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What is BOTOX?
BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein approved for cosmetic use by the FDA. Injected directly into overactive facial muscles, in very low doses, it relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. This causes the skin to become smooth and unwrinkled.
How does it work?
BOTOX is injected directly into the wrinkle-causing muscle with a tiny microneedle temporarily blocking nerve impulses to the area. This causes the muscle to remain in a resting state giving your face a relaxed, more youthful appearance.
Where is BOTOX most effective?
BOTOX is used to soften frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes. It is also used to raise eyebrows, treat horizontal lines on the bridge of the nose, and soften lines around the mouth.
How is BOTOX used in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis?
In addition to its cosmetic applications, BOTOX has been proven safe and effective for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). BOTOX helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves to the sweat glands thus inhibiting severe sweat production. The FDA has approved BOTOX for the treatment of severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents.
Hyperhidrosis typically affects the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet and is a source of great psychological and social distress for those who suffer from this condition. Dr. McAnalley is experienced with the treatment of hyperhidrosis and is a member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Prior to treatment with BOTOX, Dr. McAnalley will perform a thorough evaluation to rule out secondary causes of excessive sweating.
How long does it last?
Patients see results from BOTOX in 2-5 days with maximum effects typically visible in 10 days to two weeks. You can expect to maintain your result for 3-4 months. Results last significantly longer when BOTOX is used to treat hyperhidrosis.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Restylane®, Restylane Silk®, Restylane Lyft®www.restylaneUSA.com
Juvederm Ultra®, Juvederm Ultra-Plus®www.juvederm.com
Juvederm Voluma®, Juvederm Volbella®www.juvederm.com
What is hyaluronic acid?
All of the above products are synthetic hyaluronic acids and are FDA-approved to improve the appearance of facial lines and folds. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in our skin to provide volume and fullness. Hyaluronic acid also binds water molecules, which furthers the youthful plumpness it provides our skin. As we age, our skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid as well as soft tissue volume. This loss of volume and hydration causes our skin to appear sunken and wrinkled. Synthetic hyaluronic acids such as Restyalne® and Juvederm® can mimic the benefits that our o naturally occurring hyaluronic acid provides adding volume and thickness to our skin.
How does hyaluronic acid work?
Synthetic hyaluronic acid is injected with a tiny needle into the treatment area. It then binds with water in the tissues to fill creases, lines, wrinkles, and folds restoring volume to the skin for a more youthful appearance. All of the above products are non-animal-based and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid; therefore, no allergy test is necessary.
Where is hyaluronic acid most effective?
Hyaluronic acid is effective for lip enhancement, shaping facial contours, and for smoothing out folds and wrinkles. The most common areas treated are the nasolabial folds (the parentheses from the base of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth), lips, cheeks, and under the eyes. Flappy earlobes can even be plumped back up.
How long does hyaluronic acid last?
Most patients see immediate results that last six months to a year. The longevity of treatment is dependent on many factors including the product used, age, skin type, lifestyle, activity of the muscle, and injection site. The lips may require retreatment sooner due to frequent use of the muscles of the mouth. Rarely, individuals may absorb it more readily. Over time, hyaluronic acid slowly absorbs into the skin in the same way the body metabolizes its own natural hyaluronic acid.
What is Sculptra Aesthetic
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an FDA-approved aesthetic injectable that is intended to correct the signs of facial fat loss by restoring fullness to the face for a more natural appearance. It has been clinically proven safe and well-tolerated. Sculptra Aesthetic is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic product requiring no skin test. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is biocompatible (does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) and has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and as a vehicle for several sustained-release injectable medications.
How does it work?
Sculptra Aesthetic is injected below the surface of the skin into the areas of soft tissue loss. It is a sculpting agent that restores volume to correct the signs of facial fat loss by stimulating natural collagen production. It provides a gradual and significant increase in soft tissue and skin thickness improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to attain the desired fullness. Most patients require 1-3 treatments approximately 3-6 weeks apart.
Where is Sculptra Aesthetic most effective?
Dr. McAnalley tailors each treatment to meet a patient's specific needs. Sculptra Aesthetic is most beneficial when injected into areas with signifiacnt volume loss. Though volume is lost diffusely throughout the face with age, some of the most beneficial areas to treat are the cheek hollows, temples, jawline, chin, and pre-auricular area. Collagen stimulation in these areas provides a tightening effect which helps restore a person's youthful appearance. Sagging skin around the mouth and jawline can be tightened and accordion-like lines in the cheeks diminished.
How long does it last?
The effects are long-lasting and have been shown in clinical studies to last up to 2 years after the first treatment in most patients.
What is Kybella?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
How does it work?
Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid that dissolves fat. Naturally-occurring deoxycholic acid is a liver enzyme that dissolves dietary fat during digestion. Kybella works in a similar manner to our own naturally-occurring deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat cells.
Where is it most effective?
Kybella is FDA-approved for dissolving the fat under the chin to diminish the appearance of a double-chin. It has not been FDA-approved for any other areas at this time.
How long does it last?
Once Kybella has dissolved the fat, the dissolved fat cells are destroyed permanently. Typically, 2-4 treatments are needed to reach the desired result, but the number of treatments needed may vary from person to person.
What are the possible side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Silhouette InstaLift™ offers a nonsurgical alternative to lift sagging cheeks and jowls. While wrinkles, brown spots, and lost volume can be treated with existing procedures, until now there has been no minimally invasive way to lift the deeper layers of facial skin. Silhouette InstaLift is a simple procedure to re-contour your face by lifting the deeper layers of the skin for a more youthful appearance.
During the procedure, sutures with bidirectional cones will be used to reposition and elevate the skin of the face. The in-office procedure typically takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. This procedure offers immediate results with minimal recovery time. Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while stimulating production of collagen. Results last approximately 18-24 months.