PDO Thread Lift
Thread lifts are a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift for patients who are not ready to undergo more aggressive treatment options. Although the effects from a thread lift will be temporary and not as dramatic as a facelift, improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be seen gradually as the procedure stimulates natural collagen production. The results should last well over a year. PDO sutures are a type of material used for thread lifts. PDO, which stands for polydioxanone, is an absorbable polymer that is flexible and durable for minimally invasive thread lifts.
This is a fairly quick procedure with little to no downtime. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area prior to the treatment.
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Botox is FDA approved for prevention and elimination of frown lines specific to the area between the eyebrows (glabella). Since its approval in 2002, however, Botox has also been used to treat other wrinkles elsewhere (eg, crow's feet, forehead, around the mouth). Those who produce excess underarm sweat or have sweaty palms and have failed to respond to the primary medical treatments for excess sweating have also been treated with Botox, which requires much larger doses than those used to prevent and eliminate wrinkles.
Also FDA approved, Dysport uses the same toxin as Botox (Botulinum Type A). However, this is further diluted making the product spread better across larger areas. Dysport is used in a 3/1 ratio and charged as the equivalence of Botox.
The newest in Botulinum toxins, also referred to as "Newtox", was given FDA approval in 2019 and is a further purified version of this toxin. This is a great option for those who have become resistant to standard
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus
A type of dermal filler, approved by the FDA in 2010, is primarily used to treat facial wrinkles and to increase lip fullness. Each injection contains a gel-like material made of water, hyaluronic acid (HA), and lidocaine, a local anesthetic. This product lasts between 4-6 months.
Also an FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler, indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). This product is similar to Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus, but it has a much softer consistency making it a great option for the softer areas of the face and an last up to 18 months.
This FDA approved filler is the hardest of the Juvederm line that is injected into the bony areas of face such as the cheeks and jawline. It is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid and can last up to two years.
Restylane® Refyne is designed with XpresHAn Technology™ to help soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions and has been FDA Approved. This product lasts up to 18 months or up to 6 months in the hands.
REVANESSE VERSA and it's a relatively new dermal filler. Considered a multi-purpose dermal filler, it can be used to improve the appearance of facial areas such as the cheeks, nasolabial folds, and lips. Like most fillers today, VERSA's primary active ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid
Known as an "injectable implant", this FDA approved 5 year filler is an injectable filler with a collagen base and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. This filler is a great option for contouring the face as well as filling deep scars such as those from acne.
Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique used to reduce fat pockets. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to target the fat cells in the area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases. The most common treatment area is under the chin, but this can be done in other areas. Coolsculpting is typically a better alternative for larger areas of concern.
QWO Cellulite Injections
QWO, collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes, is the latest FDA approved solution to remove cellulite. This enzyme works in a series of injections to breakdown the bands of tissue which cause dimpling of the skin. Results are usually seen within a three month period.