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Non-invasive Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery


Brunette resting hands under chin Many of our patients' needs can be met non-surgically. Others still are not ready to undergo facial cosmetic surgery and are looking for alternatives. Injectable treatments - offered at the Buffalo practice of the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery - are an option in such cases. If you have wrinkles, laugh lines, age lines, or areas that are sunken in, injectable treatments and dermal fillers can be the answer, sometimes as little as one treatment a year is needed to maintain results. If you are interested in non-surgical alternatives to revitalize your appearance, contact our Buffalo plastic surgery practice today regarding injectable treatment. Dr. David Sherris, would be happy to speak with you about your options an which treatment is right for you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

One of the most popular injectable treatments on the market, BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles, age lines and laugh lines, and even migraine headaches. Manufactured from a botulinum toxin, BOTOX® injections work by temporarily paralyzing the superficial muscles beneath the skin responsible for wrinkles and lines. Completely safe, BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth the skin and greatly reduce the signs of aging, providing patients with an effective and non-surgical alternative to cosmetic surgery.

The BOTOX® Cosmetic injection procedure is simple and quick. Injections are made in trouble areas directly beneath the skin. As the procedure utilizes small needles and the injections are right below the skin, no anesthetic of any kind is required. Depending on the needs and aesthetic goals of the patient, treatment may last anywhere from 5-15 minutes, at which point the patient is able to leave. No recovery time is required results. To maintain results, patients can expect to undergo treatment approximately once every six months.

Dermal Fillers

Unlike BOTOX® injections, which temporarily paralyze the muscles beneath the skin, dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Sculptra® Aestheric actually add volume to a specific area, wrinkle or lips. Though a range of fillers are available - some of which include elements that promote natural collagen production - all serve the same purpose: to fill in wrinkles, laugh lines, sunken or hollow areas of the face or plump lips. Juavaderm® and Restylane® are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring element in the body that is harmlessly absorbed over time. Radiesse® is made from a substance naturally found in bone and also slowly resorbs over time. Sculptra® Aesthetic works differently in that it stimulates the body to form its own new collagen over time. Sculptra requires multiple treatments but can add volume to larger areas resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are administered safely and quickly, require minimum or no recovery time, result in immediate improvement and provide excellent results. If you are interested in injectable treatment, we would be happy to discuss your options at our Buffalo practice.

Learn More about Injectable Treatment - Contact Us

We encourage you to learn more about injectable treatment if you would like to rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the signs of aging. For many of our patients, cosmetic surgery is not required to meet their needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sherris or to learn more about the injectable treatment options offered at Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery in Buffalo, contact our team of medical professionals today.

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