As we age, it can show on our faces. On top of natural aging, repetitive facial movements over a period of time, smoking, prolonged sun exposure and gravity can be the cause of wrinkles and fine lines. People typically notice these lines when they scowl, raise their eyebrows or smile. With the help of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, patients can restore a youthful appearance to their face with these non-surgical approaches.
Our physicians understand that every case is different and strive to give you exceptional personal care. We have extensive experience with these products and perform injectable treatments in our accredited facility. If you would like to learn more, request a consultation online or call us at (616) 464-4420.
BOTOX is a neurotoxin that is injected into facial muscles. It works to reduce the muscle contractions that create deep, persistent lines and wrinkles, and softens facial expressions that originate in the target area. BOTOX is administered through a series of small injections and is a quick treatment with little down time. Results may take up to two weeks, with each treatment lasting for approximately 3 to 4 months. The facial lines we see at rest soften over the course of time with consistent treatments. BOTOX treatment has been widely tested and is approved by the FDA. Results of this treatment may vary.
Dysport is another type of injectable neurotoxin administered to the muscles of the face. While newer to the market, it works in the same way as BOTOX– to soften fine lines and wrinkles by reducing muscle contractions. Dysport is our preferred neurotoxin as results are often seen quicker and last longer than alternative name brand neurotoxins. Dysport is also cost effective, making consistent treatment more affordable. Like BOTOX, it has also been tested and approved by the FDA.
Restylane is a smooth gel that is injected to areas where age-related volume loss results in wrinkles and folds, such as around the corners of the mouth and along the nasolabial folds. All Restylane fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which are sugars naturally found in the skin that help provide hydration, fullness and elasticity. Restylane comes in a variety of consistencies used to target different areas of the face to restore volume and reshape features to meet your aesthetic goals. Restylane produces immediate results, which typically last from 6 to 9 months.
Sculptra is a collagen biostimulator that addresses an underlying cause of aging skin from within– the loss of collagen. Whereas hyaluronic acid (HA) filler focuses on artificial volume replacement, Sculptra works to promote natural collagen production . Scultpra is the only FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid facial injectable treatment made with PLLA-SCA, a plant-based ingredient that has been proven safe for decades, and is naturally broken down by the body. Sculptra helps restore the skins natural collagen for firmer and tighter skin, resulting in a refreshed and youthful look. Optimal results typically appear over the course of 3 to 4 treatment sessions and can last up to 2 years after the last injection.
Kybella is an injection used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat) by permanently destroying fat cells. Compared to other fat elimination procedures such as liposuction, Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment that requires little to no down time. Discuss your aesthetic goals with our providers and receive a tailored treatment plan. You can expect between 2-6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month a part.