A smooth and even complexion is the foundation of a youthful appearance.
Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patronella offers a full array of simple, yet effective non-surgical options that will help you to achieve a younger, fresher appearance with little to no downtime.
For Fresher, Radiant Skin
Cosmetic injectables can be combined to soften lines and enhance facial contours in a method that is sometimes referred to as a “non-surgical facelift” or a “liquid facelift.” Though they can provide a more uplifted facial appearance when used to contour the cheeks, injectables cannot correct sagging skin and tissues and provide the extensive lifting that is achieved with a face lift, eyelid surgery, or a browlift. However, they are effective at reducing fine lines around the eyes and wrinkles that are moderate to severe in depth in other areas of the face.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Injectables
In addition cosmetic injectables can be used to restore youthful contours to the face by adding volume to areas that have become flattened, hollow, or thin as a result of the aging process. Most commonly this include the cheeks, the area under the eyes, and hands that have developed a bony appearance. Recontouring the cheeks in this manner provides the added benefit of giving the face a more lifted look. Many individuals like the lip plumping effect that can be achieved with cosmetic injectables as well.
The effects of cosmetic injectables are temporary, with most lasting anywhere from 6 months to a year, and 4-5 months for BOTOX® and Dysport®. With the hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a longer lasting effect can often be achieved by layering a second treatment six months after the first.
Depending on your needs, we offer a number of cosmetic injectable products:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport
- Sculptra® Aesthetic
Fillers & Injectables
Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport are effective at smoothing out the facial expression lines and creases that result from muscle movement and the passage of time:
- Frown lines between the brows
- Furrows across the forehead
- Fine lines near the corners of the eyes, sometimes referred to as “crow’s feet” or “laugh lines
What causes frown lines and laugh lines?
When you make facial expressions, muscles that lie beneath the surface contract, causing creases or furrows in the skin. As you grow older, skin begin’s to lose its elasticity-the ability to “snap” back into place and still remain smooth, so that the creases become more visible.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® diminish fine lines and brow furrows?
During your treatment, Dr. Patronella or Heidi Fell, RN, will make tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® directly into the muscles that are responsible for the skin creasing. They help these muscles to relax by blocking the release of a chemical that causes them to contract. When administered by an experienced professional, the effects of these injectables will appear natural, allowing you to show facial expression while inhibiting the muscle movement just enough to soften lines.
How long will my results last?
Results vary between individuals, but they typically last anywhere from 3 to 5 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce sweating in the armpits and palms
If you are bothered by excessive sweating in the armpits and palms, a condition known as hyperhidrosis, BOTOX can be used to effectively treat this issue.
BOTOX® / Dysport® to treat Strabisimus and Blepharospasm
The Federal Drug Administration has approved BOTOX® and Dysport® to treat conditions known as strabismus and blepharospasm, or disorders of the facial nerve in patients aged 12 and above.