Wrinkle Smoothing Injectables and Dermal Fillers to bring out the Youthful You!
Repeated facial movements etch lines into the skin, similar to paper that’s been folded over and over. When we are young, the skin bounces back into place. But as collagen and elastin decline over time, the lines remain and become deeper.
Modern anti-aging treatments like wrinkle injections were developed to minimize the amount of facial muscle movement, thereby preventing wrinkle formation for skin that looks youthful and refreshed.
It’s common to be bothered when early signs of aging appear here and there on your face. You might have noticed vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead creases, or perhaps “crow’s feet” radiating from the corners of your eyes. If the thought of plastic surgery sounds extreme, it’s easy to refresh the look of your face with “just a little something,” BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
The botulinum toxin is injected in miniscule amounts to freeze the muscles and reduce the signs of aging. Botox® is used for reducing wrinkles, laugh lines, crow’s feet, and more. Botox® can even be used as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
Now there’s a new way to treat frown lines and other dynamic wrinkles in Los Angeles: Dysport®. Made with the same purified protein as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is an exciting injectable alternative that’s been cleared by the FDA. If you’ve been considering BOTOX or another treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, maybe it’s time to try Dysport.
The active ingredient in Dysport is the same botulinum toxin in Botox, but the formulation makes Dysport more friendly to those who have had allergic reactions to Botox.
Forehead Wrinkles are relaxed and gone. # of units of Botox needed varies per patient, but the range is between 20-54 units for optimal correction and you multiply by 3x for Dysport, but the cost is saem for either Botox or Dysport. It is just personal preference and which one works best for you.
As we age our faces lose fat and muscle tone, leading to drooping, sagging skin and causing many people to seek cosmetic surgery. But dermafillers are an easier and more affordable option. These are gels that are injected under your skin, re-structuring your face. They can plump lips and hollows, lift eyebrows, smooth wrinkles and lessen the appearance of concave scars.
Fillers are sometimes used in cheekbones, under the eyes, in the lines that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth, and in the lines of your neck, jaw lines, temples and chins. They can even be used to disguise old liposuction defects. They take under an hour, and if there are side-effects, they’re usually mild (temporary swelling, redness or bruising).
Dermafillers can be injected alongside Botox-Dysport-Jeuveau, and effects can last for three months to a year and a half.
This versatile product is an effective choice for filling in small, vertical lines around the lips, as well as deeper nasolabial folds. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips.
Pain relief is usually not needed, but many patients like the added comfort provided when we apply an anesthetic cream about an hour before the injections. Lip enhancement is preceded by an anesthetic block for upper and lower lips so the treatment is painless.
A NEW longer lasting injectable for volumazation!
Voluma is the first and ONLY FDA-approved dermal filler formulated specifically to add volume to the mid-face/cheek area. It provides a subtle, natural enhancement to the mid-face that lasts up to 2 years.
Voluma has very low hydrophilic properties, meaning it has a low rate of water absorption. Voluma’s low water absorbing properties are a critical feature to its success because the gel will not expand after injection, allowing for controlled, precise results.
Volbella spreads silky-smooth, which makes it amazing for delicate areas. If you’re erasing fine lip lines or lines around the eyes, this is your filler!
Vollure is Juvederm’s newest product. It’s a “happy medium,” designed to smooth deep furrows, particularly in the lower half of the face, while still giving you enough flexibility for natural movement. And Vollure injections include the pain killer Lidocaine, to ensure a comfortable procedure.
Generally, the results of the Ultra products last six months to a year and can be occasionally touched up with a tiny amount of gel. Vollure and Volbella can last up to 18 months, and Voluma may last up to two years.
2 Syringes of Voluma in Cheeks and 1 syringe of Volbella in Lips provided by Heather our Cosmetic Nurse Injectionist.
If you hate that flab beneath your chin and crave a firm, sculpted jawline, but you’re skittish about surgery, Kybella is for you!
A lab-made form of a substance your body already makes, Kybella is basically liposuction in an injection. It’s main component, keyoxycholic acid, dissolves fat cells at the injection site. Sometimes a client requires several treatments spaced a few months apart.
Side effects include swelling and bruising for a few days. To counter the bruising, discontinue anti-inflammatories such as Advil, aspirin and fish oil for about two weeks prior to the procedure and discontinue alcohol for a day or two before the procedure. And eat lots of pineapple, which contains, bromelin, a compound that lessens bruising.
The best thing about Kybella?
The results are permanent! Once those fat cells are dissolved, they’re gone for good. So enjoy the rest of your life with your new, svelte profile.
If you would like to be considered for Cosmetic Injections – Fillers treatment at Youthful Solutions MediSpa, we would like to see you in for a skin evaluation and consultation when you are ready. We can help you learn more about how to best care for your aging skin and come up with solutions to give you vibrant, healthy skin you will love.