Injectables

Overview

Injectable cosmetic treatments are a non-surgical and are an easy and often quick solution to obtaining a fresher more youthful look.  Patients often want to restore their appearance with a refreshed “natural” look.  With the use of neurotoxins and fillers, years can melt away from a patient’s face without surgery.  Kybella, an injectable treatment that destroys fat, can rejuvenate chin/neck profile.  A combination of products often gives the best result.

 

Procedures

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Neurotoxins soften lines and help with hyperhidrosis

One of the causes of facial lines and wrinkles is the repeated creasing of the skin through facial expressions – frowning, squinting, pursing, smiling and raising of the eyebrows. Neurotoxins injected into the appropriate muscles will relax the muscle function that enables those expressions. By relaxing the muscle that repeatedly creases the skin, the skin is able to repair itself. The lines and/or wrinkles often disappear or is significantly soften, depending on the severity of the damage. Neurotoxins do not create volume or fill lines.

Neurotoxins are used to help patients with hyperhidrosis- severe sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a treatable medical condition where neurotoxin injections are placed into the underarm or palms in order to prevent embarrassing excessive sweating.

Products used for these treatments are Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. Their effects generally last three to four monthsbotox frown.

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Botox treatment for crow’s feet

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Fillers replace volume and/or fill lines

The aging process affects our face in many ways and the loss of facial fullness starts in our twenties. Over
time, the loss of volume in our faces is one of the most obvious signs of aging. The following injectable fillers are an instant result and are often used to replace volume and/or fill lines and are the non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. Fillers can plump thin or creased lips, augment cheekbones or jawline, restore volume to soft tissue are

as such as cheeks, decrease the appearance of creases and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scarring. Depending on the area of correction and the overall objective, there are different products that can be customized to achieve the desired goal.

Products include:

RADIESSE® is an injectable dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and gives an immediate lifting and firming effect of the skin. Once injected, RADIESSE® directly provides volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. Both the gel and the microspheres are completely broken down by the body over time.

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TERO BALANCE is an  injection that is used to temporarily smooth out and fill in fine lines and nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).

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JUVÉDERM® Collection of fillers are injectable gels made from modified hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body.

  • JUVÉDERM® XC  injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth- is used for lip augmentation for fuller plumper lips.juvederm
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is indicated for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face creating subtle volume to lift and contour.voluma
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for subtle lip augmentation and for correction of lines, “smoker’s lines”, around the mouth.

During your consultation, the doctor can discuss the best product(s) for the result you desire.

Kybella reduce fat under the chin

What is it?  What does it do?  Kybella is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat under the chin to reduce the appearance of your “double chin”.  Kybella is a deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella breaks down the existing fat cells and the body naturally disposes of them.  Once the fat cells in that area are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat.

What can I expect?  Each treatment is multiple injections under the chin and following treatment, patients can expect swelling, bruising and/or numbness that may resolve in 5-7 days.  2 to 4 treatments are required, spaced 6 weeks apart, in order to reach desired goal- depending on the amount of existing fat.  Once the aesthetic response is achieved, further treatment should not be necessary.Kybella

 

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