Non-surgical cosmetic procedures can target specific depths of facial structures and treat localized facial concerns such as wrinkles, loss of volume, skin sagging, hyperpigmentation and scars. We offer a variety of cosmetic injectables including BOTOX®, Restylane®, and JUVÉDERM® as well as Belkyra® – the double chin dissolver. These minimally invasive treatments offer immediate anti-aging effects, with minimal discomfort, a low risk of side effects, and virtually no downtime.
We understand that optimal results require the expert precision of a skilled provider and all of our treatments are performed by medical professionals who specialize in cosmetic injections & aesthetic procedures. We pride ourselves on providing our patients the highest standard of care and offering a variety of highly effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation options to help you discover the fountain of youth!
Neurotoxins such as BOTOX® and Dysport are agents that block muscular nerve signals, which in turn weakens the target muscle limiting or nullifying muscle contraction. When injected directly below expression lines, neurotoxins relax the muscles that are causing dynamic wrinkling, effectively smoothing out crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead wrinkles, and other expression lines that age your appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments reign as America’s #1 non-invasive cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million treatments each year used to dramatically diminish the signs of aging. This non-surgical alternative to a facelift or brow lift safely smoothes out fine lines and softens wrinkles that collect around the eyes, brow, forehead, and mouth.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—it is very important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. When you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic in these areas temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look better. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
You’ll look like yourself – only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines, talk to your doctor about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
² 2014 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual survey questionnaire response (n = 786 active physicians) aggregated/extrapolated to reflect national statistics (27,600 active physicians).
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Dysport® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. But, with just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport® blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
LONG-LASTING , NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS UP TO 4 MONTHS: For up to four entire months, you could have the look that you love. Dysport® works to block the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. It’s important to note that you should not be treated with Dysport® more frequently than every 90 days. REPEATABLE RESULTS: Dysport® is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport® may be comparable to your first use. You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport® treatments. The safety of Dysport® has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
If you’re serious about treating your frown lines, talk to your doctor about Dysport®. It may just be the right treatment option for temporarily improving moderate to severe frown lines.
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers or soft tissue fillers, entail a large selection of cosmetic injections utilized for their impressive anti-aging effects and ability to restore facial harmony and youthful symmetry. Dermal fillers use natural, gel-like substances such as hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid to safely fill in fine lines and wrinkles, plump up regions that are sunken in due to age related volume loss, and fill in depressions, such as acne scars. The volumizing substances with dermal fillers can also be used to contour areas of the lower face to restore proportion and symmetry. Fillers are not permanent. The formulas are derived from naturally occurring substances which eventually break down and are safely absorbed by the body.
JUVÉDERM® XC is an injectable filler used for areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
First approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or ‘smile lines’ around the nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM® XC lasts up to one year with optimal treatment.
Over time, your skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM XC adds volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.
The first of its kind, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid facial filler specifically made to restore age-related volume loss in the mid-face (the cheeks and cheekbones). JUVÉDERM VOLUMA uses hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in your skin, to instantly restore lost facial volume in the cheeks. Age-related volume loss can cause the face to lose definition, balance and change shape, all of which can make a person appear older than their years. People age differently: their skin may deflate (lose fullness or volume), descend (droop or sag) or both. However, few people realize the mid-face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging – as we lose facial volume, cheeks deflate and descend. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA also combines with collagen and elastin to improve skin structure and elasticity, and create a smooth natural look.
Using the latest in volumizing technology, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA proves that a little volume can go a long way in restoring a more youthful, natural appearance:
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is a smooth, clear, colorless hyaluronic acid gel injectable dermal filler that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur including the “parentheses lines” around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC is designed to temporarily correct facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face for adults over the age of 21.
Over time, due to a variety of environmental and genetic factors, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
The clinical study demonstrated JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC lasts up to 18 months, with optimal treatment.
As we age, skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams work on the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC adds volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the subtle, long-lasting results you want.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. The lidocaine gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
Some women may wish to add subtle volume to their lips; others may want to soften the appearance of the vertical lines above them. Lines such as these are often caused by factors such as sun exposure or repeated muscle movement. Fortunately there’s JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC – tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year.*
Whether you’ve noticed your lips thinning over time, or simply want them to be fuller, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC can provide natural looking results that last up to 1 year. JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection. Also, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.
Restylane injectable gel is the world’s most studied wrinkle filler with more than a decade of use. Restylane has been used in more than 15 million treatments in more than 65 countries worldwide. Products in the Restylane family have well-defined safety profiles and are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products are made of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is biocompatible with the human body and eventually broken down naturally. They can be used individually to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane-L are the only products FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years, and are uniquely formulated to give your lips fullness and definition.
Restylane® works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane® is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally.
Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane®, Restylane-L® or Restylane® Silk only), and 1.0 mL in lip lines (Restylane® Silk), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions.
• Anyone pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years for nasolabial folds and under 22 years for lips (Restylane, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk only).
• Anyone who has recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting.
• Anyone with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria.
• Anyone with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment.
• Anyone with bleeding disorders.
• Anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine, if using Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, or Perlane-L.
Restylane® Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). Using innovative cross-linking technology, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is able to help restore a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, while helping you maintain your natural expressions.
Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).
Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume. Through nonsurgical injections, Restylane® Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area, which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance.
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.
The lips you want. The lines you don’t. Finally, a filler that can help you achieve your ideal smile. Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older. The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane® Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products.
In a clinical study of patients treated with Restylane® Silk or no treatment, clinical investigators reported:
77% of patients treated with Restylane® Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness (measured on a 5-point scale).
59% of patients treated with Restylane® Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment. In the same clinical study, patients treated with Restylane® Silk reported fast-acting, long-lasting results
98 % of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.
76% of patients still had lip improvement six months following injection. As with any other hyaluronic acid gel injected into the lips, the most common side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising or tenderness.
Everyone’s facial structure is different — and so is everyone’s ideal lip shape and size. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results. Find your ideal lip shape and talk with a doctor about how Restylane® Silk can help you achieve the look you want.
A double chin emerges when excess fat accumulates in the area, usually due to genetics and the natural aging process. This unwanted volume is not always related to your diet, weight, and lifestyle – it can’t be addressed by making healthier choices. In fact, it has a tendency to stick around even after you’ve lost weight from other areas of your body, making it particularly difficult to treat. Belkyra® is a non-invasive procedure that helps restore definition to your jawline that diet and exercise simply cannot target. The non-surgical Belkyra® procedure is specifically formulated to target the stubborn fat, also known as submental fat, that rests underneath the chin area through an injection. Belkyra® is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that works to absorb fat. When injected into the area underneath your chin, it permanently destroys unwanted fat cells – tightening the skin and contouring the jaw to deliver a slim and rejuvenated new look!
The benefits of eliminating your double chin with the innovative Belkyra include:
Belkyra®, as it’s known in Canada, is an injectable drug that is based on deoxycholic acid, a chemical substance that can be found naturally in the human body. Deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells (technically known as adipocytes and lipocytes) by disrupting their membranes. When the membranes are no longer intact, the contents of the fat cells are released. Effective for both men and women, the prominent ingredient in Belkyra injections helps break down the fat cells responsible for creating the very common “double chin”. This ingredient is actually the same chemical that is naturally produced in the liver, released by the gallbladder, which breaks down the food we ingest. When fat cells are exposed to Belkyra®, the lipid membrane surrounding the cell is broken down. This in turn dissolves the fat and leaves the patient with a more sculpted jawline. While fat cells shrink and expand as our weight fluctuates, the Belkyra® procedure will completely eliminate and dissolve fat cells. This will prevent them from re-forming and storing excess fat, which will provide long lasting, long-term results. Because of this, we recommend our patients to follow a healthy lifestyle after receiving this procedure so that your results are not reverted.
Your Belkyra® injections will be performed in Dr. Secretan’s office. Because the procedure is completely non-invasive, there are no incisions or devices associated with this treatment. We will simply place the Belkyra® injectable grid over your double chin, before using an ultra fine needle to inject small amounts of the medicine directly into your unwanted fat. The entire procedure is very comfortable and will last just twenty minutes.
Most of our patients need multiple injections to completely eliminate their double chin, though the precise number of sessions will depend on how much excess fat is present. After each treatment, the results of your injections should appear within 4 to 6 weeks, with a visible reduction in unwanted fat and a dramatic improvement in your overall facial appearance.
After your Belkyra® injections, it’s normal to experience some swelling underneath your chin, though it should resolve within a few days. There may also be some bruising, but you’ll be able to easily camouflage it with makeup until it subsides. Other than that, you are free to return to your normal daily routine immediately after treatment, without any activity restrictions or special skincare requirements.
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