Are wrinkles, sagging skin, or hollow features aging you? You don't have to watch idly as your face subjects itself to time. At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Douglas Hendricks offers his Newport Beach Botox and dermal filler patients the best cosmetic injectables to smooth, plump, and rejuvenate skin. Learn how these quick and easy treatments can go to work for you by calling Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center or booking your appointment.
Injectables are an ideal way to smooth wrinkles and plump aging skin with a fast, convenient, minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Hendricks offers these cosmetic injectables because they're so effective at reversing signs of facial aging but take just a few minutes to administer. Each injection works differently, but these treatments are designed to turn back the clock on aging facial skin. They're ideal if you want to get rid of:
At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Hendricks offers a wide range of cosmetic injectables. This way, he can tailor your treatment to your unique face and your specific aesthetic goals. Some of the cosmetic injectables he offers include:
Botox was the first cosmetic injectable to gain widespread acceptance and a broad range of people use it today to keep their appearance refreshed and rejuvenated. Botox is designed to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or the wrinkles you get from repeated facial movements. Botox treats:
Botox is ideal for dynamic wrinkles, but what about the other facial changes that come with aging? If you want to get rid of deep nasolabial folds, sagging or sunken cheeks, thinning lips, or jowls, turn to dermal fillers. Dr. Hendricks offers a variety of these fillers, including hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen fillers, and more. Brand-wise, he was the first doctor in Orange County to offer his patients Juvéderm® Voluma and continues to offer it today. He also offers Restylane®.
Part of the draw of cosmetic injectables is that they're fast and easy. Generally, these appointments take just 30 minutes or less. The physician starts the procedure with a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for non-surgical alternatives such as Botox or facial fillers. After discussing the areas of aesthetic concern, the physician discusses the product that suits your needs best. All questions are answered at the time of the consultation.
If proceeding with injection on the same day, the injectable solution is prepared and placed in a vial. Markings may be made on the face prior to injection, but this is not always necessary. Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Hendricks and his team work hard to ensure you have a pleasant experience as you undergo cosmetic injections. Skillfully, the medicine is injected into the skin. There is very little pain during the procedure, although sensitive areas such as the lips may have a small amount of discomfort during injection.
There is no downtime. You can continue on with your day immediately after your appointment. Many patients come in for Botox injections during their lunch hour and can return to work right away.
Patients enjoy long-lasting correction of common signs of facial aging with both Botox and dermal fillers. The results from your Newport Beach Botox treatment usually last between three to six months.
Similarly, the results from dermal fillers last anywhere from a few months to over a year, depending on the type of filler that is selected and the area of the face that is treated.
Dr. Hendricks will use his expertise to select the appropriate cosmetic injectable for your particular facial aging concern(s) at the appointment after performing a facial assessment. He will then let you know how long the chosen filler results are expected to last.
Dr. Hendricks offers touchup treatments as needed to keep you looking your best. You're not stuck looking older than you feel. If you're interested in reducing your fine lines and wrinkles with Botox Newport Beach aesthetic experts at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center can answer any questions you have and address your concerns during a consultation. Call us today to schedule!
The active ingredient in Botox is Clostridium botulinum type A. Each vial of Botox also contains albumin (a protein made naturally by the human liver) and sodium chloride (salt).
Botox is made by a trusted aesthetic medical company named Allergan that is considered to be one of the most prestigious manufacturers of cosmetic injectables in the world by many physicians.
Botox is FDA approved for temporary correction of vertical frown lines that form between the eyebrows, also known as "11 lines," or "11s," due to their resemblance to the shape of the number eleven. It is customarily used off label for expression lines on the upper third of the face, as well as certain other indications such as the Botox lip flip or bunny lines treatment, in some cases. Botox may also sometimes be used to assist patients that experience chronic, ongoing migraines, as well as hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration).
Both Restylane and Juvederm are composed of hyaluronic acid that is lab-made to resemble the natural hyaluronic acid that is already present in human skin.
Yes. Restylane was first FDA approved in December 2003. There are many types of Restylane that have come along since then, with Restylane Silk being among the most popular. Each of the various products in the Restylane line has its own FDA approval. It also happens to be the first — and only — FDA-approved dermal filler composed of a biodegradable form of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA™).
Restylane is manufactured by Galderma, a trusted leader in aesthetic medical solutions.
Juvederm has been FDA approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines. There are many Juvederm products in the Juvederm line of dermal fillers. These may be approved for deep wrinkles, nonsurgical cheek augmentation, and nonsurgical chin augmentation.
Juvederm is made by the same aesthetic medical company that manufactures Botox, known as Allergan.
Elective cosmetic medical procedures should be avoided by pregnant or lactating women. Patients with an allergy to lidocaine, a liquid anesthetic, should advise the physician of the allergy, as some Restylane and Juvederm products may contain it, while other formulations do not. Patients that have a known allergy to gram-positive bacterial strains should make it known to the physician.
There is a quick pinch upon injection. During Botox patients do not report significant pain. Some formulations may contain lidocaine, which is an anesthetic (a numbing agent) that temporarily relieves injection site pain. The injections do not take long, and there is virtually no pain afterward to speak of.
Common side effects from cosmetic injections may include temporary skin redness, injection site pain, swelling at the injection site, and headaches. Bruising may occur in some cases. These side effects are overall considered a normal response to injections and not a reason to worry. Serious after-effects are rare but possible. You will be advised of risks prior to engaging in the procedure and may be asked to sign a waiver.
The physician may advise you to avoid laying down, rubbing the treated area of skin, taking NSAID pain medications, and strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment. Other than that, you may proceed with most daily activities immediately after the appointment.