Injectables & Fillers Specialist

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS -  - Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery

Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Stone Oak, San Antonio, TX & Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX

You’ve always been animated and now it shows. You have deep lines etched into your forehead, between your brows, and around your mouth and nose. By using expert injection techniques and selecting state-of-the-art neuromodulators and dermal fillers, Dr. Lopez and his staff at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery smooth your wrinkles and creases without surgery or downtime. Women and men in Alamo Heights, Boerne, New Braunfels and San Antonio, who want a more youthful look can choose from a variety of injectable therapies, including Botox®, fillers, and Kybella® to melt a double chin. Call today to make an appointment.

Injectables & Fillers Q & A

How can I eliminate wrinkles without surgery?

Today’s state-of-the-art injectable therapies allow you to erase wrinkles, replace lost volume, and eliminate aging double chins without a single stitch. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, the team spot treats your trouble areas or designs a liquid face-lift by using such neuromodulators and dermal fillers as:

  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Juvéderm® 
  • Restylane® 
  • Radiesse®
  • Sculptra®

They can also remove fat under your chin, known as submental fat, with a series of Kybella® treatments.

How do neuromodulators eliminate wrinkles?

Botox and Dysport, are all formulated with a purified botulinum toxin, a protein that stops your muscles from contracting and creating wrinkles. Neuromodulators can smooth:

  • Horizontal brow wrinkles
  • Vertical frown lines
  • Crow’s feet

Within days to weeks, the dynamic muscles that cause your wrinkles relax. Because your skin is not being pressed into wrinkles and folds, it relaxes. You look younger and fresher for up to three months.

How do dermal fillers make up for volume loss?

Deep wrinkles around your mouth and nose, known as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and volume loss in your cheeks are caused by a decrease in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA) as you age. Sun damage also robs you of collagen, elastin, fat, and HA. Dermal fillers replace all of these.

At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, your provider chooses from two types of dermal fillers: HA fillers and collagen-stimulating fillers. The HA fillers Juvéderm and Restylane immediately plump fine lines and deep creases with HA to create a rejuvenation that lasts from 6-24 months.

The collagen stimulators Sculptra and Radiesse contain microparticles that stimulate your skin to amp up its production of collagen and elastin, replacing volume in your midface and cheeks over weeks to months. Radiesse is also used to plump and replace volume in your hands. Collagen-stimulating fillers last for a year or more.

How can I melt a double chin without liposuction?

Kybella is an injectable therapy that uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to melt away excess fat from under your chin. Each Kybella treatment permanently eliminates about 20% of fat, which is why most women and men opt for 3-5 treatments.

For a liquid face-lift, fillers, Botox, or Kybella, contact us at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery by phone today.