BOTOX & DYSPORT
What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are treatments that are injected into muscles to temporarily smooth fine lines and wrinkles and also produce a lifting effect in areas like the brows. Botox can be used as corrective and preventative treatment.
How does it work?
Botox® and Dysport are used to block nerve impulses leading to tiny facial muscles, thus relaxing the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion. Tiny amounts of Botox® injected precisely and safely into locations on the face results in the smoothing of lines and creases, and eliminates the tired, unhappy or fatigued look caused by the over-contracting of muscles.
Will I look fake?
Many people are concerned that Botox® will produce a “plastic” or unnatural look, but the opposite is true. At BDA we can personalize your treatments to result in a happy, rested, and rejuvenated appearance. We can alter crow’s feet, give a brow lift, eliminate crinkling under the eyes, reduce fine lines around the mouth and chin, get rid of forehead lines, and raise the corners of the mouth to allow the real you to show through.
Is it safe?
Botox® has an incredibly safe track record. It was originally approved by the FDA in 1989 for therapeutic uses, and was approved in 2002 for the treatment of wrinkles. Bellaire Dermatology Associates has been recognized as a national Botox® training center for expertise in the use of Botox Cosmetic®. After treatment you can resume normal activities immediately.
When will Botox start to work and how long does it last?
On average, patients begin to see their full results in 7-14 days and results typically last from 3 to 4 months.
Botox® Hyperhidrosis Treatment
Botox® is also an excellent remedy for hyperhidrosis, defined as excessive sweating of the face, palms, feet, and under arms. Botox® can be used to markedly reduce the production of sweat in treated areas and the effects can last up to 12 months. BDA is a national Botox® training center and expert in treating this often embarrassing condition.
Botox for Migraines
Botox can also be used to prevent chronic migraines.
What are Fillers?
Juvederm and Restylane are two brands of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers we offer at Bellaire Dermatology. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body. As we age, we lose volume in our skin. This loss of volume leads to either a sagging appearance of the face, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and thin lips. Injectable HA is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and add volume to the face and lips.
What are the side effects?
As with any injectable, there is a chance of swelling and bruising that can last up to two weeks and is considered normal.
How long does it take to see results and how long do they last?
Results are seen immediately after injecting HA fillers and depending on which filler and where it is injected, results last anywhere from 9 to 18 months.
Juvederm Ultra XC - Ultra temporarily adds more fullness and plumps lips. Ultra can also help correct and smooth moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth).
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC - Ultra Plus is a thicker version of Ultra and is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), and marionette lines (lines around the mouth to the jawline).
Juvederm Voluma - Juvederm Voluma is typically injected into the mid-face and provides volume, lift and contour to the cheek area.
Juvederm Vollure - Vollure is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, including around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm Volbella - Volbella is injected into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called "lipstick lines".
Restylane - Restylane is typically used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct
moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth).
Restylane Lyft - Restylane Lyft is a HA filler that temporarily adds volume to the cheeks and hands for a smoother and fuller appearance.
Restylane Refyne - Refyne helps soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). This can help you restore a more natural look to your face while maintaining your facial expressions.
Restylane Defyne - Defyne helps smooth out deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines).
Sculptra - Sculptra is a not an HA filler, it is a collagen stimulator. It doesn't produce immediate results. Instead, it stimulates your own body's collagen production, so results appear gradually over a period of a few months. Patients typically need about three monthly treatments to achieve desired results. It can take 4-6 weeks to see the full results. Sculptra is considered semi-permanent, however, you may still need occasional touch-ups.
Radiesse - Radiesse is another type of filler, it is a collagen stimulator. It stimulates the body’s process of generating collagen and encourages growth, for a more refreshed appearance and is used in both the face and hands.
Bellafill - Bellafill is a semi-permanent filler is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to fill out pitted acne scars.