How does Botox work?
Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it affects your nerve activity. Specifically, it blocks your nerve impulses from signaling your muscles to flex for a period of time. Small doses of the main ingredient, botulinum toxin, can be injected into your skin in a controlled manner to affect your appearance or treat certain neuromuscular symptoms.
The most popular use for Botox and similar products is skin rejuvenation. A few well-placed injections make your skin look younger and tighter by alleviating fine lines and wrinkles.
How can Botox injections affect my appearance?
At La Jolla Med Spa and Hair Transplant, Dr. Nasseri offers Botox injections to smooth certain facial wrinkles that become very defined over time. Such wrinkles are called dynamic wrinkles. They begin to appear when you make facial movements and expressions and soon become permanently visible on your face.
Dynamic wrinkles that you can fix with Botox include:
It takes between 24 and 72 hours to see the full effect after your injections. After that, you can enjoy your wrinkle-free skin for three to six months. If you enjoy your time with fewer lines, you can come back for follow-up injections as needed.
What are some alternatives to Botox?
Botox is no longer the only wrinkle-relief option you have. At La Jolla Med Spa and Hair Transplant, Dr. Nasseri also offers two other injectable neuromodulators with the same active ingredient. During your consultation, he helps you select the right skin rejuvenation treatment for you.
Dysport is the most affordable botulinum toxin injectable. However, it requires three times the injected units as Botox Cosmetics. Plus, it has the fastest onset. You’ll see the full effect in as few as 24 hours.
Xeomin is the purest formulation of a botulinum toxin neuromodulator. This helps keep you from becoming resistant to the drug, meaning you can get the injections repeatedly for as long as you want.
If your body becomes resistant to Botox or Dysport, you can switch to another type of botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Nasseri explains the differences to you further during your consultation.
There’s no reason to live with fine lines and wrinkles if they impact your self-esteem. Call or click online to book a consultation for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin at La Jolla Med Spa and Hair Transplant today.
How do Juvéderm and other dermal fillers work?
Juvéderm is a popular name among dermal fillers. Its product line is celebrated for its long-lasting results and the many changes you can make to your appearance. Fillers like Juvéderm work by adding extra volume beneath your skin where you don’t have very much fatty tissue. Fillers are aesthetic treatments, meaning they’re meant to alter or enhance your appearance and nothing more.
The products consist of a gelatinous substance that is thin enough for Dr. Nasseri to expertly inject into your skin and thick enough to hold its shape. It’s soft enough to look and feel like your untreated skin, especially skin with plenty of tissue and fat to keep it plump and supple.
Different fillers have different molecular cohesiveness and water solubility which will require expertise in deciding the amount and the type filler needed for the best results in different parts of the face. This knowledge separates knowledgable experts like Dr. Nasseri in the field of Aesthetics.
How can dermal fillers enhance the way I look?
There are numerous alterations that you can make to your face and other areas using injectable dermal fillers alone. Dr. Nasseri selects the right product for you based on your goals, as most dermal fillers specialize in treating one or several specific areas.
With a few well-placed injections, Dr. Nasseri can:
Dr. Nasseri places small amounts of fillers and makes sure they’re evenly distributed so that you don’t look blown up or overdone. Instead, you’ll simply look like a healthier or more youthful version of yourself.
What are my dermal filler options?
La Jolla Med Spa and Hair Transplant offers a variety of dermal fillers to help you love the way you look.
Juvéderm products use hyaluronic acid, a substance found throughout your body, to encourage lasting hydration in your skin. Juvéderm products like Ultra and Ultra Plus aim to reduce folds, lines, and wrinkles, while Juvéderm XC does the same and contains a small amount of lidocaine to numb your skin as the filler enters and spreads. Juvederm Voluma is for deep injections in midface while Vollure is for mid to deep injection in the lower face and Volbella is for lips and perioral lines.
Restylane products also use hyaluronic acid for lasting results. Dr. Nasseri uses Restylane Silk to enhance your lips, Restylane Lyft™ to fill your hands and cheeks, and Restylane Refyne™ to smooth laugh lines and other creases around your mouth.
Belotero uses hyaluronic acid to reduce nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Unlike the others, the active ingredient in Radiesse is calcium hydroxylapatite. The product works on deep wrinkles and lines, promoting your own collagen growth for a strong difference that lasts a year or longer.
Book your consultation at La Jolla Med Spa and Hair Transplant by phone or online to choose your dermal filler today.
* Individual results may vary
Kybella is an injectable treatment that will destroy fat cells under the chin area which will result in reduction in fullness under the chin, also called “double chin”.
At each treatment, the patient receives small injections under the chin, the process takes about 15 mintues. The number of required treatments depends on the amount of fat under the chin. The total number of treatments will not exceed more than 6 sessions, and each session are scheduled within one month apart.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has different uses, for healing wounds after surgery to cosmetic procedure uses. The liquid part of the blood is plasma which is made of protein and water. Plasma allows the platelets to move into the bloodstream. In PRP, the doctor draws blood from the patient and use a special device to separate the Platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood, and then it gets injected to the particular area of the body that is being treated.
Dr. Nasseri, uses Scelrotherapy to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. However complete medical history is required, such as any heart conditions, or history of blood clots, allergies, and the patients’s list of medications. Scelrotherapy does not require anesthesia and depending on the area, it should not take more than one hour.