Toxins & Fillers

Wrinkles and facial deficits due to aging is a common everyday concerns seen at Oak Dermatology. In order to naturally retore youthfuness a multi-faced approach to prevention and treatment is recommended, often including botulinum toxin injections and the use of dermal fillers.

Botulinum toxins and dermal fillers are two most requested cosmetics treatments worldwide. They can be used to effectively reduce or eliminate wrinkles with no downtime. Botulinum toxin works by relaxing facial muscles while dermal fillers restore depleted volume under the surface of the skin.

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is a safe and effective wrinkling-relaxing, wrinkle-smoothing injection method. It is one of the most extensively studied dermatology treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries worldwide. The safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin have been evaluated over a span of 20 years in numerous clinical trials.

Botulinum Toxin works to reduce lines and wrinkles, by temporarily relaxing the muscles hence creating a skin smoothing effect. The injection technique of botulinum toxin is both an art and a science. Our renowned dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu, is well known for his artistry in injection techniques. Dr. Hsu speaks and teaches at conventions throughout the year on botulinum toxin usage and injection best practices. It is important to note that botulinum toxin is widely offered by physician offices, medspas and even dentists offices at various price points. However, physicians and injectors that do not have in-depth and intimate knowledge of facial anatomy and the physiology of the skin will not know how to truly perform facial balancing and produce natural results without negative facial changing side effects.

Botulinum Toxin is not only effective for facial wrinkles. It can be used on various areas of the face as well as for addressing different concerns such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), jawline reduction, trapezius hump reduction, and orange peel chin amongst other indications.

At Oak Dermatology, we offer all brands of Botulinum Toxins. At your consultation, your provider will recommend what works best according to your concerns, lifestyle and goals.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances (often made of hyaluronic acid) that are injected into and under the skin to help diminish facial lines, restore volume and fullness, enhance shallow contours, lift skin and bone structure, plump thin lips, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and restore volume to the hands. Dermal fillers yield instant results with no downtime. While most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, to mimmick natural volume, there are fillers with other ingredients as well such as calcium hydroxylapatite or Poly-L-Lactic which we often use to deep dermal collagen boost and stretch marks. The type of filler that is appropriate for you will be determined by your provider at the time of your appointment. As each filler is very specific in their veslocity and structure, so the use of brand and type of fillers is entirely dependent on your concerns and desired outcome.

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