There are a variety of non-surgical injectable treatments that can combat the signs of aging without incisions. Some patients use these injectables or dermal fillers to postpone the need for surgery, while others use them as an enhancement to the results of surgery, such as a facelift, a brow lift, or eyelid surgery.
At his San Diego center, Dr. Robert Singer offers several of these products in order to provide you with different options to soften the lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. These injectables include:
Botox is an injectable that works specifically on lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. Botox is a medication that interferes with the nerve impulse that causes the underlying muscle to contract and form the wrinkle. It is most frequently used on lines around the eyes and forehead and can also treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). The effects of Botox injections last for about four months.
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Like Botox, Dysport is an injectable that softens lines and wrinkles by stopping the nerve impulses of contracted muscles. Dysport works in a similar way and lasts approximately four months, but it has been shown to spread a bit further than Botox. This is an advantage in some cases and not desirable in others. During your consultation, Dr. Singer will recommend the best injectable(s) for you.
Juvederm is another hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores lost volume on the face and neck and increases your skin’s moisture content. It is a very smooth gel that looks very natural when injected in the proper areas in the proper amounts. Juvederm is particularly effective in the cheek area, nasolabial folds, and to create poutier lips.
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Juvéderm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is injected deeper into the skin than Juvederm. As a result, it can not only add lost volume, but it can mildly lift sagging areas of the face, restore youthful contours to flattened areas, and fill hollows.
Protégé – Skin tightening of the face and body
The Protégé skin tightening radiofrequency technology is the latest addition to those non-surgical options and it requires no incisions and no anesthesia. Protégé treatments are designed to leave your skin feeling healthier with a more youthful glow by delivering focused radiofrequency energy to the skin which heats the deeper layers of skin in a controlled […]
Restylane is a dermal filler that works differently from Botox and Dysport. Rather than reducing muscle activity, it adds volume to areas of the face and neck that have lost volume over time.
Young faces and necks are plump and full. As we age, that volume begins to diminish, causing lines, wrinkles, and hollows to form. Restylane is an excellent facial filler to restore that youthful look with hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already present in the body. It especially works well on nasolabial folds, marionette lines, other fine lines around the mouth, and to create fuller lips and fill eyelid hollows.
VANQUISH is virtually pain-free and requires no downtime. This device provides the benefit of body contouring (the controlled heat causes fat cells to shrink). As a side effect, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and mild decrease of the appearance of cellulite have been observed. It utilizes “focused field radiofrequency” to create the desired result without causing extreme discomfort.
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IPL (IPL Photo Facial)
Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL or photofacial, is a skin laser treatment that delivers high-intensity pulses of light that penetrate the skin and heat the sub-surface layers to reduce melanin, the dark pigment in skin, or hemoglobin, the red blood cells in blood vessels and results in healthier, smoother skin. It is a safe, noninvasive treatment that can be tailored to meet your particular needs
Schedule a consultation for injectable treatments with Dr. Robert Singer of San Diego, California
Dr. Singer will help you decide which injectables will allow you to achieve the results you desire. Call our La Jolla, San Diego Plastic Surgery Centre today for a consultation at 858-455-0290.