Fillers and Injectables
Facial Rejuvenation – Look younger now!
At Aesthetica Medical Spa, we pride ourselves in offering top of the line products to help you get natural-looking results that last.
Here’s a collection of high quality products for different needs available at Aesthetica!
- Botox® and Dysport® are neurotoxins that temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet.
- Juvéderm® and Restylane® are injectable dermal fillers that instantly add volume to different areas of the face to smooth the appearance of wrinkles.
- Voluma® is an injectable gel that corrects age-related volume loss in the cheeks to create a more youthful appearance.
- Kybella® is a fat destroyer injectable to treat moderate to severe fat below the chin and is the only non-surgical treatment of its kind.
Voluma Injection Video
Why Choose Aesthetica?
Aesthetica Medical Spa and Plastic Surgery operates under the leadership of our Medical Director Dr. Kimball M. Crofts. 20 years of excellence in plastic surgery in Utah precede Dr. Crofts. You can trust that the same high medical principles apply to the way we perform our services in the medical spa.
Our Nurse Practitioners and Injectors are fully licensed in the State of Utah and highly trained by the companies that manufacture injectables, as well as independent trainers. Both Stephanie and Hilary have years of experience in the injectables industry and have treated thousands of patients. Unlike other providers, Nurse Practitioners are uniquely qualified to assess, prescribe (since all neurotoxins and dermal fillers are prescriptions) and administer these products since they are licensed to do so under Utah State law.
High Quality Products
We really do offer the best of the best. We carry the most prestigious neurotoxins in the industry like Botox and Dysport. We also offer injectable fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, and Voluma all to satisfy your most unique needs. Finally, to provide that additional edge we also offer Kybella, a fat destroyer injectable to help you ditch the double chin!
Come in and tell us about your goals and what you’re looking for and we’ll come up with a personalized plan perfectly customized for your needs. Call us at (801) 785-8884 to schedule a complementary consultation.
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Belotero is an injectable dermal filler specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, Belotero softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for a natural, unique look. This injectable has unique properties which allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction.
What is Belotero?
Belotero Balance® is an FDA-approved prescription injection used to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).
Who should not use Belotero?
Belotero should not be used on patients with a history, or presence, of multiple or severe allergies, including those with a history of anaphylaxis. Belotero should not be used by patients with allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins.
What is the most important information I should know about Belotero?
As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Laser treatments, chemical peels, or any other treatments that intensely affect the skin can increase the risk of infection. You should not receive Belotero if you have a skin inflammation or infection, and you should not use it until your infection/inflammation is healed completely.
Patients who receive Belotero may have a reaction at the site of injection. This reaction is typically inflammation that will go away within a few days.
Avoid the following for 24 hours after injection:
- strenuous activity
- extensive sun or heat exposure
- aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- alcoholic beverages
Exposure to any of the above can cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.
It is not known how Belotero will work in areas of the face other than the smile lines.
It is also not known how Belotero will work for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for people who are less than 21 years of age.
What should I tell my doctor before Belotero injections?
Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, such as aaspirin, an NSAID, or warfarin. These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.
Tell your doctor if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection. Treatment with Belotero should be delayed until the reaction goes away.
Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.
What are the most common adverse events seen with Belotero?
The most common local side effects seen with Belotero are swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching. Other side effects that have occurred include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness. Side effects were often mild to moderate and typically resolved within 7 days.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both clinical trials and peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another.
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the number one selling product of its kind in the world.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years, which is the main underlying cause of frown lines and crow’s feet. The muscles will be injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by a licensed, trained medical professional who is an expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your physician about the results you want from treatment.
Does the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic simply feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider can apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines. Results typically last up to four months.
How many injections should I receive?
For the crow’s feet area, your provider will inject three areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the same muscle of the other eye.
For the frown lines area, five injections will be administered into muscles of your forehead—one in the procerus muscle and four in the corrugator muscles.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime, but your provider may give you specific aftercare instructions.
Dysport is one of most well-known types of botulinum toxin and contains mostly the same materials as Botox. Dysport is an effective, non-invasive treatment for relaxing facial muscles, erasing frown lines, and giving moderate brow lifts. Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows; very small amounts of Dysport are injected directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. It will usually take three to five painless injections between the eyebrows for an effective treatment.
With just one injection into each of five points between and above the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles. This ultimately results in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily prevents the contraction of muscles that cause frown lines.
What is Dysport?
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
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.
What is the most important information I should know about Dysport?
Dysport may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after treatment with Dysport:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing.
People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with Dysport.
Swallowing problems may last for several weeks. People who cannot swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving Dysport are at higher risk for these problems.
In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism.
The symptoms of botulism include:
- Loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body
- Double-vision and blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia)
- Trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria)
- Loss of bladder control
- Trouble breathing and swallowing.
These symptoms can happen anywhere from hours to weeks after you receive an injection of Dysport.
Are there any reasons I should not be treated with Dysport?
Do not receive Dysport injections if you are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product (such as Myobloc® or Botox®), or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Dysport should not be used in children or in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If any of the following issues apply to you, we would advise not to receive Dysport:
- Previous facial surgery
- Weak muscles in the treatment area
- Inflamed injection site
- Droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds
- Deep facial scars
- Thick oily skin
- Wrinkles that cannot be smoothed by being spread apart
How often can I receive Dysport injections?
You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
What should I tell my doctor before getting Dysport?
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including:
- A disease that affects your muscles and nerves
- Allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- A breathing problem (such as asthma or emphysema)
- Swallowing problems
- Bleeding problems
- A slow heartbeat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm
- Plans to have surgery
- Previous surgery on your face
- Weakness of your forehead muscles (such as trouble raising your eyebrows)
- Drooping eyelids
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.
Especially tell your doctor if any of the following applies:
- You have received other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
- You have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA)
- You have recently received an antibiotic by injection
- You take muscle relaxants
- You take an allergy or cold medicine
- You take a sleep medicine
How long has Dysport been used?
Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. It was first approved for use in 2001.
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, potentially fatal side effects (as mentioned above.)
What should I avoid while taking Dysport?
Dysport may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking Dysport. If this occurs, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other strenuous and/or dangerous activities.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form.
Juvéderm® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year.
Juvéderm® may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem wrinkle and fold areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
With the many different dermal fillers that we have available, you might wonder why Juvéderm® might be the best choice for you.
- Juvéderm® is long lasting.
- Juvéderm® is smooth and comfortable.
- Juvéderm® is safe and effective for different skin types.
- Juvéderm® comes in two formulations so it can be personalized to you.
Here are before and after photos from the Juvéderm® website:
Contact Aesthetica today and schedule a complimentary consultation to see if Juvéderm® is right for you. We have consultation appointments available daily.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only dermal filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than Juvederm® XC and works on a different area of the face. While Juvederm® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, Juvederm Voluma™ XC adds volume to the cheek area.
What are the different types of wrinkles?
There are two different types of wrinkles:
- Dynamic wrinkles: Caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.
- Static wrinkles: Develop because our skin’s natural substances (collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time.
What is Juvéderm® XC approved for?
Juvéderm® XC non-surgical filler is approved for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, AKA smile lines).
Am I a candidate for treatment with Juvéderm® XC?
Do not use this product if you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid. Your doctor will determine if Juvéderm® XC treatment is right for you.
What should I discuss with my doctor before getting treatment with Juvéderm® XC?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders. You should also discuss any medications that you are currently taking that can prolong bleeding, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
What will treatment with Juvéderm® XC non-surgical filler accomplish?
Juvéderm® XC non-surgical filler will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth such as smile lines. Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend scheduling another appointment.
Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment. Some subjects required up to 2 touch-ups to achieve optimal correction.
This includes all Juvéderm® injectable gel formulations.
Is treatment with Juvéderm® XC painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Juvéderm® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. Your doctor may choose to numb the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
Does the correction last forever?
Correction is temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Therefore, touch-up injections, as well as repeat injections, are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm® XC non-surgical filler?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (seven days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to temporary injections site reaction: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, commonly known as the “double chin”. A recent survey showed that 67% of consumers are bothered by their “double chins”. Aging, genetics and weight gain can all or individually contribute to submental fullness. SOMETIMES, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.
Kybella may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by submental fullness
- Surgery is not an option for you
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
The Kybella treatment is customized specifically for you in a nonsurgical, 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment session. The Kybella injection destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Retreatment is not expected.
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.
How is KYBELLA™ given?
KYBELLA™ is typically a 15- to 20- minute in-office treatment session. Your doctor will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together, you will decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with KYBELLA™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments.* Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with KYBELLA™ again.
Is there downtime?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session.
Will I experience side effects?
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with KYBELLA™. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of small areas of firmness around the treatment area.
In clinical trials, the side effects that people experienced with KYBELLA™ became less bothersome with subsequent treatments.
Apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes if any side effects bother you.
Prior to administering KYBELLA™, your doctor may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment.
Perlane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years old.
What is Perlane?
Perlane® is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel. There are no animal products in this filler. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, there is no need for a skin test when using Perlane® filler.
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® supplements the body’s natural supply, which becomes depleted with age. Perlane® is biodegradable, so its effects are not permanent. The results of a Perlane® filler treatment tend to last six months to a year. This is much longer than the typical results of collagen injections, which may only last three to six months.
Unlike Botox® Cosmetic, Perlane® does not make you numb. Perlane®can be used in conjunction with Botox® Cosmetic, which neutralizes the muscles that create wrinkles, but Perlane® simply reduces the visibility of wrinkles and folds.
How does Perlane work?
Perlane® is injected into the skin with an ultra-fine needle. It plumps the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Perlane’s® water-based formula binds molecules to help maintain volume. Perlane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is a crystal clear gel that is chemically cross-linked (the long chemical strands are tied together) to delay breakdown by skin enzymes.
Who should use Perlane treatments?
If you would like to improve the contour of your facial skin, Perlane® may be for you. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® can be used to improve the contour of facial skin and to reduce wrinkles, folds, scars and other facial skin depressions.
Perlane® may be right for you if you would like to correct or enhance the following:
- Worry lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines & smoker’s lines
- Lip fullness
- Nasolabial folds
- Chin augmentation
- Cheek volume
- Lips’ border
- Acne scars
The big advantage of Perlane® is that it is a non-permanent and natural treatment. The chemical contains a natural bodily chemical which fills up the skin like normal tissues. The modeling and contouring effects appear natural.
Who should NOT use Perlane treatments?
Perlane® should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, multiple severe allergies, or severe allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins.
What results should I expect from Perlane injections?
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 lasts about six months. Perlane® gradually disappears from the body without a trace.
How long does a Perlane treatment take?
Perlane® injections do not take long. Most injections can be performed within 30-45 minutes.
Are Perlane treatments safe?
Perlane® has been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 2000. Perlane® was studied in multiple clinical studies resulting in high patient satisfaction. Side effects were mild. Most of the side effects went away in seven days. Perlane did not cause allergic reactions.
Perlane® requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen 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 your physician.
Are Perlane injections painful?
Perlane® is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra-fine needle. To help maximize your comfort, you should discuss the use of numbing medicines with your doctor before treatment.
How long are the results effective?
The results of Perlane® are immediate and lasting and recovery time is minimal. Perlane® dissolves and is absorbed by your body over time. Your results depend on personal factors like your skin’s structure, lifestyle, and age. Perlane® treatments last for between six and nine months, although individuals will have varied results.
How often can I get Perlane treatments?
Depending on the results you’d like, you can discuss maintenance with your doctor and the period between injections. Follow up injections typically need less Perlane® to achieve the results you want. Time between injections is typically 6 to 12 months.
Are there side effects from Perlane?
After receiving a Perlane® injection some common side effects may be pain, redness, swelling, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the point of injection. These side effects typically subside within two days of the Perlane® injection procedure.
While more severe reactions are rare, occurring in only 1 of 2000 patients on average, some have experienced localized swelling at the injection point, thought to be brought on by hypersensitivity. Tenderness, redness, and very rarely acne-like formations have appeared. Reactions can typically occur only a few days after the injection, or as long as four weeks. When a reaction does occur, its average lifespan is only a few weeks, and is typically described as moderate and mild.
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler for facial contouring and augmentation. It immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features– and it continues to work over time. It’s patented microsphere technology stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts. Treatment results last up to a year or more for many patients. Individual results may vary depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate, so be sure to discuss your expectations with us.
Why choose Radiesse Volumizing Filler?
- It is the only filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results
- It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients
- Radiesse patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers
- It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to significantly reduce injection related pain
- Treatment with Radiesse Volumizing Filler is quick, comfortable, and convenient, with immediately visible, long-lasting results
What is Radiesse® made from?
Radiesse® is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body, so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.
How does Radiesse® work?
Once injected, Radiesse® plumps the skin to give it the appearance of a smoother surface. Over time, Radiesse® works to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. The body ultimately absorbs the product and leaves behind the natural collagen for long-lasting results
How is treatment with Radiesse® performed? Is it painful?
Radiesse® is injected under the skin during a quick procedure. It is also FDA-approved to mix with anesthetic, which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90 percent of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with Radiesse® mixed with lidocaine anesthetic.
Where can Radiesse® be injected?
Radiesse® can be injected in the following locations:
- Smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Pre-jowl fold
- Chin wrinkles
How soon will I see results with Radiesse® and how long will they last?
Immediately upon injection, Radiesse® restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last up to a year or more in many patients.
Who can benefit from treatment with Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is FDA-approved for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Talk to your doctor about what your specific treatment needs may be and to see if Radiesse® is right for you.
What are the side effects of treatment with Radiesse®?
The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. These are not all of the possible side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
Is there anyone that should not use Radiesse®?
Radiesse® should not be used in patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components.
The safety of Radiesse® has not been established in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or under the age of 18.
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane can also add fullness and definition to lips in patients over 21 years old. Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. The clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
This filler can also be used for 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.
What are the benefits of Restylane?
A Restylane injection allows you to remain in control of your looks. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and may last up to one year. With Restylane, you will get a natural-looking result that does not affect facial expressions.
Restylane is the most studied and documented hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler in the world, with comprehensive studies that support its safety and efficacy. Restylane has been used in over 20 million treatments worldwide since the launch in 1996.
Why should I choose Restylane?
It is safe. Restylane resembles the body’s own hyaluronic acid, and is well tested in clinical studies.
It works. Restylane has long-lasting results, but is not permanent. It is clinically proven with extensive clinical documentation.
It is the most used. Restylane has been used in over 15 million treatments worldwide since the launch in 1996.
What areas can be treated?
Restylane products can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and rejuvenate the skin.
The most commonly areas treated are:
- Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
- Between the eyebrows
- Lips (adding volume and shape)
- Cheeks and chin (shaping and contouring)
- Back of the hands, décolletage, face, neck (skin rejuvenation)
How does Restylane work?
By replenishing the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane rejuvenates and adds volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Restylane is a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
What does Restylane treatment involve?
Restylane is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. Restylane improves the elasticity and texture of skin, and restores and maintains skin’s hydrobalance.
The treatment is quick, typically taking about 30 minutes. Treatment with Restylane does not affect facial expression and the benefits can normally be seen instantly.
Restylane products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body. A follow-up treatment is usually needed after 6 to 12 months, depending on individual factors and area treated. Discuss with your practitioner when a follow-up might be needed.
After a treatment some reactions might occur. The most common are slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain, and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They usually resolve spontaneously within one or two days after injection, but for some treatments they may last longer.
What should I bear in mind when considering a treatment?
First of all you should always contact a qualified Restylane practitioner to be assured that the treatment will be performed correctly. For your safety, be prepared to discuss your medical history during your pre-treatment consultation.
How long does a Restylane treatment last?
One of the great advantages of Restylane is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. A treatment of the lips lasts about 6 months.
Can everybody use Restylane?
Most people can benefit from a Restylane treatment. If you want to reduce lines and wrinkles or create fuller, more defined lips, Restylane can help. Also if you want to define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek, or rejuvenate the skin in your face, on your hands, neck or décolletage, Restylane is a good option for you.
Restylane should not be used in or near areas where there is or has been skin
disease, inflammation, or related conditions. Restylane has not been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Individuals with medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response or individuals undergoing therapy that is immunosuppressive may be more prone to infection by a skin injection procedure.
Does Restylane treatment need pain relief?
Generally, pain relief is not necessary when injecting into the skin to correct wrinkles. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream can be applied to the area to avoid pain.
The lips are a highly sensitive part of the body and, therefore, anaesthesia is usually recommended before lip enhancement. This is achieved most effectively by using a dental block or local anaesthetic.
Some of the Restylane products are now also available with the local anaesthetic lidocaine included for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Are there any risks with Restylane?
More than 20 million treatments have been performed since the launch of Restylane in 1996. Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection; they typically resolve spontaneously a few days after injection to the skin, within a week after injection into the lips and within two weeks after injection with Restylane. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site.
After a lip enhancement, your lips may be swollen for up to a week.In case of more pronounced reactions or if they last longer than a week contact your practitioner. As with all skin injection procedures there is a small risk of infection. Local inflammatory reactions described as mild to moderate and usually self-limiting within 2 weeks have rarely been reported.
Xeomin is a neurotoxin similar to Botox and Dysport which treats frown lines and wrinkles to produce a more youthful, smooth, and wrinkle-free look. Xeomin has no additives and contains only one ingredient: botulinum toxin A. Xeomin’s purity gives the body less ingredients to become resistant to, unlike Botox and Dysport.
Although Xeomin comes in a pure form, it is still quite comparable to Botox. However, experts have found that Xeomin can last up to six months longer than Botox. Side effects of Xeomin include minor swelling, bruising, headache, and soreness. These are all considered normal immediately following injection and should fade within a few days.
Who is Xeomin for?
Xeomin is used to treat:
- Adults with cervical dystonia, helps improve abnormal head position and neck pain
- Adults with blepharospasm who have already been treated with Botox®to help improve abnormal spasm of the eyelids.
What is botulinum toxin type A?
Botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin used to treat symptoms of cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. When injected into muscles, this neurotoxin helps relax them by blocking signals from the nerves that can cause the muscles to spasm
How is Xeomin administered?
Xeomin is injected directly into the affected muscles. Your doctor will decide how many muscles need to be injected and the dose per muscle. For most people, the first effects of Xeomin are typically seen within 7 days. Everyone is different, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment process.
How often will I need treatment?
The effects of Xeomin usually last about 12 weeks. These effects can last longer or shorter, depending on the person.
What are the side-effects of Xeomin?
In a clinical study of Xeomin for blepharospasm, the most common side effects included:
- Drooping eyelid
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Visual impairment
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Inflammation of mucus membranes
- Respiratory infections
In a clinical study of Xeomin for cervical dystonia, the most common side effects included
- Difficulty swallowing
- Injection site pain
- Neck pain
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle/joint pain
Xeomin may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after treatment with Xeomin:
- Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing can happen after an injection of Xeomin if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow become weak. If these problems are severe, you could die. People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe and may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with Xeomin.
- Swallowing problems may last for several months, and during that time you may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving Xeomin have the highest risk of getting these problems.
- Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include: loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.