The use of botulinum toxin is one of the most popular treatments for facial aging. It is a safe, effective, in-office procedure to relax the muscles of the face and improve the expression lines around the eyes/forehead. This relaxed appearance of the expression lines makes the face appear more youthful, relaxed, smoother and refreshed.
A few tiny injections are used in the area of desired improvement, with dramatic results seen in the majority of patients within 7 days. These results last up to 4 months. Botulinum toxin is useful in the treatment of dynamic lines, which are caused by muscles contracting. Static lines, which are lines that are present when a muscle is at rest, can be improved with consistent use of botulinum toxin. Often, to achieve optimum results on static lines, a combination of treatments with dermal fillers is utilized.
As we age, our skin loses collagen, hyaluronic acid and fat. This results in the face having more laxity, wrinkles, loss of volume in the cheeks and increased volume in the jaw area. Dermal fillers are used to correct the moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles caused by natural aging. The use of dermal fillers in tear troughs, cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines can improve the appearance of the face for a more rested and youthful appearance. Fillers also can be used to provide fullness to thinning lips.
There are a variety of fillers on the market. At Boat Club Medical, you will get an individual consult to assess your area of concern and see which filler would be best to achieve desired results.
This non-surgical procedure is performed with or without topical anesthetic to numb the area. A small needle is used to inject the filler that may cause a slight burning sensation. Many dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which create immediate improvement in volume loss. Over the next 2 weeks, patients notice an even more youthful, rested natural look as collagen is produced. Fillers last 6 months to 2 years depending on location used and individual metabolism.
• Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Defyne, Refyne, Silk
Mesotherapy is the injection of pharmaceutical agents to target fat cells and causes these cells to dissolve. This treatment is ideal for patients with a normal BMI to dissolve small pockets of fat, such as under the chin or love handles, to help contour the body. This is not for weight loss or large areas of fat.