At HZ Plastic Surgery, our patients’ wants and needs are our first priority. We understand that not everyone is comfortable with invasive options in order to achieve their desired results. So, we decided it was imperative to offer top of the line products to our patients that deliver incredible results. We hand selected non-invasive options in order to adhere to any of your potential needs: eliminating moderate to severe facial wrinkles, adding volume to the back of your hands, and even lengthening eyelashes. Learn more about our non-invasive product options:
Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into the patient’s muscles to temporarily improve the appearance of crow’s feet line, frown lines, etc. Botox works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract. Basically, this injection enables the patient’s muscles to relax which smooths out facial wrinkles.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is used to correct facial wrinkles typically around the nose and corners of the patient’s mouth. Juvederm products are a smooth consistency gel which is made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body. Once injected, the hyaluronic acid holds in water at the injection site which acts as a cushioning agent. This simply adds volume to the patient’s face and results in a smoother facial appearance. Juvederm results typically lasts anywhere from 9 months to a year.
Kybella is an injectable that destroys fat cells in order to remove excess skin under the chin, otherwise known as a double chin. Kybella is a manmade version of a substance that our bodies produce in order to absorb fat. Deoxycholic acid works by destroying fat cells at the site of injection which decreases the appearance of excess fat hanging underneath the chin.
Dysport is a prescription injection that blocks nerve activity within a patient’s muscles to relax the area. Subsequently, Dysport helps improve moderate to severe wrinkles between the eyebrows. Fun Fact: Dysport can actually be used to aid cervical dystonia or spasms in the neck muscles due to it’s nature.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Radiesse can even correct volume loss in the back of patient’s hands. This injectable is an FDA approved subdermal implant that, once injected, restores volume by stimulating production of natural collagen. Patients can expect results to last anywhere from a year or more.
Restylane is dermal filler gel made of hyaluronic acid that aims to add volume or fullness in order to correct moderate to severe wrinkles. This FDA approved dermal filler is made of biodegradable, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Once injected, Restylane attracts and binds water molecules to enhance facial volume. Restylane results can be seen immediately and usually last upward of 6 months, depending on the injection site.
Sculptra is an injectable treatment made from polylactic acid that requires an average of three treatments to gradually correct moderate to severe wrinkles. This FDA approved injectable contains beads of polyactic acid, a biodegradable synthetic polymer, which provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Over time, the beads break down and can be replaced with natural collagen. Sculptra is recommended for patients with a healthy immune system and results can last up to 2 years.
Latisse is a treatment used to grow lashes on patients that have inadequate eyelashes. Latisse is a manmade version of naturally occurring substance, prostaglandin, which increases the growth, length, thickness, and darkness of a patient’s lashes.
If you’re interested in any of the aforementioned products, contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation. Our consultations enable patients to have a one-on-one meeting with our chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Z, to discuss their aesthetic goals. Dr. Z will provide his expertise opinion and guide you along the process of choosing which option is truly right for you.