Everyone has unique expressions. We move our facial muscles in a repetitive way and over time those repetitive movements cause wrinkles and fine lines. When you start to experience the signs of aging, Botox® is available to diminish unwanted wrinkles and creases in your face.
Botox® blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. Botox® essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting. Results from Botox® are visible within two to four days with results that can last anywhere from four to six months.
Botox® cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:
- Worry lines in your forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Laugh lines from nose to mouth
- Crow's feet
Generally, anyone in good health who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles may be good candidates for Botox® treatments.
Most patients require retreatment to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear, but after each injection the wrinkles return as less severe as the muscles are trained to relax. The procedure does not require anesthesia and usually takes just a few minutes to perform. Botox® treatments can help both men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance.
Dermal fillers are used to "fill" skin that has lost tissue volume. The new fillers are made of natural ingredients such as calcium and hyaluronic acid. Some of the popular brands of dermal fillers include Juvederm and Voluma. Our trained and experienced specialist will determine which filler will best suit your needs. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six to eighteen months depending on the individual, and are most commonly used in the following areas:
- Nasal labial folds
- Marionette lines
- Facial wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
- Comers of the mouth
Some dermal fillers can even be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments. With dermal fillers, you can successfully improve the appearance of aging skin.
Kybella is a prescription medication used in adults with moderate to severe submental fat (double chin). Kybella is an individually-tailored injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin for an improved profile and is FDA-approved.
Multiple injections are placed within the fat under the chin. Treatments are six to eight weeks apart, and most patients require more than one treatment. Fat reduction is permanent.
If you are bothered by the fat under your chin, if you feel that the condition makes you look older or heavier than you are, and you don't want to have surgery, then Kybella may be for you!
Only you and your practitioner can decide if Kybella if right for you. We would love to discuss your concerns and the benefits of Kybella injections with you.
Please call us and schedule a consultation with Michelle Hannigan, ARNP.