Injectable fillers are a great minimally invasive way to reduce signs of aging and diminish the appearance of other skin issues such as acne scars. Each injectable specializes in giving you a more youthful look either by volumizing areas of your face to create smooth skin or freezing muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Our plastic surgeon offers several injectable products including BOTOX™ Cosmetic, Juvederm™ and Perlane.
If you’re tired of your lines and wrinkles, call Dr. Beck at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery today at (650) 570-6066 to schedule your consultation. Our office provides board-certified plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose and San Mateo, California.
This injectable is used to temporarily immobilize your facial muscles used when you smile or frown. As you age, these muscles begin to cause lines and
wrinkles due to the repeated action of forming facial expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved, takes as little as 10 minutes and doesn’t require any downtime to recover. Repeat treatments are needed every 3-4 months to maintain results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce the appearance of:
- Forehead lines
- “Smoker’s lines” (lines around your lips)
- “Crow’s feet” (wrinkles on the outer corners of your eyes)
- Large pores
- Symptoms of rosacea
- Neck wrinkles and lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to treat down-turned lips which cause you to naturally look angry or upset.
Juvederm™ adds volume to your face and is made of a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. This non-animal, smooth gel is injected into your skin and helps your body retain moisture and restore softness. Juvederm™ is great for treating acne scars, skin depressions and filling in wrinkles and lines on your cheeks. This dermal filler can be used for lip augmentation as well. The results can last up to 6 months or longer before another treatment is needed. Dr. Beck also offers Juvederm Voluma® XC.
Perlane is another dermal filler that uses hyaluronic acid for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. This injectable is similar to Restylane and Juvederm™, but works best for deep folds around your nose and lips. Perlane can also be used to increase volume in your lips. Your results could last 6 to 9 months or longer. Perlane is minimally invasive, takes less than 15 minutes and requires little to no down time.
Caution: It’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to administer your injectable filler in order to avoid complications and adverse side effects.
Speak with Dr. Beck to see which injectable will work best for you and your desired look. Injectable fillers can be done along side a chemical peel or other skin resurfacing treatments to give you maximum results.
If you’re interested in injectable fillers, please call our board-certified plastic surgeon at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery today at (650) 570-6066 to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Beck serves patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose and San Mateo, California.