Botox & Dysport act similar to a light switch - when injected into a muscle which causes wrinkles, it turns the electricity to the muscle off, thus smoothing the wrinkle. Then after 3 to 4 months the activity of the muscles gradually returns, like a dimmer switch, slowly making the light brighter (the wrinkles gradually returns). The good news is that, also simi- lar to a light switch, no harm is done to the nerves or muscle, just as the light switch and light are not damaged. Read more about Botox & Dysport.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra is a soft, water-clear gel containing hyaluronic acid, a remarkable substance that attracts and holds onto water. In the body, hyaluronic acid is abundant in younger skin, and diminishes with age, which is very apparent in the lips and around the mouth.
With a simple treatment you can soften lines and restore full lips even as you continue to age. Learn more about JUVÉDERM®.
Dr. Szachowicz at Facial Plastic Surgery in Edina, Minnesota
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC is a gel-based dermal filler that restores volume in the cheek area lost during the natural aging process. This non-surgical treatment option can achieve beautiful, dramatic results and rejuvenate the natural, youthful contours of the face.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC consists mainly of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring element found in the skin that acts as a reservoir for moisture. The XC designation means that the injectable contains a small amount of lidocaine to numb the treatment site for added patient comfort. Learn more about JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a new intelligently designed hyaluronic acid filler which causes visible softening in the very fines lines and crease in the skin resulting from aging. BELOTERO BALANCE® is made of the same dermal volumizing and moisturizing component of your skin, hyaluronic acid, but now so smooth and fine that it can go into the tiniest creases with confidence.
The secret of BELOTERO BALANCE® is a thin, smart hyaluronic acid which integrates smoothly with your own collagen, not just pushing it aside as with other fillers. Learn more about BELOTERO BALANCE®.
Restylane® has the status of being the first gel filler to be approved by the FDA. In 2004, people embraced a dermal filler that could soften and smooth the lines and creases on the face in a better and in a more long-lasting way than “collagen” treatments of the past.
Restylane® is the most familiar gel filler in the world, and has graced many famous faces. Both Restylane® and Perlane® rejuvenate the face by replacing the volume lost in the lips and cheeks. They fill and soften lines and creases that form with age. Read more about Restylane®.
RADIESSE® is a robust, durable dermal filler used for the correction of deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin, as well as for skeletal contouring for added volume.
RADIESSE® is a filler composed of tiny particles of calcium hydroxyapatite suspended in a watery gel. Calcium hydroxyapatite normally occurs in the body and, when placed under the skin as tiny particles, provides long-term correction for difficult contours. Learn more about RADIESSE®.
Sculptra® is an FDA-approved filler unique in the industry, as it is the only filler that can use the words "anti-age" in its approved materials. Sculptra®, when injected under the skin, stimulates your own body to produce new collagen that replaces in your face the lost volume due to aging.
Dr. Szachowicz has one of the largest Sculptra® practices in the Midwest, and has taught about Sculptra® injection therapy nationally to hundreds of physicians. Learn more about Sculptra®.