Botox / Dysport
Almost anyone may be a good candidate for injectible treatments like Botox. These cosmetic injectibles help to temporarily reverse the signs of aging by diminishing frown lines, forehead creases and other facial lines. Studies show that Botox may also help to relieve migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. Treatment should not be used if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an infection on or near the injection site, or have allergies to any formula ingredients. Individuals with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are increased risk of serious side effects of Botox and should consider another alternative.
Juvederm / Restylane / Voluma
As you age, your skin loses some of its hyaluronic acid, a process that is sped up if you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun. Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead. Juvaderm injections also appears to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to the skin’s fullness and elasticity. Juvederm’s manufacturer (Allergan) uses a chemical “cross-linking” process called HYLACROSS that binds the individual chains of hyaluronic acid into a long-lasting gel with a very smooth consistency. Because of the gel’s smoothness, your face also looks and feels smooth and natural.
Dr. Balgobin is an injectable specialist who is considered to be a leading expert in facial fillers. As one of the top injectors in Minnesota, he customizes treatments for each patient. A major emphasis of Dr. Balgobin’s practice is non-surgical filler treatment of the face. Virtually anyone with facial volume loss is a candidate for treatment with Radiesse, as well as individuals with poorly defined cheekbones. Many patients were born with poorly defined cheekbones; for these patients, Radiesse is an ideal filler choice. Radiesse can be used to fill the nasolabial folds and other areas of the lower face. Overall, Radiesse is a very versatile product that can be used in a number of areas. Patients of all age groups can benefit from Radiesse treatment, but those with more significant skin laxity and volume loss tend to require more filler volume.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained physician. Sculptra Aesthetic works within the deep dermis and helps replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time