Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Stong of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery is the first Atlanta clinician to offer a new, innovative injection technique for facial fillers that is pain-free and bruise-free. Patients can expect a more comfortable experience with no social downtime.
“The main hesitation concerning injectables is the amount of pain and bruising associated with the procedures,” said Dr. Stong. “This revolutionary, state of the art injection technique is effective in achieving optimal results with virtually no social downtime. I also believe they are in the patient’s best interest to avoid the pain, swelling, and bruising associated with traditional injection techniques.”
Injectable Facial fillers, such as juvederm, restylane, and radiesse, are a minimally invasive option for treating wrinkles and folds, softening lines, and plumping lips. Traditionally, sharp-tip needles are used for injections to fill facial wrinkles and folds, accentuate facial features, as well as volumize lips. However, needles have several adverse characteristics. They are sharp and during introduction into the area to be treated, can tear blood vessels and nerves, causing pain and bruising. They also require repeated insertion to achieve results. Bruising and swelling from conventional needles can last for a number of days.
The new injection technique reduces damage to the facial soft tissues. A special cannula is inserted that allows access to large areas of the face through a single port. The selected product is then injected for an immediate, fuller, natural look. Nearly any area of the face can be accessed with this technique. Previously problematic areas such as hollow cheeks, vertical lip lines, and nasal labial folds are treated more effectively and accurately. They are also ideal for lip augmentation as it tends to be painful and often requires numbing the area. “Instead of using a sharp needle to puncture the lip several times, I make a small puncture at the corner of the lip. I then inject the lip with filler creating fuller lips” said Dr. Stong. “This technique is more effective in attaining a smoother fill with minimal time commitment by the patient,” he said.
Dr. Stong is one of the few physicians currently offering the technique, which requires proper training. He has also received excellent feedback from patients wishing to delay or avoid a more permanent procedure such as facelift surgery.
About Kalos Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Kalos Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specializes in providing the most advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery providing the best outcomes for patients. Owner and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Stong is dual board certified in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His extensive training in Head and Neck Surgery provided a foundation in surgical techniques and concepts critical to a better understanding of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. https://www.kalos-plasticsurgery.com/.
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