Injectables

Injectables

The Wonder of Our Time

Today the market is flooded with injectables. When people mention injectables they think almost automatically of Botox. Botox was among the first to arrive on the scene and it works by blocking the muscles ability to move so you cannot make the movements with the muscle that cause what are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. In our youth our skin has enough collagen and elastin to bounce back usually, and often times we have these wrinkles and being young, we do not even care about them. Injectables have been around for quite some time, silicone was among the first, and most dangerous, and the newer generations have been hyularonic acid based fillers. Your own fat is also an “injectable” and can be used to treat facial ageing or replacing or contouring in other areas as well. Newer injectables include Kybella, which disintegrates sub-mental (double chin) fat.

What Can They Do?

The paralytics are used to paralyze muscles so the repetitive use of the underlying muscles are no longer made. These wrinkles that are caused by the use of the muscles will slowly disappear, these are known as dynamic wrinkles. Currently the paralytics used are Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, and alternate one used from time to time when someone develops a resistance to the botulism toxin (the ingredient in the other paralytics) is Myobloc, this is rarely used but can be upon need, so if you are resistant then we are the place to come to for remedying this. Fillers are the other “injectables” and for the most part we use all fillers but I prefer not to use Radiesse. 

Radiesse is a more viscous (thicker) substance and it is in hydroxyapatite cement so it is typically used for temporal (the sides of your head) hollows or often even filling out the cheekbones or chin, I just do not feel it lives up to the hype it is given in terms of being cost effective and lasting as long as the manufacturer claims. Further I prefer other hyularonic based fillers because in case of a patient really not liking it, or in the rare case of injector error, we keep on hand a product to dissolve the filler immediately. Finally the new kid on the block is Kybella, this dissolves fat under the chin though in Europe it does have off-label use of dissolving other areas of fat. There are also other injectables which stimulate your own body’s collagen, like Sculptra

How We Work?

I would say we arguably use the best practice techniques for injectables. Along with a handful of other doctors in USA we use micro-cannulas, these make injecting product (filler) easier in terms of swelling, bruising and even pain. We are also very much into the “natural look”. At your first appointment you will be asked to bring a photo of yourself when you were 18 years old, then another photo about 10 to 15 years earlier, depending on your age. 

We do this so we can gauge which fillers to use and what we need to do to make you look correctly youthful and not overdone or even “done” at all but simply refreshed and like you looked a good 15 years earlier. The 18 year old photo is used as a baseline so we know where the baby fat was and then the mature photo is used so we can see where the adult face should be that looked best for you and we can emulate that as closely as possible. We also do not price gouge. We want to give you the longest lasting and best quality filler for your money, quite simply we want you to trust us with your face and know our liquid lift and use of paralytics is the best in Las Vegas.

Dermal Fillers

The relaxers are used to paralyze muscles so the repetitive use of the underlying muscles are no longer made. These wrinkles that are caused by the use of the muscles will slowly disappear, these are known as dynamic wrinkles.

Currently, the relaxers used are Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, and alternate one used from time to time when someone develops a resistance to the botulism toxin (the ingredient in the other paralytics) is Myobloc, this is rarely used but can be upon need, so if you are resistant then we are the place to come to for remedying this.
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Juvederm

Dermal fillers are used to fill in areas of the face to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. They are typically made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a compound in the body that acts as a cushion and lubricant in the joints. In the face, it acts a filler, keeping it taunt and firm. Because of this, many dermal fillers are made from the synthetic form of the acid.

One of the dermal fillers we use at our office is Juvederm. Juvederm is a brand of hyaluronic acid injectables which also treats facial wrinkles and folds. It comes in a variety of types which specifically treat certain areas of the face. Once injected into the face it acts as a cushioning agent, adding temporary volume. In addition to adding volume, it also gives the skin a smoother appearance.
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Restylane

If you are looking to bring volume to your lips or reduce facial wrinkles, then Restylane is the treatment for you!

Restylane is a dermal filler that contains hyalauronic acid which helps stimulate the production of collagen. This process helps fill the lines and wrinkles while lifting and filling the lips. This gel is known for delaying the signs of aging and helps refresh you appearance in a natural and beautiful way.
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Dysport

Dysport is a paralytic that is designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face caused by repetitive muscle movements and facial expressions. Like Botox, it is a neurotoxin that is made from a substance found in nature called Botulinum Toxin. When injected under the skin, Dysport blocks the nerve signals to the muscles that cause the wrinkles on your face and temporarily relaxes them. This allows the existing wrinkles to smooth away and slows the appearance of new ones.

Like Botox, Dysport is most effective at treating lines and wrinkles on the top half of the face, such as the “eleven lines” between your brows, and lines and creases on your forehead and around your eyes. 
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Botox

As we age, many factors such as genetics, environment, habits and facial expressions can lead to the formation of dynamic wrinkles, which are only visible when making facial expressions, and static wrinkles, which are visible when our face is resting. These can add years to our appearance and cause us to look older or tired.

Botox is an injectable that is designed to help smooth away these fine lines and wrinkles. It is a neuromodulator derived from a protein found in nature called Botulinum Toxin which, when injected into targeted muscles, temporarily paralyzes them. This allows existing wrinkles to fade away and helps prevent the formation of new wrinkles.
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Voluma®

As we age, we lose facial volume, resulting in a sunken, tired look. Loss of facial volume in the mid-face region and the cheeks can also make us look older than we are. Cosmetic fillers, like Voluma® can help to add fullness to the skin, restoring youthfulness to the face. This injectable offers fantastic results for patients and is longer-lasting than any other filler of its kind. Results are almost immediate, compared to other cheek enhancement fillers, providing instant gratification to the patient with some long-term improvements that last up to 2 years. 
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Xeomin

Xeomin® is another alternative to BOTOX® and Dysport® that is in the “freezer” category of injectables. The differences between these three types of injections are subtle but significant.
We’ve had extensive experience with all three. We know how to use them, and we know how they work in different areas of the face and neck. So, once we know what you want to accomplish, we’ll recommend the best injectable to help you do just that.
Like BOTOX and Dysport, we can start you off with a “softened” look using a low dosage. In this way, you can check it out until you see if you like it. If you do, you might want a slightly more dramatic result the next time.

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Myobloc

Myobloc is another alternative to Botox. Myobloc Injections are primarily a cosmetic non-surgical muscle relaxant treatment but may be used for other medical purposes. Popularly used as an alternate option to Botox treatment, Myobloc Injection relax the muscles of the face to reduce frown lines that are caused by contracted facial muscles. For more information click the link below. 
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To get more information about Injectables  services at De Vries Cosmetic Centre please contact us for your free no obligation consultation. As always De Vries Cosmetic Centre strives to bring only the best services to our Las Vegas area clients, call today.

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