Facial wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging have long been an unavoidable reality. Now, cosmetic injectables allow the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay to provide new forms of non-surgical facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt offers a range of cosmetic injections and dermal fillers that increase volume, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour. Arrange a consultation at our Tampa, Florida office for more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvéderm™, Juvederm Voluma XC, Radiesse®, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra™, ArteFill®, Belotero or any of our other injectable treatments.
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Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvéderm XC™ is a cosmetic dermal filler made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring sugar found in human tissue. Juvéderm XC™ injectable filler may be a good option for patients who wish to diminish deep folds or creases in the face, or who would like to augment their lips. For even more dramatic effect, many patients choose to combine Juvéderm XC™ filler with BOTOX® Cosmetic. While BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes underlying muscles to achieve a wrinkle-free appearance, Juvéderm XC™ fills in volume loss allowing for immediate and smooth correction.
Dr. Hunt uses Juvéderm XC™ injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. Juvederm XC lasts up to 1 year, per the FDA clinical data. The Juvéderm XC™ injection process takes only about 15 minutes and the results are immediate. Plus, recovery is easy and there is minimum downtime. Find out what Juvéderm XC™ can do for you; contact our Tampa, Florida office today.
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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. Recently approved by the FDA, Voluma™ XC was specifically designed to treat hollow or sunken-in cheeks due to the normal aging process. Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC can add volume to all three areas of the cheek: the apex, apple, and hollow. This HA dermal filler uses Vycross technology which provides more lift and can provide long-lasting results, typically allowing patients to maintain a youthful appearance for up to two years with optimal treatment. A subtle, natural-looking lift to the cheeks should be evident immediately following treatment. Some mild side effects can occasionally occur after treatment, such as redness or swelling, but these side effects should fade quickly. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately.
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As the first Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler to receive FDA approval in 2003, Restylane® has helped create an even, rested appearance for many patients. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the human body. By binding to water, it plumps and fills in wrinkles and folds and can be injected in areas lacking volume in order to add fullness. This product is most frequently used to treat nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles, but we also love it for lip augmentation helping to create fuller, more beautiful lips. Many patients have also experienced effective treatment of sunken-in areas below the eyes with Restylane®. Results should be seen immediately after injection, and generally last up to 12 months.
To learn more about the benefits of Restylane®, please contact us today.
FDA approved Radiesse® is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite which is identical in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bone. Ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), or from the mouth pointing down to the chin (marionette lines) as well as to highlight the cheekbones for a more youthful look. Radiesse® is also FDA-approved for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (facial lipoatrophy). Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface, to stimulate the production of collagen and encourage tissue regeneration. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation. Radiesse® provides patients with both immediate and long-lasting results.
Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation by stimulating the production of collagen.
To best determine how Radiesse® can best work in your treatment plans, contact the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay.
This FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler is composed of a formula similar to Restylane®, but with larger molecules for a thicker consistency. This unique difference can make Perlane® ideal for filling in more stubborn deep lines and wrinkles and lifting sunken cheeks. This filler can also be used to add volume to the lips. Perlane® is designed to deliver immediate, long-lasting results. Treatment sessions generally last about 30 minutes, but times can vary depending on which areas are being treated. Patients typically do not require any recovery or downtime after treatment, and should be able to return to daily activities immediately following their treatment. If you have questions about Perlane® and want to learn more about how it can benefit you, please contact our office for more information, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunt.
Initially FDA approved in 2004 for AIDS patient to correct facial lipoatrophy (or facial fat loss) , Sculptra™ is an injectable filler that reduces facial lines and wrinkles and restores lost volume. Composed of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) which is a synthetic product similar to absorbable sutures, Sculptra™ causes a gradual increase in skin thickness. Sculptra is a long lasting collagen regeneration product, naturally filling in areas of volume loss and treatments may take 6-8 weeks to start building collagen to present a gradual but natural result. The Sculptra™ patient may return to normal activities post treatment.
Clinical studies have shown that the enhancing effects of Sculptra™ can last up to two years. Results gradually become evident over the course of a few weeks. Since Sculptra™’s results are temporary (up to two years), treatments have to be repeated in future years to maintain the benefit. Touch-up treatments may be required up to six times every six weeks to achieve an optimal result. For more information about Sculptra™ or any of our other cosmetic fillers, contact the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunt.
For those desiring enduring beauty, we offer the first and only FDA-approved (2006) permanent filler that lasts 5-7 years for facial wrinkles and folds. Also available at our Tampa, Florida office, ArteFill® is an excellent treatment option for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of the deep lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds. Composed of non-absorbable injectable material made of PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) and suspended in purified bovine (cow) collagen, ArteFill® offers both immediate and long-lasting results; not only does it act as a dermal filler, but its microspheres stimulate the body to produce its own collagen. Artefill requires a skin test at least 72 hours prior to treatment and requires an initial treatment as well as a follow up.
Studies have shown that patients who received an ArteFill® injection showed an improvement in the nasolabial folds five years after treatment. Collagen or fat injections, however, typically last only a few months since the enzymes of the injections begin to break down soon after treatment. If you would like permanent results and would like to know more about ArteFill®, contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt for a consultation.
FDA-Approved in 2011, Belotero Balance® is a new injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler available at the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay that adapts to each patient’s skin for an individualized treatment. The product binds to water found naturally in the skin, filling in wrinkles and folds for immediate and smooth correction. Belotero Balance® is unique in that it is strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines), yet gentle enough to treat more delicate areas – including vertical lip lines – that cannot be treated with other similar products.
Belotero Balance® can be an excellent compliment to Juvéderm® XC for lip augmentations, improving the resulting softness. Once injected, it instantly plumps the skin, smoothing fine vertical lip lines, enhancing your perfect pout.
To learn how Belotero Balance® can soften lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural-looking results that are uniquely you, contact our Tampa Florida office today.
Are your lips unevenly shaped, too thin or just not the way you would love them to look? Juvéderm™ and Restylane® are both not only very effective in filling in deep lines and wrinkles, but they can also provide you with fuller lips that look more youthful and contoured. During lip augmentation, an ultra-fine needle containing the Juvéderm™ or Restylane® solution is injected into the lips to add volume and a more defined contour. A topical numbing agent is applied prior to treatment to keep you comfortable during your lip transformation. The treatment takes no longer than 15-20 minutes. Some swelling is normal immediately after but fades away within a few days leaving you with the perfect shape and size to your lips. With Juvéderm™ or Restylane® for lip enhancement, results can last from six months to a year or more, and can be maintained with follow-up treatment.
Lip augmentation can do wonders for the entire look of your face, plumping the lips for a fuller, more sensual appearance and confident smile.
Many of our patients are concerned about the signs of aging showing up in their hands. Whether it be enlarged veins, discoloration, or worn-out looking skin, the normal aging process, thinning skin and sun exposure all take a toll on our hands rather quickly. However, thanks to cosmetic fillers such as Radiesse® and Sculptra™, we are easily able to:
- plump up hand volume to minimize laxity
- improve texture
- increase smoothness
- and minimize appearance of hand veins
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation to explore the results this treatment can do for you, please click here to contact us.
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Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt of the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay has helped thousands of Florida patients reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines. Contact our Tampa, Florida office to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, or our wide array of cosmetic injectables. After an evaluation, we will help determine which avenue of treatment is right for you.