RELAX & REFILL: Injectables Orange County
RELAX: Injectable Neurotoxins
Prescription medicines called neurotoxins are injected into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet around your eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows and long horizontal forehead lines. It works beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes the wrinkling to appear.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. It softens the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Our specialist will inject specific muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. After treatment, you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your wrinkles within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, but technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. Approximately 11 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002.
XEOMIN® is another highly purified neurotoxin. The active ingredient is a type of botulinum toxin called incobotulinum toxin A. A proprietary purification process is used to remove accessory proteins from botulinum toxin A to make XEOMIN®. This prescription medication also blocks the release of chemicals that causes muscle contractions. Our specialist will help you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® is the better option for you. (As with BOTOX®, they will assess your facial movement and determine where to inject and the dose per muscle.) For most patients, the first effects of XEOMIN are typically seen within 7 days and last up to 12 weeks. XEOMIN® has been FDA approved for use in the United States since 2005. More than one million patients around the world have been treated with XEOMIN®
Refill: Injectable Gel Fillers
Injectable dermal fillers correct the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds, are used to make the lips fuller, build up the cheekbones and fill in the lower eyelid area to improve the “hollow” look. They work by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Our skilled injectors will help you determine which facial filler is best for you!
JUVÉDERM® is a family of injectable facial filler gels made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural complex sugar found in all living cells and is one of the major components of the skin’s connective tissue along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. It adds temporary volume and a smoother appearance to skin.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for restoring volume in the lips and softening lines around the mouth.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is for correction of facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to corners of the mouth.)
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is indicated for cheek augmentation to correct age-related volume deficit in the mid-face improving the sunken in look.
JUVÉDERM® products are a smooth consistency gel developed using the Hylacross technology to allow a smoother, malleable gel. Some products also contain the local anes thetic, lid ocaine, for a more comfortable injection, numbing the treatment area within seconds. JUVÉDERM® products provide 9 months to one year of correction. Results are immediate and most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal results!
Radiesse® is a unique hyaluronic acid injectable filler that also stimulates collagen growth to provide longer lasting results.
- For the Face – When Radiesse® is injected below the skin’s surface, it forms a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen to replenish lost facial volume and rebuild your skin’s foundation to restore your youthful look.
- For the Hands – Loss of volume in hands makes veins and tendons more visible. Radiesse® replenishes the volume in hands giving them a more youthful and natural-looking appearance.
Radiesse® is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a soft gel. Radiesse® stimulates your skin’s own regeneration abilities – new collagen is produced over the following weeks and months, making your skin stronger and more elastic. Once injected, Radiesse® provides immediate volume and correction but also continues to work by stimulating the skin to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolises the microspheres, leaving behind only the skin’s natural collagen.The new collagen provides a long-term effect that may last for a year or more in many patients.
We understand the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your options for injectables so that you are calm and confident going into your treatment. If you would like to learn more about a customized plan for your injectables, CLICK HERE to contact us! We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Aiello or with his aesthetic RN specialist.