San Diego / La Jolla Botox, Dysport and Dermal Fillers
Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery
The doctors at the Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery offer San Diego cosmetic surgery patients an array of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment options, including Botox and facial fillers that address a wide range of facial aesthetic concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of facial volume and more. All treatments are performed by the doctors themselves. To learn about Botox and Dysport injections as well as dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and Radiesse, please read below.
Botox is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrows (glabella lines) and around the eyes. When injected under the skin, it disrupts muscle contractions responsible for the formation of facial wrinkles. Botox results become evident within one week and typically last about three months. Botox has a long track record of safety.
Dysport, a newer alternative to Botox, is made from the same bacterium as Botox but requires different preparation and dosing. Dysport is an effective anti-aging treatment that specifically addresses the same areas as Botox. Dysport results become evident within a few days following treatment, and the results typically last about three months.
Restylane is a dermal filler that is used to fill in facial wrinkles and lines. Drs. Umansky often recommend Restylane to patients who want to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (the vertical lines at the corners of the mouth) and vertical lip lines. Restylane is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in the body. Once injected, it restores facial volume, thereby filling in unsightly facial lines and wrinkles. The aesthetic results of Restylane may last up to six months.
Juvederm, much like Restylane, is also a hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler that improves facial volume and fills in facial wrinkles and lines. Drs. Umansky use Juvederm to address a range of facial aesthetic concerns similar to those addressed by Restylane. Juvederm is a little softer than Restylane and works well to augment lip fullness. Juvederm results usually last about six months.
Perlane is manufactured by Medicis Aesthetics, the same company that makes Restylane. It is another type of hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler that restores facial volume and fills in facial wrinkles and depressions. Perlane is slightly thicker than Restylane and is therefore often used on patients who require a more aggressive treatment to fill in deep facial lines.
Radiesse is a made of calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel. When injected under the skin, Radiesse restores facial volume and fills in deeper facial wrinkles and lines. Radiesse is often recommended for patients who want to fill in nasolabial lines or add fullness to their cheeks.
Sculptra dermal filler is an excellent treatment option for patients who wish to restore facial volume. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, which is derived from fruit acid, a harmless substance easily absorbed by the human body. Unlike other types of dermal fillers, Sculptra requires more than one treatment session administered at four-to-six-week intervals. The results appear gradually over a period of several months, but may last up to two years.
With several treatment options and injectables available today, it can be challenging for patients to make an educated decision on which procedure is best for them. Drs. Umansky and their staff have years of experience helping patients choose the best treatments that lead to natural aesthetic results. In addition to facial rejuvenation injectables and dermal fillers, Drs. Umansky offer a variety of non-invasive anti-aging skin care treatments and skin care products.
To learn more about Botox, Dysport or dermal fillers in San Diego and schedule a consultation with Dr. William Umansky or Dr. Jeffrey Umansky, please contact the Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery today.
Drs. Umansky are leading San Diego / La Jolla facelift and rhinoplasty surgeons who are also skilled body sculpting providers. They have helped numerous liposuction, San Diego tummy tuck and breast augmentation San Diego patients achieve outstanding surgical outcomes.