We offer our patients an array of anti-aging treatments with Botox®, Dysport® and several highly rated dermal fillers. These products are ideal for patients who want to soften or erase facial lines. Our wrinkle relaxers are designed specifically for frown lines, while dermal fillers are used to soften the appearance of laugh lines and other lines around the mouth and nose. A treatment with any of these options can be done in a matter of minutes, while the results last for months. With our range of services, we can help you achieve a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
As we age, repetitive movements and facial expressions can cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear in various areas of the face. The use of wrinkle relaxers, also known as neuromodulators, can reduce the look of vertical lines in between the brows, those across the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes. By relaxing these muscles your skin can look more youthful and smoother in appearance. Neuromodulators can also be useful for other unwanted wrinkles such as around the mouth and chin areas, or to shape and lift brows, as well as prevent the formation of further fine lines and wrinkles.
Anti-aging treatments by Dr. Alvina Won are offered using the most popular options –Botox and Dysport. The difference between these is slight and choice of products used will depend on skin type and any unique reactions to these formulas. Botox was the first product on the market in the US. Dysport was initially introduced in Europe prior to being rolled out in the US. Response to each product may vary from person to person, so we carry the top products that you love most.
Treatment only takes 10 to 15 minutes and results last 3 to 4 months.
BOTOX® was the first such product on the market that has been FDA approved. When most people think of wrinkle relaxers, they think of Botox. It is a highly effective procedure that reverses the visible effects of facial aging. It has been used since the early 1980s by neurologists and opthamologists to treat lazy eye, eye spasms, and other neurologic disorders. Minute injections of BOTOX® cause facial muscles to relax. As the muscles become less tense, facial wrinkles become more shallow and are able to blend into surrounding tissue, becoming less obvious. In some instances, wrinkles disappear completely.
BOTOX® treatments are a simple office procedure, taking 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Although results are not permanent, improvement with initial treatment can last 3 to 4 months. Repeat treatments can result in an extended time of enhanced appearance. You may begin to notice results within 3 to 5 days for moderate to severe frown lines. BOTOX® delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Dysport® uses a different molecule which is slightly faster-acting than Botox. Like Botox, Dysport® can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. It is approved for use in 69 countries and has 25 years of clinical experience worldwide. A multicenter study found 97% of women treated with Dysport® say they would do it again. Over half of users see improvement within 2-3 days after treatment, and results can last up to 5 months.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that work in the underlying dermal layers to restore support that has been lost as a result of collagen depletion. The dermal filler fills in the gaps in the skin’s structure to smooth away wrinkles and add fullness to create a more youthful appearance to nearly any area of the face.
Dermal fillers produce nearly immediate results. Most of these wrinkle fillers are eventually absorbed by the body, so the procedure will need to be repeated periodically to maintain your youthful appearance. These treatments usually last from 6 to 24 months, depending on type of filler and location. These products offer patients some incredible options for reversing signs of aging and rejuvenating your appearance.
Injectable Fillers can:
- Shape, Volumize, and Lift
- Fill Creases and Folds
- Reduce Smile Lines and Smoker’s Lines
- Increase Volume and Shape of Lips
- Reduce the Appearance of Bags under the Eyes
- Reshape Jawline
- Enhance Volume in Cheeks
One of the most well known line of dermal fillers. Juvéderm™ is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin, that helps to add volume and hydration. Juvéderm™ offers a wide range of products for various uses, which are designed to work on some of the most troubling signs of aging, lines that form around the nose and mouth. Their formulations provide superior results without compromising your ability to make natural facial expressions. It’s uniform consistency gel helps to restore volume to skin and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds and provides an even, natural look and feel.
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective as a nonsurgical treatment with minimal recovery and downtime.
Our skin’s appearance has everything to do with the support system underneath the skin. Aging, sun exposure, diet, smoking and other factors can weaken the supporting skin layers, which can eventually result in sagging, lines, wrinkles, and other surface depressions becoming more noticeable. These issues may be effectively treated with the Restylane® line of products. Restylane® is a clear gel formulation made of the natural substance hyaluronic acid, which provides volume and fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. Restylane® is placed just beneath the skin surface as a filling agent to remove fine lines, depressions and wrinkles.
Restylane is specifically formulated in such a way as to mimic your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. It is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle to plump the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is non-animal based and free from animal protein. Allergy pretesting is not necessary. Restylane® effects generally last 6-12 months depending on the location of treatment, and gradually disappears from the body. If you are treated again at 4 ½ or 9 months after your first treatment, Restylane® can last up to 18 months.
Restylane and Restylane® Silk are FDA-approved for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21 and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.