The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, often referred to by its product name Botox®, is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes only a few minutes and results are evident in three to four days. Over the three to five months following treatment, the BOTOX® Cosmetic effect fades and the muscle action returns. If the crow’s feet or frown lines begin to reappear, a quick and easy repeat BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is all that is required to keep your face free of creases and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also effective in the treatment of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and neck folds.
If you have any questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact our office. Dr. Brandon Kallman will be happy to address any concerns you may have.
RESTYLANE® & PERLANE®
Dr. Kallman has proven himself to be a master injector. He has a keen sense of beauty which is extremely important when trying to achieve a natural result with fillers and not a “Done”… “Overstuffed” look. Restylane® products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane-Silk, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft® are made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Perlane has been modified slightly to last longer than the body’s hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in the Restylane products is produced by a biotechnical process.
Restylane, Silk and Lyft are hydrophilic or “water loving.” The hydrophilic nature of these hyaluronic acid molecules and their three dimensional structure allows them to bind many times their own weight in water. As hyaluronic acid begins to degrade, each molecule binds to more water which helps to maintain its volume for about six months. Restylane products contain no animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. Restylaneproducts can contain trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and are contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material. No allergy testing is required before use.
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form, especially with repeated muscle movements. Juvéderm® injectable gel dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment. We inject Juvéderm® under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill, the soft tissue of the dermis—the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis—to add volume and diminish wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® injectable gel is great for your “laugh lines,” “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds), or “marionette lines” (oral commissures).
Juvéderm® is a “next-generation” filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. Hyaluronic acid may diminish with age, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to smooth wrinkles and folds.
With Juvéderm® the injection process takes only about 15 minutes and results are immediate. Plus, there’s minimal recovery or downtime. So you can step into our office for treatment and step right back into your life.