Abraham Medical Cosmetics works in both the general health and cosmetic realms of medical care. Because we’re focused on providing overall harmony between the mind, body, and soul, we understand the importance that overall health as well as physical beauty can play in making a patient feel healthy in every aspect. This is why, along with our family medicine practice, we also offer cosmetic skin treatments.
One of the most popular cosmetic services we offer is facial injectables. As we age, our bodies often do not mirror the vigor for life that we may still possess facial skin loses elasticity as collagen degrades with the effects of time, gravity, and sun exposure. Fortunately, dermal fillers like Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® can help patients combat the signs of aging and look as good as they feel.
Botox® and Dysport® work to relax the muscles that can cause wrinkles and fine lines. Made from different strains of purified Botulinum, these two injectables smooth wrinkles and temporarily prevent further demarcations by blocking the transmitter from traveling from the nerves to the muscles that contribute to a wrinkle-inducing expression. By disallowing the transmitter, the muscle contractions between the eyebrows and along the forehead are softened and the wrinkles are smoothed. Most often performed for forehead lines and brow furrows, Botox® and Dysport® can also be used for crow’s feet and frown lines that show up between the eyes. The FDA has also approved the use of Botox® to curb excessive sweating and for the treatment of migraine headaches.
Restylane® is a facial filler that helps restore volume to areas of the face that have thinned over time. Along with a decrease in the elasticity of our skin as we age, areas that were once full and youthful can often deflate taking away the plumpness associated with healthy skin. Restylane® can refill wrinkles as well as the areas of lost volume that may cause wrinkles including around the eyes for crow’s feet, around the mouth for marionette lines and drooping mouth corners, as well as in the hands to combat the thinning skin that gives away age. Because it is a filler product made from the naturally occurring non-animal hyaluronic acid, Restylane® can also be used to sculpt and plump the lips and cheeks for added volume and fullness.
Radiesse® is similar to Restylane® in that it is meant to restore areas of lost volume and smooth wrinkles. Radiesse® contains calcium hydroxylapatatite in hyaluronic gel, which means that while it contains the same acid as Restylane®, it also holds the added benefit of helping the skin to create more of the elasticity-building protein collagen on its own. It can be used around the mouth for marionette lines, around the nose, and for lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Radiesse® can also be used to help refill depressed scars with results lasting up to a year.
Facial fillers and dermal injectables like these are excellent solutions for patients who do not want to partake in more invasive procedures like plastic surgery, but would like to eliminate signs of aging like wrinkles and lost volume.
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