FILLERS AND INJECTABLES
Also called neuromodulators, are products comprised of natural purified protein. The protein is injected in very small doses into exact areas in the muscles of the face that are known for causing lines and wrinkles. They may be used in areas such as crow’s feet, forehead, brow furrows (11 lines), and smile lines. This protein works by relaxing the muscles, resulting in smoother skin. It can also be used to reduce TMJ and some types of headaches. Injections placed in the underarm region can reduces excessive sweating.
At Elite Body and Med Spa we offer both BOTOX® and Dysport®. Result may vary but typically last anywhere from 3-4 months. This is a minimally invasive treatment with little to no down time; some localized redness and swelling may be seen at the injection sites but should resolve within hours of treatment. Bruising can occur as well.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers
Dermal fillers are facial injection treatments used to improve the appearance of wrinkles while restoring volume of the face. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. As we age we start to lose HA, which can increase the appearance of lines and wrinkles. HA also improves hydration, volume, and elasticity. Depending on the filler, results can last 6-18 months. At Elite we offer:
Lips and lower Face
– Juvederm Volbella XC
used for subtle volume in the lips and to soften perioral lines.
-Juvederm Ultra XC
can be used for individuals who are looking for a more “plumped” lip.
used for natural looking volume, hydration, and flexible movement.
-Juvederm Vollure XC
great for correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds.
For cheek lift or elevating facial features
-Juvederm Voluma XC
FDA approved for use in the mid face, and chin augmentation.
great for elevation and augmentation of the cheeks to help contour the face. Results can last up to 1 year.
Before your injection service is scheduled
You and your provider will meet to discuss your goals. A full health history will be taken to assess if you are a good candidate. If you are on any blood thinners, fish oils, baby aspirin or other products that can increase the risk of bruising your provider will discuss best approach to minimize this concern. Approximate cost and amount of product needed to meet your goal will be discussed.
On the day of your injection service
Your skin should be clean, if you have any infection, this will need to be treated before you can receive an injection service. If you are wearing make-up we will clean the area before we begin. Topical anesthetic or an ice roller may be applied to your skin pre or post treatment to ensure your comfort and reduce the chance of bruising and swelling.
Treatment-related side effects
The most common treatment related side effects of injectable products include mild swelling at the injection site, redness, tenderness, itching and bruising. For a full list of possible risks please review our consent form. NOTE these products should not be used in patients with previous hypersensitivity to lidocaine or other local anesthetics.