Botox & Injectables

Crow’s feet, forehead lines, scowl lines and other facial imperfections become a memory after a treatment of Botox or one of our other injectables. The procedure takes seconds and within 3-5 days your skin becomes smoother and looks more youthful.

Botox® Cosmetics

Botox® Cosmetics results are amazing and become visible just 3-5 days. Facial muscles attach directly from the bone to skin, which creases the skin every time you make an expression.  This creates and exaggerates wrinkles on the face. Botox® Cosmetics temporarily relaxes these muscles, enabling the skin to become smoother. With a dedicated regimen of Botox® Cosmetics, your skin doesn’t get the opportunity to continue making those wrinkles and so they do not form as they would otherwise.

  • It is safe
  • It is comfortable
  • Customized to your facial anatomy
  • The most common lines that Botox treats are frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
  • Botox can also be used to raise the eyebrows, correct ‘bunny lines’ of the nose, soften lip lines, raise a downturned mouth crease, correct rippling of the chin and relax the vertical central muscle bands of the neck.

What You Need to Know:

  • Dr. Gilpin gives you a natural look.
  • It usually takes 3 to 5 days before the results become visible
  • Treatments last from anywhere 3 to 4 months
  • The most common side effects are bruising, minor swelling and possible headache; both are related to the actual needle stick and not the medication- but Dr. Gilpin makes it a priority to ensure no one knows you’ve had it done but you!

Before and after

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Allergen Partner

Dr. Gilpin is a Silver Level Allergen Partner

What This Means For You:

  • All of our injectables are FDA-approved
  • We only buy injectables directly from their respective manufacturer, in the U.S.
  • We keep accurate records of all injectables performed
  • We educate patients on the different injectable options available within the practice so you can make informed decisions before undergoing treatment
  • We require all injectable patients to sign informed consent papers prior to their procedures, ensuring you are aware of the associated benefits, longevity of results and what to expect during treatment
  • We have the expertise to manage the infrequent complications and problems that occur with injectables
  • We offer patients a variety of injectable options
  • We have been properly trained on the correct way to administer injectables by the manufacturer of the respective injectables

Voluma®

Voluma is the only FDA approved filler that will last up to two years. It is a hyaluronic acid that is injected into the deep tissues of the face to restore volume to the cheek.

How It Works:

  • Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, which is a natural substance already found in your skin that helps to keep it hydrated.
  • Because of the degree of cross-linking of the HA molecules, Voluma is able to lift and restore volume to the cheeks and malar area of the face.

Plus:

As the cheeks are lifted with Voluma, this can help to soften the creases around the nose and corners of the mouth, as well.

What you need to know:

  • During your consultation, we will discuss your anticipated benefit and you will know exactly how much to budget. We usually recommend starting with two syringes of Voluma for substantial correction.
  • Results are immediate
  • No skin test is required
  • Contains lidocaine, a localized anesthetic, to improve your comfort during treatment

Juvéderm® XC

Juvederm XC can last up to one year. Dr. Gilpin and staff offer it in two formulations, Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC.

How It Works:

  • Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance already found in your skin, which helps to hydrate it.
  • The smooth hydrating gel is placed under the skin with a fine needle. It acts like a sponge and attracts water to the treatment site, correcting the lines and creases.

Plus:

  • Juvéderm® treats the deep creases between the side of the nostril and the corner of the mouth, marionette lines (the crease between the corner of the mouth and the side of the chin), lip lines and other isolated deep facial wrinkles.
  • You can also use Juvéderm® to plump the upper and lower lips.

What You Need to Know:

  • During your consultation, we will discuss your anticipated benefit and you will know exactly how much to budget.
  • Results are immediate
  • Contains lidocaine, a localized anesthetic, to improve your comfort during treatment
  • No increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color

We Recommend:

  • No aspirin containing products for 2 weeks prior to injections
  • No Vitamin E, B or Ibuprofen products for 1 week prior to injections

Restylane ®

Restylane ® and Restylane-L ® treatment will instantly lift wrinkles and folds by replacing lost volume to restore youthful contours.

How It Works:

  • Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural substance already found in your skin that helps to hydrate it.
  • The smooth hydrating gel is placed under the skin with a fine needle. It acts like a sponge and attracts water to the treatment site, correcting the lines and creases.

Plus:

  • Restylane ® treats the deep creases between the side of the nostril and the corner of the mouth, marionette lines (the crease between the corner of the mouth and the side of the chin), lip lines and other isolated deep facial wrinkles.
  • It’s the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid to treat the lips.

What You Need to Know:

  • Results are immediate
  • Contains lidocaine, a localized anesthetic, to improve your comfort during treatment
  • No increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color

We Recommend:

  • No aspirin containing products for 2 weeks prior to injections
  • No Vitamin E, B or Ibuprofen products for 1 week prior to injections
  • Take Arnica Montana a homeopathic remedy for anti-bruising 1 week prior to injections
  • Plan your appointment 2 weeks before any major event- so if you happen to bruise, it has time to resolve

Restylane Lyft ®

For wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection we use Restylane Lyft ®. Just like Restylane®, Restylane Lyft ® is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to the skin.

How It Works:

  • Restylane Lyft ® is a hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural substance already found in your skin that helps to hydrate it
  • The smooth hydrating gel is placed under the skin with a fine needle. It acts like a sponge and attracts water to the treatment site, correcting the lines and creases

Plus:

  • Restylane Lyft® treats the deep creases between the side of the nostril and the corner of the mouth, marionette lines (the crease between the corner of the mouth and the side of the chin) and other isolated deep facial wrinkles

What You Need to Know:

  • During your consultation, we will discuss your anticipated benefit and you will know exactly how much to budget
  • Results are immediate
  • FDA approved and tested

FAQS

  • What is Botox used for?

    Botox is an injectable form of botulinum toxin used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It is commonly used for crow’s feet, forehead lines, and other wrinkles in the face.

  • How long does Botox last?

    On average, the effects of a Botox treatment last between 3-4 months for most patients. This length could vary due to several individual factors. When the effects of Botox start to dissipate, patients can get repeat treatments to maintain the results.

  • How safe is Botox?

    Botox is FDA-approved for cosmetic use, so patients can feel confident that it is tried and tested. When done by a trained professional, Botox cosmetic is completely safe to use for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

  • What are filler injections?

    Dermal fillers are designed to be injected into the skin in order to add volume and fullness. There are different types of dermal fillers that can improve areas such as the lips, cheeks, smiles lines, as well as the under eyes. These are specifically designed to rejuvenate a more youthful appearance.

  • How long do fillers last?

    The length of results from a filler depends on the type of filler and the area being treated. Most fillers last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. Your injector will let you know what length of results to expect depending on the filler that you choose and what area you are wanting to treat.

  • How do injectable fillers work?

    Most injectable fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or collagen. These natural substances help to retain moisture, keep the skin volumized, and tighten the skin. By injecting these substances, the fillers fill up the space to create a smooth, more youthful appearance.