Dermal Fillers & Injectables Santa Monica, CA
Our skin loses volume and begins to show wrinkles as we age. This is due to a loss of collagen and elastin, which are essential substances that keep the skin firm, supple and elastic. Lines and wrinkles make a person look older and can take attention away from their best features, while volume loss can cause sagging skin as well as unflattering hollows, especially around the cheeks, jawline, and temples.
Neuromodulators, Dermal Fillers, and Sclerotherapy are used to treat lines, wrinkles, and hollows, and also offers sclerotherapy for leg veins. The Kybella injection is used for eliminating excess fat underneath the chin.
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Refyne
- Restylane Defyne
Botox is a neuromodulator well known for effectively reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles through its injection into trouble spots, such as forehead “worry” lines, eyebrows, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and more. However, it is also becoming more recognized for its other FDA approved uses for excessive sweating, migraines, and post-stroke spasticity.
Botox is very effective for a variety of uses and is very safe when injected by an experienced provider of the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center. Botox has been in use for years and is one of the most popular injectable treatments among both men and women.
Dysport is a neuromodulator, the same as Botox. Neuromodulators use a form of onabotulinum toxin type A, which works to block nerve signals telling muscles to contract, effectively relaxing them and allowing the skin to smooth out. Dysport is FDA approved and has been proven safe and effective in clinical trials. It is formulated slightly differently than Botox, with unique properties that allow it to spread over a slightly larger area than the other two.
Dysport is great for treating dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. These include the glabellar region (frown lines), crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and forehead creases. In cases where the wrinkles have been etched too deep to smooth out to the patient’s satisfaction with Dysport alone, it can be combined with a dermal filler, laser resurfacing treatment, or skin tightening treatment for a more comprehensive result.
Some people worry that neuromodulator treatments for their wrinkles will leave them with an unnatural, frozen appearance, but this is not the case when your treatments are done by the providers of Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center who are each experienced and knowledgeable enough that they know exactly where to place Dysport injections for the most natural, best-looking, and most comfortable results.
Radiesse is an FDA approved injectable filler that is specially designed to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production while calcium-based microspheres provide immediate volume and lift to the skin, erasing wrinkles and filling in lines and creases. It can even be used to shape the nose as a non-surgical nose job.
Unlike traditional cosmetic treatments, Radiesse uses state-of-the-art technology to work with the body’s natural healing process and collagen production to achieve long-lasting results that are both natural and safe. Over time, the aqueous gel of Radiesse is safely absorbed by the body, while the natural collagen that has been produced is left behind. To discuss whether Radiesse is an ideal treatment for your cosmetic concerns, please contact Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center for your complimentary consultation today!
Belotero is a dermal filler that consists primarily of a sugar-based substance that is naturally produced in human skin called hyaluronic acid. By utilizing this soft, gel-like substance, Belotero achieves soft, natural-looking results immediately. A Belotero session takes only about half an hour and requires a series of injections with very fine needles directly into the problem area to add subtle volume in areas that have lost elasticity and collagen, such as the brow, around the lips, or under the eyes. Belotero is a safe, non-surgical procedure that can restore youth to aging skin.
Belotero’s versatile formula can treat many parts of the face:
- Frown lines and creases, particularly between the eyebrows
- Periorbital lines, such as crow’s feet and fine lines around the eyes
- Cheekbones that have lost volume
- Bumps or lines along the nose
- Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, around the nose and mouth
- Lips that are too thin or volume lost due to age
- Marionette lines that trace from the corners of the lips to the jaw
- Vermillion border that defines the lips
- Horizontal lines across the forehead
- Loose skin or bagginess under the eyes
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is used to reduce the signs of facial wrinkles and face. We offer a variety of different Restylane products that are uniquely designed to treat particular areas of the face to help you achieve your desired look. Discover our line of Restylane Products HERE