Sometimes skin and appearance changes can be achieved through non-surgical, dermatological procedures. This results in less down time and faster recovery. Cosmetic procedures including BOTOX®, injectable fillers, and Kybella are performed by Board-Certified Dermatologists Emily Stevens, MD, Tiffany Link, MD, PhD, and Tiffany Serrell P-AC, MS.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein injected directly into the target muscle to treat vertical lines between the eyebrows, the squint lines or “crow’s feet” at the corners of the eyes and the forehead horizontal lines. It may also be used for eyebrow positioning. This is a non-surgical procedure that weakens and relaxes facial muscles. Since there is no way to make the undesirable facial expression, the lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming. Other muscles like those needed to raise the eyebrows are not affected so a natural expression is maintained.Side Effects
Side effects are minimal and typically relate to the local injection. Soreness or mild bruising, while uncommon, may occur around the injection site. Makeup may be worn after treatment, but care should be taken to avoid pressing or massaging the area for several hours. In rare instances, patients may develop temporary weakness of the neighboring muscles, a temporary droopy brow or eyelid, or a headache.
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment. Our cosmetic procedure specialists ease Juvéderm under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis—the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis—to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm injectable gel is used most effectively for those wrinkles and folds in the lower third of your face, like your “laugh lines,” “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds), or “marionette lines” (oral commissures).
Juvéderm is a “next-generation” filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Natural hyaluronic acid in your skin may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds.
Kybella™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
Radiesse® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. It is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin, and over time, the benefits continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
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