Virginia Cosmetic injectablesBotox® Cosmetic

Botox® is a protein derived from botulism toxin that is injected underneath skin in order to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. When low doses of Botox® are used, it actually paralyzes or relaxes facial muscles, giving the recipient a clean, smooth facial appearance. Botox® is produced by Allergan Pharmaceuticals.

Botox® has gained in popularity over the years for several reasons. It’s less invasive than a face lift and the results are immediate. When one receives a facelift, she can expect to have bandages on her face for several days along with bruising, swelling and stitches. It might be a couple of months before she’s able to look in the mirror without seeing the effects of her plastic surgery.

With Botox®, the swelling goes down within a day or two, and while a prick from the needle is visible immediately after having the Botox® administered, most of the evidence is gone within twenty four hours.

Of course, there are risks. It’s rare, but one can have an allergic reaction to Botox®. Also, because it numbs the muscles, it can cause the appearance of surprise or make it look like the recipient has a permanent frown. Since Botox® is temporary, these inconveniences don’t last long.

[maxbutton id=”1″]Those taking antibiotics are at risk for an adverse reaction, however. Anyone who is taking an antibiotic is advised to make her doctor aware of this before being injected with Botox®. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone Botox® injections until their little ones are no longer dependent upon them for nutrition.

Cosmetic injectables, or dermal fillers, are injected just under the surface of the skin to achieve natural looking results. We invite you to our offices serving Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. for an individualized solution.

Artefill

Artefill is the Long Lasting Solution for Wrinkle Correction. With Artefill:

  • treatments improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time.
  • has an excellent safety profile.
  • treatments are completed during a simple, in-office procedure.
  • provides immediate results for wrinkle correction allowing you to return to your normal daily activities.

Dysport®

Dysport is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.

Boletero Balance®

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.

Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer, is one of the safest wrinkle treatment methods available because it uses the patients own fat.

In the procedure, the doctor draws a small amount of fat from the thigh or buttocks with low-power liposuction. The doctor then injects the fat into the targeted facial areas.

The procedure can provide very long-lasting results.

While a large amount of the fat may be reabsorbed by the body within several months of the procedure, as much as a third of the total injected volume can remain in the body for years.

Juvedérm®

Hyaluronic acid has become accepted—and even preferred—for use in wrinkle treatment. However, some people have allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid products synthesized from bovine or avian tissue.

Juvéderm® is made of biosynthesized, non-animal hyaluronic acid, so it is free of allergens that may cause adverse reactions in some patients.

Juvéderm® offers the same cosmetic benefits provided by animal-based hyaluronic acid skin fillers, but without the risk of allergic reaction.

Juvéderm® comes in several concentrations for treatment of different types of wrinkles and creases.

Juvedérm Voluma™ XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21.

  • Gives a subtle lift
  • Helps restore contour for up to 2 years
  • Look up to 5 years younger
  • Nonsurgical
  • Contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA), derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar

Individual results may vary. 

Radiesse®

Radiesse™ is an injectable skin filler that contains microspheres comprised mainly of calcium and phosphate ions, which occur naturally in the human body.

After Radiesse® is injected, thin tissue forms around the microspheres, filling wrinkles and creating a semi-permanent support structure for the skin.

Results may last up to two years or more, though touchup procedures may be needed.

Restylane®

Restylane provides the fullness and definition you can’t get with lipstick or other cosmetics. Plus, Restylane is a beauty investment you don’t wash off your face every night. So with just one treatment you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking lips—24 hours a day—for as long as six months.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic. Not an overnight miracle. Long lasting. Not a quick-fix. The first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. Replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away.

A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic, an average of three injection sessions over a few months, can last more than two years. So you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be.

Xeomine®

XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.