We’re always on the lookout for new plastic surgery techniques we think would be a good fit for our Florida plastic surgery center in Gainesville…we want to find innovative ways to give you that new look you’re looking for with as little pain as possible.
So we were delighted to learn about a new injection technique to remove facial wrinkles pioneered by plastic surgeons at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas that’s outlined in this month’s issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Basically, the new technique involves mixing lidocaine with facial wrinkle filler injections which immediately minimizes pain. Surgeons can immediately begin administering facial wrinkle fillers without having to wait for the effects of traditional anesthesia to kick in. Not only does this facial wrinkle filler procedure save time on the front end, it also makes recovery quicker and less painful.
The injection technique provides an immediate numbing effect by mixing 2% lidocaine with hyaluronic fillers like Restylane and Radiesse.
Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwest has been using this combination for around two years now and explains how it’s more and more becoming the norm. Popular hyaluronic fillers like Prevelle and Hydrelle are beginning to include the lidocaine mixture as part of their FDA approval.
Cosmetic surgery procedures like this have remained strong despite the ongoing recession. Botox injections are up 8% and hyaluronic fillers are up 6% this year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).