ANTI-WRINKLE & DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS
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~ Anti-Wrinkle Injections ~
Dysport® and Botox® are procedures using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. These treatments have proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering an Anti-Wrinkle Treatment:
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Dysport® or Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. These injections work by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of an anti-wrinkle treatment will last approximately three months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
~ Dermal Filler Injections ~
Dermal injections for the face such as Juvederm Voluma® XC and Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, Belotero® & Radiesse® (wrinkle fillers) are effective fillers that will correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. These products not only fill but volumizes to stimulate new collagen and deliver a natural look that lasts.
Juvederm Voluma XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are effective & safe non-surgical, injectable treatments used to smooth your skin and return your facial contours to their naturally youthful & healthy state. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is actually a naturally-occurring sugar found in your body.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss to help create a more youthful appearance. You can restore fullness in your cheeks or chin, improve lips, jaw-line and plump up smile lines. Depending on your goal, Juvederm Voluma XC can be used for many different purposes.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a more highly cross-linked robust formula for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles. This product is injected deeper into the dermis.
All Juvederm® products have been specifically formulated to reduce any pain and irritation that can come with receiving an injection.
Radiesse is a next generation dermal filler that not only fills but volumizes. It works with your body to stimulate new collagen production and delivers a natural look that lasts. The results are immediate. Radiesse may last up to a year in many patients.
Radiesse treatments are quick in-office procedures. Areas treatable by Radiesse include the cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines (corner of mouth area). A local anesthetic is added to the injection to assure your comfort. Treatments are usually completed in about 30 minutes. Because little to no downtime is required, it’s likely you’ll be free to return to your regular daily routine right afterwards. And because the results are immediate, you can leave the office looking more youthful and refreshed. Check out the Radiesse ‘Behind The Scenes’ video below.
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Belotero® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Belotero is a non-animal based Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body providing volume and fullness to the skin.
Beoltero is proven to deliver long lasting results, generally being effective for about 4 to 6 months. Treatments are usually scheduled twice per year. Having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect. Areas where Belotero can be especially useful include: adding fullness to the upper and lower lips, filling tear troughs, depressions of the lower eyelids, nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth, or depression at the corner of the mouth.
After your treatment you may have some redness and swelling. This is normally short lasting, and resolves in 36 – 48 hours. Some bruising may also occur. For safety sake, Belotero should be avoided during pregnancy and breast feeding.