Botox, Xeomin, Juveau and Dysport are non-surgical treatments with numerous medical uses.
They all have different indications but generally can be used in non-surgical treatments to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can also be used to prevent the lines from developing.
Collectively referred to as neuromodulators, all are made from a purified protein and can safely and successfully treat wrinkles that are caused by muscle contractions such as frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet and neck bands, giving you a refreshed, younger look.
Botox is also used to reduce sweating, migraines, TMJ, large pores, rosacea, spasms of the eyelid, as well as other pathologies.
Jeuveau is the new kid on the block, approved by the FDA in 2019. It is a Prescription medication that is injected into the muscle to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines. It’s commonly used to reduce forehead and frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and other fine lines and wrinkles. Patients can see results in as little as 2-3 days.
Xeomin® is a uniquely purified neurotoxin that blocks the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines (glabellar lines) are softened.
Over time, due to age and environmental factors our skin begins to naturally lose important compounds such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA). The loss of these compounds causes the skin to develop wrinkles, fine lines, facial folds and lose its once smooth, supple look and feel.
Dermal fillers are prescription gel substances that smooth wrinkles, fine lines, hollows and enhance volume in the skin and lips. There are some fillers that just fill areas and others that also stimulate collagen production; however take time to work.
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.
Belotero® Balance is a prescription injectable that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate to severe nasolabial folds, as well as certain facial volume loss. When injected, it produces a smooth flexible gel that interacts with the natural structure of your skin, naturally filling in gaps and lines that create wrinkles and facial folds, allowing your skin to look smoother and have a naturally supple texture.
Revanesse Versa+ is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can be used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds in patients 22 years of age or older.
Revanesse Lip+ is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that can be used for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients 22 years of age or older.
Double Chin Reduction
Deoxycholic acid, sold under the brand name Kybella among others, is a bile acid. In the human body, deoxycholic acid is used in the emulsification of fats.
Deoxycholic acid is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin” and requires no downtime. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® dissolves fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once dissolved, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Typically 2-4 treatments are required 1 month apart.
Microblading is a semi-permanent tattooing technique used for the eyebrows that lasts typically 18 to 24 months with occasional touch-up appointments. Microblading can be performed on someone with little to no eyebrows by creating an illusion of a more defined and fuller brow.
Many of us spend a lot of time and money plucking, waxing and filling in our eyebrows. Microblading cuts down on the time spent manicuring our brows. It takes 60-90 minutes to do initially, with occasional touch ups as needed. The microblading procedure should be assessed after 14 days, as the brows can appear dark or thick initially but then begin to fade.