Botox Cosmetic, from Allergan Inc., is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures performed for the temporary correction of certain facial wrinkles. It is a series of small intramuscular injections of an FDA approved purified protein. It works by reducing the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines, such as those between the brows and crows feet that cause wrinkles to form over time. The result is a smoother appearance of these areas for up to 4 months.
Jeuveau is an injectable treatment similar to Botox that treats moderate to severe lines between your eyebrows, crows feet and forehead. Simply put, Jeuveau prevents your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex, so the results are less noticeable wrinkles.
Dysport, from Galderma, is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and crows feet. Frown lines (wrinkles) happen because the muscles that control facial expression are used often (muscle tightening over and over). After Dysport™ is injected into the muscles that control facial expression, the medicine stops the tightening of these muscles for up to 4 months.
Restylane, from Galderma, is a safe cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that naturally occurs in your body. Free from animal products, this limits the risks of possible allergic reactions. This filler restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, making this an ideal product for the nasolabial folds (the deep ridges occurring between your nose and mouth area). Restylane is also great for providing beautiful lip fullness.
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler developed for the correction of deep facial wrinkles and folds especially around the nasolabial folds creating support for deeper laugh lines. The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Defyne is designed to help support your facial expressions — for natural-looking results that help maintain your natural movement.
Restylane Kysse is the most recent addition to the Galderma fillers and used to craft beautiful natural lips providing volume and also smoothing vertical lip lines, with no added bulk. Used in over 60 countries the results can last up to 12 months.
Restylane Lyft is now approved by the FDA for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. This is in addition to treating moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines). Restylane Lyft is the product of choice for smoother hands as well.
Restylane Refyne is thicker than Defyne and used for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Refyne provides flexibility and subtle support for laugh lines with results that can last up to 12 months.
Juvéderm Ultra from Allergan Inc., is a gel like product with a smooth consistency made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm is injected under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). It is also a wonderful choice for restoring fullness to lips.
Juvéderm Ultra PLUS, from Allergan Inc., is an injectable gel that restores volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. Juvéderm Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. The difference between Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus is particle size and the depth of placement, with Ultra Plus being larger and placed deeper.
RHA® 2 and RHA® 3
RHA® 2 and RHA® 3 are indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for the correction of moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (NLF), in adults aged 22 years or older. Dynamic wrinkles and folds appear in areas of the face which move repetitively. RHA® is designed to be resilient enough to adapt to your facial movement. RHA® uses a gentle manufacturing process with few chemical modifications. This helps preserve the natural structure of the HA, allowing it to mimic the natural HA found in your skin.
RHA® 4 is indicated for injection into the deep dermis to superficial subcutaneous tissue for the correction of moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (NLF), in adults aged 22 years or older. RHA® is the first advancement in hyaluronic acid filler science in more than a decade.
Sclerotherapy improves those unsightly red, blue or purple spider veins that are usually found on the thighs, calves and ankles. During this procedure, veins are injected with FDA approved Ascera® from Merz Aesthetics, causing them to collapse and fade from view. Receive a complimentary consultation with our nurse to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this extremely effective treatment.
Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating procedure for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, large pores and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. The instrument used creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Although the treatment has been practiced for over 20 years, SkinPen by Bellus Medical was the first Microneedling device in the world to be cleared by the FDA. SkinPen uses adjustable length, disposable straight needles to penetrate at a 90-degree angle. This adjustability allows for differences in skin thickness and skin types.
Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the same collagen induction therapy but with the added benefit of using your own blood’s growth factors to stimulate new cell and collagen growth. Adding your PRP with microneedling gives the most optimal results for smooth, tight and glowing skin.