Injectable & Dermal Filler Treatments Offered At AAD
At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, our patients’ wants and needs are our top priority. Many people have aesthetic goals that they want to accomplish, but not everyone is comfortable with going under the knife to achieve their desired results - and they shouldn’t have to be! There are so many state-of-the-line noninvasive treatment options that deliver incredible results and can help patients accomplish their aesthetic goals, whether that involves eliminating moderate to severe facial wrinkles, adding volume to the back of your hands, minimizing the appearance of skin imperfections caused by sun exposure, acne, or more. We have a variety of non-invasive injectable and dermal filler options for patients, but here are a few of the most common.
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into the patient’s muscles to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, etc. Botox works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract. Basically, this injection enables the patient’s muscles to relax which smooths out facial wrinkles.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to correct facial wrinkles typically around the nose and corners of the patient’s mouth. Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel which is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid holds in water at the injection site which acts as a cushioning agent. This simply adds volume to the patient’s face and results in a smoother facial appearance. Juvederm results typically lasts anywhere from 9 months to a year.
Kybella is the only FDA approved prescription injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. When injected into the chin, it works to destroy fat cells and dissolve your extra fat, leaving patients with a youthful, smooth profile! Kybella is the perfect noninvasive option for a patient who is self-conscious about the extra flesh under their chins, or for those who have tried exercising and eating healthy but can’t seem to lose the fat in that area.
Dysport is a prescription injection that blocks nerve activity within a patient’s muscles to relax the area. Subsequently, Dysport helps improve moderate to severe wrinkles between the eyebrows.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved filler used to “fill” or plump specific areas of the face and hands. It stimulates your body’s natural collagen production process - ensuring future collagen growth - while filling in wrinkles and adding volume in deficient areas. It provides long-lasting results to smooth moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds. Radiesse® is also the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved for use on the hands, banishing wrinkles and improving the appearance of hands by restoring lost volume and minimizing the visibility of veins and tendons.
Restylane is dermal filler gel made of hyaluronic acid that aims to add volume or fullness in order to correct moderate to severe wrinkles. This FDA approved dermal filler is made of biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Once injected, Restylane attracts and binds water molecules to enhance facial volume. Restylane results can be seen immediately and usually last upward of 6 months, depending on the injection site.
Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to treat deep lines, creases, folds, and wrinkles, restoring facial volume and resulting in a more youthful appearance. Sculptra® works subtly and gradually over time, providing results that are natural and seamless. Sculptra® treatments stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase the facial volume that has been lost to aging.
If you’re interested in learning how our injectable and dermal filler treatments can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals or need help figuring out what treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with our talented aesthetic providers, who will help you determine what treatments are best based on your specific wants and needs.