The recently approved Voluma is the newest age-defying dermal filler on the block, with hyaluronic acid as its active ingredient. Lidocaine is also added to the formula, acting as a local anesthetic to increase patient comfort. Voluma is specially formulated to target the cheek and cheekbone regions of the face, restoring volume, strength and structure. As one of the most long-lasting dermal fillers on the market, Voluma results may be visible for up to two years.
Volbella is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite molecules that when injected into the skin, make it highly malleable, allowing contours to be reshaped and symmetry balanced. Volbella is exceptional in its ability to stimulate the regrowth of collagen, a protein in the body responsible for the skin’s suppleness and elasticity, and because of this unique property, results continue to impress for several years.
Before & After
Take a gander at Dr. Capizzi’s before and after photos, giving you a visual representation of his stunning results.