Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Products: Restylane Silk, Restylane l, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft
Juvederm XC, Juvederm XC Plus, Vollure, Volbella, Voluma XC
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.
Sclerotherapy is an injectable procedure used to target spider veins on the legs. There are many different types of sclerosing agents with different properties. The end result is to cause selective damage to unwanted veins, which results in gradual removal by the body. The process takes time to achieve the desired result and often requires maintenance. Dr. Malouf prefers to use polydocanol since it hurts less, causes less side effects and has good efficacy.
Schedule a consult with Dr. Malouf to see which filler combination would be most useful in achieving your goals.