Q: What is aesthetic medicine?

A: Aesthetic medicine is the use of medicinal techniques and cosmetic procedures to reverse the physical effects of aging. It does not include surgical procedures associated with traditional cosmetic surgery.

Q: What techniques does Dr. Shropshire use?

A: Dr. Susan Shropshire specializes in facial restructuring and the elimination of wrinkles with the use of Botox® and dermal fillers. Botox® is typically used to treat wrinkles of the upper face while dermal fillers are used to treat the lower face and lips. Some have referred to the combination of these drugs as non-surgical facelift. These drugs when properly used can lead to a more youthful appearance without the risk and expense of surgical procedures.

Q: What are the advantages of fillers?

A: They will make you look younger and fresher, but are so subtle that your best friends can't understand why.

Q: How long do fillers last?

A: Fillers normally last 6 months to one year. Injections in areas of the face that experience frequent movement tend not to last as long.

Q: What about a permanent filler?

A: Artefil and Silcone beads are two fillers that are said to be permanent. However, most doctors including Dr. Shropshire do not use these for two reasons. If you are unhappy with your results the only option is to have the filler surgically removed and as a person ages, their face will change. What looks good initially, might be unsatisfactory a few years later.

Q: Where in the face are fillers most commonly used?

A: In and around the lips, cheek bones, tear trough, jawline, corner of the mouth, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.

Q: What is a volume lift?

A: A volume lift is a non-surgical equivalent to a face lift. With the skillful use of fillers, many of the benefits of a facelift can be accomplished. In order to do this, it often takes many syringes of filler. The amount of fillers required depends on the exent of the wrinkles and the loss of volume.

Q: Can filler be used after a facelift?

A: Yes. Frequently this may the ideal time to use a filler. A facelift tightens the skin and underlying tissue, but it does not supply the loss of subcutaneous volume.

Q: How can I get a consultation?

A: Consultations are available by appointment only. Please call us at (817) 732-5515 to schedule an appointment.

Q: How much is a consultation?

A: Consulations are $75, but this can apply to any product or procedure.