Facial Injectables in Minneapolis 

Dr. Gryskiewicz is proud to offer Juvederm™, Radiesse® and Belotero® for injectable fillers at his Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery office, along with Botox® and Xeomin® to relax facial wrinkles.  These injections are performed at our Burnsville office by Dr. Gryskiewicz himself.

Botox® is a procedure using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing wrinkles.  The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin.  Common areas for Botox® injections include forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes.  Botox® has proven to be an effective non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing favorable improvements in your appearance.

Please visit our Botox Treatments page to learn more about this procedure.

Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:

  • Excessive facial wrinkles.
  • Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
  • Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
  • Vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows.

General Procedure

The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles.  Typically a small amount of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle.  Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them.  The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out.  The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.

Recovery Process

Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period.  Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. 

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XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines between the eyes. 

XEOMIN® How Does it Work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow.  As your skin ages, it loses some of its elasticity and repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.

Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic to treat glabellar and frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscles from contracting. XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.

 


 

  

Radiesse® is a dermal filler that does more than just filling and correcting facial wrinkles and folds, it can restore facial volume.  Radiesse® stimulates the body to produce new collagen and provides natural looking, long lasting results.  Radiesse® has been FDA approved, and has undergone testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. You must be at least 21 years of age to receive this product.  The effects last about one year, depending on how fast your body breaks it down.

Areas for use of Radiesse®:

Cheeks, cheek folds, chin, hands, jawline, and Marionette lines 

Side Effects:

Just like with any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.  These typically resolve on their own. 

How is it done:

Radiesse® is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure.  Dr. Gryskiewicz will administer some form of anesthetic to make this as comfortable an experience as possible.  There is very little down-time involved, as most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit.  Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Gryskiewicz at your consultation.   


  

Juvederm™ Ultra injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring sugar found in the human body.  The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.  Juvederm™ Ultra temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.  The effects last about one year, depending on how fast your body breaks it down.

Areas of use:

Lips, below the eyes, cheek folds, jawline, and marionette lines. 

Side Effects:

Just like with any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.  These typically resolve on their own. 

How is it done:

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection, Juvederm™ Ultra is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort.  Dr. Gryskiewicz chooses to anesthetize the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.  There is very little down-time involved, as most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit.  Every patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Gryskiewicz in your consultation.

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Belotero® is a new dermal filler will help erase facial wrinkles and repair aging skin. Belotero® is a hyaluronic filler that is designed to add subtle volume and plumpness to facial tissue.  Belotero® was developed by Merz Aesthetics for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.  What makes this product different from the older fillers is that it is a softer gel that will more easily integrate into facial skin to smooth out the creases and lines of the face. 

Belotero® is safe and no serious adverse events were reported during the study or throughout treatments in Europe. The only side effects noted were short-term injection site reactions such as swelling, bruising or nodules that were mild to moderate in severity. Any side effects reported, lasted only hours to a day following the treatment.

Areas of use:

Lips, below the eyes, cheek folds, jawline, and marionette lines.

Side Effects:

Just like with any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve on their own.

 


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JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Indication and Important Safety Information

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Important Information

INDICATION

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over theage of 21.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

This product should not be used in patients who have severe allergies, marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies, and should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine contained in this product.

WARNINGS

• Do not inject into blood vessels. Introduction of this product into the vasculature may lead to embolization, occlusion of the vessels, ischemia, or infarction. Take extra care when injecting soft-tissue fillers; for example, inject the product slowly and apply the least amount of pressure necessary. Rare, but serious, adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft-tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral hemorrhage leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying facial structures. Immediately stop the injection if a patient exhibits any of the following symptoms: changes in vision, signs of a stroke, blanching of the skin, unusual pain during or shortly after the procedure. Patients should receive prompt medical attention and, possibly, evaluation by an appropriate healthcare professional specialist should an intravascular injection occur

• Product use at specific sites in which an active inflammatory process (skin eruptions such as cysts, pimples, rashes, or hives) or infection is present should be deferred until the underlying process has been controlled

PRECAUTIONS

• In order to minimize the risk of potential complications, this product should only be used by healthcare professionals who have appropriate training,experience, and knowledge of facial anatomy

• Healthcare professionals are encouraged to discuss the potential risks of soft-tissue injections with their patients prior to treatment and ensure that patients are aware of signs and symptoms of potential complications

• The safety and effectiveness for the treatment of anatomic regions other than the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation and correction of perioral rhytids with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC have not been established in controlled clinical studies

• As with all transcutaneous procedures, dermal filler implantation carries a risk of infection. Follow standard precautions associated with injectable materials

• The safety for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, and in patients with known susceptibility to keloid formation, hypertrophic scarring, and pigmentation disorders has not been studied

• The safety for use of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in patients under 22 years has not been established

• Use with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy

• Patients who are using products that can prolong bleeding (such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and warfarin) may experience increased bruising or bleeding at treatment sites

• If laser treatment, chemical peel, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment, or if the product is administered before the skin has healed completely, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site

• Patients may experience late onset adverse events with use of dermal fillers, including JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC

ADVERSE EVENTS

The most commonly reported side effects for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel were temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness,firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, itching, and dryness. They were predominantly mild or moderate, with a duration of 30 days or less.

To report an adverse reaction with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871. Please also visit JuvedermDFU.com for more information.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is available by prescription only.

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APPROVED USES JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Are there any reasons why I should not receive JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel? Do not use this product if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in this product.

What precautions should my doctor advise me about?

• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied

• The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in patients under 22 years has not been studied

• The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in areas other than the lips and perioral area have not been established in controlled clinical studies

• Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation) or pigmentation disorders, as use of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation

• Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment

• Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC may result in an increased risk of infection

• Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site

• Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment

What are possible side effects?

The most common side effects included swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, discoloration, itching, and dryness. Most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less.

One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

To report a side effect with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871. Please also visit Juvederm.com for more information.

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Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery®
Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS

Edina-Centennial Lakes Medical Center
Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery® 
7373 France Avenue South, Suite 408
  Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 842-1000
Fax: (952) 435-6287
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Burnsville-Ridgeview Medical Building
Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery®
303 E Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 330
Burnsville, MN 55337
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