Aesthetic Injectables

Aesthetic Injectables at About Face Medspa & Wellness by Sue Cressel

Aesthetic injectables such as Botox (a neurotoxin), Juvederm (a dermal filler), Bellafill (long-lasting dermal filler) Kybella or PRP therapies  are some of the best tools in anti-aging treatments.   The facial aging process varies from person to person.  The main causes are changes in bone density, loss or displacement of fat and the break down of collagen and elastin.

With over 17 years of aesthetic experience, Sue Cressel, NP, owner of About Face Medspa & Wellness is the most experienced aesthetic injector in our region.  Sue is always seeking out new treatments for her patients.   At present, About Face Medspa & Wellness is one of the few medspas offering two of the newer injectables on the market — Revanesse® dermal fillers and Jeuveau® neurotoxin.   Another recent aesthetic injectable we’ve added to our service menu for anti-aging is the Silhouette Instalift®.   This FDA-approved, non-surgical, in-office procedure is a  micro-lift treatment especially effective on the  loose skin around the mouth and jawline with almost immediate results.

Taking a preventative approach that includes minimally invasive facial aesthetic injectable cosmetic treatments  is a way to lessen the signs of aging and avoid or delay surgery.  Aesthetic injectables are a great way to improve the signs of aging and/or enhance your natural features.

Be sure and visit our Before & After page! 

I had a “full face” restoration done by Sue Cressel at About Face.  Sue’s one-on-one attention and professionalism made me so comfortable.  When I walked out, I was exhilarated with her work.  I experienced no bruises and less sticks (needle injection sites) than any place I’ve ever been.  I also left with new confidence and a new friend.  Love you Sue!   

Tess Hammond

Why About Face Medspa & Wellness by Sue Cressel?

Sue Cressel, NP, and Owner of About Face Aesthetics & Skincare, LLC has 18 years of injecting experience. Highly skilled, Sue listens to her clients to fully understand their needs and lifestyle and determines the best way to treat the signs of aging (facial lines and volume loss). Usually this will be with a combination of injectable solutions such as Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, Dysport®, thread lifts and a family of dermal fillers.

Today’s injectable menu offers a wide array of same-day procedures to not only address the wrinkles themselves but also to either relax the muscles that cause expression lines or to fill, sculpt and contour features.  By adding volume, we can soften lines, folds and wrinkles as well as add volume to the lips.

The most common neurotoxins include Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, all of which are frequently used at About Face Medspa & Wellness.   Jeaveau joined this group in November, 2022.   These types of injectables are used to block targeted nerves from activating the facial muscles. Over time, repeated contractions of facial muscles can contribute to the formation of wrinkles and lines in the forehead, around the eyes, on the nose and neck, and near the mouth and chin.  Botox, Dysport and Xeomin temporarily relax the muscles causing the wrinkling leaving a smoother, refreshed appearance.

Beyond cosmetic purposes, we also sometimes treat migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with these injectables.

Hyaluronic acid helps to keep the skin hydrated, supple, and youthful looking.  Aging and sun damage reduce the amount of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin, and once depleted, there is volume loss resulting in sagging and folds. Injectable dermal fillers tailored to a specific application and area can restore this lost volume and provide a more youthful appearance.

Sometimes there is not a problem area but a desired enhancement. This is particularly true in the lips.  Your injector should have a level of skill and experience so that the client receives full, evenly enhanced lips that reflect symmetry.  Our hyaluronic dermal filler procedures include Juvéderm, Restylane®,  Belotero Balance® and Revanesse®  injectables, which offer a variety of different attributes that can accommodate your specific skin needs and desired  outcome.

Sue is also skilled in the use of Radiesse® and Bellafill dermal fillers.

It’s more important than ever when receiving these types of treatments to have an experienced injector. Sue Cressel has done many of these procedures hundreds of times.

Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Bellafill is not included with our other   dermal fillers because it is not a hyaluronic filler.  Bellafill’s tiny, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres are suspended within a base of smooth collagen gel. Once injected, the collagen gel immediately reduces the look of smile lines. Over time, your body uses the microspheres in Bellafill to create a “scaffold” onto which your own natural collagen can develop. This collagen forms a foundation that adds volume to wrinkles, reducing their appearance – and giving you natural-looking results that feel soft and smooth for up to 5 years.

Only the most skilled injectors offer Bellafill. 

Kybella is an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment  for unwanted fat under the chin area.   Sue Cressel has injected Kybella frequently to reduce the excess fat beneath her patient’s chin providing a firmer, more appealing jawline.  Many people are bothered by a so-called double chin, technically submental fat that leads to unattractive fullness. Submental fat can be one of the most challenging types of fat to lose, since it typically does not respond to diet and exercise.  Kybella is an excellent option.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses concentrated injections of a patient’s own platelets.    The patient’s blood is collected in a similar manner to having blood drawn for laboratory tests.  The vial is then placed in a centrifuge where platelets are separated, and the serum rich in platelets and growth factor are separated–this is called platelet rich plasma or PRP.    The PRP is then injected into tissue that has degenerated from age or disease.  It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as thinning hair, facial volume loss and uneven skin tone and texture.

Sue Cressel, NP, Owner of About Face Medspa & Wellness is trained and experienced in PRP therapy as a facial anti-aging treatment–sometimes in combination with dermal  fillers.   Further, Sue utilizes PRP therapy in  treating thinning hair, erectile dysfunction, and urinary incontinence.    Many factors may  influence the outcome of PRP therapy, so we encourage those interested to call for a free consultation.

InstaLift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure using threads composed of absorbable suture material to lift sagging skin of the face–primarily in the jawline and cheek areas.    InstaLift sutures will dissolve slowly over time. They do, however, have the benefit of stimulating new collagen growth in the area of placement, enhancing the subtle but visible lifting results of InstaLift.    The InstaLift may be what you are seeking if you have:

  • Loss of facial structure in the mid and lower face
  • Loose skin that sags around the mouth and jawline
  • A desire to address the signs of aging without surgery

The most ideal candidates for the Silhouette InstaLift procedure have good skin elasticity and mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly of the jowls, jawline, and cheeks.   Extremely thin patients with decreased skin thickness may not be great candidates, as the sutures reside in the fat layer and safe placement in this case may be more challenging.

If you are interested in the Silhouette InstaLift, you may want to visit the official Silhouette Instalift site or  call Sue Cressel, NP, Aesthetic Injector and Owner of About Face Medspa & Wellness for your free consultation.

Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) occurs when a person experiences an abnormal amount of preparation not related to heat or exercise.   Botox® works  to block nerve signals responsible for sweating and stopping the glands from producing excess amounts of sweat.

Underarms, in particular, respond well.   Sweat glands on the hands and feet also respond well to Botox® injections.   However,  patients may find the injections themselves more painful on the hands and feet because there are an increased amount of  endings there.”

Sue has treated a number of patients for hyperhydrosis.   If you have questions, please call for your free consultation.

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