We offer Botox, Juvederm™ and other facial rejuvenation therapies to cosmetic dermatology patients throughout the area. Injectable products offer our facial rejuvenation patients an attractive combination of safety, convenience, and aesthetically pleasing, remarkably natural results.
With dermal fillers and other Injectables, you can reverse the visible effects of aging symptoms and restore the natural, ageless beauty of your face.
Botox Cosmetic Injections
At Torrey Pines Dermatology, Botox Cosmetic injections are among the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments available. A diluted solution based on the botulinum-A toxin, Botox Cosmetic injections are completely safe and has been approved by the FDA for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. Botox Cosmetic injections relax the facial muscles that are responsible for stubborn wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and elsewhere on the face. When these muscles relax, the skin becomes smoother, and wrinkles fade or disappear entirely.
The Botox Cosmetic treatment process is quick, convenient, safe, and essentially painless. Your skin care professional will inject precise amounts of the product into the muscles that require treatment. The injection process takes only a few minutes, after which patients can return to their normal activities immediately. As the injections take effect over the next week, the facial muscles will relax, smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines to produce a more youthful appearance that will last for up to six months.
Possible results with Botox Cosmetic treatments are noticeable but subtle. Unlike patients who undergo a full facelift or other surgical procedures, Botox Cosmetic patients will not appear dramatically different after treatment. They will look rested and with the youth and vitality that is associated with smoother, more even skin. Patients at Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla, serving San Diego, are frequently amazed by the facial rejuvenation results Botox Cosmetic, Restylane and other convenient injectable products help them achieve.
Dysport®: A Safe and Convenient Wrinkle Treatment
Are you suffering from facial wrinkles that are aging your appearance? Are you interested in injectables but nervous about the procedure? If so, you’ll be happy to learn about Dysport®, an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles of the face. It specifically aims to provide temporary improvement for frown lines and crow’s feet, but can be used for other indications in some cases. Contact Torrey Pines Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if this injectable treatment is right for you!
How Does Dysport® Work?
The effectiveness of this treatment is based on its ability to deactivate the nerves that control facial expressions. It involves a very precise injection into the facial muscles so that only the muscles and nerves that are contributing to wrinkles are affected. Much like the more well-known Botox®, its active ingredient is botulinum type A, a molecule which is responsible for temporarily blocking facial nerve signals. When these nerves are deactivated, the facial wrinkles will begin to relax. This creates a smoother appearance on the surface of the skin without any surgery or downtime.
Like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, Jeuveau is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows — technically called the glabellar lines, but often referred to as the “11s.” (Off-label, wrinkle relaxers are also used to treat other areas, like crow’s feet around the eyes and smile lines.) Like Botox, Jeuveau has a molecular weight of 900 kDa, but they’re produced in different facilities and are derived from different strains of the same toxin.
Juvederm Ultra / Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are breakthrough products in the non-animal based fillers known as hyaluronic acid. These FDA approved products have an especially smooth consistency and are used to plump the lips and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. You’ll get a smooth, natural look and feel that holds up over time; so everyone will notice but no one will know!
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are known to last up to 1 year. At Torrey Pines Dermatology, your cosmetic provider can determine the right area of treatment and the proper type of Juvederm to use for your skin care needs.
Juvederm Volbella® is a cutting-edge new lip augmentation procedure used to add fullness and definition to the lips. It can also be used to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles near the mouth. The results of a single treatment session last up to one year without the need for downtime or discomfort.
Juvederm Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma® has a thicker consistency with larger spherules, which gives it unique lifting properties. It is especially useful in the mid-face and greatly improves the appearance of nasolabial folds and cheeks.
Juvéderm Vollure XC
Vollure XC® is an injectable filler that is designed to smooth moderate to severe nasolabial folds, or deeper creases around the nose and mouth. Like all Juvéderm products, Vollure XC is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Clinical studies indicate Vollure™ XC will provide correction for up to 18 months.
Restylane treatments are used to fill in wrinkles and lines, making the patient’s skin appear smoother, healthier and more beautiful. The active ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the body. Restylane is synthesized in a laboratory, making it safer than animal-based dermal fillers, like collagen, that sometimes cause allergic reactions.
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, Restylane injections take no more than 30 min to perform. After a series of Restylane injections in the appropriate places, the procedure is complete. Patients are free to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Like many other dermal filler options available at our San Diego-area clinic in La Jolla, Restylane acts in two ways to produce longer-lasting facial rejuvenation than is possible with less advanced alternatives. Restylane fills in wrinkles for several months before breaking down. As the product is absorbed by the body, it stimulates the production of collagen fibers in the skin that are responsible for texture and elasticity. These added fibers will produce impressive results that typically last for many months and look completely natural.
Sculptra is a dermal filler containing polylactic acid. This synthetic substance carries no risk of allergic reaction, making nearly everyone eligible to undergo treatment. Facial collagen loss is a key factor in an aging appearance. Collagen acts as a support structure for your skin provides overall volume and gives shape to your face. Traditional dermal fillers only address wrinkles, lines and folds. Sculptra replenishes lost volume by gradually stimulating the growth of your own natural collagen to treat the underlying causes of facial aging giving subtle but significant results. Also known as the “liquid facelift”, it is a non-invasive alternative to surgery. A typical treatment is a series of three injections spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
What Makes Getting a Filler Different at TPD?
The experience-level of your provider is of utmost importance when choosing to do a filler. Our providers have been doing cosmetic filler procedures for decades and have developed an eye for creating perfect proportions in the face. At TPD we strive to achieve natural, beautiful results and our techniques are extremely gentle and pain free. We use the cannula (a blunt tipped tube attached to the filler syringe) instead of a needle for virtually every filler procedure making the experience much more comfortable, safe and bruise-free. See Dr. Richards’ video below demonstrating the use of the cannula:
OTHER INJECTABLE PROCEDURES
What is Kybella®?
Composed of Deoxycholic Acid, a chemical naturally used by the body for the absorption of fat, Kybella® is administered through a series of injections into the submental area, with the aim of removing the excess amount of fat cells that cause the double chin. Each individual injection has a typical duration of 15 to 20 minutes. The amount of sessions is dependent on the needs of the specific patient, but it is recommended that they are spaced out at least 8 weeks apart from one another and that a single patient receives no more than six treatments in total.
After an injection of Kybella®, patients typically will be able to return home but should keep in mind that tenderness and swelling of the area can occur and that they should avoid exposure to sun to help keep the side effects to a minimum.
What Makes Kybella® Special?
Kybella® is one of the first treatments of its kind, meant to break down and remove fat cells without any incision into the skin, because of this, the treatment can be a superb option for those who do not qualify for surgery or don’t want it. Avoiding surgery also means that the procedure decreases the amount of downtime needed to recover, which can make it ideal for busy professionals who cannot afford to spend time on bedrest.
After rejuvenating the face, neck, and chest, many patients find their hands to be in need of improvement as well. Here at Torrey Pines Dermatology, we are able to complete your rejuvenation experience with our hand rejuvenation package. Sclerotherapy is the process used to remove large, protruding veins, Active FX Laser Treatment tightens the skin and removes brown spots, and Juvederm™ or Sculptra™ is used to restore volume and youthful fullness to the hands.