Whether you're interested in addressing facial wrinkles and hollows or you want a non-invasive solution to enhance your lips or butt, dermal fillers can be the answer. Dr. Malouf Dermatology is proud to offer a wide range of dermal fillers and injectables for patients in Dallas & Fort Worth, TX.
Dr. Malouf can use Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles and lines to give your face a youthful and rejuvenated appearance
JUVÉDERM® is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose.
Injectables are among the most popular and predictable products used in cosmetic dermatology. Many types of injectables are available to the dermatologist to achieve different types of improvement. Injectables are useful in softening wrinkles, reshaping areas of volume loss, relaxing frown lines, and treating unwanted spider veins. With an experienced injector, these products represent an invaluable array of tools to create subtle but pleasing and natural results. Dr. Malouf has been injecting these products for 20 years on a daily basis and has been well known in the community and field, for his experience and skill.
Injectable fillers have been around for over 30 years. They are a useful group of products in the treatment of wrinkles and volume loss. The earliest products were very popular but had several limitations. The main problem was the high incidence of allergy since many were derived from bovine collagen. In addition, the effects from these products lasted only 2-3 months. The early collagens were also notorious for leaving a lumpy sensation in the skin. In the early 2000’s, a new type of filler was introduced. The new filler group was a type of hyaluronic acid which is a water-loving molecule, present in most living organisms including humans. This substance acts as a natural shock absorber for cells and becomes depleted in the skin with aging. This group of fillers had many advantages over collagen. First, since it is not a protein from an animal source, it is impossible to develop an allergy to hyaluronic acid (Ha). Ha also lasts many months, and produces a much more natural improvement since “it belongs” there. Although there are several other types of fillers that have been developed and FDA approved, ha’s are the most safe and predictable, and for that reason, Dr. Malouf chooses to use them exclusively for wrinkle softening, facial contouring, and volume loss replacement. There are many different viscosities (thickness) and now some are more “flexible” than others, which offers a variety of different choices for addressing different problems.
Restylane®: Restylane Silk, Restylane l, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft
JUVÉDERM®: Juvederm XC, Juvederm XC Plus, VOLLURE™,Volbella, Voluma XC
JUVÉDERM® works by crosslinking hyaluronic acid to help re-establish volume around your mouth, lips, and cheeks, which in turn erases those frustrating age lines. These injections require minimal recovery time, making them ideal for the busy professional. Clinical trials have shown that Juvederm persists longer than previous fillers, meaning fewer trips back to the doctor and more time spent enjoying life.
Injections of the JUVÉDERM® gel usually take about 30 minutes, but this may vary depending on the specific needs of the client. It lifts and smooths out wrinkles and folds found along vertical lip lines, mouth corners, frown lines, and smile lines.
The classic product which has become a household name in this category is BOTOX®. BOTOX® has been around since the mid 80’s and probably represents the most widely used injectable worldwide. The purified protein is very potent and causes the neurologic impulse to muscles, and sweat glands to be blocked thereby creating a desired effect. By blocking the impulse to certain facial muscles, the resulting wrinkle is reduced. Although extremely popular many untoward effects may result in the case of the inexperienced injector. There are many variables which can affect the outcome, which can result in an un-natural look, or a frozen look which can include brow drop or asymmetry.
The three different brands are very similar in the effects with very few distinguishing features and are all roughly priced the same.
BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®
More than any other single facial feature, the corners of your mouth typically show the most severe signs of aging. As you grow older, the corners of your mouth begin to turn downward. This can cause your face to appear in a constant state of frowning, leading to frown lines, and making the effect even more pronounced. Frown lines run vertically downward from the corners of your mouth; these creases get deeper and deeper the older you get, often resulting in what looks like a permanent frown. Luckily, this frown can be turned upside down with the help of JUVÉDERM® injections.
While there is no time off required after surgery, patients can expect some redness and swelling around the injection sites for a few days while the skin adapts to the gel. Dr. Malouf and his team of experts will help ensure that you not only walk out looking younger but are pleased with the experience as well.