After many years of making the same facial expressions, horizontal and vertical wrinkles and lines can form in the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. That’s why the first signs of aging are typically discovered in frown lines, laugh lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet.
The Aesthetic Center offers a range of cosmetic injection options to address specific problem areas:
Botox and Dysport
These cosmetic injections use a very dilute, purified form of the toxin derived from botulinum bacteria.
It works by immobilizing the muscles people use when they frown or squint. The area treated appears relaxed and smooth, with a dramatic reduction in facial wrinkles. The treatment takes a few minutes and causes very little discomfort with no recovery time. After a consultation, Dr. Crawford will determine which of these two options will provide the best results.
The first and only, FDA-approved, injectable treatment that safely and effectively reduces and improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin without surgery. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once injected into the area, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, which are then eliminated naturally by the body.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Crawford performs a careful examination of the area and develops a customized treatment plan to address the anatomic needs and goals of the patient. Treatment requires multiple sessions – anywhere from two to six – scheduled about a month apart.
The injection process takes about 20 minutes. Afterward, there is no down time; patients can return to normal activities. Results should begin to be noticeable within a few weeks, with the final outcome apparent after a few months.
“Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, so the results of Kybella are permanent,” says Dr. Crawford. “It is very exciting to have a minimally-invasive way to contour a double chin or fatty neck with no surgery, no downtime and relatively little discomfort.
There are several cosmetic filler injectables available today to help restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Fillers are used to create volume and shape, plumping the lips and smoothing out skin wrinkles, lines and scars. Certain filler materials work better for plumping lips and others work best for filling in wrinkles around the mouth. At the Aesthetic Center, Dr. Crawford evaluates each patient and their specific needs before deciding which filler will work best for their area of concern.
When used appropriately, fillers provide very natural-looking results than in the past. These treatments are also convenient. No skin testing is required, the injections take just minutes, results are visible immediately and can last nine months or more.
The filler products we offer include:
- Perlane –L