1. BOTOX® INJECTIONS
Botulinum toxin or Botox® as it is commonly referred to as, is a minimally invasive treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, botox has the ability to relax the muscles that create facial wrinkles, giving you a refreshed, youthful look.
A specialist cosmetic surgeon can use Botox for multiple purposes. Exact amounts of botox is used in precise areas in accordance with your needs. Contrary to myths surrounding Botox treatment, the end results are not always the same. An experienced specialist can, however, use Botox to achieve specific results for each individual patient.
Botox works by relaxing the muscle used to make facial expressions. These muscles form wrinkles between the brows, the forehead, around the eyes and face. By relaxing them prevents or delays appearances of skin creases.
It is suggested to stop the use of Vitamin E, Flax Seed Oil, Fish Oil, and other anti-inflammatory supplements 4 to 5 days before the injection. This minimizes the risk of bruising during the treatments.
Avoid any exercise, facials or spa or massage for 24 hours. It is also helpful to avoid lying down for up to 3 to 4 hours immediately after the injection.
The effects may be noticed in 3 - 7 days, but it may take up to 10 days to achieve maximum results.
Yes , We believe in keeping the results as natural and real as we can.
Usually visible results last up to 4- 6 months.
In 2004 the FDA approved Botox® for treatment of severe underarms sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis). Dryness typically lasts 4 to 14 months. Neurotoxins have also been used for excess sweating of face, hands and feet. Please call us for more information.
Botulinum toxin is FDA approved to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraines. It is felt that the relaxing of muscle contraction that Botox induces in the forehead and neck changes the messages that nerves in the region send to the brain. Consult your specialist for more information.
2. DERMAL FILLERS
Fillers are a minimally invasive facial treatment that have really changed the way we temporarily treat lower eyelid bags and dark circles.
This is probably one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to your eyelids. The tissue around the eyes is very delicate and a thorough understanding of the complex eyelid and periocular anatomy is very important before one starts injecting patients. The person who should inject you should be an expert in the eyelids. Start by looking for an oculoplastic surgeon who is well trained in oculofacial aesthetics.
As we age we lose volume around our face and soft tissue around our eyes. Fillers replace the volume in the soft tissue. There are a variety of products available in the market today.
A. HYALURONIC ACID
Is a good choice as a dermal filler because of its compatibility with the human body and is the most popular injectable filler used worldwide. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. Brand names include: Juvéderm, Juvederm® Ultra and Ultra Plus, Voluma, Restylane, Restylane® Defyne, Restylane® Lyft, Restylane® Refyne, Sculptra, Volbella, Belotero, Hylaform etc.
Radiesse is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen also known as biomodulation. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen. Radiesse can last up to 12 months on most patients.
Dermal filler treatments are unique and tailored to each individual. Upon evaluation your specialist will determine which dermal filler is best for you to give you your desired results.
On average most HA fillers last about 1 to 1.5 years. In some cases it may even last longer.
It is important to understand that fillers are only a temporary solution to lower eyelid bags and dark circles. An oculoplastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic eyelid procedures should be able to tell if you are a candidate for fillers.
Typically, patients who have more volume loss (hollowness) around the tear trough are better candidates. If you have puffy lower eyelids, then you are not a candidate for fillers as this will make the puffy eyelids worse. Also patients who have chronic allergies and increased pigmentation around the eyes may not be the right candidates for this treatment. Discussing your goals and expectations with your doctor is the key to achieving you desired results.
The skin around the eyelid is numbed using a local anaesthetic cream for about 10 to 15 minutes. The area is then cleaned with antiseptic solution. The filler is injected using a blunt needle..
The cost depends on the type of filler used.
Approximately 12- 18 months.
Most fillers don’t last more than a year, so they don’t really cause problems with surgery.