We provide a variety of cosmetic treatments to bring out the best in you. From BOTOX® and dermal fillers to laser treatments there is something for everyone. Whether you want to tighten, soften, fill or smooth out the skin, we provide a wide range of the latest cosmetic services.
When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.
What can BOTOX® treatments do for me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to four months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow's feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Seeing Is Believing
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic please click on the gallery link.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
What are the possible side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and include:
• dry mouth
• discomfort or pain at the injection site
• neck pain
• eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision
• decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids
• swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes
Allergic reactions: symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic may include:
• itching, rash, red itchy welts
• wheezing, asthma symptoms
• dizziness or feeling faint
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic.
For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Dysport® is a new injectable treatment for wrinkles made from the same neurotoxin (botulinum toxin type A) as Botox®. Dysport® has been used to smooth wrinkles in Europe and South America for several years. It was originally developed in the 1990s to treat neuromuscular disorders. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dysport® for use in the United States for the treatment of wrinkles between the eyebrows.
How does Dysport® work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport® stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
How long does the treatment last?
Dysport®’s results begin to appear within one to seven days of treatment, with day three being the average. Dysport® contains less protein than BOTOX® Cosmetic, which means the body might break it down more slowly and the results may last longer. At a minimum, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, the results last up to four months.
What about side effects of Dysport®?
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. In some cases, Dysport® may cause serious side effects, such as swallowing or breathing problems, that may be life threatening.
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with Dysport®, please click on the gallery link.
Over time, permanent furrows and deep wrinkles develop in the skin as a result of aging, overuse and constant muscle contractions. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired, most often developing around the eyes and mouth, as well as between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Fortunately, dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel can erase these signs of aging to restore a younger and more refreshed appearance.
JUVEDERM® XC is a new, FDA-approved formula of the effective JUVÉDERM® dermal filler that lasts up to 1 year. It contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort previously associated with this treatment. This injection is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that adds volume and hydration. Injected directly into targeted areas of the skin, JUVÉDERM® reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing skin for an overall enhanced appearance.
Patients can achieve a fuller, younger appearance while still maintaining the natural features that define who they are. JUVÉDERM® XC is most effective in reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face, and does so with improved comfort over other types of injectable fillers.
What can I expect during a consultation for JUVÉDERM® treatment?
During your consultation for JUVÉDERM® treatment, Our staff will perform a facial exam and discuss your expectations. This will allow us to determine if JUVÉDERM® is the best treatment to achieve your desired results or if another procedure may be better suited for you.
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. Our unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. And, JUVÉDERM® is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
JUVÉDERM® XC Procedure
JUVÉDERM® XC injections take about 15 minutes to administer in your doctor’s office with no need for any type of anesthesia. This filler is formulated with 0.3% lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to numb the skin and provide an overall more comfortable experience. The injection is administered under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. After the injection, your doctor may gently massage the treated areas.
Once treatment is completed, patients can return to their regular activities right away, with virtually no downtime. For the first 24 hours after treatment, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure and consumption of alcoholic beverages to reduce the risk of complications after treatment. Some patients may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling or itching, but these usually go away on their own after a short time.
What are the results?
Most patients see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas and only need one treatment to achieve optimal results. Results may vary and touch up treatments may be required to maintain results, but JUVÉDERM® can smooth lines and wrinkles for up to a year.
You've heard a lot about JUVÉDERM® now it's time to SEE the results.
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC
please click on the gallery link.
When we are young, our skin is smooth and elastic with a healthy glow. As we age, our ability to maintain that smoothness and elasticity diminishes, resulting in skin that becomes drier, thinner and less able to replenish itself. Our body's natural collagen and hyaluronic acid levels decrease and our skin becomes looser. This leads to our skin wrinkling and appearing older than it should.
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 glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth).
What areas can be treated?
Restylane® can also be used in other moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as lipstick lines—the area just below the nose and above the upper lip; the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines—the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
Restylane® treatment can be performed almost immediately. It usually takes about 30 minutes depending on the type of correction you want. Most people find the injections relatively painless, but a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area prior to your treatment. You will be able to see the results as soon as your treatment is completed.
What are the possible side effects of treatment with Restylane® ?
After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with Restylane®
please click on the gallery link.
Perlane® is an FDA approved product that is a dermal filler that adds lost volume and restores 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). Perlane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid products have been modified to last longer than the body's hyaluronic acid.
Where can Perlane® be used?
Perlane® works great for outlining cheek bones, lifting mid-face, and providing an overall visual lift to the face. The results that can be achieved are truly impressive. Depending on where your lines are, and how deep they are, you might need to have a combined treatment, perhaps with additional Restylane®, or Botox® injections, or some kind of a resurfacing treatment.
How is Perlane® different from Restylane®?
Perlane® is a more dense dermal filler because the individual particle sizes of hyaluronic acid in Perlane® are larger. For example, Restylane® can be used for very subtle changes, such as defining a cupid’s bow. Perlane® is better suited for deeper facial folds and adding volume to larger areas, such as the cheeks or chin. Perlane® can also be used for nasolabial folds.
Perlane® will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In a clinical study most patients needed one injection to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing; about one-third of patients needed more than one injection to get a satisfactory result. The smoothing effect lasted about six months.
What are some of the common side effects?
After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.
In this day and age, most of us are familiar with the importance of collagen. It's what gives your young skin its full, supple appearance. And when it breaks down, you may begin to see skin laxity and facial wrinkles.
When the collagen goes away, it takes facial volume and elasticity with it, leaving you with a face that may look older than how you feel inside.
If you aren't ready to grow old gracefully, treatment with RADIESSE® wrinkle filler can bring back your own natural collagen and restore facial volume, with results that may last a year or more in many patients.
What is RADIESSE® dermal filler used for?
RADIESSE® dermal filler is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds—the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. RADIESSE® filler will not correct the underlying causes.
How long do treatment effects last?
Although treatment effects will differ for each person, in a clinical study, RADIESSE® dermal filler lasted up to six months.
What are the possible side effects of treatment with RADIESSE® dermal filler?
Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects of RADIESSE® dermal filler. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. However, no infections have been reported in the clinical study of RADIESSE® filler. Report any side effects you may experience to your doctor.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following a treatment session with RADIESSE® dermal filler redness, bruising or swelling may occur in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a short period and are generally mild in nature. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Your health care provider will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.
For approximately 24 hours after treatment:
• Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.
• Do not apply makeup.
• Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure.
After you leave the office, you may experience redness, bruising or swelling for a few days. Not all patients experience these, but please note that such effects can occur and are not out of the ordinary for such a treatment.
You may be able to feel the area where RADIESSE® dermal filler was injected for some period after injection. Over time, the injected area will feel more and more like your own tissue.
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with RADIESSE®
please click on the gallery link.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra® Aesthetic, on average, three injection sessions over a few months, can last up to two years.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® is injected below the surface of the skin in areas of fat loss, in many cases related to aging and sun damage. It provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results are seen within the first few treatments.
Sculptra® will not correct the underlying cause of the facial fat loss, but will help improve the appearance by increasing skin thickness in the treated area.
What parts of the face does Sculptra® Aesthetic treat?
Sculptra® Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds which are treated with the appropriate injection technique.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is suitable for:
• Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called smile lines
• The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
• Chin wrinkles
How many treatments are required?
Your doctor will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Sculptra® you will need at each session. Patients with severe facial fat loss may require 3 to 6 treatment sessions.
Are the results from Sculptra® Aesthetic immediate?
No. Because Sculptra® Aesthetic targets the underlying causes of the signs of facial aging, it can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last for up to 2 years.
Some visible improvements can be seen within the first few weeks of treatment, but the Sculptra Aesthetic regimen is designed to deliver its unique effects over the course of a few months. Typically, an average of 3 treatment sessions over a period of a few months – and because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle yet noticeable results in the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
What are the possible side effects of treatment with Sculptra® Aesthetic?
Side effects of Sculptra® Aesthetic may include injection site pain, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching, or swelling. Other side effects may include small bumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.
Other side effects may include the delayed development of non-visible, small bumps under the skin sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area.
To see before and after result pictures who have had treatment with Sculptra®
please click on the gallery link.