At LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, we understand that physical appearance can have a negative, or positive impact on how people feel about themselves. Injectable neuromodulators and dermal fillers are great non-surgical alternatives to combat the signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Botox is one of the treatments we can definitely offer.
Dermal fillers are essentially injectable “gel” designed to help lift, and add volume to areas that have lost contour due to aging. Fillers can also be used to help fill fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and cheeks for a more youthful appearance. Originally discovered in the 1950’s, neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport relax, and temporarily decrease muscle movement. Thus, preventing the muscle from continuing to make repetitive movements which create lines and wrinkles. Contact us today to see if injectables and dermal fillers may be right for you!
Types of Injectables and Fillers
Our selection of additional services will make LA Plastic Surgery your one stop for all of your esthetic needs. Ask Dr. Lacerna how our lip and eye contouring treatments, waxing, brow shaping, and brow/lash tinting will further refine your appearance.
Botox is the first and only FDA-approved drug that is used to cosmetically improve the appearance of wrinkles, especially crow’s feet and brow lines. It does so by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. Clinically, Botox also treats more than 20 different medical conditions including certain muscular conditions, migraines and leaky bladders. When it is injected in very small doses, it prevents nerve signals from reaching the muscles, prohibiting them from contracting. Before injection, the doctor dilutes Botox in saline and then administers it into the neuromuscular tissues. It usually takes about one to two weeks for the maximum effect to occur. Most patients do not experience any side effects with Botox, but some may feel some mild discomfort or numbness in the injection area. Risks include dry mouth, headaches or eye/face drooping. Pregnant or nursing mothers are advised to not use Botox.
An injection of a clinical formula of Botulinum Toxin Type A, known as Botox® Cosmetic makes it possible to immobilize selected muscles of facial expression, smoothing deep expression lines and furrows, especially around the forehead and eye area.
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel is a gel implant that includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. Juvéderm® Injectable Gel may last from six to nine months.
Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Radiesse® dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence – all without invasive surgery or scarring.
Sculptra® Aesthetic also known as “Liquid Facelift” is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Containing a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) made from naturally occurring complex sugar, this product is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel specifically designed to correct lost cheek volume. It creates contour in the cheeks, while subtly lifting the sagging skin of the jowls. Also excellent in helping hide circles and volume loss under eyes. Provides natural-looking results and can last up to 2-years with optimal treatment.
Consisting of 20% PMMA microspheres and 80% purified bovine collagen, this filler provides instant correction of lines, wrinkles and loss of volume. Can produce long-lasting results up to 5-7 years by stimulation and reproduction of your body’s own collagen. This product does require a skin test in advance of treatment.