Cosmetic

Dermatology

BOTOX® | Juvéderm® | Restylane® and Perlane® | Belotero | Radiesse | Chemical Peels | Sclerotherapy

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure. These minimally invasive injections reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. Lines between the eyes, crow's feet, and forehead lines are commonly treated with very little downtime. Our practice is also well versed on advanced areas for botox cosmetic including bunny lines, chin, lower face and neck.

When injected into the skin, Botox blocks specific muscles from the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. This action leads to a younger and more refreshed appearance. After treatment, the appearance of wrinkles begins to improve within a few days. The full effect can take up to one week. Botox is safely absorbed and will last on average about four months. Dr. Kim evaluates every patient for their unique facial features and injects to create the most natural looking results. The goal is to look refreshed without being overdone or frozen.

BOTOX® for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is dependent on a chemical neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Botox acts by blocking the release of acetylcholine. Hyperhidrosis is commonly seen in the underarms, hands and feet. Botox injections into these areas safely reduces sweating for six month or longer. Contrary to many oral medications and surgery, Botox injections for hyperhidrosis have minimal side effects. There are no effects on sweating elsewhere or on body temperature regulation. Botox is a great treatment for hyperhidrosis patients that are irritated or sensitive to antiperspirants.

BOTOX® for Migraines

Botox has been FDA approved to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines. Migraines are debilitating headaches that cause intense throbbing pain and affect about 12% of Americans. The condition can greatly affect family, work and social life. Botox to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck. Dr. Kim's approach is to customize the injections to target the patient's particular focus of migraines.

BOTOX® for TMD/ TMJ

Temperomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is a common problem with wide-reaching health effects. Patients with TMD often grind and clench their teeth. The persistent muscle clenching that causes these dental problems can cause radiating discomfort through the jaw, neck, and lower face. For patients with chronic pain caused by jaw joint problems botox provides a treatment that does not involve the use of bulky oral appliances. Botox injections are placed in the masseter muscle which relaxes the jaw and stops the constant grinding.

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Juvéderm®

Juvéderm is an FDA approved, new generation, dermal hyaluronic acid filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin. Juvéderm has a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no pre-testing for this procedure and results often last eight months or longer.

Juvéderm lasts longer than other hyaluronic acid fillers beacause it has a very high concentration of hyaluronic acid made through a unique formulation process. This formulation of Juvéderm helps in minimizing bruising and discomfort associated with fillers. Juvéderm is frequently injected in the lips, nasolabial folds, and lines around the mouth. This filler is also frequently used in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as Botox.

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Belotero®

Belotero injections replenish hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid binds water and keeps the skin healthy, elastic and fresh. Belotero works by stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity. This in turn restores volume, improves facial wrinkles, and gives a more relaxed appearance.

Belotero has a long safety and efficacy record. No pretesting is required and allergic reactions are rare. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and high doses of vitamin E because these may increase the chance of bruising. Belotero injections are quick with minimal downtime and immediate results. These characteristics have made it one of the leading dermal fillers worldwide.

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Radiesse®

Radiesse is a next-generation cosmetic filler used in the treatment of deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth – including smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. It has small microspheres (particles) suspended in a gel-like solution. There is no need for an allergy test prior to Radiesse filler injections since the microspheres are comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance naturally found in the body.

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Chemical Peels

Our office uses glycolic acid and tricholroacetic acid concentrations that are only available through physicians. These chemicals exfoliate dead, sun damaged skin and improve underlying collagen production. This in turn improves skin tone, pigment, and fine lines.

Superifical chemical peels have minimal downtime. 70% glycolic peels will keep your skin smooth, help with dark spots, and help unclog your pores. These peels can be done at 2-4 week intervals and can also help with fine wrinkling over time. Great for patients that have extremely busy schedules.

Medium depth chemical peels involve a stronger concentration of trichloroacetic acid. TCA peels give a sunburned, red appearance for approximately a week. After this time, older skin is replaced with healthier newer skin. These peels can have a more impressive effect on sun spots and fine wrinkles. Results are often acheived with a single peel.

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Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the standard treatment for varicose and spider veins. A special sclerosing solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. By the end of the treatment program, the veins are less visible on the skin surface. Sclerotherapy usually also relieves symptoms associated with enlarged veins and prevents further complications.


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