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SKINCARE by Meda now offers boutique style medical aesthetic spa services.
We currently offer Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Radiesse. All injections are performed by skilled and California licensed medical professionals.
To learn more about which is right for you, call for a complimentary consultation.
BOTOX® / DYSPORT®
Botox® and Dysport® work best on “dynamic wrinkles” by blocking the signal from crossing the neuromuscular junction, allowing the muscle to relax and helps to soften the wrinkles that lie above. Botox® and Dysport® injections have been FDA approved for use in the cosmetic treatment for glabellar frown lines only the wrinkles between the eyebrows. The weakening effect gradually begins anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days, and is sometimes not complete for two weeks. These injections are commonly used along the forehead lines and crow’s feet, but have also been to help to prevent excessive sweating as well as migraine headaches.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid(HA). As you age, time, sunlight, and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® helps replace the HA your skin has lost, adding volume to smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience during and after treatment. In the United States, JUVÉDERM® Injectable gel (including Juvederm Ultra XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC) is indicated for correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds such as nasal labial folds.
An abundance of healthy collagen is what gives skin a smooth and youthful appearance. Natural collagen begins to break down as you age, causing skin laxity, wrinkles and a loss in facial volume, which can make your skin look and feel old. The best way to refresh your appearance is by replenishing the volume your skin has lost, which diminishes wrinkles, resulting in a much more youthful look. Radiesse Volumizing Filler is an ideal choice. It is FDA approved for corrections of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. In addition to providing immediate volume correction, it also stimulates production of your own natural collagen. The result is both immediate and long-lasting. Upon injection, Radiesse immediately provides the lift needed to diminish signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about Radiesse is that it provides structure and stimulates your own natural collagen to grow, which is going to continue for several months and will extend the initial effect of Radiesse. In many patients, results last more than a year.
RESTYLANE®/ RESTYLANE LYFT®
There are several factors that contribute to aging skin, one of which is a loss of hyaluronic acid. As a result, your skin can begin to develop wrinkles and folds. Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corner of your mouth (laugh lines), marionette lines, lipstick lines, and corner of your mouth. Restylane works immediately by replacing lost volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
Perlane is another member of the Restylane collection of products. Perlane restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. What makes Perlane different is the average size of the particles and the depth of the injection. On average, the gel particles in Perlane are larger than those in Restylane. Perlane is a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.
There is little to no downtime associated with Restylane or Perlane and the treatment takes around 30 minutes.