Many candidates choose injectable treatments as an alternative to more invasive surgery, such as a facelift or eyelid lift, because there is no downtime involved. As a facial plastic surgery specialist who prides himself on providing superior results for his patients, Dr. Iannacone personally performs all of the facial injectable treatments offered at his practice.
Botox and other injectables have become the most commonly performed non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Botox works by relaxing and reducing the activity of muscles, hence improving the appearance of wrinkles. It is also used for a variety of other conditions such as bell’s palsy, hyperhidrosis, migraine headaches, and masseter hypertrophy.
Dr. Iannacone performs all patient injectables himself. Botox injections are personalized and customized to each individual rather than the typical cookie-cutter fashion. Dr. Iannacone first performs an in-depth consultation to create a aesthetic plan that would give the best possible outcomes. No two patients are treated the same as the location and amount of Botox needs to be determined based on the patient’s aging process as well as muscle movements.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus is a hyaluronic acid gel that temporarily adds volume to facial tissues and smooths wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, including nasolabial folds. Results with JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus last about one year.
BOTOX® is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to date. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that effectively treats moderate to severe wrinkles on the forehead and glabellar (between the eyebrows) area, as well as crow’s feet and wrinkles on the neck and chin. BOTOX® minimizes fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting the facial nerves that cause recurring wrinkles in these particular areas. Results become apparent a few days after the treatment and last from four to six months.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is almost identical to that found naturally in the body. Restylane® is most commonly used for lip augmentations, and to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds and tear troughs. Results with this dermal filler can last six to nine months.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
This dermal filler is similar to JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, but JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that reduces discomfort during the procedure. This filler minimizes the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose, including nasolabial folds. Results with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can last nine months to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is a long-acting dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. It is the only filler that is FDA approved to correct volume loss in the midface caused by aging and is commonly used to add volume to the cheeks. Results with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC last up to two years.