Dr. Raja Mohan offers a full complement of minimally invasive plastic surgery techniques, including injectables such as BOTOX®, Xeomin, Dysport, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
Types of Injectables
Injectable products can be classified into two categories: Neuromodulators (Neurotoxins) and Soft Tissue Fillers.
Neuromodulators (Neurotoxins) include Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. These agents relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles that form with facial movement (animation). They help soften the appearance of areas of the face with wrinkles and fine lines and produce a more youthful look. These neuromodulators (neurotoxins) are great options in both men and women above the age of 30 that are starting to show signs of aging.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Soft Tissue Fillers or injectables include Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse, Belotero, and numerous others. Each product is made from different materials and has different properties. These fillers are used to fill areas of the face needing volume or to fill fine lines. These fillers can also be used to perform a liquid facelift or liquid rhinoplasty. These products are also intended for both men and women above the age of 30 showing signs of aging.
If you have any questions about the products, please feel free to set up a consultation with Dr. Mohan in our medi-spa.
During your consultation, Dr. Mohan will perform a detailed facial analysis and determine which areas of your face will benefit from Botox® Cosmetic.
Botox® can reduce fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. FDA indications include treating “crow’s feet” and glabellar “bunny lines.”
How does Botox® Work?
By injecting small amounts of Botulinum toxin type A into facial muscles, the neuromodulator will prevent the action of neurotransmitters on the muscle. The blockage of neurotransmitter will prevent the muscle from contracting and forming a fine line or a wrinkle. A series of small injections will be performed in the affected area and it will take approximately 3-5 days to see the effect. The results can last from 3-5 months.
There are many types of fillers and each one has different properties. The soft tissue fillers are meant to add volume and fill fine lines. Juvederm® and Restylane® are commonly used hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the human body. These fillers are temporary which means in 6-9 months, the filler will dissolve. The filler is injected using a needle in a non-invasive manner and contains a local anesthetic.
Uses for soft tissue filler include the following:
- Fill fine lines and wrinkles (nasolabial folds and “smile lines” and “marionette lines”)
- Lip augmentation
- Increase volume of mid-face and cheeks
- Fill acne scars
- Correct areas with volume loss
- Hand augmentation
Dr. Mohan’s main goal is to use neuromodulator (neurotoxin) and soft tissue fillers to help reverse the signs of aging and produce a harmonized, youthful look. We want to meet each patient’s goals and provide a natural result.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact our practice.