Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh

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Procedures

Radiesse™

A relatively new synthetic material, Radiesse is made of microspheres of calcium hydroxylapetite, a composite of inorganic material found in teeth and bone. When injected into the deep dermis and subcutis, Radiesse helps the body's own tissue grow and add volume. In this way, it is used for soft tissue augmentation of the cheeks and can help to fill in deep skin folds and wrinkles.

Dr. Oser uses small needle is used to implant the Radiesse. Only a local anesthesia is used, making the injections tolerable. There may be some bruising after the procedure but most patients return to normal activities the next day. There are no allergic reactions associated with this filler. One of the advantages of a treatment with Radiesse is that it can last up to 18 months.

Radiesse™ is a registered trademark of BioForm Medical, Inc.

Juvederm™ XC

Everyone's skin ages differently and Juvederm may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas, from smile lines to vertical lip lines. It is an advanced smooth gel dermal filler that was FDA-approved in June 2006 for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as deep lines from your nose to your mouth (nasolabial folds).. It is also useful for enhancing lip volume and for reshaping cheek contours.

Juvederm includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is biocompatible, supplementing the body's natural hyaluronic acid, which age has depleted, and is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. Juvederm lifts and adds volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.

Juvederm™ XC is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

Botox™ Cosmetic

Botox, one of the most popular injectable treatments is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States, with more than 3.2 million treatments in 2006.. Botox was introduced in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists for treating optic muscle disorders. Approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, it has helped millions of patients get rid of nagging facial lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Oser's treatment with Botox is quick, disrupting the wrinkling process for a period of three to six months. Among its many medical uses, Botox can treat crow's feet, frown lines, and eliminate furrows in the forehead.

Botox, a toxin, disables the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. By essentially paralyzing these muscles; the contractions are stopped, giving you a more smooth youthful appearance.

Botox™ is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.