Botox® is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, injected directly into the muscles. Aesthetically, it is used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles in motion) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles and reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. When treated optimally, Botox lasts an average of 3-4 months.
IMPORTANT: Optimal treatment with Botox can take an average of 20 units per area (crows feet, between brows, forehead, lower face) and men usually require more than women. It is not uncommon to have an initial treatment and a 2 week dose adjustment to get your individual correct dosing down. We would much rather treat you conservatively and adjust the dose, than over treat you and have you look frozen for 3-4 months.
Move towards a natural look.Wrinkles aren’t your style and “frozen face” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that disappear, not your expressions.
Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. In other words, no frozen face, just natural-looking results. You can control your look instead of your look controlling you. That’s the Dysport difference.
You’ve got better things to do than think about what your forehead wrinkles look like. In just one 10 to 20 minute treatment, Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines for up to 4 months. The majority of patients see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is little to no downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster.
KYBELLA™ (Deoxycholic acid) is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. This product was recently approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness due to submental fat. Submental fullness, also known as “double chin,” can affect adult women and men of all ages and weights, and is influenced by multiple factors, including aging and genetics. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise, and according to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin.
KYBELLA™ is a formulation of a naturally occurring-substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, re-treatment is not expected to be required. The most common side effects are typically local to the treatment area and most commonly include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, tingling, hardness and redness. In extremely rare cases, KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. KYBELLA™ pricing will vary depending on your individual needs to optimally correct. Dermal Fillers & ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift®
If you are searching for a dermal filler that provides lasting results with low maintenance, then look no further than Sculptra. Women and men choose Sculptra because it gradually adds youthful fullness to areas of the face while encouraging the formation of collagen. Over time, lost volume is replenished and facial contours appear softer and smoother.
Sculptra can create changes that last up to 2 years. It is especially useful for the correction of deep nasolabial folds – the creases that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Sculptra is also a good option for treatment of hollowing cheeks or facial atrophy (fat loss).
Sculptra treats the underlying cause of facial aging by replacing lost collagen. Usually, a series of 3 or more treatments, spaced out over a period of 3 to 4 months, is enough to initiate noticeable changes.
Unlike other dermal fillers, Sculptra does not produce instant improvements. Rather, it creates subtle changes over the course of a few months. Since Sculptra actually helps create changes to the structure of the skin, the results are longer-lasting than with other filler products.
JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your injector uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. It was recently approved for lip plumping for up to 1 year. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that may last up to a year. JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment.
Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Silk are all members of the Restylane family of products. Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to instantly, visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or add fullness to your lips.
Restylane products are made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible with the human body and eventually broken down naturally. They can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
As we age and our faces lose volume, some of us begin to look for ways to regain more definition in our cheeks without surgery. Restylane Lyft, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face.
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products.
VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and for a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. Voluma works uniquely to add volume to the cheek area and restores the youthful apple appearance of the cheek.
A hyaluronic acid dermal filler for correction moderate to severe wrinkles and folds that lasts up to 18 months. With vycross technology this filler lasts up to a year longer than other hyaluronic acids. Minimal swelling time which means shorter recovery making it the better value for the price and fewer maintenance injections required.
VOLBELLA™ XC is the newest FDA-approved Dermal Filler for lip augmentation and perioral rhytids (lip lines) to subtle volume and softening in the lip area. Off label, this filler has been used successfully in the tear troughs (under eyes) as well.
IMPORTANT: While lip augmentation can be corrected with one syringe of dermal filler, most other areas require multiple syringes for optimal correction. Our staff will often recommend a treatment plan including multiple syringes of filler based on your age, volume loss and area to be corrected. Maintenance with filler is usually an annual treatment once the areas are adequately treated.