Sometimes known as a rhytide, a Wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin or on fabric. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.
3D Revitalize Therapy from Cutera – LimeLight (IPL) – Laser Genesis (LCR) – Titan
Every person ages at a different rate and in different ways. Some develop redness, age or sun spots. Others have fine lines or wrinkles. You may have one, two or all of these conditions. Cutera’s 3D Revitalize Therapy takes a three-tiered approach to revitalizing your appearance for all of these conditions.
1. LimeLight is a light-based procedure which addresses problems right at the skin’s surface – redness, mottled complexions, freckles and sun damage.
2. Laser Genesis has been proven to stimulate new collagen for improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Titan uses infrared light to heat tissue in the deep dermis.
It’s common to be bothered when early signs of aging appear here and there on your face. You might have noticed vertical “frown lines” between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead creases, or perhaps “crow’s feet” radiating from the corners of your eyes. If the thought of plastic surgery sounds extreme, it’s easy to refresh the look of your face with “just a little something,” BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Our skilled aesthetic professionals have restored a youthful look to the faces of many Southern California women and men with BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. These quick, simple injections can effectively improve your facial wrinkles while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions, an essential part of what keeps you looking like you.
Easy and Effective Treatments
No one is immune to wrinkles. Just squinting in the bright sunlight or concentrating at a board meeting can create facial lines over time. This type of wrinkle, which is created by muscle movement, is called a “dynamic wrinkle” and BOTOX Cosmetic is designed to target the cause. It is not a dermal filler like Radiesse® or JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel; instead, BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles every time they contract. Within a few days of treatment, targeted wrinkles begin to fade leaving skin looking smoother and more youthful.
When our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients visit us for BOTOX Cosmetic treatments they don’t have to invest hours for treatment or days for recovery. You can enhance your appearance with a quick office visit and no required downtime. We inject BOTOX Cosmetic into specific facial muscles, often close to the targeted wrinkles, using a fine needle. There is minimal pain that many patients describe as a pinprick or bug bite sensation. Improvements usually last between 3 to 6 months, and can often be maintained with periodic touch up treatments.
During your consultation, you can find out if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you. Results can often be improved by combining BOTOX Cosmetic with one of our modern dermal fillers. Patients who have more advanced wrinkling or lack skin elasticity might be better suited for a facial sculpting procedure such as brow lift or face lift to achieve the improvements they desire. We will thoroughly explain all of your available options and help you choose the procedure that is best suited to your cosmetic goals.
Now there’s a new way to treat frown lines and other dynamic wrinkles in Los Angeles: Dysport®. Made with the same purified protein as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is an exciting injectable alternative that’s been cleared by the FDA. If you’ve been considering BOTOX or another treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, maybe it’s time to try Dysport.
A BOTOX® Alternative – Dysport
Dysport differs from BOTOX Cosmetic treatments in several key ways:
- Dysport tends to spread further from the injection site than BOTOX, making it better suited for treating larger areas.
- Results of Dysport treatments are usually visible sooner than results from BOTOX. Dysport results should begin to be visible after 1 or 2 days, while initial BOTOX results usually take 3 to 5 days.
But how do these innovative wrinkle treatments work? First, it’s important to understand that they treat specific facial lines called “dynamic wrinkles.” Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by the repeated movement of facial muscles over time. Dysport and BOTOX work by relaxing facial muscles, allowing the skin to lie smooth and wrinkle-free.
Treatment with Dysport is a very quick, in-office procedure that causes only minimal discomfort (typically compared to an insect bite). No downtime is required, so you can get back to your usual activities immediately. Results should be visible in 1 to 2 days and will last for up to 6 months. The procedure is easily repeatable, so you can keep your youthful-looking results fresh.
Many people choose to combine their Dysport treatments with dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel. Dermal fillers can add volume to smooth folds and restore youthful facial fullness. Others choose skin resurfacing techniques such as microdermabrasion or chemical peels. If you’re interested in more permanent facial rejuvenation, you may want to consider a surgical procedure such as a face lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery.
Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons serving Southern California, in practice for more than 31 years, Dr. Moser and Dr. Kane specialize in Breast Revision Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tucks, Face Lifts, Rhinoplasty, Liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures of the face, body, breast, mommy makeover, and male procedures.