Gracefully erase those fine lines and wrinkles. Aesthetics by Katzen offers Botox Cosmetics as well as Dysport, Radiesse, Juvéderm, Perlane and Restylane Dermal Fillers. Injectables are an ideal option for cosmetic enhancement. Lines can be smoothed and skin volume replenished, taking years off of your face! Call today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you!
BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic medical treatment in the Unites States and a favorite among men and women looking for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. BOTOX ® was invented in the 1906's by a San Francisco ophthalmologist, Dr. Allan Scott. It is still the most effective treatment for blepharospasms. Essentially, it works by reducing the muscle contractions which cause wrinkles. When injected directly into facial muscles, it blocks the nerve signals which cause those muscles to contract. The targeted muscles gradually relax, and lines, furrows and creases fade or disappear altogether. This cosmetic procedure is a short acting, but long term wrinkle prevention treatment.
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. A purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.
Juvéderm is an FDA approved, smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. With just one treatment, you'll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
Restylane is a synthetic biodegradable Hyaluronic acid in the form of a gel. It binds to water molecules, resulting in a plump look to the injected area. Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body's own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you.
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is an inorganic substance similar to bone. This product specializes in targeting Nasolabial Folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Perlane is a dermal filler (hyaluronic acid) and is a long-lasting gel that adds volume and help diminsh fine lines. The difference between Restylane and Perlane is the size of the particle (with Perlane containing more hyaluronic acid). This means that Perlane does a better job of filling deep lines while Restylane is used in fine lines or in thin skinned people.
The shrinkage of facial muscles and loss of volume is one of the primary manifestations of the aging process. In some cases a severe"skeletonization" affect may occur. For these patients a tightening procedure may not be enough. Fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation, plumps up facial features with a patient's own fat, and is a popular alternative to other wrinkle treatments. Since fat transfer uses your own fat cells, you can never have an allergic reaction, because it is from your own body.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Both the area from which the fat is harvested, and the treatment site are anesthesized with a local anesthetic. A small amount of fat is liposuctioned from a donor site where the fat is most tightly packed, such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Once removed, the fat is processed to remove excess fluids, and then reinjected to add volume.
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable that improves and minimizes the the appearance of moderate to severe fullness of the submental fat (“double chin”).*
Kybella® can create a more contoured appearance to the jawline—a common area for sagging and fullness caused by aging, heredity, or weight gain. Honolulu MedSpa works with patients to identify whether Kybella® is the most appropriate treatment, specifically patients with good existing skin quality and a very distinct appearance of fat under the chin.