Injectables Frequently Asked Questions
These injectables are appropriate for active lines or age-associated wrinkles that are just starting to appear. These compounds temporarily weaken or paralyze the muscle that is causing the wrinkle.
Injectable fillers are useful for treatment of established wrinkles or larger lines of facial aging (such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines). Fillers can also restore volume to the face and can add structure as well. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, injectable fillers can smooth fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines, augment soft tissues (such as the lips), or even effectively augment facial bone structure.
Jaw slimming with Botulinum therapy is a non-invasive procedure that is gaining in popularity. Botox is used to slim down the jawline by reducing the volume of the chewing muscle known as the masseter. The Botox acts to cause a ‘thinning’ of the muscle, or atrophy of the chewing muscle or masseter.
Keloids are a special type of skin lesion in which normal skin healing is disrupted and the scar continues to grow. These lesions can often be seen after ear piercing, or after skin injury to the shoulder, chest, or back. Keloids can be removed surgically, and then generally a steroid injection is performed to minimize the chance of recurrence.