Cosmetic Injectable Fillers in Memphis, TN
There’s a complex network of structural elements in your skin that keep it looking firm, smooth, and youthful. These important components—collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), and elastin, namely—combine to create a soft, healthy foundation for your skin. As you age, these structural proteins and building blocks are produced less by your body and begin to break down. Can you guess the result? Unevenly textured skin and the birth of wrinkles on your face and other areas of the body are the unfortunate byproduct of this natural process of aging.
At The Langsdon Clinic, nestled in the heart of old Germantown, TN on the southeast side of Memphis, we are passionate about helping our patients age more gracefully with the help of cosmetic injectable fillers (lip fillers, Botox, tear trough injections, liquid facelift). Your face is the centerpiece of nearly all the interactions you’ll ever have with other people, and our team of injectable dermal filler experts can help you put your best face forward every time. We offer the most advanced cosmetic injectable fillers administered in a safe, comfortable setting with Nurse Practitioner Carol Langsdon, RNP, BSN, an expert in facial aesthetics.
Welcome to The Langsdon Clinic, our beautiful facial plastic surgery and laser center near Memphis, TN. If you have questions about Memphis fillers and injectables, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation with our team of injectable experts, please contact us by sending a message through our website or call our practice at 888-816-FACE (3223).
What Are Cosmetic Injectable Fillers?
As you get older, the most visible signs of aging will likely appear on your face. As your face loses its natural healthy volume, things like depressions on your cheeks, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines inevitably show up. With every passing year, your body breaks down and produces less of the important elements it needs to look youthful, vibrant, and smooth. That’s where dermal fillers come into play.
Injectable fillers, commonly called soft-tissue fillers, face fillers, or dermal fillers, are a quick, safe, convenient way to increase facial volume while also increasing collagen and elastin production naturally. Dermal fillers are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are primarily made of three basic ingredients:
- Biosynthetic polymer
- Hyaluronic acid (HA)
Although injectables are a low-risk, non-surgical procedure, you should choose an experienced professional to help you map out your treatment plan and schedule for the best results. In the United States, the only people who can administer injectable treatments are licensed medical professionals such as physicians, nurses (many of whom take additional training or earn special certifications), and physician assistants. Rest assured that you’ll be in good hands at The Langsdon Clinic. Nurse Practitioner Carol Langsdon RNP, BSN, is our advanced nurse injector and oversees our aesthetic treatments, including Botox®, dermal fillers, and many other advanced skin care treatments.
What Can Be Treated with Cosmetic Injectables?
Cosmetic injectables are a minimally invasive way to shape and sculpt the contours of your face by adding volume and filling in areas where structural proteins and subcutaneous fat has been lost. In addition to adding volume, injectables can also often help the skin accumulate and retain moisture so it keeps looking healthy and vibrant. In general, cosmetic injectables and fillers are used by physicians and aesthetic professionals to:
- Add volume to areas where there are facial depressions
- Smooth out wrinkles by increasing volume, collagen, and elastin
- Fill out thin, flat lips
- Reduce the appearance of certain types of scarring
- Improve the appearance of frown lines
- Smooth out crow’s feet
- Help even out skin texture from acne scarring
Some patients choose to have cosmetic injectables as a standalone treatment, while some patients choose to add cosmetic injectables to a more complete facial rejuvenation plan. The convenience, versatility, and long-lasting results of injectables make them a popular choice for our patients.
Cosmetic Injectables We Specialize In
Technically not a dermal filler, Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and lines that form between your eyebrows. It works by targeting the muscles responsible for causing these unsightly facial lines.
Do You Have Questions about Cosmetic Injectables? Ready for a Consultation?
Choosing the right injectable products and developing a good treatment plan all begins with a thorough consultation. Patient education is a focus of our practice, and we want to make sure your questions and concerns are addressed so your experience is comfortable and safe. We’re dedicated to helping you age beautifully and with dignity.
The Langsdon Clinic is located near the Memphis International Airport, which is how many of our out-of-state patients get to us. If you’d like directions, have questions, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact us by calling 888-816-FACE (3223) or 901-755-6465. We’ve also set up our website so you can conveniently send us a message whenever you’d like. We look forward to helping you discover the amazing results made possible by our skilled aesthetic professionals and advanced line of cosmetic injectables.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Injectable Fillers
When administered with skill by an experienced medical practitioner, injection placement and filler amounts are precisely calibrated to create subtle, natural-looking results. Your most important decision in having injectable filler treatment is to choose a skilled practitioner—someone with the medical background to administer the injections safely and extensive experience in providing cosmetic injectable treatments. Take a look at our Before and After Photo gallery to see real patient results at The Langsdon Clinic.
Before your treatment, we’ll clean the area and may numb it with a topical anesthetic. Your practitioner will then very precisely inject closely calibrated quantities of filler in the sites to be treated, often making several injections to ensure the filler is evenly distributed for natural-looking results. Most filler treatments take about 15 to 30 minutes. After treatment, you’ll be free to resume your normal activities.
We use very fine needles for cosmetic filler injections, and many fillers are formulated with lidocaine (a numbing agent), so most patients don’t find the treatment painful. You may feel a slight pinch with the injections, and perhaps a mild stinging or burning sensation. The treatments last only a few minutes, so any discomfort you may feel is over quickly. We can use a topical anesthetic, or numbing spray, to make the treatments more comfortable if this is a concern for you.
Many patients see results immediately after treatment is finished. The initial results will improve slightly over the next 3 to 4 weeks as the filler integrates with your skin and your tissue begins to produce more collagen.
There’s no downtime after treatment with dermal fillers. You can go straight back to work or resume your normal activities. You may experience some minor bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection sites. This lasts no more than a few days. If any discoloration is visible, it can easily be concealed with makeup. The risk of swelling can be reduced by applying ice for 15 to 20 minutes immediately after treatment.
The results of a filler treatment usually last for 6 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used, the area treated, and your metabolism. Some treatments (especially treatments with Sculptra®) may last as long as two years.
If you like the results of your dermal filler treatment, you can extend them by getting refresher treatments when they begin to fade. The timing of that will vary from patient to patient, and with the type of filler used.
Men can and do get dermal filler treatments for many of the same reasons women do: to look younger and more attractive and to reduce the appearance of certain kinds of scars. Dermal fillers can also be used to make a man’s face look more masculine by giving greater definition to the cheeks or jawline.
Botox® smooths facial lines by relaxing specific expression muscles. Dermal filler injections smooth facial wrinkles and creases by adding volume to the middle layers of the skin below them. Dermal fillers can improve your appearance in other ways, too. They can add volume to the cheeks or hollowed areas below the eyes, for example.
Yes. Dermal filler treatments can be combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments. Botox® injections can smooth facial lines and wrinkles that are caused by the contraction of expression muscles. Chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can smooth and refresh your complexion and correct areas of uneven pigmentation. Injectable fillers can also be used to enhance the results of a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, such as a facelift, eyebrow lift, or eyelid surgery.