BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers in Biloxi, MS
If you are concerned with frown lines in your forehead, furrows between your eyes or the “crows feet” areas of your face, you may want to consider Botox. This treatment is well-known for affordable, natural-looking results. Botulinum toxin, or Botox, works by weakening the muscles of facial expression. Once the resting tone of the treated muscles is weakened, the pull of the muscles relaxes and the overlying skin flattens.
Botox usually requires only a quick office visit, but it can also be incorporated into other cosmetic procedures.
BOTOX: WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR BOTOX treatment
Using a tiny needle, Dr. Michael McKay injects Botox directly into the muscle of the area to be treated, causing those specific muscles to relax. This halts muscle function and thereby diminishes the presence of wrinkles. It takes just a few days to realize the beneficial effect of Botox Cosmetic injections. Following an appointment, patients can resume their normal exercise activities after 24 hours. This paralysis is temporary, so Botox injections are usually repeated every three to four months.
DERMAL FILLERS AND INJECTABLES
As we age, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish. Over time wrinkles and folds form. Dermal fillers and injectables help to restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like “smile line” and “parentheses”. These are the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Many of our patients choose injectable filler treatments to address these problem areas. Safe and effective, these treatment options are among the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedures in the United States.
We offer the following filler options:
VOLBELLA is quickly becoming a favorite for providing long-lasting lip enhancement and softening the appearance of lines around the mouth. Formulated with VYCROSS®, a blend of different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid that provides smooth results that last. VOLBELLA subtly increases lip fullness and decreases fine lip wrinkles for a natural-looking improvement.
By decreasing the fine lines around the lips, VOLBELLA is a great option for providing an overall improvement in the appearance of the mouth for a year or more.
Juvedérm Ultra Plus XC a “next-generation” dermal filler, is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. The injection process usually takes around 15 minutes and the results are immediate. Many of our clients with daytime appointments resume their normal activities immediately following the treatment. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC treatments are usually repeated every six to nine months.
Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is the first and only injectable filler FDA-approved to specifically treat volume loss in the cheeks. This effective injectable gel is formulated using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that is depleted as you age. It also includes lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, to ensure your treatment is as painless as possible. Results can last for up to two years.