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Botox® and injectable fillers are simple, non-surgical treatments that Dr. Batniji performs in his Southern California office in Newport Beach, California. No anesthesia is required, though the skin may first be numbed with a topical application or numbing agent. There is usually little or no downtime following treatment. Botox and injectable fillers typically offer temporary improvement lasting anywhere from three months up to several years depending on the material used. Botox and injectable fillers are able to treat a variety of age-related skin conditions to restore a smoother, more youthful facial appearance. Facial wrinkles and creases can be improved, including laugh lines, smile lines, frown lines and crow's feet, as well as neck bands and sunken areas of the face. Some fillers can also be used to add fullness to the lips and even augment certain facial areas such as the chin. Fillers also make an excellent non-surgical alternative to lower eyelid surgery by temporarily filling in the hollowed region beneath the eyelid for a more youthful and rested appearance.
There are many different types of injectables available including Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra™.
Botox is a purified protein which temporarily halts the activity of muscles responsible for certain facial wrinkles. It is commonly used to treat frown lines located between the brows and crow's feet next to the eyes. It is also effective in treating neck bands. Results generally last three to four months.
Restylane is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid which restores lost volume. It provides a smoother appearance to the facial skin while also improving a variety of facial wrinkles and folds. Results generally last up to six months.
Perlane is another filler comprised of hyaluronic acid which restores lost volume. However, it is distinctive in that it is made up of larger gel particles. This allows Perlane® to be used for the treatment of deeper facial wrinkles and folds. Results may last six months or longer.
Juvederm, also made of hyaluronic acid, restores lost volume to treat facial wrinkles and folds, acne scars and other facial imperfections. Comprised of a smooth gel, it provides a smoother appearance to the skin, with results lasting six months or longer.
Radiesse is made of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres and can be used for facial contouring. It is unique in that it creates a form of lattice beneath the skin onto which your body's own natural collagen grows. Radiesse® is commonly used to treat nasolabial folds and marionette lines and provides a smoother appearance to the skin. Radiesse® can also be used to augment areas of the face like the cheeks, chin and jaw line. Dr. Batniji commonly uses Radiesse® as a non-surgical alternative to the midface lift to elevate the cheek tissues, restore volume to the cheeks, and soften smile lines. The duration of results vary though many patients enjoy improvement for up to one to two years.
Sculptra ™ is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a synthetic material that is biocompatible and biodegradable. It restores volume by stimulating collagen production. Sculptra ™ can improve facial folds and wrinkles, sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations, and other sunken areas. Results may last up to two years, though several treatments may be necessary.
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