Medical Spa Injectables Explained by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Campbell of Quintessa in Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Andrew campbell
Here at Quintessa, we’re one of the state’s largest provider for injectables. Injectables are anything from Botox, to Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm. Essentially, they fall into two categories. One is called neuromodulators. Most people don’t know what that word means. But it’s basically Botox. This is a molecule that when we inject into a muscle will prevent the muscle from contracting. It essentially relaxes the muscle. So we use it to treat areas of the face where there’s too much muscle motion. That would be the forehead, or between the brows, or the crow’s feet. These are the most common locations for Botox treatments.
The other is filler. And filler, just like it sounds, is anything that we inject into the skin or under the skin to add more volume. The most common fillers that we use are Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Restylane Silk. There’re some others coming out that I’m sure we’ll be using. But they all essentially do the same thing. They fill areas where we need more volume. So these two neuromodulators and filler do work in different ways, but they can work hand-in-hand.
At Quintessa, we really try to look at a patient’s overall image. What are we trying to do to improve their appearance? We don’t necessarily look at them as here’s a problem between the brows, or there’s a problem in the forehead. It’s more of a holistic approach with these injectables, which gives them a very natural appearance and a very nice rejuvenation. Botox, most patients are seeing us anywhere from every three to six months. Fillers can last sometimes over two years. So these are great value, very convenient. There’s no downtime with any of these injectable treatments. And that’s why they are the most popular aesthetic treatment in America.