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Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers
The facial rejuvenation treatments at our Birmingham, Alabama practice include a wide range of Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin products that soften frown lines, remove wrinkles and restore volume to the skin with simple, minimally-invasive procedures.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
The cosmetic form of Botulinum Toxin is a purified protein that is injected into muscles in the face. Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract, lessening the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. Our Birmingham, Alabama physicians use botulinum toxin products BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin to rejuvenate your face by temporarily reducing or eliminating frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet and neck bands.
Dermal Fillers (Soft Tissue Fillers)
Dermal Fillers are used to diminish facial wrinkles and restore lost skin volume with a simple "lunchtime" procedure at our Greystone Cosmetic Center location. We use Bellafill, Belotero Balance, Hylaform, Juvéderm, Prevelle Silk, Radiesse and Restylane to plump lines and wrinkles, moisturize the skin and stimulate collagen production. The professionals at Hedden Plastic Surgery will help you decide which of these popular dermal fillers will best meet your facial rejuvenation goals.
Injectable Treatment for Chin Fat
KYBELLA is a new, FDA-approved injectable treatment for men and women who want to get rid of their double chin, or "submental fullness."
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medication proven to be effective in temporarily improving the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. A purified protein that is approved by the FDA, BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the facial muscles by blocking the chemicals that cause them to contract. Treatments with Botox are quick and minimally-invasive, requiring only a few tiny injections. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes and you may resume normal activity immediately.
BOTOX Cosmetic Cost: $250 per site
Dysport is FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows and to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain resulting from cervical dystonia in adults. Made from the same active ingredient as Botox (botulinum toxin Type A), Dysport® temporarily reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by restricting muscle actions that cause creases and frown lines. Using Dysport to relaxing the muscles you use to frown can restore a smoother, more youthful expression to your face.
Dysport Cost: $250 per site
Repeated contractions of the muscles in your forehead can cause persistent frown lines as the skin begins to lose elasticity with age. Xeomin, which contains botulinum toxin type A, acts on nerve endings and muscles to prevent the muscle fibers from contracting. Xeomin® is approved by the FDA to treat moderate-to-severe glabellar lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows.
Bellafill is FDA-approved for the correction of smile lines. This unique injectable filler consists of bovine collagen and biocompatible microspheres that are not resorbed by the body. While results with Bellafill® are visible with the very first treatment, Bellafill's microspheres and the collagen they attract work to strengthen the layers of your skin by forming a natural support system. The result is lasting improvement as the area is supported and volumized by your own natural collagen.
Belotero Balance Dermal Filler is designed to integrate into your skin and mold to the distinct contours of your face. Belotero Balance® is FDA-approved for use in the treatment of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, working to soften lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth with results that are smooth and natural. Results with Belotero at our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic surgery practice are immediate and lasted about 6 months or more in a clinical study.
Hylaform is a cosmetic dermal filler that is made from a highly purified form of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the skin. With a series of light injections, Hylaform® can be used to fill lines between the nose and mouth, small lines above the lip, frown lines between the eyes and to minimize creases that turn down the corners of the mouth. Treatment and recovery with Hylaform can take as little as an hour and the results are immediate and natural-looking.
Juvéderm XC is a smooth consistency injectable gel used to instantly restore the skin's volume. Juvéderm® XC is proven to be effective for smoothing moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, and is the only hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA to last up to a year. Two formulations — Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC — are available for flexibility in meeting the needs of each patient.
Juvéderm Voluma XC injectable gel is the first filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21. Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment, Juvéderm Voluma® XC temporarily reverses the signs of aging with a subtle lift that's instant and long-lasting.
Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid filler designed with your comfort in mind. Prevelle® Silk contains a small quantity of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) to provide pain relief at the injection site. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body that which moisturizes and cushions the skin. Prevelle Silk is injected into facial skin, using a very fine needle, to plump the skin to smooth away moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds (for example, areas around the nose and the mouth).
Radiesse is a calcium-based dermal filler that diminishes folds and wrinkles by adding volume to the skin and stimulating the production of collagen. Radiesse® works immediately to smooth out wrinkles with long-lasting results that many patients are happy to see last a year or more. FDA-approved for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, Radiesse is a simple and convenient treatment that can be performed during a typical lunch hour.
Products in the Restylane Family add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate-to-severe facial folds and wrinkles, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21.
Restylane smooths away wrinkles with immediate results by adding volume to the skin. This clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid is specifically formulated to act like the hyaluronic acid in your body.
Restylane Silk is a unique formulation of hyaluronic acid that is silky smooth. Used to subtly enhance the lips and treat the lines around the mouth, you can expect precise shape and definition with Restylane Silk.
With Restylane Lyft, you can bring your beauty to life. This FDA-approved filler is a safe and highly effective facial filler that addresses the signs of aging for long-lasting results for cheeks and age lines.
Kybella Chin Fat Treatment
Say goodbye to your double chin with Kybella, a game-changing injectable treatment. Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat stubborn under-the-chin fat. When injected, Kybella destroys fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured.
Call 205-980-1744 today to schedule your complimentary consultation and let Dr. William Hedden tailor a customized treatment plan for you.
To find out more facial rejuvenation with injectable Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxin, please contact our cosmetic surgeons in Birmingham, Alabama today.