What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The procedure typically takes 10 minutes and does not require any recovery time. Results vary depending on individual presentation, but typically last up to 4 month. At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, all Botox® Cosmetic treatments are administered by Dr. Beck.
Juvederm™ dermal filler lasts long because it's the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. Learn more.
Perlane, similar to Restylane, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical dermal filler providing natural-looking results that last six to nine months. This injectable cosmetic treatment contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, and is safe to treat moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles and deep folds. Perlane is also an effective way to add volume to the lips. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes, and patients need little to no downtime.
Radiesse™ is a long-term, non-surgical filler agent that lasts for approximately 18 months. Most patients use Radiesse™ to reduce the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Radiesse™ is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, a constituent of tooth and bone, and is formulated into microspheres suspended in an aqueous polysaccharide gel which has been FDA approved for soft tissue augmentation and other medical uses. This 10 minute treatment is reasonably comfortable, and offers no downtime with immediate results. Learn more.
Restylane is an injectable soft-tissue dermal filler that is similar to Perlane. Restylane contains less hyaluronic acid than Perlane does, making it a better fit for patients who want to treat fine to moderate lines or have relatively thin skin. By adding volume to the skin, Restylane can correct facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds, the "parenthesis" lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Restylane is also an effective way to enhance the lips of patients who are more than 21 years old.
The procedure takes about 10 minutes, and requires little to no downtime. Aesthetic results of Restylane last six months for lip enhancement and about nine months when treating facial folds. By undergoing a touch-up treatment on facial folds after four and a half months, patients can extend aesthetic results for up to 18 months.
Sculptra® is an enduring treatment approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, in people with human immunodeficiency virus. It is the first FDA-approved product of its kind for this condition. Learn more.
Board certified in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joel Beck brings the highest standards of integrity and medical excellence to helping clients enhance the natural beauty of their body, breast, face and skin. His surgical expertise, aesthetic sensibility and sound judgment have earned him an international reputation for providing patients with fresh, natural looking results.