New FDA-Approved Filler: Juvederm Voluma

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There’s a new option out there (and, of course, here at Vinings Surgery Center) for looking more youthful, adding facial volume and reducing lines and wrinkles. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is an FDA-approved filler used to lift the mid-face with long-lasting results. It is the first and only filler approved for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss instantly.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC gives a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for as long as two years. While JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, adds volume specifically to the cheek area.


  • It is the first and only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift. HA is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume.
  • It is clinically proven to last as long as two years with optimal treatment.
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities.
  • Side effects are moderate and generally last two to four weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration and itching.

To see results, visit the Juvederm websiteClick here to see reviews from those who have tried Voluma, as well as the RealSelf “worth-it” rating.

The lines that appear on our faces as we age are as unique as our individual personalities and lives. So, Vinings Surgery Center offers a filler that  tailors itself to the unique needs of your face to erase the lines you want to get rid of.

Belotero Balance® dermal filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. It’s designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line). A product of Merz Aesthetics, Belotero Balance® is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA, which naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.

Click here to see more befores and afters, and call 770-955-9000 to schedule your appointment.


If you’ve been thinking about turning back the clock with Restylane-L and Perlane-L, there’s no time like the present! Book your appointment now and get the best value.  Restylane

The manufacturer of these fillers is increasing prices by $25 per syringe effective April 8. (The new price for Restylane-L will be $425; Perlane-L $475.)

Call 770-955-9000 today to reserve yours at the current lower price!  

Spring is a time for renewal, and you can bring new life and youthfulness back to your face this season with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler at Vinings Surgery Center.

Youthful skin has plenty of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less abundant, which unfortunately means facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity.

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish lines and folds. It acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, with natural results proven to last a year or more in many patients.

RADIESSE®  is made up of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind only your own natural collagen. Finally, it is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to significantly reduce injection-related pain.
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Start the new year looking fresh and fabulous with these party-proof skincare tips:

  • One place stress can make an appearance is the eyes in the form of dark circles and puffiness. Dr. Colgrove recommends making sure you stay well hydrated, drinking 1 to 2 liters of water a day, as a way to keep eyes looking fresh and bright. Keeping alcohol and salt intake down (which can be a challenge this time of year with all the goodies everywhere), makes a big difference as well, reducing water retention.
  • Some existing skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne and eczema can be exacerbated when the pressure it on. Check in with yourself often to measure how stressed you’re feeling. If you feel tension creeping in, take some time to give yourself the care and attention you need. Exercise, rest, quiet time and relaxing activities are important to incorporate balance into the hubbub of the festivities.
  • Be preventive. If you’re planning to attend or throw a bunch of parties, take some proactive steps to preserve your glow. Laser treatments can help, as can topical creams and serums, especially those with Vitamin C or retinol. Also switch to a richer, more emollient moisturizer for increased moisture.
  • If all that New Year’s merriment leaves you with puffy eyes the next morning, reach for a cold pack. Leave it in place for just a few minutes for quick, soothing relief.  Keep in mind sleeping with your head elevated can help minimize puffiness the next morning.

Our skincare experts have many ways to help you refresh your skin this season. Give us a call at 770-955-9000 to schedule an appointment today.

You can find more great holiday skin-saving techniques in this article on WebMD.

With fall arriving and the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to consider freshening your look with a noninvasive procedure such as laser treatment, Botox or fillers. And just in time to start your planning process, we’re planning a Lunch and Learn Seminar focusing on Laser Treatments and Botox. Get answers to all your skin rejuvenation questions on Wednesday, October 3, at noon here at Vinings Surgery Center.

Learn more about laser treatments and Botox:

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Procedure: Laser skin resurfacing gently and precisely removes microscopic layers of skin, tightening sagging skin and stimulating new collagen growth.

Length: 1 to 2 hours.

Anesthesia: General anesthesia

In/Outpatient: Outpatient.

Risks: For the most part lasers are very safe. However, as with any medical procedure there are risks and benefits. Scarring, pain, lack of permanent results, delayed healing up to several months, and other risks are uncommon, but possible. Sometimes additional treatment in the form of surgery may be necessary after laser treatment.

Recovery: Makeup may be applied within 7-10. Reduction of redness in the new skin layer can take from 4-12 weeks.


Procedure: For frown lines and crow’s feet, a BOTOX® cosmetic treatment will block impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. The BOTOX® cosmetic injection relaxes the muscles so they don’t contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.

Length: 5 minutes

Anesthesia: None

In/Outpatient: Outpatient.

Risks: Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases the toxin can migrate and cause temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases there can be a temporary drooping of an eyelid or facial asymmetry. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Because the effects of the BOTOX® procedure are completely reversible, all side effects are only temporary.

Recovery: Immediate, with minimal restrictions for four hours.

Summertime is prime time for vacation, relaxation and rejuvenation. That’s why we are delighted to present this “Living Easy” offer for Sculptra®Aesthetic, the facial injectable option that has shown remarkable results in patients and can last up to 25 months.

Take some of your free time and turn it into your “me” time this summer with this special promotion.

Call 770-955-9000 today to schedule your consultation and discuss a treatment program that’s right for you. To find out more about Sculptra®Aesthetic at Vinings Surgery Center, click here.

It’s the season for skirts, shorts and swimsuits, but if you have spider veins, you may be reluctant to bare your legs this summer. Sclerotherapy, now offered at Vinings Surgery Center, is a safe, effective and virtually painless way to eliminate this annoying (though not at all uncommon) cosmetic issue. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, at least half of all women develop small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.

In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20s. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s. Men get spider veins, too. However, usually they are concealed by hair growth on the leg.

A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:

• Heredity

• Pregnancy

• Hormonal shifts

• Weight gain

• Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, such as running, professional nursing, etc.

Sclerotherapy is the injection of a solution into each affected vein, causing it to collapse and fade. It can be performed on people of any age and is a good option for you if:

• You are bothered by spider veins anywhere on your body.

• You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your spider vein treatment.

• You are committed to following your plastic surgeon’s prescribed course of treatment.

Nurse injector Carmen Wagner administers sclerotherapy at Vinings Surgery Center. She has been with the center for six years, and also administers fillers and Botox treatment. According to Wagner, sclerotherapy can be a more effective and longer-lasting vein solution than laser treatments, since it gets to the source of the spider veins and eradicates them completely. Wagner says she loves working with patients to provide sclerotherapy because “it makes such a big difference in their lives and how they see themselves.”

Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia and is usually performed in an outpatient setting. Two or more sessions, each lasting about 20 to 30 minutes, Wagner says, are usually required to obtain optimal results. Although everyone is different, you can generally expect to receive one injection for every inch of spider vein that is treated. Bright light and magnification may be used to ensure maximum precision while the skin is held taut to inject sclerosing solution. A cotton ball and compression tape is often applied to each injection site as it is finished.

After treatment, you may be instructed to wear support hose to help your legs heal. You may feel some cramping in your legs for the first day or two after treatment. This discomfort is temporary and usually doesn’t require prescription medication. You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for your legs following treatment, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to return for a follow-up appointment.

For more information or to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Colgrove, call (770) 955-9000 or visit

Compiled using information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

You’re invited to join Dr. Robert Colgrove and his staff at Vinings Surgery Center for the next lunch and informational seminars focusing on breast augmentation. The next seminars will be held:

Wednesday, July 18, at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15, at 12:30 p.m.

During the seminars, Dr. Colgrove will offer in-depth information about the procedure and will be available for personal consultations and evaluations. He and the great VSC staff will answer questions and address concerns, while providing you with all the information you need to make your decision about breast augmentation.

Also coming up is a lunch-and-learn seminar focusing on Sculptra®Aesthetic. This seminar will be held Wednesday, August 29, at 12 p.m. and will explore the benefits of Sculptra®Aesthetic, which include:

• It works gradually to replace lost collagen – a key cause of wrinkles, lines and folds.
• It can give subtle yet noticeable results that can last up to 25 months.
• Treatment sessions are, on the average, just three injections over a few months.

Dr. Colgrove is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in this Atlanta area for more than 20 years. His surgical skills have produced many satisfied clients, most of whom return to him for additional procedures.

This event is free and space is limited. Please call 770-955-9000 to reserve your spot and for more information.

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