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.

It’s time to look flawless for those holiday parties coming up!

You are invited to a very special Botox Express Day with Vinings Surgery Center nurse injector Jennifer Garrity, RN, BSN.

Here are all the details:

WHAT: Botox Express Day

WHERE: Vinings Surgery Center

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13, appointments 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

DETAILS: Special Botox pricing of $9 per unit (regular price $10 per unit; 20-unit minimum purchase required)

Additional $50 instant savings with the purchase of two areas

Use your Brilliant Distinctions coupons for even greater savings! Remember to print out your coupon and bring it with you to this event.

Space is limited, so please book your appointment today by calling (770) 955-9000.

ABOUT BOTOX: Recent research has proven that Botox Cosmetic lasts up to 4 months. Experience these remarkable results for yourself. For frown lines and crow’s feet, the treatment blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines.

The 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.

Treatment takes just about 5 minutes and no anesthesia is needed. 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 procedure are completely reversible, all side effects are only temporary. Recovery is immediate, with minimal restrictions for four hours.

Curious about Botox but not sure where to start? Check out this article all about the newest injectables in the latest issue of Best Self Atlanta, featuring advice from Dr. Colgrove:

These days, there seem to be endless options for anyone seeking a more youthful appearance. With the abundance of non-surgical procedures, anyone can turn back the clock with just one office visit. And while anti-aging injectables and fillers are based on science, the results can seem more like magic. …

Comparing prices on procedures can be [a] challenge. Most people have seen billboards that advertise Botox® for as little as $10, but in that case, the fee refers to the unit of product, not to the entire treatment cost. Each area of the face will typically require several units. Many doctors charge by the area treated rather than by the unit, and it gets even more complicated than that. “Pricing can vary based on anything from location to amount of product used to injector experience,” says Dr. Robert Colgrove of Vinings Surgery Center. …

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and registered nurses who have been trained in injectables can inject, but experience and training of the injector are always most important. “Referrals from other patients are a great way to find good injectors,” Dr. Colgrove says.

So if you are considering injectables, discuss the many options available with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon to develop a treatment plan that is ideal for your face. When done correctly, these small, non-surgical procedures can take years off your appearance.

Excerpted from Best Self Atlanta

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!  

Recent research has proven that BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts up to 4 months! Experience these remarkable results for yourself here at Vinings Surgery Center. Botox

You can save $50 now, and save up to $325 all year with Brilliant Distinctions®! Click here to learn how. The Allergan rewards program gives you points for each treatment. It’s easy to enroll and save.

For frown lines and crow’s feet, a BOTOX®Cosmetic treatment blocks 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.

Check out dramatic before and afters.

BOTOX®Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc. For more information visit

For a limited time while supplies last, you can get a $50 instant rebate on a BOTOX®Cosmetic treatment at Vinings Surgery Center. If you feel the lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable, now is the perfect time to try BOTOX®Cosmetic. Also great for reducing frown lines and crow’s feet, BOTOX®Cosmetic treatment blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines, relaxing the muscles so they don’t contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract normally, allowing facial expression to be unaffected. Check out more before and afters here. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a treatment, call 770-955-9000.

BOTOX®Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc. For more information visit

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.

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.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a long-lasting treatment used for the restoration and/or correction of facial fat loss. Sculptra® Aesthetic is injected below the skin to plump up areas of fat loss, such as skin indentations, hollow eyes, and sunken cheeks. Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds which are treated with the appropriate injection technique. Sculptra® Aesthetic is suitable for:
  • Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
  • The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Temporal hollows
  • Pre-auricular (hollow and volume loss in front of the ear)
  • Jaw line

Sculptra® Aesthetic Questions and Answers:

Q: What is Sculptra® Aesthetic ? A: Sculptra® Aesthetic , or injectable poly-L-lactic acid, is different from traditional fillers. It replaces lost collagen by treating the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging. It can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can provide a more youthful-looking appearance that can last up to 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary. Sculptra® Aesthetic  provides structure that lets your new look emerge more discreetly. And because it works gradually, you can get noticeable yet natural-looking results. Q: How does Sculptra® Aesthetic  work? A: Facial collagen loss is a key factor in an aging appearance. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin. As time goes on, collagen isn’t replaced as readily as it once was. Sculptra® Aesthetic  begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as it helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time. Q: The TV commercial/print ad mentioned natural, gradual results. Can you tell me more? A: Sculptra® Aesthetic  takes time to gradually replace lost collagen and can give you a more refined, natural-looking, youthful appearance. Sculptra® Aesthetic  is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. The gradual results won’t give you away. If you want a look that’s not obvious and doesn’t look like you’ve had work done, then Sculptra® Aesthetic  may be a good option for you. Unlike other injectable treatments, Sculptra® Aesthetic  gradually replaces lost collagen. The gradual results are natural looking and can last up to 2 years. Of course, individual results may vary. We can arrange for our Aesthetic Nurse to determine if Sculptra® Aesthetic  may be right for you. We will want to determine if you are allergic to any of the Sculptra® Aesthetic  ingredients or if you are prone to scarring or keloid formation, which is the overgrowth of collagen at the site of an injury. Q: What can I expect after treatment? A: After your first treatment, it may appear that Sculptra® Aesthetic  worked immediately because of the swelling from the injections and water used to dilute the product. In a few days, after your body absorbs the water and the swelling goes down, you may look as you did before the treatment. Be patient, Sculptra® Aesthetic  takes time to work without looking like you’ve had work done. Q: How many treatments are required and how much will it cost? A: Sculptra® Aesthetic  treatment cost varies according to individual patient needs. The total cost will depend in part on the number of visits needed and the amount of Sculptra® Aesthetic  required. During your consultation, our Nurse will give you a facial assessment and we can provide you with an estimate. The length of time required to complete treatment, and the amount of Sculptra® Aesthetic  needed differs for each person. Our nurse will create a regimen that works to meet the unique needs of your face. On average, 3 treatments are given over a period of a few months. An average patient in our practice receives 2 vials, for 3-4 treatments. Each treatment is usually approximately 6 weeks apart. When considering cost, it’s also useful to consider how long specific treatments will last. With Sculptra® Aesthetic , the results can last up to 2 years. Of course, results and treatment sessions vary per patient. But, while considering your options, the length of time you’ll enjoy the results can be weighed along with the cost of treatment. Q: What are the possible side effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic ? A: Important Safety Information for Sculptra® Aesthetic : You should not use Sculptra® Aesthetic if you are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. It should not be injected while you have an active skin infection or inflammation in the treatment area and should not be injected into the red area of the lip. Use in the skin near the eyes is not recommended. Side effects may include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching and swelling. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported. In the clinical studies the numbers of small and larger lumps were low and most resolved without treatment. Learn more about Sculptra® Aesthetic at Vinings Surgery Center here.

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