Botox/Xeomin injections are a fantastic tool for softening frown lines (around the glabellar area), crow's feet, bunny lines, and lip lines. These injections have also been approved as a remedy for migraines, muscular spasms, and excessive sweating of the hands, soles, and armpits.
Treatment usually lasts 3-4 months. Doses vary, depending on a variety of factors such as the patient's age and desired area of treatment. Typically the Galabella requires 20 units, and crow's feet require 8-12 units on each side. On average, about 44 units are required to cover the frown, forehead, and eye areas. Effects are noticeable about 3-4 days after treatment, with maximum results appearing within 2 weeks.
A chemical peel stimulates new collagen formation, a process that improves skin tone and texture, and reduces or eliminates small wrinkles. There are several types of peel--mild, medium, and deep--which are used in different concentrations and combinations depending on the purpose.
Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural chemical made by the human body, but that the body makes in diminishing quantities as an individual ages. Fillers are generally purpose-specific in that they come in different brands and viscosities and may vary in their suitability for specific areas. Our office provides fillers for lips, cheeks, face/lines, laugh lines, and tear troughs. We carry the following brands:
- Radiesse: made up of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is usually used for deep dermal injections that are meant to correct laugh lines or augment cheeks.
- Sculptra Aesthetic: a non-HA filler that helps stimulate your skin's own natural collagen production to help restore inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost during aging. It is intended for use in people with healthy immune systems as a one-time treatment regimen of up to four injection sessions that are scheduled about 3 weeks apart. Treatment usually lasts up to 2 years or more.
- Most of fillers are made up of Hyaluronic acid, like, Juvederm fillers. Base on lasting effect, and other characteristics it prices varies. Juvederm Voluma last up to 2 years!
There are potential side effects to fillers, which can either be local or systemic. The most common adverse effects seen in clinical studies are bruising, redness, swelling, pain, and itching. A more serious risk is the unintentional injection of a filler into a blood vessel. While the possibility of this happening is quite slim, where it does occur the complications can be serious and may even be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scarbs, or permanent scarring of the skin.
Starts at $300/syringe
Spider/Small Vein Treatments (Sclerotherapy)
Sclerotherapy is a proven method of eliminating varicose veins and spider veins that has been used since the 1930s. The process involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
Starts at $99
Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency (RF) has become a popular treatment that involves collagen contraction and destruction coupled with controlled wound healing in order to achieve tissue tightening. While a generally successful method of skin tightening, some patients may see better results than others. Immediate tissue tightening will be short lived, but full clinical results will gradually be seen over a six month period.
Starts at $99/area
Micro-Needling with RF
Micro-needling is an FDA-approved procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to reduce scarring and acne. The process in nearly painless and positive results are typically seen after 2-3 months.
While research into micro-needling is ongoing, it is considered to be a safe and very effective method of skin rejuvenation. Best results are usually seen after 3 sessions about 4-6 months apart, and the process does not require one to take time off of work afterwards. There will be slight redness and mild swelling immediately after the procedure, but this will subside after 2-3 days.
$500 (Full face & neck)