Overview of Fillers
Dr. Carter Abbott MD, Sonia Sublett-Adams APRN and Carrie Kleinschmidt PA are expert injectors with over 40 years of aesthetic experience between them. This page will describe an overview of the common fillers that we use. The choice of filler will depend on the area being treated, the patient’s personal goals and the individual preference of each aesthetic professional.
On the day of treatment you will be offered the option of using numbing cream. The injections of Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella and Vollure will be completed in just a few short minutes, and you will see instant results. You will also see some swelling, most of which subsides over the first 24 hours. Bruising may or may not occur, depending on the patient, and may be seen right away or may show up a few days later. Bruising always goes away, but may last up to two weeks and sometimes longer. You may reduce your risk of bruising by stopping use of ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil and Vitamin E several days prior to injection. We also sell Arnica Gel which is applied to the area after injection to reduce swelling and bruising. Inform your provider if you are prone to getting cold sores or flare-ups of acne.
Sculptra is unique. The day after injection the swelling will subside, and then it takes several weeks before you see results, as your body builds collagen around the small particles of Sculptra. Your patience pays off, as the effects of Sculptra will last 2-3 years. We will fully explain how it works during your visit.
We encourage you to follow-up two weeks after filler if you have any questions or concerns.
Recent Review from patient who received her first ever Filler and Botox “Since I became a client of Dr. Abbott I’ve experienced nothing but complete honesty and professionalism. He explains procedures and answered all my questions. Eased my nervousness and made me feel comfortable. The staff is friendly and welcoming each time I visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Abbott!!!” Kristi R.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are commonly referred to as simply “Juvederm”. These hyaluronic acid fillers are clear gels that can safely be placed in many areas of the face, including the nasolabial folds, parentheses lines, jaw line, and chin area. They are very popular with our providers. Juvederm is our preferred filler for use in the lips. The duration of benefit from these fillers will vary from person to person, and also in the location they are used, but in general it is safe to say that they will last 6 months in the lips, and 9-12 months in other areas on the face.
Juvederm Volbella XC
We have used Volbella XC extensively since it became available in 2016. It performs very well to soften the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips caused by sun exposure, sucking on straws, smoking and menopausal hormone change. Volbella is also a wonderful product to be injected into areas under the eye that become sunken. This loss of volume under the eyes is often referred to as tear troughs. Volbella adds subtle but visible volume to help the eyes look younger and more rested. Cannulas are the preferred way to deliver Volbella to the tear trough areas, offering safety and reduced risk of bruising.
Juvederm Volbella XC may also be used to provide a natural enhancement of the lips for women aged 50-70. Most of these women are looking for a very subtle enhancement that defines and adds a small discrete amount of volume. We achieve this result by injecting Volbella into either the vermillion (pink part of the lip) or the vermillion border (the margin between the pink vermillion and skin). Volbella XC very nicely to enhance the definition of cupid’s bow (the natural “M” shape in the center of the upper lips).
“Many of my patients are bothered by lines that develop around the lips, that may or not be related to smoking. Years of sun exposure, previous use of tanning beds, and use of straws also contribute to the development of these lines. Volbella XC now gives us a great tool to soften the lines and wrinkles providing smooth results that are not drastic or overdone. At the same visit, most women will allow me to add Juvederm Volbella XC along the margin of the lip for definition, and also into the pink part of the lip to provide a slight restoration of volume for a more youthful feminine appearance. Women who want maximal volume in their lips will be better served using Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus.” Dr. Carter Abbott, aesthetic physician
Because Volbella XC is made using Vycross technology, it will last longer than the original Juvederm (Ultra and Ultra Plus). You can plan on receiving up to 12 months of benefit from Volbella, when injected properly by a skilled practitioner.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Vollure XC was the latest addition to the Juvederm family of fillers, made available to aesthetic providers in 2017. As a leader in the Omaha aesthetic market, Dr. Abbott was one of 5 offices out of over 100 in the area that was given the opportunity to test out this new product. With Vollure XC, we now have five different Juvederm products to choose from. Each one offers uniquely different characteristics. When you have your aesthetic consultation with Dr. Carter Abbott, Sonia Sublett-Adams or Carrie Kleinschmidt we will help you decide which filler is right for your needs, and for your budget.
Dr. Abbott finds that Juvederm Vollure XC performs very well to improve the appearance of smile lines, parentheses and to provide a lip enhancement that will last longer than any other filler on the market today. Approximately 55% of patients will still see the benefit of Vollure XC at 18 months! That duration of filler benefit makes this filler an instant hit with Doctor Abbott and his patients! It takes only 10 minutes to receive this filler, creating a youthful benefit that will last.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Voluma was the first filler produced using Vycross technology, creating a filler that is ideally suited to restore volume in the upper cheeks while also providing a subtle lift of the jowls and naso-labial folds. This was a revolutionary product that truly provides non-surgical lifting. Voluma XC can be used in other areas, and your aesthetic provider will discuss those options with you at your visit.
Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial aging — for results that can last more than two years.
Collagen stimulators are used to diminish facial wrinkles by helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. Results appear gradually over the treatment regime (typically three injections over the course of three to four months) and can last up to two years.
As a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic is different than Juvederm fillers. It works with your body within the deep dermis, rather than topically, to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume. As the Sculptra Aesthetic PLLA microparticles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production. Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
First a word about pricing. When you are shopping and searching the internet for where you will go for filler treatment, remember you should not shop on price alone. When you pay for filler treatment you are covering the wholesale cost of the product and also the skill, experience, expertise, reputation and safety record of the aesthetic provider who is placing the product. Dr. Abbott strives to offer you fair pricing, and the deliver the best possible filler results.
Let’s also talk about Bundling of services and Promotions. If you decide to have more than one treatment on the same day (such as Botox and one filler or more than one filler at the same visit) then you are bundling treatments, and you will receive a discount. These pricing details will be explained to you during your consultation, and before treatment.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC – one syringe containing 1cc of filler costs $600 per syringe ($550 as a 2nd syringe used same day; $500 during Birthday month)
Juvederm Voluma XC– one syringe containing 1cc costs $800 per syringe ($750 as a 2nd syringe used same day; $700 during Birthday month)
Juvederm Volbella XC – one syringe containing 1cc of fillers costs $700 ($650 as a 2nd syringe used same day; $600 during Birthday month)
Juvederm Vollure XC – one syringe containing 1cc of filler costs $700 ($650 as a 2nd syringe used same day; $600 during Birthday month)
Sculptra – $750 per vial
Hyaluronidase – refers to an enzyme than can be injected into any of the above HA Fillers, and works to dissolve any lumps or asymmetry that occurs after filler injection. Our goal is to do the job right, and not have to worry about “dissolving filler”. You should see it as an option if you receive filler and are not pleased with the appearance. Visits for Hyaluronidase injections cost $150 for the Office Visit and $50 for the Hyaluronidase.
More Reviews of Omaha Med Spa
written on March 13, 2018 “Great experience, beautiful office, and ample parking! Love the downtown location :)” Jennifer G.
written on March 08, 2018 “Dr Abbott was very professional and experienced. I had complete faith in his knowledge and experience of the procedure. I was very happy with the results” Joni P.
written on Feb 08, 2018 “He was very professional, very calming and answered all of my questions” Patti F.
Posted on Jan 27, 2108 “My experience at Omaha Med Spa was amazing! Dr. Abbott knew and understood what I wanted. He did not try to pitch a sale for other services like most places would. I will be going back and would highly recommend to others!” N.N.
written on Jan 18, 2018 “I felt comfortable from the time I made the call and then walked in the door. The Dr. and his staff made me feel very welcome and I was explained the benefits and value of the services I was wanting. As well, Dr. Carter gave me an excellent assessment of what I needed and could expect from his treatment” Christopher W.
written on Dec 12, 2017 “He was very down to earth. He actually understands what he is talking about and was able to explain things so they were easy to understand. His staff were absolutely wonderful.” Angela B.