Tri-Valley Medical Center
Internal Medicine & Aesthetics & Podiatry located in San Ramon, CA
Injectables are among the most exciting innovations in aesthetic medicine, and are a great option for men and women who want a refreshed, renewed appearance without invasive cosmetic surgery. The team at Tri-Valley Medical Center offers a range of injectables to residents of San Ramon, California, and the surrounding region. To learn more, schedule a consultation today, online or over the phone.
What is Botox®?
Botox is a neurotoxin that works to temporarily impede the movement of targeted facial muscles. It’s the first treatment to receive FDA approval for lessening the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet, and is also the most popular nonsurgical aesthetic treatment in the world.
In the early days of Botox, some men and women would emerge from treatments with a frozen look, unable to make normal facial expressions. Today, however, highly skilled practitioners know exactly where to place injections and how much product to use to create beautiful and natural-looking results.
Injections take just five minutes and require no advance preparation or downtime. Your results develop within a few days and last around four months. Once your lines and wrinkles begin to return, you can decide if you’d like to pursue additional treatments.
Dysport® is another neurotoxin treatment that works in much the same way as Botox. Your practitioner can help you determine which option is best suited for your needs.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injections of a soft, gel-like substance that acts to replace lost facial volume. Many are made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally.
There are many different dermal fillers on the market, each formulated to add volume in specific areas of your face. Some are thicker than others, making them a better fit for larger areas or areas where more volume is desired. Thinner formulations are great for filling in small lines and wrinkles.
Some of the areas where dermal fillers can smooth and soften facial contours include:
- Nasolabial folds, the lines running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines, the folds running from the sides of your mouth to your chin
- Crow’s feet
- Vertical lip lines
- Hollows beneath the eyes
- Sunken cheeks
- Depressed acne or other scarring
Dermal fillers can even boost the volume of your lips or create more definition in your lip line.
What is a liquid face-lift?
A liquid face-lift is the term used to describe a combination of neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport with dermal fillers. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, a liquid face-lift can help you look more youthful and well-rested without invasive surgical procedures.
When you come in for your consultation, your practitioner will discuss which treatments can help enhance your facial contouring. A liquid face-lift might include a range of fillers for different areas of your face and neurotoxin injections in the upper portion of the face to prevent your muscles from pulling your skin into folds, lines, and wrinkles.
If you’d like to explore these options in more detail, call or schedule an appointment online. You’ll receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care.
To learn more about these and other weight-loss support services, call the office today to book your one-on-one consultation online.