Laser and Cosmetic Center
Yelena Kipervas, DO
Cosmetic Specialist & Family Practice Physician located in Stroudsburg, PA
Cosmetic injectables are among the most exciting innovations in aesthetics. These procedures can make the years seem to melt away, and have a very low risk of side effects. Dr. Yelena Kipervas is highly skilled in the use of cosmetic injectables and can guide you toward the products and procedures that are right for you. To learn more, use the online tool to schedule an appointment at Laser and Cosmetic Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Cosmetic Injectables Q & A
What is BotoxⓇ and how does it work?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in America that does not require surgery. The procedure involves an injection of a derivative of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a toxin that is dangerous when used in high concentrations. Botox is formulated from a minute amount of the toxin and has a wide range of medical applications.
Botox works by interfering with your body's ability to signal the small muscles in your face to contract. Since these muscles become unable to stiffen, your skin stays smooth and unlined. The injections are quick and nearly painless, and it often takes between 24-72 hours for the full effect to develop.
Xeomin is also created from a toxin and provides the same results. Some doctors prefer to use Xeomin because it contains no additives and could pose less risk that your body might create antibodies to negate the desired effects.
What are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in all living things, including the human body. Hyaluronic acid attracts water, which creates additional fullness, gives your skin a full, plump, and youthful appearance, and is the primary component of several dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are especially useful in restoring lost volume in the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Restylane is a clear gel form of hyaluronic acid made from a specific type of bacteria in a laboratory setting. It is used to provide fullness to moderate to severe wrinkles or folds. Restylane is also used to plump lips.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid that takes the form of a smooth, malleable gel. The gel is injected into areas where moderate to severe folds or wrinkles are noted. Juvederm offers results that last from 9-12 months.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that prompts your body to produce its own collagen. The filler is made of tiny microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel and provides fullness immediately after the injection. It is slowly absorbed and metabolized by your body and eventually leaves newly produced collagen in its place.
There are numerous dermal fillers to choose from, each with a unique set of characteristics. Dr. Kipervas will help you determine which options are right for you, so call or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Kipervas at Comprehensive Family Practice Laser & Cosmetic Center in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, to get started today.
Revanesse Versa is hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found within the body. It may be produced by bacteria and purified for use as injectable soft tissue filler in order to correct the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases, (nasolabial folds). The product is approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration for the cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkles and creases.
Bellafill is the only dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth long term to help maintain your youthful appearance for up to 5 years. Now, you can look your best without wasting time and money on frequent filler injections.
The RHA® Collection is Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, dermal fillers designed for facial dynamics and represents the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid (HA) technology in more than a decade, using a gentle manufacturing process to more closely resemble the natural HA in the skin.
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