Injectable Treatments

Injections

We offer many options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Choose from injectable wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers to help you look naturally younger and well-rested. Please view the list below to find out more about how injectable treatments can give you a natural-looking, more youthful face.

Botox

BOTOX®Cosmetic injections erase wrinkles by immobilizing muscles in specific facial areas such as the forehead and around the eyes. This causes the muscles that form vertical forehead frown creases and crow’s-feet to relax and minimizes the appearance of these signs of aging. BOTOX®Cosmetic injections result in smoother and younger looking skin in the face and neck area without surgery.

BOTOX®Cosmetic is an FDA-approved substance, which is injected directly into the frown muscle or the wrinkle area. Within 24-72 hours the muscles will relax and the wrinkles and frown disappear. The frustrated, tired and angry look on the face will disappear and the patient will look younger with a smoother skin.

It takes few minutes to inject, and its effects last for few months (3-6 months). The treatment has to be repeated as the wrinkles or frown will re-appear. With repeated injection the effects tend to stay longer.

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Belotero Balance

Belotero Balance® is a new, FDA-approved dermal filler that is proving very effective in smoothing out signs of aging with results that look incredibly natural. Specifically designed to conform to your facial contours, Belotero Balance® doesn’t change the shape of your face – it just makes wrinkles and lines fade from view.

Results are instantaneous, and each Belotero Balance® treatment lasts up to six months, or longer. The most common areas we treat with Belotero Balance® are the nasolabial folds (laugh lines), around the lips (vertical lip lines), and the corners of the mouth (marionette lines). Since Belotero Balance® is made with hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally produces, it is safe for all adults and risk of allergic reaction is extremely low.

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Juvederm

How Parentheses appear.

As you age, your skin changes. For example, it reduces production of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, the loss of HA in your skin results in facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your mouth.

And Disappear.

JUVEDERM® injectable gel replaces the HA our skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. A breakthrough in HA dermal fillers, JUVEDERM® is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year.

Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

You can experience the benefits of JUVEDERM® injectable gel in a quick, in-office procedure. During treatment, Maria Fotis, our licensed nurse injector, will inject JUVEDERM® under your skin in precise locations to instantly smooth out the wrinkles and folds on your face. You’ll see the difference immediately!

What makes JUVEDERM® Injection different?

While other HA fillers on the market have a more granular consistency, JUVEDERM® injectable gel is the first smooth-consistency Ha GEL. This is due to an innovative manufacturing process called HYLACROSS technology. HYLACROSS gives JUVEDERM® Injection its unique smooth-gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why JUVEDERM® injectable gel is the only HA filler that’s FDA Aapproved to last up to 1 year.

High patient preference

When JUVEDERM® Injection was tested in a clinical setting among people who didn’t know which filler they were getting, nearly 90% stated a preference for JUVEDERM®.

What you can expect during and after JUVEDERM® Injectable Gel treatment

Wrinkle correction with JUVEDERM® is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and no downtime. Common side effects with JUVEDERM® injectable gel usually are mild or moderate. At your initial consultation, we will go over the risks and benefits of injectable treatments and help you decide if JUVEDERM® is a good choice for you.

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Perlane

Perlane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that replaces 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 the newest member of the Restylane® family of injectable dermal fillers.

How do I choose between Restylane and Perlane?

You don’t have to. In clinical trials, Restylane® and Perlane were used in the same patients. The hyaluronic acid in both products is made by the same biotechnical process. The difference is in the gel particle size. Perlane gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injection than Restylane®. At your initial consultation, our doctors will tell you which product will get you the results that you are looking for.

How long does Perlane last?

Perlane lasts at least six months in most patients. Its patented stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect throughout the expected duration.

Is Perlane FDA approved?

Yes. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, like the ones from your nose to the corner of your mouth. Our doctors will be able to tell you if Perlane, or another injectable treatment, is a good choice for you.

What should parents do prior to treatment?

Perlane requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with our doctors, who may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.

Does Perlane require an allergy test?

No. Perlane does not require an allergy test and can be administered immediately-no waiting is required.

How is Perlane administered?

Perlane is administered by injection to the treatment site. Before treatment talk to your doctor about pain management.

Is any of the material left in the skin after it has dissolved?

No. Over time Perlane products are broken down and eliminated by the body-unlike permanent fillers.

Do the injections hurt?

Perlane is injected directly into the skin in small amounts by an ultrafine needle. As with all injections, some patients may experience modest discomfort. To increase your comfort, our doctors will assess your need for pain management and determine what technique is right for you.

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Restylane

As you get older, your face begins to lose its tone as underlying skin structure becomes less resilient. Smoothing out lines and wrinkles can make an enormous difference to your appearance. Restylane® gives natural volume in your skin to lift and produce new firmness, resulting in a healthy, vital appearance. Achieving the look you desire is as easy as it is quick. The results can be seen immediately.

Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic filler that corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles by restoring volume and fullness. Restylane® is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made from non-animal based product. It causes no allergic reactions and can last up to twice as long as collagen injections.

Restylane® is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The injected filler produces natural volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. Treating wrinkles with Restylane® is fast, safe, and leaves no scars or other traces on the face.

Lip Enhancement in Reading with Restylane®

If you want fuller, more beautiful lips, we can use Restylane® to get you natural-looking, luscious lips with immediate results. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are the only products FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years of age, and the effects last for up to six months. Contact us to learn more about lip enhancement and wrinkle treatment with Restylane®.

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Voluma

Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC, is a new filler formulated specifically to add volume and subtle lift to all three areas of the cheeks: the apple, the apex, and hollow.

Results are instant and can last up to 2 years

One of the reasons we are impressed with VOLUMA is that the results last a long time—up to 2 years for most patients. This makes it an excellent, cost-effective option to address early signs of aging around the cheeks without needing to return for follow-up injections every few months. Treatment only takes about 15-30 minutes, and you’ll notice an improvement in the shape and volume of your cheeks immediately after leaving our office.

What makes VOLUMA the only filler of its kind:

Just like regular Juvéderm, VOLUMA is a soft, smooth gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that’s already in your skin. However, the hyaluronic acid particles in VOLUMA are structured to be placed a little more deeply under your skin and to provide a natural, subtle lift at the same time. VOLUMA is the only injectable filler FDA approved for restoring volume and lift to the cheeks, and so far our patients are thrilled with their results.

Who is a good candidate for VOLUMA?

VOLUMA can help to restore fullness to cheeks that look sunken or slightly drawn due to aging. For younger patients, it can help enhance cheeks that have always looked a little flat, helping to balance your facial features. It is an excellent temporary, yet long-lasting option for patients who want noticeable, but not dramatic changes to their cheek contour.

What to expect during & after treatment:

VOLUMA injections are performed in our office, and can be completed within the time of a normal lunch break. VOLUMA has a small amount of lidocaine built in to help keep you comfortable, and most patients describe feeling sensations of pinching and pressure during treatment. You can return to your daily activities with little to no downtime, and the most common side effects—redness, tenderness, mild bruising and swelling—should dissipate within 2 weeks of treatment.

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Meet Our Nurse Injectors:

Maria Fotis, R.N. – Lead Nurse Injector

Maria Fotis, R.N., joined the team in 2000, bringing over 30 years of experience in the industry. Maria is our Lead Nurse Injector for BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and sclerotherapy. She has been trained in the latest techniques from the best injectors in the country with over 8 years of experience.

Her passion for helping patients and discussing their goals is why she is in demand. A true artist, Maria takes the time to listen to her patients’ desires and will help them choose the procedure best for them. She looks forward to meeting with you to achieve your best look.

Michele Timochenko, R.N.

Julie Fisher, R.N.

Sarah Reedy, R.N.

Kara Lytle, R.N.

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