It seems like everybody is talking about BOTOX® cosmetic, the highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkle. BOTOX® is used on the upper portion of the face and targets the wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows’ and the crow’s feet.
One ten-minute treatment, a few tiny injections, can reduce wrinkles that took years to form. BOTOX® is a natural purified protein produced by a bacterium that works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. BOTOX® is FDA approved and minimally invasive with no downtime or recovery. BOTOX® treatments typically last between 3-6 months.
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel
Juvéderm Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The Juvéderm gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no pre-testing needed for this procedure.
Topical or injectable anesthesia may be used during this procedure to numb the treatment area and minimize any potential discomfort. The results of this procedure are available right away and can usually last for up to a year, the longest results available from any hyaluronic acid product.
While there are many filler options in the Juvederm family alone, each one is designed differently and is more effective for treating specific areas of concern. When it comes wrinkles and folds on the face, Vollure is a game changer, lasting up to 18 months and providing a soft, natural appearance that allows full range of motion in the skin!
Volbella is a dermal filler used to define lips and for the correction of fine wrinkles around the lips. This temporary filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid and does not require a skin test before your injections. The smaller Hylauronic Acid particle size in Volbella allows your cosmetic injector to treat fine lines without getting a full look in these delicate areas.
Volbella is the perfect product to choose for small fine lines and subtle enhancement of the lips. The smaller particle size allows for the correction of these fine areas without the worry that your lips will get bulky or too puffy.
VOLUMA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Voluma is a game-changing filler product which is placed deep under the skin resulting in volumizing, lifting and contouring cheeks, cheekbones, and the jaw line. What is in Voluma? Voluma is made of a thick hyaluronic based gel that enables us to re-fill areas that aging has caused to deflate. Voluma is the latest addition to facial fillers made by Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvederm).
HOW LONG DOES VOLUMA LAST?
Voluma is the longest lasting of the FDA approved facial fillers, lasting up to 2 years or more. In fact, Voluma is the ONLY hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA to specifically contour and volumize the midface. Other fillers typically have a life cycle of between 6-9 months.
DOES IT HURT?
Voluma is pre-mixed with lidocaine (a numbing agent) so most patients find the treatment to be very comfortable . The only discomfort is the injection into the skin which is done through a very fine gauge needle and feels like a quick pinch. As the Voluma gel is placed, you will feel mild pressure. Patients are very comfortable while receiving Voluma treatments.
The main difference between receiving Voluma or other Juvéderm filler products is the depth of placement. Voluma is injected deeper into the skin to allow for lift the mid region of the face, the cheekbones and the smoothes the jaw line.
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body’s natural collagen supply. Composed of microspheres in a biocompatible gel, Radiesse is made from the same minerals found in our bones, so it carries little risk of allergic reaction. Radiesse can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures.
Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Side effects such as swelling or bruising are minimal and should fade within a few days. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years, although the procedure can be repeated as often as you wish.
Dermabrasion is the removal of the outer layers of the skin with a high-speed rotary sanding wheel. Topical creams or injections are usually used for anesthesia. Dermabrasion is particularly effective for treating creases around the mouth and for acne scars with sharp edges that cast shadows. Unlike chemical peels or laser resurfacing, it cannot be used around the eyes.
Similar to other “filler” procedures, Belotero® involves the use of hyaluronic acid which is produced naturally in your skin to help enhance areas of your face that have shown signs of aging. The Belotero® essentially replenishes your body’s supply of hyaluronic acid allowing for a more youthful appearance.
Depending on your specific circumstance, the procedure takes about 30 minutes. While side effects are rare, they may include swelling, redness, and itching but will typically fade quickly.
Ulthera is a non-invasive way to tighten and lift your skin and has been used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. The procedure is commonly used to improve the appearance of the chin, neck, chest, and brow and is noninvasive. Ulthera is FDA approved and used the ultrasound technology to lift and tighten your skin naturally.
Ulthera can help you achieve your ideal look without recovery or downtime. The procedure is quick and painless and an increasingly common option for those looking to make changes to their appearance.
Xeomin® & Dysport®
Our office is also proudly able to offer popular BOTOX® alternatives such as Xeomin® & Dysport®. These wrinkle treatments have grown increasingly popular over the years and can be incredibly effective depending on your specific situation. Xeomin® & Dysport® differ in the specific chemicals used for the injection which can give our patients more options for which procedure they choose. All three options are incredibly safe and effective and require minimal recovery.
Not sure which one is right for you? An amazing member of our staff would be happy to answer any questions.