Erasing Facial Lines and Wrinkles with Injectable Rejuvenation Treatments from Our San Francisco Surgeon
We all get older; it’s a fact of life. But, you can fight the facial lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging through various types of injectable facial rejuvenation treatments.
At the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice of Dr. Kenneth Bermudez in San Francisco, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and collagen treatments are just a few of the many options you have for effective and beautiful facial rejuvenation. With these injectable treatments and others, such as Restylane® and fat injections, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced and areas such as the lips, forehead, and cheeks can be enhanced for a more sensual, contoured aesthetic.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Fat Injections
Paralyze the Aging Process with BOTOX® Cosmetic
To help you combat the appearance of frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging on the face, Dr. Bermudez offers BOTOX® Cosmetic, one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world.
Muscle contracture in certain areas of the face causes lines and wrinkles to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that temporarily paralyzes these muscles, effectively stopping them from contracting. By paralyzing the muscles, you will reduce the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
The entire BOTOX® procedure typically only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. After you and Dr. Bermudez decide on which area to target to provide optimal results for your facial rejuvenation, the procedure can be performed in a quick visit (even during your lunch hour).
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can be an excellent alternative for patients who desire facial rejuvenation without undergoing more invasive plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift.
Results and Benefits of BOTOX® Injections
One of the chief benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that the results are often noticeable within two to five days of treatment. Results typically last from three to six months, and the injections can be repeated to maintain the effects. Patient satisfaction with the results of BOTOX® injections is very high. BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth out signs of aging and stress in your face quickly and effectively, and has been one of the most frequently requested cosmetic treatments for the last decade.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation
San Francisco cosmetic surgeon Kenneth Bermudez, M.D. will discuss the procedure with you in detail during your initial BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation at our facility.
To learn more about treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule an appointment for BOTOX® injections, contact our Bay Area cosmetic surgery office today.
Dysport®: Effective Alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic
For years, when it came to paralyzing wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic was the only treatment available. Now you have another option to fight facial lines and wrinkles: Dysport®. Originally used outside of the United States to treat neurological disorders, Dysport® has been approved by the U.S. F.D.A. (Food and Drug Administration) to treat wrinkles.
Dysport® and its results are so similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic that it has been referred to as the injectable treatment’s twin or first cousin.
Why choose Dysport® over BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Although BOTOX® Cosmetic shows results within days, some studies indicate that Dysport® may visibly reduce wrinkles in as little as 24 hours. Also, Initial studies seem to indicate that the results from Dysport® injections may last longer than BOTOX® results. While BOTOX® Cosmetic results may last up to six months, early indicators suggest that Dysport® results may last as long as a year.
Also, over time, some patients develop antibodies to BOTOX® Cosmetic, making the injections less effective. To help you combat this, you can switch to Dysport® to see the results you used to see with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Cost of Dysport® Treatment
Cost is another factor in the growing popularity of Dysport®. The new facial rejuvenation injectable costs about one third of the price of BOTOX® injections. However, it is not necessarily the money saver some may think. The new treatment tends to be about only one third as potent as BOTOX® Cosmetic, so three times the number of treatments is needed, making the treatment price about the same.
In order to give you more options, Dr. Bermudez offers both Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic at his San Francisco practice. During your initial facial rejuvenation consultation at our facility, Dr. Bermudez will discuss the differences between the two treatments and help you to decide which will be more beneficial for you.
To learn more about Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule your initial consultation, contact our San Francisco cosmetic surgery office today.
Moving Fat to Where It’s Useful with Fat Injections
Usually when you think about fat and cosmetic surgery, you think about removing fat, not putting it into your body. However, when it comes to fat injections for facial rejuvenation at our San Francisco practice, we do both.
Fat injections are a remarkable way of augmenting the lips and/or filling in facial lines and wrinkles by using a substance from your own body. In the procedure, fat cells are taken from one area of your body and injected into targeted areas on the face. Since the fat is from your own body, there is no possibility of an allergic reaction.
Fat Injection Results
Results are typically long lasting, and repeat injections can help maintain results for as long as you desire. Fat injections are a wonderful alternative to dermal fillers that are animal-protein based, and they provide effective results for patients wishing to add contour to facial features or reduce the signs of aging on facial skin.
To learn more about lip augmentation and other facial rejuvenation treatments with fat injections, contact our skilled San Francisco cosmetic surgeon today.
Erasing Wrinkles and Crow’s Feet with Collagen Injections
Wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, and acne scars can all detract from the overall beauty of your face. You can combat these signs of aging with collagen injections.
The collagen treatments available at our San Francisco practice can help treat the effects of aging on facial skin and other minor facial imperfections. Collagen is also useful for lip augmentation to provide new contours to the lips, which can give the face an entirely new aesthetic.
The most common type of collagen used in this treatment is bovine, which requires an allergy test before treatment. However, there are human-based collagen treatments available that provide a minimized risk of an allergic reaction.
During the procedure, which is performed in much the same way as a BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® treatments, collagen is injected in targeted areas of the face. Collagen treatments typically take about 30 to 60 minutes, with full results apparent within two days after the injections.
Collagen Treatment Results
The results of collagen treatments can last from six weeks to six months depending on the type of collagen being used. Although collagen injections do not provide permanent results, you can maintain the effect with follow-up treatments. Collagen injections can help you achieve fairly quick facial rejuvenation or aesthetic improvement without invasive surgery. Recovery time is negligible, and there is little pain associated with the procedure.
Please contact our cosmetic surgery office to schedule a collagen consultation with our qualified San Francisco physician.
Restoring Youthful Appearance with Restylane®
Restylane® injections are another option at our San Francisco office if you are seeking facial rejuvenation without invasive procedures.
Restylane®, made of a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in a variety of facial areas, including the cheeks, forehead, chin, and around the mouth. This dermal filler can also be used to add volume to the lips, plumping them up for a more sensual, youthful aesthetic.
Similar to other injectable facial rejuvenation treatments at our Bay Area cosmetic surgery practice, Restylane® treatments typically take about 30 minutes, and there is no extended recovery time, which means you can resume your normal daily routine immediately.
Results of a Restylane® treatment generally last about six months, and, in many cases, may last a year. Follow-up injections can help maintain results. Restylane® can be an effective facial rejuvenation treatment on its own, or it can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments for a more complete cosmetic makeover.
Schedule an Injectable Facial Rejuvenation Treatment at Our Bay Area Office
With numerous injectable facial rejuvenation treatments available at our San Francisco cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport™, and fat injections, you can choose the option that best meets your needs. Using his expertise, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will help you with this decision. Schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Bermudez today.