Injectable treatments make it possible to achieve the rejuvenated look you want without surgery or downtime. Administered by our highly-skilled aesthetic nurse injectors, these safe, effective products offer a quick way to enhance your appearance and bring out your youthful side.
Minimally invasive, FDA- approved injectables can smooth the skin, lift and sculpt your features, restore lost volume, and leave you looking refreshed. They are a great choice for patients looking to combat signs of aging or those who want to augment their facial features. With a full range of options to choose from, you’ll be able to find a product that can help you reach your goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The versatile injectable can address additional concerns as well, including excessive underarm sweat. BOTOX® Cosmetic is consistently the most popular minimally-invasive treatment available, with millions of injections administered each year.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made of a purified protein. To relax wrinkles and lines, this protein temporarily limits the activity of targeted facial muscles. For excessive sweating, the protein works by blocking signals to specific sweat glands.
BOTOX® is administered with an injection, below the surface of your skin. Once injected into the targeted muscle, it relaxes the repeated muscle activity that causes these wrinkles to form. For example, the vertical lines between your eyebrows are formed by years of facial expressions. As the years pass, the lines become deeper and more pronounced. BOTOX® halts the creasing of the skin.
The injections themselves are described as painless by most people. You may feel a slight pinch as the needle is inserted, but the vast majority of our patients tolerate the treatment very well.
Immediately after a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, you can expect the injection sites to have some redness and swelling. You will notice the product taking effect within 3-5 days, although some people notice the effect in the first 24 hours. The optimal results will be seen at 2 weeks, lasting up to 3 months.
NO DOWNTIME REQUIRED
The great thing about this injectable and others like it is that there is no downtime. After your appointment, you may return to work or your other routine activities. You should avoid rubbing the injection sites for 24-48 hours. Any minor bruising or redness can usually be concealed with cosmetics.
The Juvederm® family of fillers are hyaluronic acid-based products. The effective and popular range includes options such as:
Juvederm® XC: This filler is specifically designed to soften the signs of aging by physically filling in areas of skin volume deficiency. It also acts as a source of internal skin hydration.
Juvederm® XC is approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, and marionette lines. It is also safely used to add volume to the lips.
Juvederm Volbella® XC: This option is a smooth, soft filler designed to augment your lips and reduce lines around the lips. As the years pass, you may notice your lips becoming thinner and less defined, while wrinkles begin to form around your mouth at the same time.
Volbella® rejuvenates the appearance of your lower face by defining a youthful lip contour and smoothing vertical lines above your upper lip. It also excels at softening stubborn marionette lines.
Juvederm Voluma® XC: The first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area. It is designed to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.
For patients looking to rejuvenate their appearance, the cheeks are often a great place to start. Lifting this area can help lift the entire face. Voluma® XC can give you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
Kybella® melts excess fat beneath your chin without surgery. This injectable is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down dietary fat.
When administered beneath the chin in a series of injection appointments, Kybella® can eliminate your double chin, revealing a defined, youthful neck and jaw. Kybella® is the first injectable FDA-approved to reduce excess fullness below the chin.
Revanesse Versa is the latest dermal filler to receive FDA approval and hit the US market. Made of hyaluronic acid, this product smoothes wrinkles and creases to reveal a more youthful appearance. The treatment is quickly gaining a loyal patient following, with over 3 million syringes sold worldwide since 2012.
Versa offers immediate results. And according to a multicenter study, you may find that Versa can improve your laugh lines for up to a year. As an added benefit, a clinical trial found that swelling associated with Versa was 50% lower than with the comparator product. It’s a safe and effective product with high patient satisfaction rates.
How is Botox different than dermal fillers?
While the end goal may be the same, to erase or dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and areas of volume loss, dermal fillers and neuromodulators go about it in entirely different ways.
Dermal fillers, as their name implies, “fill” a wrinkle from beneath. They are classified as either “natural” or “synthetic” fillers. They work on “static” wrinkles — these are the wrinkles that are on display at all times, such as nasolabial folds or lip lines.
Natural fillers such as Juvéderm® are made mainly from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that is responsible for hydrating and plumping the skin. It does this by binding with nearby water molecules.
Botox® works on what is called “dynamic” wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form on the skin surface when we make certain expressions, such as frowning or squinting. These occur on the upper third, the expressive, area of the face. Over time, making these repeated expressions begins to form wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the brows (the 11s), and on the forehead. But when Botox® is injected into the muscle that forms the wrinkle on the skin above, it stops the muscle from contracting, so the wrinkle above never forms.
ALLE BY ALLERGAN REWARDS
Allergan® offers an incredible FREE program for accumulating points called Alle. Enroll in the Alle program and earn points every time you receive a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, Juvederm® XC Injection, or Juvederm Voluma® XC injection from our office.
Redeem your points for savings on your next treatment or on other select treatments that your doctor may determine are right for you. Alle can be used alongside our in-office loyalty program.