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Cosmetic Procedures

BOTOX® Cosmetic Sculptra®
Restylane® Juvéderm®
Radiesse® EVOLVE Medical Spa

BOTOX® Cosmetic & Soft Tissue Fillers

When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. Dermal fillers can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.

Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use by most patients. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body, or synthetically made to mimic natural substances or stimulate collagen production. These fillers are injected directly into the skin of the targeted area to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Southern California Head and Neck, serving the greater Los Angeles area, we offer patients several different dermal filler options in order to provide the best possible results for their individual needs.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

p-botoxBotox injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure, used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles through minimally invasive injections. These injections are made from botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When injected into the skin, it can block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.

After treatment, the appearance of your wrinkles begins to improve within 24 hours, with full results developing gradually over the next few days. Most patients achieve their desired results after just one injection, although additional treatment sessions may be required in the future. The results of Botox injections typically last up to four months, with some patients reporting results lasting up to a full year.

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p-restylaneRestylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that restores volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing out wrinkles and other fine lines. This procedure is most commonly used to treat the glabellar lines (between the forehead) and the nasolabial folds. It can also be used to add volume and shape to the lips.

Since Restylane is made from a natural substance found in the body, no allergic testing prior to treatment is required. Restylane produces results that last for several months up to a year, because of its unique ability to bind with water and remain in the skin. The results of this procedure are visible right away with little to no side effects, allowing patients to return to their regular activities looking their best.

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p-radiesseRadiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that has been approved by the FDA to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the skin. This product is made of microspheres composed of calcium hydroxylapatite within a water-based gel and is made from minerals similar to what makes up our bones. Radiesse can be injected directly into the skin with no need for allergic testing before the actual injection.

Radiesse is most effective in reducing the appearance of smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and other wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The results of this procedure are visible immediately after the injection and can last for up to a year or even longer. With continued treatment, patients will require fewer and fewer injections.

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p-sculptraSculptra is an injectable filler that restores facial fat lost by the effects of lipoatrophy, including sunken cheeks, hollow eyes and other indentations. This filler is injected below the surface of the skin in the areas of fat loss. The Sculptra injection consists of an alpha hydroxy acid called poly-L-lactic acid, or PLLA. This product is safe, synthetic, biocompatible, biodegradable and long-lasting. No pre-treatment allergy testing is required for Sculptra treatments performed in our Los Angeles area office.

The results of Sculptra will appear gradually after the injection, with most patients able to achieve their desired results after just one treatment session. The length of the results can vary from patient to patient, but often last for up to two years.

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p-juvedermJuvéderm Injectable Gel is a safe, effective gel that restores volume to the skin and smoothes away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color. The Juvéderm gel is made of hyaluronic acid with a smooth consistency, allowing for easy injections and instant, natural-looking results. There is no allergic testing needed for this procedure.

Topical or injectable anesthesia may be used during this procedure to numb the treatment area and minimize any potential discomfort. The results of this procedure are available right away and can usually last for up to a year, the longest results available from any hyaluronic acid product.

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Services at EVOLVE Medical Spa of Los Angeles

196-IMG_2509Our Aesthetician Staff at Evolve Medical Spa is specially trained to provide medically-proven rejuvenative treatments for skin affected by aging, environmental and climatic stresses.

Prescription-strength topical skin products delivered with advanced techniques of sonophoresis and iontophoresis accelerate the degree and speed with which positive changes in complexion, skin tone, evenness of pigmentation, and elasticity can be achieved.

Customized at-home topical skin care programs incorporate scientific breakthroughs from Environ, SkinMedica, Allergan and other leading producers. These results are further enhanced by Collagen Induction Therapy.

Coordinated use of Microdermabrasion and specialized topical Peels are determined only after a careful analysis of each person’s specific needs.

Relaxation of overactive facial muscles and the associated furrowing is provided by BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections. Treatment of fine surface creases or deeper lines and volume loss is addressed with injections of selected fillers, including, but not limited to, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®. These treatments are personally administered by the doctor.

Much more than simply a transient feel-good experience, treatments at EVOLVE Medical Spa, located in Santa Monica, truly are Therapy for Your Skin.

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