Improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles with Botox® or Dysport®. These products are purified forms of botulinum toxin A that work by blocking the nerves that contract facial muscles. They work temporarily (on average 3 months) to smooth crow’s feet and frown lines on the brow.
Everyone’s skin ages differently. You can look as ageless as you feel. The doctors at the Center for Anti-Aging & Weight Loss help people throughout the San Ramon Valley feel comfortable and informed, beginning with a consultation to customize your cosmetic treatment plan. It’s how we help people in Danville, San Francisco and Oakland achieve the natural-looking results they want.
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. Prescription Botox and Dysport injections both reduce muscle activity, temporarily preventing the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. You see natural-looking results that last up to four months. Untreated muscles still operate normally—your overall ability to form facial expressions remains intact, so you’ll still be able to face the world with a smile.
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport and Botox block the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Treatments generally take just 10 to 20 minutes, although treatment times can vary from person to person.
Neurotoxin treatments such as Botox and Dysport are proven safe and effective. The most common side effects of neurotoxin treatments are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation and nausea. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments.
See the difference that Botox and Dysport can make for your appearance. Contact the Center for Anti-Aging & Weight Loss today to schedule an appointment!
If you would like to plump lips or fill folds, we may suggest one of our filler products such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and Perlane®. Fillers can instantly add volume and fullness to lips while eliminating fine vertical lines. They also immediately soften facial folds around the mouth and chin area. The Center for Anti-Aging & Weight Loss provides facial filler treatments like Restylane, Juvéderm and more to patients throughout Danville and the San Ramon Valley, as well as San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay Area.
Restylane and Perlane visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and can add fullness to your lips. Using a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restalyne is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced fillers. In addition, the Restylane family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.
The Restylane family of products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines); the area just below the nose and above the upper lip; the corners of the mouth; and marionette lines—the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline.
Juvéderm Voluma™ XC is the hottest filler product on the market and is FDA-cleared to instantly add volume and contour to the cheek area. Juvéderm Voluma XC enhances the cheekbones, making them appear higher and fuller, which is a visible sign of youthfulness, and creates the widening of the cheeks' zygomatic bones and allows the natural diagonal decline inward to the chin area, removing the hollowing effect of aging in the face.
Juvéderm XC instantly smooths away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Juvéderm XC uses a fine needle to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly. In addition, Juvéderm XC uses Hylacross™ technology for a smooth-gel structure that holds up over time, making it the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler to continue to deliver results for up to one year with only one treatment.
Results typically last 9 months or more with full correction. Contact us today to learn whether these treatments are right for you!
Many men and women have some amount of submental fullness—better known as a “double chin”—and sometimes no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of it. If you want to improve your profile and reduce the fat below your chin quickly, the Kybella™ treatment could be your solution!
Kybella is the only injectable treatment approved by the FDA to help improve the appearance of a double chin in adults. Using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a natural compound made by the liver, Kybella treatments help to break down fats.
Treatments are fast and typically take about 15 minutes. During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject multiple tiny doses of deoxycholic acid into the skin. An average of 15-20 injections are usually needed, though some patients may require more. The number of required sessions is also dependent upon the patient, though most patients see results after 2-4 treatments.
It can take a few days for Kybella to be fully absorbed, but there is no downtime—you can immediately resume all normal activities! The effects are long-lasting, too, and can last several years, depending on your lifestyle.