A BOTOX® treatment is a quick, nonsurgical procedure that smoothes the creases between your brows that develop over time as you frown or smile. A few injections will relax the lines for up to four months, with results seen right away. Botox is a natural, purified protein, and very low doses are injected into the muscles that cause lines to form. Unlike the fillers, which add volume in order to smooth wrinkles, Botox injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
During the procedure, which takes about 10 minutes, Botox is injected under the skin using a fine needle. Discomfort is minimal, and patients most likely will not develop significant side effects, although slight temporary bruising may occur at the injection site. Botox injections typically involve little or no downtime, and patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that provides a long-lasting natural enhancement look by adding immediate volume and stimulating new collagen growth. This injectable can help you quickly achieve a more youthful appearance. Many patients have used Radiesse to enhance areas of the face such as the cheeks and chin, fill and correct smile lines and wrinkles on the face, and rejuvenate the hands.
Radiesse not only provides immediate natural looking results, but is also longer lasting than other temporary fillers.
During the procedure, Radiesse is injected under the skin using a needle. Results are immediate and continue to become more noticeable with time. Results can last up to one year or more. Mild swelling and itching may occur after the procedure, but these effects will wear off within a day or two.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel dermal filler, similar to Botox, that instantly smoothes out wrinkles and lines on the face. This simple procedure provides a natural, smooth look and only requires about 15 minutes to perform. Juvéderm is available in two formulations—Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Ultra Plus. Juvéderm Ultra offers versatility in enhancing the usual wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is usually used to correct deeper folds and wrinkles.
During the procedure, Juvéderm is injected under the skin using a needle. The filler temporarily adds volume to the skin, which can last up to one year. There is very little downtime. Mild redness, swelling, and tenderness may occur at the injection site after the procedure, but these effects are temporary and typically heal within a few days.
Restylane is a safe and effective injectable dermal filler that works to soften wrinkles and folds in the face. Used throughout the world, Restylane supplements the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid, which depletes with age. Unlike Botox, which relaxes the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles, Restylane works to add volume to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
During the procedure, Restylane is injected under the skin using a fine needle. Results of this quick procedure can last up to six months, although patients often need to repeat the procedure to maintain results.
Belotero is a type of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler and is approved to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. When injected into the dermis Belotero evenly integrates with your own dermal tissues and discreetly enhances your facial contours for added confidence. Belotero rehydrates for a radiant appearance and is specially designed to integrate into your tissue to provide subtle and even results without disrupting the natural contours of your face, so you can be confident that no one will ever know how you manage to look so refreshed and confident.
As we age, our skin inevitably loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural dermal volumizers and moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid (HA) diminish, leaving lines and wrinkles where our skin was once youthful, even and radiant. Belotero is made of the same volumizing and moisturizing component of your skin, so it is the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. When injected, it instantly plumps and adds volume to the areas where it has been lost. Even the finest lines can be treated with confidence with Belotero and is especially great for even the finest lines such as lip lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and even under the eyes.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are particularly good for improving texture, tone, and color of the skin. These injections are crucial as a rejuvenating agent because they can greatly improve skin color, elasticity, and smoothness due to newly formed blood vessels and collagen.
There are plenty of dormant stem cell under the skin that heals skin when it is damaged. PRP stimulates stem cells to help the body grow new and younger skin. These PRP injections help produce new tissue and collagen formation because they contain at least eight growth factors work continuously to build volume and act as an overall rejuvenating agent.
PRP is then performed by drawing a sample of blood. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge and spun rapidly in order to separate the platelets from the other blood components. Once isolated, the platelets are activated to produce platelet-rich plasma, which contains the growth factors. The final step involves injecting the PRP into areas of the face to restore volume and creating a more natural and youthful looking face.