Injectables at The Skin Clinic
The Skin Clinic offers a wide menu of available injectable products to meet your needs. The Skin Clinic proudly offers products from respected manufacturers including Allergan, Galderma (formerly Medicis), and Merz.
Allergan products: BOTOX®, Juvederm® Ultra XC, Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm® Voluma XC.
Galderma products: Dysport®, Restylane-L®, and Restylane® Silk L
Merz products: Xeomin®, Belotero® Balance, Radiesse®, and Radiesse® (+).
Neuromodulators / BOTOX® Dysport® XEOMIN®
BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® belong to a class of drugs called Neurotoxins or Neuromodulators. The action of Botulinum toxin weakens the contraction of specific facial muscles and minimize dynamic lines or wrinkles. It is injected directly into these muscles to prevent the nerve signals communicating eliminating contraction of the muscle tissue.
After years of repetitive expressions such as laughing, squinting etc., the skin around the eyes and forehead often develop deep lines and wrinkles. These wrinkles are often worsen by sun damage over time. These lines are also known as frown lines, smile lines, expression lines, crow’s feet etc. By utilizing muscle relaxing agents like Neuromodulators, these expression lines can be drastically reduced.
When neurotoxins are injected into the muscles they block nerves from releasing acetylcholine, the chemical that sends a signal to muscle fibers, telling them to contract. Without these signals, the muscles do not contract and facial wrinkles smooth out and may temporarily disappear.
The most common locations for treatment are in the upper third of a person’s face which include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Neuromodulators, BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® are proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and are capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering Neurotoxin Treatment:
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
- Glabellar frown lines (vertical line between the eyebrows caused by squinting)
- Horizontal forehead lines
Description of Neurotoxin treatment
Based on our Skin Clinic Advisors individually customized treatment plan, Neuromodulators such as, BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® are injected with a very fine needle in to the specific muscles. The procedure works by relaxing the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. In Treatment some cases, a cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied directly to the area upon completion of your treatment.
Typically, a small amount of Neurotoxin is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Neuromodulators, BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® each work by blocking the impulses from the nerve into the facial muscles. The result is that the underlying facial muscles start to relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects will last approximately three to four months after which time you may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to normal activities immediately following their procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Full recovery generally takes 10 to 20 minutes. Post treatment care includes no exercise the rest of the day, no laying down for 4 hours, and no hats, headbands or baseball caps. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours. The end result is a long-lasting, natural-looking appearance for up to 4 months.
BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN®, may have rare side effects, they are usually temporary and mild. Some patients may see minor bruising at the site of the injection. Headache, injection site pain and injection site skin reactions have also been reported. These symptoms resolve within 2 to 3 days, and in some very rare cases there may be slight weakness of the surrounding muscles or systemic effects.
Watch Dr. Stile explain everything you need to know about the Botox treatment at our Skin Clinic Las Vegas, NV practice.
Dermal Fillers / Facial Volume enhancers
Injectable volume enhancers and fillers most commonly requested by patients of the skin clinic include: Belotero® Balance, JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, JUVEDERM® Ultra plus XC, JUVEDERM® Voluma, Radiesse® (+), Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® Lyft.
These are soft gel-like substances that can be injected into and below the skin to improve (diminish) the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also plump thin lips, fill out hollow cheeks, and repair other facial imperfections resulting from age related loss of facial fat.
At the Skin Clinic (Esthétique Plastique) all injectable treatments are administered by our very own Master Injector, Charlotte McLachlan, RN. Charlotte is a Master Injector and sought after instructor, spending much of her free time travelling around the U.S. mentoring students in her area of expertise. She has treated numerous women and men, resulting in countless happy patients of varying ages. Her practice is extremely busy because of her devoted loyal following.
JUVÉDERM is a smooth gel formulation. It is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and can last up to one year from initial treatment. JUVÉDERM is developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin and provides predictable results. JUVÉDERM is an excellent choice for plumping lips and restoring facial volume.
JUVÉDERM® Treatment Visualizer
The JUVÉDERM Treatment Visualizer is an app geared towards helping you visualize how JUVÉDERM can smooth away your wrinkles and folds, so you can personalize your treatment. With the JUVÉDERM Treatment Visualizer you are not just able to visualize how you may look with JUVÉDERM treatment, but also learn what potential questions to ask your Skin Clinic Advisor. In addition, there are a variety of treatment tips that will help you and our trained staff during your JUVÉDERM treatment consultation. By simulating the results of JUVÉDERM treatment, the JUVÉDERM Treatment Visualizer is the optimal tool to help you make decisions prior to speaking with your Skin Clinic Advisor about JUVÉDERM treatment. The JUVÉDERM app is for simulation purposes only. Results may vary.
You can download the app from the iTunes Store by clicking here.
Restylane is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that enables skin to retain its shape and volume. Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic substance, meaning it attracts water. Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid molecules in Restylane bind to the body’s natural stores of water, gradually “plumping up” the skin – and giving it a smoother, more youthful appearance.
You’ll notice results immediately, but the full effects will become evident within a few days, after your treatment, as the hyaluronic acid binds with more and more water plumping up the skin. The final results will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months in the lips, and for 6 to 9 months in other parts of the face, such as under the eyes.
Restylane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance, called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to your skin and body. Restylane is most often used to restore lost facial volume or to enhance or plump lips.
Facial Filler Injection
Smoothing out folds and wrinkles by adding volume can make an enormous difference to your appearance. The injected gel produces natural volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. The results can be seen immediately. Treating wrinkles with Restylane is fast and safe and leaves no scars or other traces on the face.
Lip augmentation can be carried out in two steps; pouting and contouring. To create a more pronounced mouth and fuller lips, and also prevents lipstick “bleeding” into the small lines around the lips. The lines that go up towards the nose (philtrum ridges) can be defined by injecting the gel into them. To achieve optimal results, a combination of these steps is commonly used.
After the injection, the lips often become slightly swollen and the immediate result following your treatment may not be the end result. (Swelling typically resolves spontaneously within a few days or up to a week.)
A Restylane treatment is long-lasting but not permanent. The length of time a treatment maintains its effect is very individual and depends on many factors, such as your age, skin type, life-style and muscle activity, as well as the injection technique.
Together with our expert staff, we will create an individualized plan for future visits to maintain your desired results. Most patients choose to have a follow-up treatment six to twelve months after the initial treatment of wrinkles. A fuller and more sensuous mouth transmits a youthful sexy look and is highly desired by most patients. With Restylane, you can enjoy a more pronounced mouth or a soft pouting look at any age.
Restylane Lyft is the “sister” product of the dermal filler Restylane Silk. They’re both manufactured and marketed by the same company, Galderma/Medicis Aesthetics Inc., and contain the same biocompatible hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that binds with water to enhance your skin’s fullness and elasticity. The difference between the two fillers is in the size of the hyaluronic particles. Particles in Restylane Lyft are slightly larger. For that reason, Restylane Lyft tends to be used for filling deeper, larger facial wrinkles and creases.
Facial Filler Injection
Restylane Lyft is a facial filler injection made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, which means that Restylane Lyft contains no animal products. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, so there is no need for a skin test when using Restylane Lyft filler. Restylane Lyft supplements the body’s natural supply hyaluronic acid, and since its biodegradable, the effects are not permanent and tend to last six months to a year. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Lyft is an FDA approved filler with the versatility of treating both cheeks and nasolabial folds.
Lip augmentation enhances the contour and fullness of lips for a younger, healthier appearance. Well-defined, plump lips are subject to sagging as we age. Lip augmentation is appropriate for patients who wish to enhance the lips they are born with and for patients who wish to restore their lips natural aging. Numerous minimally invasive temporary injectable fillers including Restylane Lyft are available to sculpt and shape your lips.