Fillers / Botox Torrance

BOTOX AND FILLERS

Our cosmetic medical team is expertly trained to provide patients with a variety of Botox and fillers to enhance the face. Botox improve the lines between the eyebrows, in the forehead, and at the ‘crow’s feet.”  Fillers fill in the wider valleys and add volume across the face, restoring youth.  Ask the Doctors of Eyesthetica their opinion to address your facial needs.

 

BOTOX and Xeomin for cosmetic use: lines and wrinkles

Facial wrinkles are caused by sun (UV) exposure, repetitive contraction of facial expression muscles, and loss of skin collagen and volume. As skin become less elastic, the muscles pull and force the skin above to form a wrinkle, which become etched in the skin. There are two types of wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form when the muscle is contracted. Static wrinkles are present even when the muscle is relaxed. Dynamic wrinkles progress to static wrinkles.

Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical that a nerve uses to tell the muscles to contract. Thus BOTOX weakens the muscle. With less muscle movement, the skin surface above it smoothes and wrinkles begin to soften. The effect is temporary and wears off in approximately 3 months.

Ophthalmologists have been longest users of BOTOX and have used it for two decades for treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and strabismus. Ophthalmologists began using BOTOX for facial wrinkles, and dermatology and others have followed.

BOTOX injections in the brow region have a high patient satisfaction rate. Dr Dresner and Dr Erb perform the injections themselves. We inject above and between the eyebrows to smooth the wrinkles. The procedure takes 10 minutes. We can numb the area with anesthetic cream, cold pack, or no numbing is needed at all. We use a tiny needle, so it just feels like getting your eyebrow plucked, and we places anywhere from 5 to 8 tiny injections. Risks include possible temporary bruising at the injection site which can be covered with makeup and temporary eyelid droop which is exceedingly rare. It takes about 3 days for the BOTOX to work, and lasts for about 3 months. We also can inject the forehead to smooth those wrinkles, and/or we can inject the “crow’s feet” to soften them as well. We can even elevate the Brow with BOTOX. We customize your treatment with BOTOX to help soften or eliminate facial wrinkles.

For a BOTOX in Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, or Santa Monica, contact Eyesthetica or call (213) 234-1000 for a consultation.

BOTOX and Xeomin for medical use: eyelid or facial spasms

Dr. Dresner and Dr Erb use BOTOX to improve Benign Essential Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm. Ophthalmologists have been longest users of Botox and have used it for two decades for treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and strabismus. Thus, our office is one of the most experienced practices in the use of BOTOX for Benign Essential Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm with three decades of experience. Dr. Dresner and Dr Erb perform the injections themselves.  BOTOX for these conditions is usually covered by insurance.

For a BOTOX in Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, or Santa Monica, contact Eyesthetica or call (213) 234-1000 for a consultation.

 

Fillers: Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane

The appearance of facial aging is also due to drooping and deflation. Drooping occurs from the effects of gravity over a lifetime, drawing the facial features such as skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat inferiorly. Deflation occurs from volume loss as collagen is decreased, fat becomes atrophied, and fluid turgor is decreased. Drooping and deflation leads to signs of facial aging such as prominent nasolabial folds (folds from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines (vertical lines below the mouth corners to the chin), nasojugal grooves (groove from the inner corner of the eye to the cheek), among others.

Fillers are gels that are injected into the facial tissue to smooth deeper, static wrinkles, folds, and grooves. Fillers add volume back to the deflated face which give the face a smoother look and restore youthful contours to the skin. There are many fillers on the market, but we prefer fillers such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane which are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which naturally occurs in the human body particularly in skin and cartilage. Natural HA provides volume and fullness to the skin, acts as a cushioning agent, and delivers nutrients.

Fillers such as Juvederm, Belotero, and Restylane work well on the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. They can fill out the contour deformity of the lower lids. They can bring back the youthful curve to the apple of the cheek. We also use these fillers to augment thin lips. These fillers also work well on deep, static wrinkles that Botox alone may not fully soften. Botox smoothes the dynamic component of a wrinkle while Fillers smoothes out the static component of a wrinkle.

Dr Dresner and Dr Erb perform the injections themselves. The procedure takes 15 minutes. We numb the area with anesthetic cream or injection of anesthesia. A tiny needle is used. Risks include swelling and bruising. The effects of last for about 6 to 12 months.

Fillers fills the grooves and wrinkles and add volume back to the deflated face which give the face a smoother look and restore youthful contours to the eyelids, lips and face. These fillers can also be used to fill in the sunken appearance after over-corrected blepharoplasty surgery.

For Fillers: Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane in Torrance, Pasadena, Los Angeles, or Santa Monica, contact Eyesthetica or call (213) 234-1000 for a consultation.

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