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BOTOX® Cosmetic

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.

Juvederm® Dermal Fillers

JUVÉDERM® 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. There are five different types of JUVÉDERM® INJECTABLE GEL FILLERS:

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®XC  injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC  injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds.)
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC  is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, facial shaping, and areas with greater volume loss.
  • JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is used to treat slight to moderate wrinkles, correct the look of scars, and act as a lip filler to re-shape and/or add volume to the lips.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC  injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults.

PRP Hair Restoration 

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.

KYBELLA® 

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
KYBELLA® MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

HOW KYBELLA® WORKS

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

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