Dr. Joyesh Raj and the team at Raj Plastic Surgery offer the following injectables:
Botox is a well-known injectable that treats “dynamic” wrinkles, or wrinkles that form from repeated facial expressions (e.g., frowning, squinting, furrowing the eyebrows). Made from a purified botulinum toxin, Botox is injected into specific facial muscles to relax them; this softens the overlying wrinkle. The effect is smooth, wrinkle-free skin and a more youthful looking expression. Botox is frequently used to treat crow’s feet, forehead furrows and frown lines. The results last three to four months on average.
Dysport is similar to Botox with several distinct differences. Like Botox, Dysport relaxes facial muscles and softens the overlying line or wrinkle. However, according to some clinical trials, Dysport tends to take effect more quickly than Botox. Also, Dysport has been shown to last longer than Botox. Dysport is typically more cost-effective, too.
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in the connective tissue and fluid surrounding the eyes. When it is injected under the skin, it “inflates” to provide support for loose or lackluster facial structures. It also hydrates the surface of the skin for a more supple look. Juvéderm is commonly used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds. The results can last up to a year.
Perlane is another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that adds volume and fullness to the skin and smoothes out deeper wrinkles. Perlane can plump up the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lines around the corners of the mouth. The results typically last six months to a year.
Restylane and Perlane are from the same manufacturer and quite similar. Restylane can be used to smooth and add volume to facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to plump up the tear troughs or add fullness to thin lips. Results can last up to a year.
Sculptra is made from poly-l-lactic acid and designed to restore fullness and volume for a more youthful looking face. It is suitable for use in the cheeks, temples, along the jawline and on marionette lines and on smile lines. The results can last for up to two years.
Kybella is the newest facial injectable to be approved by the FDA. It has a unique goal: to eliminate excess fat underneath the chin, otherwise known as a “double chin.” Once injected into the fat, the deoxycholic acid-based product destroys the fat cells. The cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal results. Once the desired outcomes are achieved, the results are permanent.
Learn More about Cosmetic Injectables
For more information about any of the injectables we offer, or to schedule a treatment appointment with Dr. Raj and our staff, please call us today at (440) 808-8030.