There is a simple and effective way to treat many of the effects that time, aging, and the environment have on our skin — injectable treatments. Our office offers a number of different injectable treatments to help you diminish, and sometimes even eliminate, things like fine lines and wrinkles, varicose or spider veins, skin furrows, lack of firmness and volume, and other typical concerns.
There are three different types of injectables that we use here in our office: intramuscular injections, dermal fillers, and Sclerotherapy injections. Let’s take a look at what each kind can do for you.
Intramuscular injections include neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau. These neurotoxins are injected directly into specific areas of the face and work by relaxing targeted muscles. Relaxed muscles cannot contract therefore, they cannot create fine lines or wrinkles. These kinds of injections are used to treat active wrinkles that have formed recently or aren’t extremely advanced or deep.
The most common treatment areas include frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes, and creases in the neck. The effects of this kind of injectable last an average of three to six months, depending on a number of factors – including the kind of injectable, the particular problem you are trying to treat, and your individual skin.
Dermal filler treatment is a safe and long-lasting way to replace lost volume and restore youthful contours.
Filler procedures can be completed in one short visit to our Bowie Maryland office. Dr. Debra Walton will inject a selective filler into the mid to deep dermal layers of your facial skin. The hyaluronic acid in the filler will lift and add volume to the wrinkles or fine lines in the region being treated. Fillers are a great option for treating facial wrinkles and folds including:
Nasolabial folds (also called parentheses/smile lines)
Marionette lines (also called puppet lines)
Pre-jowl area and jawline corners of your mouth/chin area
Over time, this biocompatible material will be naturally absorbed by your body. Selective fillers offer stretch and strength to the treated area. Their plant gel consistency gives you smoother, more natural-looking results than some other alternatives available. Fillers can last from 6 months to 15 months depending on the chosen filler. There may be mild bruising or swelling, but it is easily covered with cosmetics.
At Aesthetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Center, we offer many types of fillers, so that we can tailor treatments to the need of each patient.
Allergan (Juvederm family of products)
Medicis Products (Refyne and Defyne)
RHA Collection (RHA 2 for Stretch, RHA 3 Stretch/Strength, RHA 4 Strength)
Injectable treatments for varicose and spider veins are another tool we utilize for our patients’ ease and comfort. This kind of treatment is known as Sclerotherapy and it has been in wide use since the 1930s. The process is very simple and is done right in our office, just like with all other injectable treatments. A solution — usually a salt solution — is injected directly into the problem vein. The blood in the vein clots and irritates the vein, causing it to become scar tissue that gradually fades from view.
The Cynosure Elite MPX laser treats a wide range of skin types typically reducing hair growth after three to six sessions. Cynosures Multiplex technology makes it easier to treat patients, sequentially delivering ALEXANDRITE, and YAG wavelengths. This technology is faster and more effective than single-wavelength treatments. These combined wavelengths provide greater flexibility for lighter and darker skin types yielding greater customization for each patient.
The ISDIN products are designed to refine the facial contour and help reduce the visible signs of aging. Patients have reported an increase in elasticity and density of the skin, firmer skin, visibly tighter skin, and increased hydration.
Age Contour Cream
K-OX Eyes Cream
Flavo-C Untraglican Ampoules
Pigment Correcting Serum
Night Peel Exfoliating Night Peel
Cyanocobalamin (B-12) Injections available – no appointment necessary
Allergan Products (Juvederm family of Fillers)