INJECTABLES

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WRINKLE RELAXERS 

Wrinkle relaxers, aka “neuromodulators” or "neurotoxins", work by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling. Wrinkle relaxers are injected with a fine needle directly into the muscles. The most common treatment areas include the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows and lines around the eyes and mouth, though there are many more areas that can benefit from treatment with wrinkle relaxers.

OUR PREFERRED BRANDS

  • XEOMIN® 

    • ​Xeomin® is a smart toxin with a double-filtered formula that removes unnecessary proteins, so you get only what’s needed for smoother lines, treatment after treatment.

    • The difference between Xeomin and Botox?

      • ​The main difference between Xeomin and Botox is that Xeomin contains a “naked” form of botulinum toxin. Unlike Botox, which contains accessory proteins, Xeomin is designed to deliver the toxin without any protein additives. This purified structure may help prevent antibody resistance, a growing problem that has been seen with injections administered over time.

  • DYSPORT

    • ​Dysport is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with procerus and corrugator muscle activity in adult patients less than 65 years of age

    • Dysport takes effect the quickest with results in 2-3 days. However, it cannot be used in all areas of the face.

 

DERMAL FILLERS

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.

The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

 

WHAT CAN DERMAL FILLER DO?

  • Enhance shallow contours

  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles

  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars

  • Plump thin lips

OUR PREFERRED BRANDS

  • RADIESSE & RADIESSE+

    • Radiesse is unlike most other dermal fillers because it is made from calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a natural compound found throughout the body. Radiesse works by stimulating natural collagen production, which provides the skin with the support and lift it needs to reduce lines and wrinkles.

    • Once injected, Radiesse provides immediate volume correction, but its most potent effect develops over time.

    • Over time, the carrier gel in Radiesse is absorbed, leaving just the tiny CaHA particles. Collagen forms around each sphere, increasing the volume of the targeted area. As such, Radiesse’s true value is in its effects as a bio-stimulatory agent that helps the body to produce its own skin rejuvenation effects.

    • This stimulation of natural collagen production has been shown in clinical studies to continue for up to 7-8 weeks after the Radiesse injection, accompanied by ongoing improvements in cosmetic effects.

  • RESTYLANE 

    • ​The Restylane family of products is a brand of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which includes Restylane Silk, Lyft, Restylane, Refyne, Defyne, Kysse and Restylane Contour.

    • Each is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid.

    • Each Restylane product is designed for a specific purpose and is chosen based on the area being treated.

  • BELOTERO

    • Belotero Balance (+) is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue.3,5

    • While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, Belotero is designed to be a smooth, flexible gel that fills moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.

PDO THREADS

WHAT IS A THREAD LIFT?

A thread lift is a less invasive alternative to a face lift to rejuvenate the face without the risks and extended downtime associated with surgery.  It has become a convenient rejuvenation alternative that requires no general anesthesia or hospitalization. Showing instant results with target specific treatments that are indicated for many areas in both the face and body.

WHAT ARE PDO THREADS?

Polydioxanone (PDO) is a strong synthetic monofilament fiber consisting of one solid fiber of thread. PDO Threads are also known or referred to as PDS, which have been used as a cutaneous and subcutaneous suture material in plastic surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, & gynecological surgery for over thirty years. Most absorb in 6-9 months depending on thickness. 

Facts about PDO threads:

  • Flexible, durable, last 24 months

  • Higher resilience first 2-3 months

  • Hydrophobic

  • Broken down by hydrolysis

  • PDO threads do not have antigenic or pyrogenic reactions

  • Generate neo-collagenesis in the skin (this is the production of collagen by your body)

  • Mild fibrosis results which strengthen connective tissue of skin

  • Results are noticed after 4-6 weeks for mesh techniques, immediately after barbed techniques

Although NovaThreads can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline.

WHAT CAN A THREAD LIFT DO?

  • REJUVENATE YOUTHFUL SKIN: Thread lifts are a great way to rejuvenate and restore a youthful appearance to areas treated.  It can improve texture, pigmentation and the appearance of both stretch marks and scarring.

  • ELIMINATE FINE LINES:  Threads are inserted beneath the skin creating a “mesh or web” like pattern that acts as a support system while promoting collagen production.

  • RESTORE BODY TONE:  Restoring collagen and elastin creates youthful texture and tone, meshing can be performed throughout the body to restore healthy, tighter and brighter skin.

  • LIFT & CONTOUR:  Barbed threads placed within the hypodermis allow the clinician to lift and contour lax and sagging skin in the body’s problematic areas.

  • PROMOTE COLLAGEN & ELASTIN:  Due to the insertion of threads, blood flow and lymphatic circulation are increased resulting in the production of collagen and elastin.