Cosmetic

Cosmetic

Juvéderm

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is the number one dermal filler in the United States. It’s an instant cosmetic enhancement that gives you a refreshed look by smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume to reverse the signs of aging. It can also be used to enhance facial features, such as your lips and cheeks, for added fullness and definition with a natural look. Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid, which is the acid that naturally exists in the human body to give skin volume and fullness.

What is Juvéderm best used for?

Juvéderm is best put to work on what are referred to as “static lines,” meaning the lines you can see when your face is still. It also softens smile lines, restores lost fullness in your cheeks, enhances the size and shape of your lips and restores the contour of your jaw.

How long does Juvéderm last?

Currently, Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year.

How soon can I expect results with Juvéderm?

Results are instant, and most people only need one treatment to achieve their desired results.

What makes Juvéderm unique?

Aside from being the only hyaluronic acid filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year, Juvéderm is the only dermal filler with a smooth consistency, as opposed to the granular consistency of other fillers. Additionally, it is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, which helps make you more comfortable both during treatment and after.

Juvéderm is also the first hyaluronic acid facial filler that has demonstrated effectiveness in people of color. Another main advantage of Juvéderm versus other semi-permanent fillers is that it is reversible.

What can I expect during a Juvéderm treatment?

Your doctor will inject Juvéderm directly into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. The smooth gel flows easily into the skin, providing a soft, natural look and feel. The entire treatment will take between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated.

Juvéderm Voluma XC

Don’t let your cheeks give away your age. Reverse gravity for a more youthful appearance. As you get older, your cheeks can naturally lose volume resulting in sagging facial skin. Juvéderm Voluma XC instantly adds volume to your cheek area, enhancing your facial features. As the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel, it will provide a natural and delicate lift for up to two years. It is a favorable treatment to reverse the signs of aging due to volume loss in adults over the age of 21.

Sculptra

Sculptra is the first facial injectable that gives you a promising yet natural-looking appearance over time. Made from poly-L-lactic acid, it helps replace lost collagen and correct facial wrinkles and folds caused by aging. The main ingredient in Sculptra is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades, making it safe and reliable. Treatment consists of approximately three injection sessions over a few months and can last more than two years.

How is Sculptra different from dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm?

Other dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are designed for immediate results, whereas Sculptra’s results are designed to emerge gradually so you can reverse the signs of aging and return to a more youthful appearance without anyone wondering if you’ve “had work done.”

What is Sculptra made of?

Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe, absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

What is Sculptra best used for?

Sculptra treats shallow as well as deep wrinkles and facial folds.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra’s refined, youthful results last up to two years after your last treatment.

How soon can I expect results with Sculptra?

Because Sculptra targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, its results aren’t immediate. Instead, you’ll have a series of injections – probably three – which will take place over the course of a few months. Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects over the course of a few months and last for up to two years. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.

Is Sculptra FDA approved?

Sculptra has been safely used worldwide since 1999, in over 150,000 patients, under the trade names New-Fill™ and Sculptra. In 2009, the FDA granted approval in the U.S. for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles, which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy people.

Perlane

What is Perlane?

Perlane is a cosmetic dermal filler, similar to Restylane. Unlike BOTOX, which smooths the skin by relaxing facial muscles, Perlane plumps areas that have lost fullness. It’s used to smooth away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds and replace lost volume and youthful contours to the skin.

Where is Perlane used on the face?

Perlane is most widely used to fill the folds extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth, but it’s also used to plump eyebrows, smooth under-eye hollows, enhance the lips, define the curve of the upper lip commonly known as the Cupid’s bow, and to enhance volume and define contours of the cheeks, chin and jawline.

How long does Perlane last?

Thanks to a patented stabilization technique, the effects of Perlane last at least six months and all the way up to nine months in some patients.

How soon can I expect results with Perlane?

One visit to the doctor is all it takes to achieve natural-looking results with Perlane.

What makes Perlane unique?

As mentioned, Perlane is similar to Restylane as they are both made out of hyaluronic acid, an acid that occurs naturally in the human body to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Perlane differs because its particles are bigger, therefore the solution is thicker and contains more hyaluronic acid. That’s why it’s so effective at treating deeper facial folds and wrinkles.

What can I expect during a Perlane treatment?

Perlane is injected directly into the skin in small amounts using an ultra-fine needle. Because some patients experience discomfort with injections, your doctor can assess your need for pain management. After treatment you may have some slight swelling, bruising, redness or tenderness but this will fade in a matter of days.

Is Perlane FDA approved?

Yes. Perlane has been widely used in Europe since 1999 and was approved by the FDA in 2007. It’s currently used in over 70 countries.

How much does a Perlane treatment cost?

The cost of a Perlane treatment is largely determined by the volume of the product that is required, so cost will vary according to each patient’s needs. The cost is comparable to similar treatments, and your doctor can give you a personalized estimate.

Are there any reasons I shouldn’t use Perlane?

Perlane has been found to be a safe dermal filler because it’s made out of hyaluronic acid, which is the acid that naturally occurs in humans to give volume and fullness to the skin. However, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under the age of 18, you should not use Perlane. Perlane should also not be used by persons with bad allergies to gram positive bacteria, or by those who have experienced previous allergic reactions to drugs and required in-hospital treatment. It also shouldn’t be used by those with bleeding disorders, and to avoid bruising or bleeding, you should not use Perlane if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting.

Dysport

Tackle the initial signs of facial aging with Dysport. This prescription injection is used to temporarily enhance the look of moderate to severe frown lines. The results are subtle without altering the appearance of your overall face. Untreated facial muscles will continue to function naturally, allowing you to show facial expressions, such as smiling, without restraint in untreated areas.


Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical injection used for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. Kybella is specifically designed to treat fat on the upper neck with virtually no down time.

 

Image of before and after for Kybella

Recent Patient Results – Before (left), After (right) Following a Single Treatment

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What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness, also referred to as “double chin,” is a common facial aesthetic condition that can detract from an
otherwise balanced and harmonious appearance of the face and neck. The look of a “double chin” often leads to an older
and heavier appearance.

How long does Kybella last?

Results from Kybella are virtually permanent, and without major dietary changes, those fat cells will not return. Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once those cells have been destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat.

How soon can I expect results?

Many patients can expect to see results within two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart.

What makes Kybella unique?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.
With injections of Kybella, fat cells are broken down, which the body then removes through natural process.

What is Kybella made of?

Kybella is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the
body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

Is Kybella FDA-approved?

Kybella has been FDA-approved for the treatment of fat below the chin since April 2015.

What can I expect during a Kybella treatment?

To avoid any discomfort, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the injection site. The injection itself will be
administered through a small needle in the upper neck region. The number of treatments will be determined by your doctor, on the basis of your fat reduction desires. However, the average dose is typically two to three vials (4–6 ml). Treatments takes place in-office and generally last about 15–20 minutes.