- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Injectable Fillers: (Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, and Prevelle®)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein that weakens muscles that wrinkle the skin. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes and forehead to reduce “worry lines”, “crow’s feet” and “frown lines”. BOTOX is administered by Dr. Youn, Christina Biotti, RN, and Devon O’Connor-Kutz, PA. They also use BOTOX for elevating the eyebrows and reducing the width of the jaw in selected patients. The procedure is quick and performed in the office with minimal pain and no downtime. Most patients say it’s much easier than going to the dentist! We use topical anesthetics such as Topicaine to numb the skin.
The newest competitor to Botox cosmetic, Dysport is also a Botulinum toxin Type A, and works very similarly to Botox. It is effective in temporarily reducing facial wrinkles, and the treatments are nearly identical to Botox treatments. One added benefit is that Dysport injections are less expensive than Botox. If you’ve been getting good results with Botox, then Dysport may be a way to achieve your results and save a little money!
These are temporary “filler products” used to add fullness to areas of the face such as the lips, cheeks and forehead. They are fast, effective ways to smooth facial lines and define the lip border. In addition, they can be used to fill in deep and shallow wrinkles that cannot be treated by BOTOX®. The results are immediate but temporary. Perlane lasts longer than Restylane, but is a bit more expensive and is not used in the lips. Dr. Youn and his plastic surgery nurse Christina perform these procedures in the comfort and privacy of the office. We use topical anesthetics as well as dental blocks (in selected patients) to numb the skin. Downtime and discomfort are very minimal.
Sculptra Aesthetic is the newest FDA approved injectable to improve wrinkles and facial volume. This long-term facial plumper has been shown to last 2 years or longer, and usually consists of 3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. The results are gradual, but they add a softness and volume to the face which can create a nice, youthful rejuvenation. Dr. Youn performs this procedure under topical anesthetics in the comfort of our office. Although only recently FDA approved for general cosmetic use, Dr. Youn has been performing Sculptra injections on select patients for the last several years.