Depending on the expressiveness of each individual, wrinkles are either more or less prominent in different areas of the face. Wrinkles that are caused by day-to-day contraction of facial muscles eventually become embedded into the skin. Ultimately, these wrinkles will become present even when the underlying muscle is not contracting. These facial lines and wrinkles that are bothersome at the age of 40 and 50 have actually began forming decades earlier from natural facial expressions. At our office, we use injections of BOTOX® Cosmetics to reduce these lines. BOTOX® injections work by relaxing the overactive facial muscles responsible for causing the wrinkles and creases on the face. This natural purified protein has been used millions of times to treat millions of people and is the second most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S. By dramatically improving the appearance of your lines, you’ll look more relaxed and refreshed. Widely tested over 20 years, BOTOX® has one of the most proven safety profiles in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dermal fillers can be used to help patients restore the firmness and fullness of youthful skin. Not only can the filler treatments smooth wrinkles, it can also fill in various types of facial creases and add much-needed volume to cheeks that appear hollow. Fillers can be divided into two types: temporary and semi-permanent. Results appear immediately.
Our doctors use JUVÉDERM™ which has the main component known as hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar complex that provides fullness and firmness to the face. FDA approved, JUVÉDERM™ lasts 12-24 months, is harmlessly adsorbed over time, and can be repeated to the maintain the facial aesthetic benefits. The Juvéderm® products, which are offered are the following:
1. Juvéderm Voluma® XC treats cheek and midface area to correct related volume lost.
2. Juvéderm® XC treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles & folds, such as nasolabial folds.
3. Juvéderm® Ultra XC treats perioral area for lip augmentations.
Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. This volumizer provides an increase in skin thickness, helping to create a more natural facial appearance. It is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen. Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that is used for years in many surgical products that is does not harm the body and that is able to be broken down by our body. Sculptra® creates a microscopic inflammatory response in the deep layers of the skin, thus stimulating your skin to increase collagen production. The results from Sculptra® are not immediate, however the effects are long-lasting, with clinical studies showing lasting effects for up to 2 years after the first treatment session.