Botox® and Dysport®
Excitement, sadness, anger and laughter – your face shows every emotion. Unfortunately, a lifetime of these emotions leads to wrinkles such as crows feet, laugh lines or horizontal forehead lines which can make you look older and less refreshed.
Botox and Dysport are injectable medications used to minimize the appearance of and to prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox and Dysport work by temporarily blocking nerve receptors in the muscles that contribute to wrinkling. Both injectables are FDA approved to aesthetically treat frown lines between the eyebrows and is also used “off-label” for treating crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, bunny lines and even skin bands on the neck. Generally, results from Botox and Dysport last for three to six months depending on the patient and the area that is treated.
Both Botox and Dysport are performed in the clinic and typically take 15-30 minutes with little to no downtime. Results are not seen immediately, but gradually take effect over a 2 to 5 day period.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we offer premier services in Palo Alto, CA. All injections are performed by Dr. David Boudreault or our Nurse Practitioner, Molly. If you feel as though you might benefit from Botox or Dysport, call to schedule an appointment at our convenient Palo Alto location.
Juvederm® and Restylane®
Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made of synthetic hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that also occurs naturally in the body. These fillers are used on the face, lips, neck and hands to add volume, enhance contouring or diminish wrinkles.The popularity of dermal fillers is spreading widely as results are immediate, risks are minimal and the recovery time is short.
This 30 minute procedure is performed in the clinic with local anesthetic (numbing medicine). Patients should expect some swelling and bruising afterwards.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we offer premier dermal filler services in Palo Alto, CA. All injections are performed by Dr. David Boudreault or our Nurse Practitioner, Molly. If you feel as though you might benefit from dermal filler, call to schedule an appointment at our convenient Palo Alto location.
Volbella For Full, Beautiful Lips
Fuller, softer lips are a sign of sensuality and youth – not to mention they’re in high demand! If you weren’t blessed with naturally full lips, there’s a way to achieve the subtle enhancement without looking like you’ve “had your lips done:”
This new dermal filler is approved by the FDA to enhance the volume and shape of lips. Volbella can also be used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the lips (commonly known as “smoker’s lines”). The reason why Volbella achieves such natural-looking results can be attributed to Juvederm’s proprietary Vycross technology. This special formula mixes with the hyaluronic acid solution to create a gel that’s smoother, more viscous, and similar to the feel of natural lips.
The results of Juvederm Volbella can last for up to twelve months, making this a great solution for clients who want slightly fuller lips without the hassle.
A Juvederm Volbella session takes about 15 to 20 minutes to administer. The injection tip allows for greater control and contouring, providing the highly specific results you need for natural, fuller lips.
There’s no downtime associated with the procedure. Slight swelling or brusing may occur; this side effect usually disappears within a week.
Contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto, CA for an evaluation to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for Juvederm Volbella. Call 650.433.8621 today to book an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault.