- Belotero for Fine Lines
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Liquid Injectable Silicone
- Restylane Kysse
- Restylane® Defyne
- Restylane® Lyft (Perlane)
- Restylane® Refyne
- Restylane® Silk
- Sculpra® and Sculptra® Aesthetic
- Vollure® Filler Injections
WHAT CAN INJECTABLES DO?
- Smooth facial folds and wrinkles, including forehead lines, marionette lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, tear troughs, and smile lines
- Improve jaw contour by diminishing a double chin
- Add volume to naturally thin lips or lips that have lost volume with age
- Diminish stubborn areas of fat like bra fat and banana rolls
- Correct hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) on the underarms, feet, palms, and scalp
- Fill acne scars
- Smooth neck lines
- Add volume to sagging skin or areas of volume loss
- Reshape facial contours for a more youthful profile
- Plump aging, wrinkled hands
- Enhance your natural features and improve facial symmetry
- Reduce cellulite
- Augment the buttocks (non-surgical “Brazilian butt lift”)
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR INJECTABLE PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Yes, there are needles involved. But don’t worry: our injectable treatments are minimally invasive and highly effective in addressing premature signs of aging and other concerns with the appearance of the face, body or hands.
Most injectable treatments are performed in under 30 minutes in the comfort of one of our two state-of-the-art facilities. While a topical numbing agent may be applied to help with discomfort, many of our injectables already contain a mild anesthetic in their formulas and are easily tolerated by our patients.
Mild redness, bruising, swelling or irritation at the site of your injections are the most common side effects experienced with injectable treatments but can vary depending on the treatment selected and the ingredients utilized in the product formula. To minimize the chance of bruising, avoid alcohol 2-3 days before treatment and refrain from taking NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, etc), aspirin (unless ordered by a physician), vitamin E, fish oil.
There is generally no downtime associated with injectable procedures, so you can immediately return to your daily activities without any obvious signs you’ve had work done. Many of our patients visit us on their lunch break!
The duration of your results depend on the injectable product and the severity of your concerns.
While not a dermal volumizing product, Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable treatment used to reduce submental fullness, or what is often referred to as a double chin. A double chin can be caused by weight gain, genetics or aging, and can occur even if you lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Kybella works to destroy fat cells in this region with deoxycholic acid— a naturally occurring molecule in the body that assists in the breakdown of fat. When injected under the chin, Kybella kills fat cells for a noticeable reduction to the region.
Kybella can also be used for smaller, stubborn areas such as bra fat or banana roll. Once fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat in the area for lasting results.
Kybella commonly requires multiple treatments, with the exact amount determined by Dermatology Institute depending on the severity of your submental fat. Noticeable results are typically visible within 2-4 treatments, and will drastically improve the contour of your jawline for years to come.
Neurotoxin injectables, also known as neuromodulators, each utilize unique prescription formulations of the neurotoxin Botulinum Toxin Type A to address dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles caused by your most facial expressions such as smiling, frowning or furrowing your brow. Neurotoxin treatments temporarily alter the nerve signals to facial muscles that contribute to these lines.
Botox is easily the most recognizable neurotoxin injectable brand, allowing for reliable anti-aging treatments in multiple facial areas, including the crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.
Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the underarms, soles of the feet, palms and scalp. If you experience an uncomfortable or embarrassing amount of sweat in these areas, Botox injections may be a good solution to help significantly reduce that perspiration and keep you dry.
Dermatology Institute offers two other exceptional neuromodulator products that can provide some patients even better results depending on their physiology and personal goals. Dysport is a neurotoxin injectable that is specifically designed to address moderate to severe frown lines that form between your eyebrows, also known as “elevens” or glabellar lines. This injectable can drastically smooth the appearance of eyebrow lines by paralyzing underlying muscles without altering the natural movements of your face.
Like Botox, Dysport can be used in a variety of areas and is effective for forehead lines, crow’s feet, excessive sweating, and neck bands. However, one advantage is that it appears to have a more global effect, particularly when treating wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet.
Results of Dysport will take about two to three days to take effect, and will last an average of three to four months before your next treatment is required.
Jeuveau, also known by its nickname of Newtox or #NEWTOX is the newest form of botulinum toxin released to the market. Much like its predecessor, Botox, it works to reduce the appearance of expression lines (especially the vertical lines between your eyebrows, the “glabellar lines”). According to the company Evolus, who created Jeuveau, this is “the first FDA approved neurotoxin dedicated to aesthetics and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility using High-Pure technology.”
Xeomin is a highly purified form of botulinum toxin that reduces the appearance of horizontal forehead lines or the vertical lines between your eyebrows. Its formulation may also be used to address nasal squint lines, fine lines around the eyes, neck lines or even profuse sweating.
Xeomin on average will take about 7 -14 days to visibly reduce your expression lines for an overall smoother and fold-free complexion. Results for most patients will last three to four months before a repeat treatment is needed.
HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS:
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that acts as a magnet for moisture and keeps skin looking healthy and supple. As you age, this essential ingredient for the skin’s plump appearance begins to deplete, causing the face to lose volume and moisture and appear more dry, flat and wrinkled.
As a key ingredient in dermal fillers, HA can safely and effectively restore volume to soft tissues and fill wrinkles from within for a more youthful, natural-looking appearance that lasts.
This HA filler utilizes a soft, flexible gel that works to blend in with the skin’s natural structure to fill moderate to severe etched-in lines from within. It is an ideal treatment for areas of the face such as nasolabial folds, tear troughs (under eyes), smile lines or vertical lines around the lips.
Results with this filler are immediate, with a visibly smoother and softer appearance to delicate lines around the mouth. Belotero can last up to six months for patients depending on the area of injections.
JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS
As a more thick formulation as Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus is used to treat more severe facial folds and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and volume loss to the cheeks.
This filler can also be utilized in a “liquid facelift” procedure to sculpt and reshape facial or hand contours for a more supple, youthful appearance.
Results of Juvederm Ultra can last up to one year, with visibly fuller and younger-looking lips or skin until your next appointment.
Juvederm Volbella is ideal for treating moderate to severe folds around the nose and mouth, such as parentheses lines and overall soft tissue volume loss. It is often considered the “happy medium” injectable in terms of durability and spread-ability to treat softer wrinkles and lines.
Volbella is estimated to endure longer than most traditional HA fillers, with its immediate results lasting up to 12 months.
Juvederm Vollure contains the thinnest, most spreadable gel of the Juvederm collection for treating delicate areas of the face such as fine lines around the eyes and mouth. It can be used to fill more moderate facial folds that occur around the nose and mouth and restore volume to the face and hands.
Vollure is also designed to endure for up to 12 months until your next injectable treatment is needed.
Juvederm Voluma is a unique filler designed to target the loss of facial volume in the cheeks and temples that occur with age, often referred to as the midface descent.
Voluma can restore fullness and moisture to a face that has flattened with age or begun to sag. By adding volume beneath the skin’s surface, Voluma provides a lifting effect and improves upon the cheeks’ contour.
Juvederm Voluma has the longest-lasting results of the Juvederm family, with natural-looking suppleness added to the face that lasts up to 18 months before your next treatment.
RESTYLANE & restylane refyne
Restylane is another brand of HA fillers that work to add volume and fullness to the skin to reduce the appearance of mid to deep lines and wrinkles, such as the tear trough, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Restylane will enhance your facial features with added volume and reduce the appearance of lines for natural, younger-looking skin.
It can also be used to plump up aging, wrinkled hands or augment lips to a more supple shape.
The results of Restylane are designed to last up to 12 months.
RESTYLANE DeFYNE and LYFT
Restylane Defyne and Lyft are explicitly formulated for deep implantation into soft tissue to restore volume to the cheeks, temples and hands for a lifted and smoother appearance to your skin. It is ideal for those whose midface has begun to sink, or for filling out the back of the hands that have become wrinkled with age.
The results of Restylane Lyft will supply volume and lift to your cheeks for up to 12 months or until the formula is naturally dissolved and absorbed by your body.
Bellafill is a filler comprised of polymethylmethacrylate microspheres, which is a synthetic but biodegradable ingredient. The tiny spheres sit beneath your skin and act as a foundation for which your natural collagen can develop on to add volume to wrinkles and reduce their appearance. Bellafill is commonly used to address deep smile lines or fill acne scars.
Since Bellafill boosts your collagen from within, your softer and smoother appearance can endure for up to five years, making it an ideal treatment for those who do not want more frequent repeat treatments that are often required with traditional dermal fillers.
Radiesse utilizes microspheres suspended in a thick, spreadable gel carrier to naturally stimulate collagen production in your skin for wrinkle reduction and to restore volume to the skin, particularly jawline, chin and hands.
The microspheres are a naturally-occurring substance in the body known as Calcium Hydroxylapatite, which is safely absorbed by the body over time.
Radiesse injectables provide instant volume and wrinkle reduction to the face and hands that continues to improve with time as your body develops its own natural collagen. Full results are usually visible one week after injections are administered.
Sculptra uses a synthetic material that is also biocompatible with the body so it can naturally be absorbed over time known as Poly-L-lactic acid. This acid is metabolized within a few days of your injections, however, it continues to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin to improve the appearance of facial folds, volume loss, cellulite, acne scars and chin wrinkles. It is also used for aging related wrinkles on the chest.
Sculptra is also frequently used for buttock augmentation, and the team at Dermatology Institute can leverage this product for a safer, yet equally effective version of the Brazilian Buttock Lift or “Brazilian Butt Lift.”
Results with Sculptra are unique in that they appear gradually over your treatment regime, and are usually fully visible after three to four months as collagen rebuilds the skin’s structure.
Your skin will look more youthful and full for up to two years with Sculptra treatments.
Liquid Injectable Silicone
What is Liquid Injectable Silicone and How is It Used?
Silicone is an inert substance that has been used in an off-label manner for facial volumizing for over a half of a century. Liquid injectable silicone is FDA-approved for use in ophthalmology, but highly purified, medical grade silicone can be used in an “off-label” manner for soft tissue augmentation and the correction of scars.
Liquid Silicone Injections – The Microdroplet Technique
Liquid injectable silicone is injected into the area of desired treatment using the microdroplet technique. Very small amounts of silicone product are injected with multiple injections in a treatment area over a series of treatments, usually spaced at 4 to 6 week intervals. Liquid injectable silicone has minimal tissue reactivity. Presence of liquid injectable silicone using the microdroplet technique stimulates new collagen formation in the area of treatment, leading to volume replacement and softening of the appearance of treated scars.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liquid Silicone Injections?
The use of liquid silicone injections as a facial filler is discussed with patients carefully, weighing the risks and benefits of treatment. Since liquid silicone is a permanent filler, Dermatology Institute highly recommends initially using a temporary filler like Restylane, Juvederm, or Juvederm XC in the area of desired augmentation first prior to silicone placement. This gives the patient the chance to evaluate the appearance and correction of the area before implementing more permanent correction. Several treatment sessions are necessary for volume correction with liquid injectable silicone.
Liquid Silicone Injections for Acne Scarring and Soft Tissue Augmentation
Significant acne scarring often responds well to liquid silicone injection treatment. Depressed traumatic scars respond favorably as well. Lip augmentation, facial volume loss, and HIV lipoatrophy have all been treated successfully with liquid injectable silicone and reported in the medical literature.