Botox is a medicine doctors and nurses have been using for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands, such as Dysport and Xeomin. Botox is the term you hear most often because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.
The most common reason doctors use Botox is to reduce the appearance of face wrinkles. But getting a Botox shot can help treat other conditions, such as:
Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
Blinking that you can’t control (blepharospasm)
Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus)
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can’t contract. That makes wrinkles relax and soften.
Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. Botox won’t help with wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity.
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Famously known as a “vampire facelift”, platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an all natural skin rejuvenating treatment using the patient’s own blood to enhance tone, texture and elasticity of the skin. Platelet rich plasma therapy can be done in combination with microneedling for the face or by injection to the scalp for hair loss restoration.
PRP for Face: PRP is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses patient’s own blood plasma to stimulate collagen production. When PRP is combined with microneedling in the specific area of skin it helps to regenerate the skin repair cell to speeds up skin’s repair process. PRP for Face treatment helps in elimination of lines folds and wrinkles resulting in smoother, tighter skin, less scarring, and improved skin tone.
PRP for Hair: PRP for hair loss is an effective, natural and non-invasive treatment. In PRP Hair Restoration process person’s blood platelets are drawn, processed and then injected in the scalp. The platelets found inside plasma are rich in growth factors which are released into the skin to help stimulate collagen production or the hair follicles to promote hair re-growth.
PRP therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes our body’s inherent healing abilities to rejuvenate, restore and regenerate healthier, more youthful looking skin and hair.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling may help with issues like:
Hair loss (also called alopecia)
Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
Reduced skin elasticity
Fine lines and wrinkles
Belkyra or Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat. When injected in the fat below the chin, also known as submental fat, it destroys those fat cells. This can make a huge difference to those who hate the waddle.
Belkyra requires a number of, maybe as many as 20, small injections, and usually involves more than one treatment, anywhere from 2 to 6, for optimal results. However, once results are achieved, no further treatment should be required.