Botox® Cosmetic injections can reduce dynamic lines and wrinkles of the neck and face by relaxing the muscles that cause them. As a result, the skin offers a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Botox® is used to treat such wrinkles as crow’s feet, frown lines, neck bands, and forehead creases. It also treats wrinkles between the eyebrows by paralyzing the contracting muscles above the eyebrows. Botox® has grown to become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the nation.
In addition to Botox® Cosmetic, there are additional injectable fillers used to fill in facial wrinkles, folds, and hollows. These injectable fillers, which are injected just beneath the skin, include Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Juvederm™. Results can typically last from a few months up to two years*. All injectable filler procedures are preformed in the office with local anesthesia resulting in a relaxed and easy process. Ideal candidates are those looking to improve facial lines or wrinkles, or correct a loss of volume.
Juvederm™ is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler that reduces the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles by injecting a gel into the skin. Administration of the treatment is usually completed within 45 minutes. A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area before the physician injects small doses of Juvederm™ into the skin. Ideal candidates are between the ages of 18 and 65 and in excellent health. Juvederm™ can result in improved appearance, but candidates should also maintain realistic expectations.
Juvederm Voluma XC is an FDA-approved injectable filler that adds subtly lifts the cheek area. Designed for candidates over the age of 21, Juvederm Voluma XC can reverse the signs of aging by restoring contour and a youthful profile. It is administered with a small needle injected under the skin after a topical anesthetic cream is applied. Juvederm Voluma XC also contains a numbing agent called lidocaine, which reduces pain. Ideal candidates are between 35 and 65 with no major medical problems.
Liquid Facelift combines Botox, injectables, and fillers to temporarily reduce the signs of aging by adding facial volume and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment is ideal for those whose facial aging is due to minimal sagging and loss of volume. Candidates with more significant sagging should consider a traditional facelift. The procedure usually takes less than an hour with a topical or local anesthetic being administered. Liquid Facelift helps minimize wrinkles, folds, or creases in the skin.
Radiesse® is an injectable filler applied to areas around the mouth and nose. It is designed to reduce certain wrinkles, scars, and fine lines with the results can last up to a period of two years*. This outpatient procedure is performed with local anesthesia and usually takes around 15 minutes. Results are typically noticeable within a week. Ideal candidates are between 30 and 60 and have no major medical issues. Radiesse® makes an ideal alternative to more drastic forms of treatment.
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid injectable that adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds. It also creates more definition and fullness in the lips. A customized plan is crafted to meet the needs of each patient so that the proper amount of Restylane® is administered. The first injection is intented to lift folds and wrinkles. The second is administered four or nine months later targeting the skin’s contour.
Sculptra is a series of three facial injectables administered over the course of a few months. The treatment can result in a more youthful appearance as it targets the root causes of facial aging. Results can typically last for more than two years*. Sculptra works within the deep dermis by replacing lost collagen to reinforce the structure of the skin. Sculptra is unique in that the correction made to facial wrinkles and folds is gradual and subtle.
The Selphyl procedure has emerged as a revolutionary and natural alternative to dermal fillers. Instead of using the synthetic ingredients and neurotoxins found in dermal fillers, the Selphy procedure uses the growth factors found in the blood to create a platelet rich fibrin matrix. The injection produces natural collagen from the body to fill in hollows and smooth wrinkles. The procedure usually takes no more than 30 minutes and is best suited for individuals no older than 65.