While results can be dramatic, resorting to facelift surgery to correct the effects of time on your skin is a drastic step. Any surgery carries potential risks, and the length of recovery needed makes a facelift a serious decision.
It’s no surprise so many people turn to minimally invasive procedures that provide some of the cosmetic benefits of a facelift procedure, though in the context of a short office visit, with little or no downtime.
Injectable cosmetic procedures are a runaway success story. Botox® Cosmetic and similar botulinum toxin-derived treatments are the single most common aesthetic procedure performed today. Combined with dermal fillers, these injectable office procedures add up to about 10 million treatments a year.
When you’re after the benefits that these amazing products provide, contact Alpha Internal Medicine for your consultation and product selection. Dr. Betsy Horton and her team carry a complete line of dermal fillers and injectables, and they’re experts at choosing and administering the right solutions for you.
Though injectables didn’t start with Botox, the success of this new treatment for active lines and wrinkles made a breakthrough for injectable aesthetic treatment into the mainstream. Receiving Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2002 for use as a temporary treatment for moderate-to-severe frown lines, one hundred million treatments later, Botox Cosmetic is still the go-to choice for lines and wrinkles formed by semi-permanently contracted muscles.
Dysport® is another line and wrinkle treatment that’s based on the botulinum toxin. It’s not a generic version of Botox, but a unique formulation with its own properties. Your aesthetics professional at Alpha Internal Medicine can help you choose the best formulation for your skin conditions.
Kybella® is an injectable that literally melts fat under your chin to reduce and define your jawline. It might seem like science fiction, but in fact, that’s exactly what the FDA-approved Kybella can do. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in your body to aid fat breakdown and absorption. Kybella uses a synthetic form of the acid to target submental fullness that often makes you appear older or heavier.
Botulinum toxin products relax tense facial muscles that create wrinkles, but those are expression lines only. Other lines are passive, caused by skin falling into voids in deeper layers. Dermal fillers target these types of lines, creases, and wrinkles. Using synthetic versions of natural body tissue, Alpha Internal Medicine carries a wide range of products, each with its own specialty, to act as a cosmetic artist’s palette, matching filler to line.
Juvéderm® products are based around a hyaluronic acid (HA) base. Present throughout your body, hyaluronic acid attracts and captures moisture and adds volume while providing skin with nutrients. Formulated into gels, the Juvéderm line of fillers cover several typical problem areas on your face.
Also using a hyaluronic acid base, the Restylane® lineup covers a similar range of filling and volumizing effects. Every HA formulation has its own dispersal characteristics, giving your medical aesthetician tight control over your final results.
Rounding out the trio of dermal fillers offered by Alpha Internal Medicine is Sculptra®. The poly-L-lactic acid in Sculptra stimulates the generation of new collagen tissue in your skin’s middle layer. This new collagen adds volume and freshness itself, creating long-lasting results up to two years.
Contact Alpha Internal Medicine by phone or online to book your initial consultation today. With this many options, you can push back thoughts of a facelift for years and get the results you want now by choosing one or more injectable treatments.