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.
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.
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 an hour or so to apply. Your facial rejuvenation expert will first apply a topical anesthetic to ensure that the procedure is painless. 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.
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.
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.
Many patients who wish to minimize the appearance of unsightly, easy-to-notice spider veins look to sclerotherapy as a safe, effective treatment option. Each sclerotherapy treatment session consists of injecting a specially formulated fluid solution directly into the targeted veins, causing the veins to harden and gradually fade.
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.