Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

The Methodist Physician Group Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

The Methodist Physician Group Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons & Spine Surgeons located in Merrillville, IN & Crown Point, IN

Whether you want to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, grow long, beautiful eyelashes, or finally get rid of an unsightly scar, you’ll receive the care you need from Susan Schneider, MD, at The Methodist Physician Group Specialists. Dr. Schneider offers numerous options for facial rejuvenation using today’s most advanced products and procedures. If you want to look younger and more vibrant, schedule an appointment for facial rejuvenation online or call the practice in Merrillville, Indiana.

Facial Rejuvenation Q & A

How do dermal fillers rejuvenate my appearance?

Dermal fillers are injected under your skin, where they restore volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. When you’re treated with a dermal filler, your results last six months to two years, depending on the product used.

Dr. Schneider offers a variety of dermal fillers so she can customize your facial rejuvenation:


Juvéderm® is a group of injectable fillers made from hyaluronic acid in a gel-like base. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your skin, where it’s essential for keeping your skin hydrated.

Each Juvéderm product targets different cosmetic concerns. Some smooth away moderate to severe wrinkles around your mouth and nose, while others add volume to your cheeks or plump up your lips.


Radiesse® contains tiny spheres of calcium suspended in a gel. After it’s injected, the calcium immediately adds volume and stimulates collagen production that strengthens your skin. Radiesse diminishes the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth and adds volume to your cheeks.


This is another group of injectable dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid. The Restylane® products are formulated to smooth facial wrinkles and folds, reshape your lips, and restore cheek volume.

Facial fat transfer

Dr. Schneider can use liposuction to remove fat from one part of your body, cleanse the fat, then inject it just like a dermal filler.

What is Botox?

Botox® is an injectable used to diminish facial wrinkles, but it works differently than dermal fillers. Botox is made from botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve signals that trigger muscle contraction.

Since Botox targets muscles, it’s a great treatment for wrinkles that develop as you repeatedly use muscles to make facial expressions. When Dr. Schneider injects Botox into these muscles, the medication makes them relax, which in turn diminishes or eliminates frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead furrows.

How does Latisse improve my appearance?

Latisse® is a medication that stimulates eyelash growth. The medication comes in a liquid that you apply to the base of your eyelashes every night. With consistent use, Latisse makes your eyelashes grow longer, thicker, and darker.

Can I eliminate facial scars?

Dr. Schneider performs scar revision surgery to make scars smaller and less visible. During scar revision, skin with a distinct pattern or shape is removed from the scar. This technique effectively reduces the size of all types of scars.

If you’re ready to fight the effects of aging on your face, call The Methodist Physician Group Specialists or book an appointment online.