Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Details

Juvederm injections are safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler treatments made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Unlike other hyaluronic acid injections, Juvederm injections are not made with animal products. This reduces the possibility of contracting an infection or having an allergic reaction.

Fillers for Wrinkles

The number of cells in our skin reduces over the years. As cell reproduction slows, less collagen is produced. These changes make skin less elastic and less able to recover from repeated stretching, scrunching and folding that occurs while making expressions or even sleeping. Unable to rebound, skin begins to wrinkle and sag.

In addition, as we get older the cells that make up our skin become thinner and less able to hold moisture, giving our skin a drier, more crackled appearance. Fat cells beneath the skin reduce in size and cause the skin to wrinkle and sag even more.

Juvederm injections are cosmetic dermal fillers that return moisture and fullness to the skin, making them an ideal solution for treating wrinkles and adding volume.

The hyaluronic acid in the injectable filler restores volume to the skin to correct facial lines and folds. View pictures of patients before and after Juvederm treatments to see how cosmetic dermal fillers can reduce eye bags, lift sunken cheeks, eliminate laugh lines (from your nose to the corners of your mouth), smooth sagging jowls and several other facial features.

Juvederm maintain their shape using the body’s own moisture. The hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic or “water loving”, meaning it pulls moisture from your body to the skin. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results.

The risks of injectable fillers are minimal and serious reactions are rare. The process of receiving dermal filler injections causes only minor discomfort. Dr. Tsai uses the most up to date techniques to minimize discomfort during your treatment.

After treatment some people experience some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappears. As with any injection, bruising is also a possibility. Dr. Tsai recommends avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, and high doses of Vitamin E for several weeks prior to receiving hyaluronic acid fillers to reduce your chances of bruising.

Juvederm injections can be used in conjunction with other anti-aging skin treatments such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or “Photofacial”) skin rejuvenation, Botox injections, or Neocutis skin care products. You should not have Juvederm injections if you are under 18 years old. Ask Dr. Tsai about receiving treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler

Like Juvederm and Restylane, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler that binds to water and fills in wrinkles and folds. However it is ideal for correcting the very fine lines that Juvederm and Restylane are often too thick for. Belotero is a thinner gel that integrates into the skin, immediately softening wrinkles like the fine vertical lines above the lips and around the mouth. Dr. Tsai also uses Belotero to plump pitted acne scars, the difficult to treat skin depressions often left over from cystic acne lesions.

Treatments for Eye Bags and Dark Circles

Dark circle under the eyes make people appear tired and older. By filling the hollows with Juvederm injections, people appear refreshed and younger.

Often dark circles and under eye bags can be treated successfully using cosmetic dermal fillers. These soft tissue enhancers work to fill the hollow areas at the perimeter of the bag, creating a more even surface.

Frequently, people prefer cosmetic dermal fillers over surgery or fat grafting because of the minimal downtime, natural appearance, relative cost, and reversibility. The elimination of eye bags using cosmetic fillers is virtually painless and recovery is minimal. In most cases, patients have minimal bruising that is easily covered with concealer.

When treating patients with eye bags, Dr. Tsai may choose to use one of or a combination of the FDA approved cosmetic fillers. Juvederm, a gel from the creators of BOTOX, is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

Dr. Jeannie Tsai

Dr. Tsai is an expert in administering cosmetic dermal filler injections Juvederm in both women and men. Her process focuses on complementing the natural structure of your face, while minimizing any pain associated with Juvederm injections.

In addition, Dr Tsai has extensive experience supplementing dermal fillers with Botox injections to give clients the optimal results and fullest benefit from available non-surgical wrinkle treatments.

Dermal Fillers Before & After Photos

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Neuromodulators

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We all must age, but with anti-aging skin care treatments we can look as young as we feel. BOTOX ®, Dysport, and Xeomin treatments help reduce the deep wrinkles and facial lines we often associate with getting older.

 

Facial lines are formed by the contraction of muscles deep below the skin that result in pleating of the skin above. As we age, the skin becomes less elastic and less able to recover smooth surface tension following repeated crinkling. Over time, exaggerated or permanent lines that are seen even when the face is relaxed develop. Used early enough, BOTOX® and Dysport can prevent wrinkles in certain areas of the face.

Deep facial lines and wrinkles not only cause us to look older, they can cause one to unintentionally appear worried, worn or angry. BOTOX ® and Dysport injections for wrinkles is an successful anti-aging skin care treatment that can visibly reduce moderate to severe facial creases allowing patients to regain their younger, more refreshed appearance.
The results of BOTOX® Dysport, and Xeomin injections for wrinkles are apparent within days and can last for months. SF Aesthetics and Laser Center uses only genuine BOTOX ® Cosmetic product.

Choosing a Specialist

Dr. Tsai is an expert BOTOX ® injector and strives to compliment the natural lines and structure of your face to maintain a natural, youthful appearance. From Dr. Tsai’s high usage of BOTOX® injections, she has received a Platinum network level by the BOTOX Cosmetic Physicians’ Network offered by Allergan. This means she performs over 1,400 BOTOX® treatments per year. She has extensive daily experience with complex patient concerns including treating patients who may wish to show only gradual or subtle facial change.

Choosing a qualified specialist such Dr. Tsai is essential in attaining positive results. Those incorrectly treated with BOTOX ® can end up with a swollen, taut facial appearance or other adverse side effects. When done right, it should look so natural that no one should be able to tell you had any BOTOX treatments.

In addition, BOTOX ® treatments for men can differ from that of women. Most men carry significantly more facial muscle mass. Muscles are frequently more asymmetrical on men than women, requiring the precise amount of BOTOX ® Cosmetic at precisely the right skin depth for the desired outcome.

Additional BOTOX ® Treatments

BOTOX ® injections, laser skin rejuvenations and other anti-aging skin care treatments can do more than help keep your skin appearing healthy and young. Dr. Tsai is extremely familiar with the specific benefits BOTOX ® can offer you, including applications you may be unfamiliar with, including: BOTOX ® for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), facial slimming and jaw line contouring, lip enhancement, treatment of downturned mouths, horizontal neck lines, and what many patients refer to as turkey neck.

Neuromodulators Before & After Photos

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Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis Details
    Laser Genesis from Cutera is a versatile laser that Dr. Tsai uses to treat a variety of skin concerns.

  • Flushing symptoms of Rosacea
  • Surgical scars
  • Texture and large pores
  • Redness from acne breakouts

Laser Genesis is a gentle procedure with no down time. It uses a 1064 nm wavelength to gently heat the dermis which diffuses redness and stimulates collagen production. It’s an ideal treatment for someone who is beginning to see the signs of aging and wants to “freshen” their look without resorting to invasive procedures.

What can I expect?

Laser Genesis is a mild laser treatment that does not cause discomfort, bruising, swelling, redness, or peeling. Because the treatment is not uncomfortable, no topical anesthetic is necessary. The laser creates a warming sensation on the skin and after the session nobody would be able to tell you just received a laser treatment. The effects are subtle and usually a series is required to achieve optimal results.

Laser Genesis Before & After Photos

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Titan

Titan Details

Titan is a safe, non-surgical way to treat loose and crepey skin. Titan uses a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. During the procedure, the skin’s surface is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece. The heating of the dermis causes collagen to contract and rebuild.

The best candidates for the Titan laser are those with mature, lax, and crepey skin. Titan can also be used throughout the body, including the neck and jowls, abdomen, arms, and thighs.

Several treatments are required to maintain optimal results. Please schedule a consultation to see if Dr. Tsai recommends Titan for your skin concerns.

The Titan is a safe, non-surgical procedure that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. The Titan device uniformly distributes heat below the skin, causing collagen contraction, while preserving the outer layer of skin through continuous cooling. This process stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leaving patients with younger-looking skin.

What happens during the treatment?

The procedure utilizes infrared light to produce a gentler, more sustained heating of the inner layers of skin down to 2.5mm; the overall skin structure contracts due to the applied heat, causing subsequent collagen rebuilding over time. The Titan handpiece delivers five-second to seven-second laser pulses to the skin, with continuous cooling used to protect the outer layer of skin during treatment.

Who can be treated with Titan systems?

Since the Titan procedure is heating tissue under the skin’s surface, patients of any skin type can be treated. Men and women of all ages have been successfully treated. The best candidates are people in their 40s and 50s who are beginning to notice a reduction in their skin’s elasticity.

What areas can be treated?

The procedure tones, lifts and tightens skin on the face and neck and can be used to treat lax, loose or wrinkled skin throughout the body—including the abdomen, thighs and arms. The chin, neck and jowl areas are ideal treatment sites, while loose skin on the stomach, arms, knees, buttocks, and thighs can also be improved.

How many treatments will I need?

Though results may vary, it is recommended that patients have two treatments spaced four weeks apart. Depending on personal goals, additional treatments may be desired.

Do Titan treatments hurt?

The laser pulse is often described as a wave of heat that gradually increases during pulses of the handpiece. The skin-cooling system allows the continuous direct cooling of the epidermis during treatment to minimize discomfort. Patients tolerate treatments well without the use of anesthetics and can usually return to activities the same day.

When will I see results?

Some people will see some results immediately. Most people will begin to see tightening in the treated area about three weeks following treatment, and improvement can continue, even up to six months after a treatment, as new collagen forms and the skin tightens. The result is long-lasting, tighter skin.

Is it safe? Are there any side effects?

The Titan procedure utilizes a blend of invisible wavelengths of light that are designed to heat the inner layers of the skin while protecting the outer layer. It takes minutes to perform, involves absolutely no cutting or recovery time, and is virtually risk-free. After treatment, it is common to see either no reaction or some mild skin irritation or redness that resolves very quickly. However, Titan treatments are not completely without risk; though rare, adverse effects to the skin do occur.

How does the technology work to improve the skin?

This process positively affects the deep collagen responsible for giving the skin that “tight,” youthful appearance by causing the existing collagen to contract and stimulating new collagen development.

Why use the Titan?

The Titan anti-aging procedure offers the following benefits:

  1. Unlike the other technologies, this procedure has little to no pain associated with it.
  2. Uniform distribution of heat provides for an “even” tightening effect; no lumps or bumps.
  3. The cooling component on the skin surface protects against skin breakage.
  4. Because the technology penetrates at a more appropriate depth, it positively affects deep collagen.

Has the Titan been tested and approved?

The Titan has been carefully studied in clinics around the world. It is cleared for treatment of wrinkles in Europe and for general dermatologic use in Canada. In the US, it is cleared for topical heating to increase local tissue temperature and circulation. An additional 510(k) clearance is pending in the US for the treatment of wrinkles.

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