At Vein Specialists Institute in Palm Desert, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers designed to help smooth wrinkles, restore lost volume, and reduce the signs of aging in the face, neck, and hands.
Cosmetic injectables can help temporarily reduce the signs of aging in the skin, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed. There are a wide variety of cosmetic injectables that work in different ways to help smooth lines and wrinkles, while replacing lost structure and volume. These include:
Botox injection is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows, forehead and crow’s feet that have developed over the course of time. A ten-minute treatment relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. Approved by the FDA, Botox is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Dr. Jesser has been a Platinum status provider of Botox for 4 years, a designation only assigned by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox.
Dysport is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines in the U.S., and has been used to treat neurological disorders outside the United States for more than 15 years. Initial reports suggest that Dysport may act quicker than Botox. Botox takes three to five days to work, while Dysport seems to work within one to two days. In some cases, wrinkles begin to fade as soon as 24 hours after receiving Dysport treatment. This rapid response could be the deciding factor for anyone looking to improve their appearance before a big social event.
Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds-the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm can also restore lost volume to your lips and reduce vertical lines of the mouth. It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. Because it is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible, no pre-treatment testing is needed.
Juvéderm Voluma XC injectable gel is the first and only filler that is FDA approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than Juvéderm XC and works on a different area of the face. Juvéderm XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth like parentheses. Juvéderm Voluma XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
A modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), Volbella is another facial filler beauty tool used to plump the lips. The interesting element about all of the Juvéderm fillers is that they are formulated to mimic the natural HA in our bodies. These innovative facial fillers deliver nutrients, keep the skin hydrated and soft, and add volume to troublesome areas of the skin. The result is smooth, natural affects to the lips that keep your pout on point. What makes Volbella even more unique is the patented Vycross technology. Through technology and science, the skincare experts at Juvéderm have developed an advanced facial filler with cross-linking to achieve a greater lift capacity with longer lasting results.
Moreover, this innovative facial filler absorbs less water, resulting in considerably less swelling compared to the traditional facial fillers. With less downtime, the treatment itself includes a natural anesthetic and has results lasting up to 12 months. Typical treatment areas include the lips and corners of the mouth, smoothing fine lines and plumping those pesky marionette lines. Other benefits of Volbella include: diminishing vertical lip lines, highlight the boarder of the lips, plump the lips to make them fuller and more profound (but not too profound!) and to enhance the cupid’s bow or the “M” portion of your lips.
Submental fullness, also called “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. It is caused as a result of aging, genetics or weight gain.
Kybella has been proven to change the contour of your neck, diminishing this area. A series of two to four 15-20 minute treatments (usually one month apart) can destroy fat cells in the chin and neck area. Once your aesthetic goal is achieved, results are expected to be long lasting.
Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid. When injected, the deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in the treated area.
Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.
Radiesse Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about Radiesse Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of Radiesse Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
Sculptra is FDA approved for the correction of nasolabial folds and other wrinkles. We regularly use Sculptra to restore lost volume in the face of anyone who has experienced undesirable sagging, laxity, or skin creping.
Sculptra is made of dissolved particles of poly-L latic acid, the same ingredient found in dissolving sutures. As a water-based injectible, Sculptra can achieve results unobtainable with other injectables particularly to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, indentations, skin creping, sunken temples, and loss of jaw line prominence. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
Belotero Balance Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).
Belotero Balance Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.
Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows also known as glabellar lines in adults. These lines occur between the eyes, and are very commonly seen in the aging process.
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