Services

Aesthetic Services

Welcome to Alabama Medical Group’s aesthetics services division. Our offerings include, Botox Injections, RESTYLANE® Filler, and PRP Hair Replacement. Don’t wait, call 251-414-5900 for an appointment with Clare Carney, M.D. today.

About Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a simple 5-minute procedure designed to address the dynamic wrinkles of the forehead and eye regions.

BOTOX® Cosmetic works by stopping muscle contraction, which then relaxes the overlying skin to improve the skin wrinkling. Injections are performed in the office using a very small needle. A topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the skin prior to treatment and can render the injections almost painless.

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic works by stopping muscle contraction, which then relaxes the overlying skin to improve the skin wrinkling.
  • Injections are performed in the office using a very small needle. A topical anesthetic ointment is applied to the skin prior to treatment and can render the injections almost painless.
  • When performed properly, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can lessen or eliminate frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet lines. The average length of effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic is about 4 months. For some individuals, the length of effect can be more or less.

Individual results may vary. Learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic at www.botoxcosmetic.com. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.

 

About RESTYLANE®

RESTYLANE® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

  • RESTYLANE® is the first and only cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid.
  • Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin.
  • The hyaluronic acid in RESTYLANE® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA, or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluroinic acid.
  • RESTYLANE® lasts 4-6 months and the results are immediate.

Individual results may vary. Find out more about RESTYLANE® at www.restylaneusa.com

About PRP Hair Replacement

There’s an emerging treatment—platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy now offered at Alabama Medical Group by Clare Carney, M.D., Ph.D., that’s helping restore hair loss for both men and women.

How does PRP therapy work?

During the treatment, the patient’s blood is drawn and gets spun in a centrifuge, which concentrates the platelet rich plasma and removes the red blood cells. The plasma is then injected into the scalp, which promotes collagen production, cell rejuvenation, wound healing and stimulates hair growth. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age and hormones.

The cost of each session is $600, because the treatment is cosmetic, insurance does not cover the cost of the procedure.

How frequently do I have to repeat the procedure?

There is no specific time frame, but I typically see patients four to six months after the first treatment followed by once a year maintenance.

When do you see results?

Typically, in four to six months after the procedure, although some patients report having results before that time. After that time, most patients – both male and female, have regrown 30 to 40 percent of the hair they’ve lost.

  • Aftercare: Use a gentle, daily shampoo and conditioner after treatment.
  • Recovery time: Most patients will leave and go back to work after the treatment.

Who makes a good candidate for PRP therapy?

PRP is safe and effective for many people. However, you should not have PRP therapy if you have an underlying disorder such as thyroid disease or lupus or if you are on blood thinners, as your platelets won’t work as effectively and the procedure is not as effective. Also, PRP therapy is more effective if a patient’s hair loss is recent. It is more challenging to stimulate hair follicles that have been dormant for an extended period of time.