Our Houston physicians understand that skin quality plays a big role in facial surgery results, which is why we provide a variety of non-surgical cosmetic services for our patients. We have three nurse injectors that assist our physicians in clinic and see patients for injection treatments five days a week. Additionally, we have a highly trained spa staff of massage therapists and estheticians to administer laser skin care treatments and chemical peels.
What: Botulinum Toxin type A
Why: To prevent and reduce the appearance of creases and wrinkles between the brows, on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.
Duration: Botulinum toxins are temporary, with results lasting for approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas, and 2-3 months around the mouth where there is more muscle movement.
What: Hyaluronic acid
Why: Add fullness to hollow areas and fill in moderate to severe wrinkles. They commonly are used to fill in lines around the mouth and those that extend from the nose to the mouth. When injected into the lips, cheeks, and hands, they add volume for a younger, softer appearance.
Duration: Fillers are non-permanent, with results lasting up to a year with Juvederm® and approximately six months for Perlane® and Restylane®.
What: Calcium hydroxylapatite
Why: Like most other cosmetic fillers, Radiesse® provides the instant benefit of filling in facial folds, lines, and depressions. However, it goes a step further by increasing the skin’s valuable collagen supply, the component which gives the skin its youthful fullness.
Duration: Radiesse is on-permanent, with results lasting up to a year or longer.
Sculptra® Aesthetic diminishes facial gauntness and creasing by stimulating an increase in the skin’s collagen, a key skin ingredient which gives the face volume and strength. The effects of Sculptra®, which is made from poly-L lactic acid, build gradually, through a series of approximately three injectable treatments that are spread out over a few months. Its maximum effects are typically apparent 4-6 months after the first treatment. Sculptra® is rising in popularity because of its relatively long-lasting benefits, which can be evident for as long as two years.
$800 per vial
* A minimum of two vials will be needed for the first treatment.
What: Ultrasound waves that target the deep tissue layer and use the body's natural healing process to generate collagen. The only treatment that is FDA-approved to lift and tighten the skin of the face and neck.
Why: Loss of facial volume is one of the major signs of aging. Ultherapy replaces this lost volume with the body's own collagen production. The added volume lifts and tightens the skin for an overall more youthful face.
Schedule your consultation for non-surgical cosmetic proceduces by filling out the contact form to the right or calling our office at 713.799.9999.
by Abigail Risner