Experience the possibility of more radiant, smoother, and fuller skin without the extended downtime and post-surgical care of facelifts or other extensive surgeries.
At Avissa Skin in Ann Arbor Michigan, we offer injectable neurotoxins and dermal fillers that are FDA-approved, safe, and provide a more natural-looking alternative to cosmetic surgery. Our cosmetic injectable options include Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Restylane and more.
Because injectables and fillers are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, they may help patients look younger without the appearance that work has been done. As their name suggests, they “inject” natural or chemical substances into the skin to fill and smooth facial lines or wrinkles. These newly injected substances interact with the body to either freeze facial muscles, increase skin volume, or stimulate new collagen growth to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles. These treatments may even be done during your lunch break with little to no downtime!
BOTOX COSMETIC | NEUROTOXIN
For most, the word “Botox” is nearly synonymous with “injectable” since it was the only botulinum toxin treatment available in the United States for many years. It targets and freezes certain facial muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Treatments last about 10 minutes, and wrinkles may appear smoother in four to seven days. Results may last up to four months, and continuous treatment visits are advised to keep unwanted lines at bay.
DYSPORT | NEUROTOXIN
Acting similar to Botox, Dysport temporarily paralyzes muscles to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. It can be injected into the same treatment areas as Botox, but, unlike Botox, Dysport may spread out more once injected. Since it covers more surface than Botox, it can be applied to larger areas with fewer injections. Smoother, fuller skin is often noticeable two to five days after treatment, and the results usually last between three to six months.
JUVÉDERM | DERMAL FILLER
JUVÉDERM® is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that delivers volume to the skin. Juvéderm is a long-lasting, non-surgical option that contains a modified form of HA. Fillers that include HA are a top choice for patients—over 90% of filler patients receive an HA dermal filler. Different variations of Juvéderm may treat and smooth cheeks, “parentheses” lines around the mouth, lip lines, or it may add plumpness to thinning lips.
RESTYLANE | DERMAL FILLER
Restylane is another hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that treats the same areas as Botox (laugh lines, crow’s feet, forehead line), but it also can add volume and possible enhancement to the cheek, lip, under eye, and chin areas. Various forms of Restylane fillers can be used on almost any part of the face. Wrinkles and lines may start smoothing only a few minutes after treatment. The results may last a year, but multiple treatments could be necessary for best results.
Before any treatments, you will meet with our Cosmetic Nurse Injector to discuss your medical history and your desired outcome to ensure the best-suited treatment. Though most of the injection procedures last between 15 to 30 minutes, it is important to start preparing for your treatment about two weeks in advance by reducing or ceasing the intake of alcohol, vitamin-E, ibuprofen, and aspirin to avoid any temporary swelling or bruising at the site of injection.
At Avissa Skin, patient safety is our number one priority, so we only offer procedures that are safe and FDA-approved. Cosmetic injectables are no exception! Since the injections are non-surgical, most patients react well to the injection with no major side effects and experience no downtime.