BOTOX® Cosmetic and More – Los Gatos, San Jose, and the Greater Bay Area
When administered by an accomplished cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian, dermal injectables can be used to restore lost volume, smooth wrinkles, and add definition to areas of the face such as the cheeks and chin. Individuals in the Los Gatos and San Jose area interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, collagen, or facial fat transfer can have a personalized treatment plan created exclusively for them by Dr. Yenikomshian. For those seeking a more dramatic, permanent alternative, Dr. Yenikomshian offers a number of rejuvenating cosmetic procedures, including face lift surgery.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles caused by habitual muscle contraction. Its active ingredient is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin type A, which is approved by the FDA for cosmetic applications, can be used to reduce activity in the muscles that cause wrinkles to form.
BOTOX® injections are quick and easy, taking around 10 minutes to complete. Before administering the injections, the patient is asked to move the muscles of his or her face so that Dr. Yenikomshian can determine the best sites for the injections. Then, with a very fine needle, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. Patients may experience some temporary stinging at the injection site. Within days, wrinkles begin to smooth and fade away. Optimal results may take two weeks to appear and can last for up to four months. As the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic diminish, patients may wish to schedule regular touch-ups to maintain results.
At his San Jose practice, near Los Gatos, Dr. Yenikomshian offers BOTOX® treatments to patients seeking facial rejuvenation. Patients may also be interested in combining BOTOX® therapy with Restylane®, Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, or collagen treatments to further enhance their appearance.
Restylane® is a versatile dermal filler that can smooth lines and wrinkles, add definition to the cheeks or chin, and give lips desired volume and contour. Hyaluronic acid, the active ingredient in Restylane®, is a natural component of healthy skin. It attracts and holds moisture to promote plump, healthy-looking skin.
Treatment with Restylane® offers instant results that are long-lasting. Patients may wish to schedule touch-up treatments every six to twelve months in order to maintain the appearance of soft, smooth, rejuvenated facial skin.
Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel
Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel is based on hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in the body. Its hydrophilic (water-loving) nature makes it invaluable for smooth, healthy skin. Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel effectively treats moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and forehead. It can also be used to augment the lips, sculpt the cheeks or chin, and help minimize the appearance of scars.
Dr. Yenikomshian uses a very fine needle to inject Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel into the skin. At our practice serving the Los Gatos and San Jose area, Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel treatments, like BOTOX® injections, involve very little discomfort. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment.
Collagen gives the skin its strength, durability, and elasticity. Over time, however, the skin’s natural supply of collagen begins to decrease, allowing wrinkles and sagging to occur. Collagen injections are designed to replenish this component of healthy, elastic skin. Since the collagen Dr. Yenikomshian and his team uses for injections is bovine-derived, a skin test is required at least 24 hours before treatment can be scheduled.
Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer involves the relocation of fat from one part of the body to another. When used in the face, a person’s own body fat can serve as a highly effective dermal filler. Facial fat transfer can restore lost volume, contour the cheeks and chin, and smooth lines and wrinkles. If a patient proves allergic to bovine collagen, facial fat transfer may be a good alternative.
Contact Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian
BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can help the skin and face look fresher and more youthful. Learn more about the exciting results Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian achieves every day for patients of his San Jose- and Los Gatos-area practice with BOTOX® Cosmetic Restylane®, Juvéderm™ Injectable Gel, and other dermal injectables. Contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.