Injectables and Filler
A safe, widely-tested and FDA approved way to take years off your face. Botox® is an injection that temporarily treats dynamic wrinkles. These dynamic wrinkles are formed with various facial expressions such as scowling, squinting or raising eyebrows. Botox® works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, which reduces muscle activity and temporarily prevents contraction of the muscles that cause wrinkles. Preventative treatment is also recommended to relax the muscles to keep wrinkles from forming.
Dermal fillers are used to literally “fill” skin that has lost tissue volume. The new fillers are made of natural ingredients, such as calcium and hyaluronic acid. Some of the more popular brands of dermal fillers include:
- Radiesse Hands®
Our providers will help you decide which filler will best suit your needs. Fillers normally last 6-18 months, depending on the individual.
The most common areas where filler is used are:
- Nasal labial folds — the lines from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines — lines from the corners of your mouth that run toward your chin
- Facial wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Tear troughs (hollowing out under the eyes)
Formerly known as ATX-101, Kybella is a synthetic version of the naturally occurring molecule deoxycholic acid, which is produced by the human body in our own intestines for the break down and absorption of dietary fats. This breakthrough treatment has been the focus of a global program involving over 20 clinical studies involving over 2,600 patients.
How does Kybella Work?
When Kybella is injected into the subcutaneous (beneath the skin) fat of the submental (under the neck) region, the membranes of the targeted fat cells are destroyed. Once destroyed, the cells are no longer able to store fat. The destruction of these cells is then followed by the body’s natural elimination and healing process. This process is slow but steady, and the fat cells are typically removed from the area within 4 to six weeks after receiving injections.
Did You Know?
While double chins aren’t serious medical conditions, they are visible cosmetic imperfections that many people wish would simply disappear. Many people are bothered by the appearance of double chins in photos – especially those taken from a profile perspective.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.