Spring has almost sprung! The birds will be chirping louder, the sun will be shining more and more, and the plants will be coming back to life. Now it is time that you experience the same spring awakening. At Sanctuary Medical Center, we offer many different injectable and body-contouring treatment options to help freshen up your look. Whether you want to temporarily remove the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face, eliminate cellulite in the buttocks, or tighten and sculpt your body contour, we are here to take you to the next level.
At Sanctuary Medical Center, we offer three different injectables to help with the appearance of wrinkles in the face: BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®. These injectables are different brands in the same class of injectable wrinkle treatments, known as neuromodulators, and are made from a substance known as botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles in the treatment areas to lessen frown lines that come from age and repetitive motion. All three wrinkle reducers focus on the facial region, including the crow’s feet area of the eyes, frown and furrowed brow lines on the forehead, prominent neck bands or cords, fine lines on the upper lips, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, and rippling at the chin.
Dr. Azza Halim of Sanctuary Medical Center told Byrdie that the goal of BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neuromodulators is to “relax facial muscles without over-freezing,” thus creating a smooth, natural look and avoiding a “frozen” face. Generally speaking, neuromodulators last around three to six months before another treatment will be needed to maintain results. However, there is some evidence that starting BOTOX® Cosmetic early may be able to prevent wrinkles from forming in the future.
Dermal Fillers for Increased Volume
Dermal fillers plump up and fill in the lines on the mid- and lower-face areas, such as around your nose and mouth, by adding volume that has been lost over time due to the natural aging process. Fillers can also be used to restore lost volume in your cheeks, lips, and hands, creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton, Florida, offers BELOTERO BALANCE®, The JUVÉDERM Collection of Fillers, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, The RHA® Collection, and Sculptra® Aesthetic to enhance your aesthetic.
Though these are all type of injectable fillers, all of these brands do not necessarily contain the same active ingredients or work in the same way. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like JUVÉDERM® and BELOTERO BALANCE® work by plumping your skin from the inside out using hyaluronic acid, which has the ability to bind to and retain up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water. This plumping effect temporarily “fills in” lines and wrinkles and can also add volume to areas like your cheeks or lips. On the other hand, BELOTERO BALANCE® has a tendency to retain less water than other HA fillers, making it an excellent treatment option for the eye area, where you do not want puffiness and swelling, as Dr. Halim explains in an interview with Shape.
One of the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can be dissolved using a special enzyme at any time. This is not possible with other types of fillers, which need to gradually wear away over time to restore your normal appearance. HA fillers can last anywhere from six to 18 months, depending on the brand and treatment location.
Fat and Cellulite Removers
If you are suffering from excess fat or cellulite in unwanted regions of the body, then QWO® or KYBELLA® may be the injectable treatments for you to consider. QWO® is the only FDA-approved medicine used to treat moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of women. KYBELLA® reduces submental fat without surgery by safely injecting deoxycholic acid into the chin to destroy the underlying fat cells. This process then naturally eliminates the dead fat cells over time, leaving you with a more contoured and defined jawline.
Contrary to popular belief, the spring can be a great time to squeeze in a body-sculpting treatment (or two!). Non-surgical body-contouring treatments like CoolSculpting®, EMSCULPT®, and VelaShape® don’t require extensive downtime or recovery, and you can start seeing results in as little as two weeks. So not only can you start enjoying a sleeker physique this spring and summer, but you’ll also be ready for the perfect pumpkin patch or holiday photos come fall and winter.
Be confident this spring and wear those short shorts or flowy dresses, take unlimited close-up selfies, and let your fresh, rejuvenated appearance shine through! Stop and smell the flowers and take advantage of the beautiful life that surrounds you!