Injectables

Injectables

There are three basic elements that define the appearance of the face; bones, soft tissues and skin. Flat, undefined contours and disproportionate shapes in the face can affect your appearance and self-esteem. Age, genetics, disease and other factors can contribute to the look of an unbalanced face. Fortunately, there are many options for improving facial shape such as freezers and fillers (injections) that are used to treat drooping eyelids, weak jaws and chins, hollow cheeks, small undefined lips, uneven noses, and more. A custom freezers and fillers solution for you from Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills and Pasadena can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please browse our selection of injectables on the left and click on one to learn more about how it can help you.

Artefill

Artefill is a permanent dermal filler that differs from temporary facial fillers in many ways. The synthetic microspheres in ArteFill are “non-resorbable,” which means they are not absorbed into the body or metabolized, allowing ArteFill to last significantly longer than other injectable fillers. The microspheres also stimulate the body to generate its own natural collagen, which helps naturally eliminate lines and wrinkles. ArteFill was FDA approved in October 2006 for the treatment of nasolabial folds (smile lines) and has also been used for lip augmentation, acne scars, and other wrinkles. The Artefill treatment is a safe, in-office procedure that takes a few minutes to administer and offers long lasting results almost immediately.

Asclera

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins: Asclera. It works by damaging the endothelium (the cells lining the inside of blood vessels). This causes blood platelets and cellular debris to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue. Schedule a consultation with Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills and Pasadena to learn more about Asclera and start treating your veins.

Belotero

Belotero Balance dermal filler integrates into your skin and molds to your very own distinct facial contours. Through being carefully injected with a very fine needle, Belotero fills out your wrinkles and folds, leaving you with immediate beautiful youthful plump skin. Schedule a consultation with Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills and Pasadena to find out if Belotero will help you fulfill your aesthetic dreams.

Botox

Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The lines around your mouth, the vertical lines that appear between your brows and the wrinkles around the eyes are created by muscle contractions. When you smile, concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles of your face contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest. With a simple, non-surgical treatment, Botox is injected directly into the muscles of the face. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form on the face. Botox Cosmetic is not just for women. The male face functions exactly the same as the female face and wrinkles can form regardless of gender.

Dysport

As we age, the skin of the face loses moisture and structure and the accumulated muscle contractions from smiling, frowning, laughing, smoking and furrowing the brow create folds in the skin that eventually become wrinkles. Dysport is a purified toxin that is injected in the muscles of the face in order to block nerve signals and significantly slow the facial contractions that cause wrinkles and lines to form while smoothing out the appearance of the skin. Dysport’s disbursement may be somewhat wider than that of other botulinum treatments and the benefit of this can vary depending on the desired outcome. Dysport has been proven to temporarily improve the look of frown lines and crow’s feet. If you are looking to relax and smooth wrinkles on the face, Dysport may be the answer for you.

Juvederm Ultra XC

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients,
hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin. Juvederm Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year. Schedule a consultation to learn more about Juvederm and achieve your desired youthful appearance.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 1 year. Schedule a consultation to learn more about Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and achieve your desired youthful appearance.

Kybella

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”. The active ingredient is called deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, thereby reducing the double-chin effect. Schedule a consultation with Leif Rogers, MD, FACS to learn more about Kybella and start your treatments to reduce your double chin.

Radiesse

Healthy young skin contains collagen, which gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As we age collagen in the skin breaks down and production of this essential acid slows, diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity. One way to treat the breakdown of collagen and combat the aging process is with the use of facial fillers. Facial fillers have come a long way from the days when collagen was the only injectable, and was typically only an option for aging celebrities and socialites. Women today have a variety of options for injectable fillers and Radiesse wrinkle filler does more than just “fill-in” lines and facial wrinkles – it replenishes volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with results that last up to a year or more. With Radiesse wrinkle filler you welcome back your own natural collagen to smooth out the signs of aging. That’s because Radiesse wrinkle filler’s unique formulation stimulates collagenesis – the production of new collagen – which results in more natural looking wrinkle correction.

Restylane

The look and feel of your skin is affected by factors both inside and outside the body. While limiting sun exposure and keeping your skin moisturized can help protect the skin from outside, assistance from inside may be necessary in order to maintain it’s elastic and youthful qualities.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that gives skin its supple and full looking characteristics. As we age, the production of hyaluronic slows and the effects of the lack of this natural sugar compound begin to show, particularly in the face. Deep wrinkles and folds set in around the mouth, nose and eyes.

Restylane injections are becoming a favorite treatment option for patients looking to improve the look and feel of their skin.

Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. Restylane can be used to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and provide you with a smoother more youthful appearance. Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin and can reduce the look of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, lipstick lines and marionette lines—the area that extends downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Restylane can also be used to sculpt the shape and size of lips and improve other facial features such as age-related facial hollows and troughs under and around the eyes.

Restylane Silk

This silky smooth formulation of hyaluronic acid will subtly enhance your lips and treat the lines that may be present around them. With Restylane Silk, your lips will look natural and rejuvenated. If you have ever looked into the mirror and wondered what happened to your lips, Restylane Silk may be right for you. Schedule a consultation at Leif Rogers, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills and Pasadena to learn more.

Restylane Lyft

With aging often comes subtle lines and wrinkles on your face. While these lines tend to deepen over time, there is a way to maintain a natural youthful looking face and that is through Restylane Lyft. Restalyne Lyft is unique in that is the first FDA-approved filler that treats two areas of the face: the cheeks and sides of the nose and mouth. It is a safe, highly effective, and long-lasting  way to fight the signs of aging.

Voluma

As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. Juvederm Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. Please call to schedule a consultation to learn more about the Voluma injectable.

Xeomin

XEOMIN is used to improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows and surrounding areas. The active ingredient of XEOMIN, Botulinum, acts on the nerve endings of the muscles in the injected area to prevent the muscle fibers from contracting. If you are adult with moderate to server glabellar lines (the frown lines between your eyebrows), XEOMIN may be right for you. Come in for a consultation to see if XEOMIN will help you achieve your aesthetic desires.

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