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.
Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. 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, Restylane® Lyft, Sculptra™ or any of our other injectable treatments.
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.
*Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. 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.
NEW Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC
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.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a new volumizing dermal filler product from Allergan that is FDA-approved and specially formulated for lip augmentation and reduction of vertical lines around the lips (perioral rhytids). The unique balance of various hyaluronic acid molecules and VYCROSS® technology contained in JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC gives the product a smooth gel consistency that can produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. Most patients who undergo treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC enjoy results that last up to 12 months or longer before re-treatment may be necessary and/or desired. In some cases, patients experience temporary responses to treatment which can include mild bruising, swelling, itching, or tenderness at the injection site; however, these symptoms rarely prevent individuals from resuming normal daily activities immediately.
If you are interested in achieving fuller lips and/or smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, contact our practice for a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Hunt or one of our experienced nurse injectors will evaluate your cosmetic concerns and develop a treatment plan that can achieve your goals.
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.
*Results May Vary
Formerly known as Perlane-L®, Restylane® Lyft is a versatile facial rejuvenation product that can address volume loss in the cheek area as well as smooth fine lines and deeper wrinkles along the nose and mouth. The FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid-based dermal filler is composed of a formula similar to original Restylane® but with larger molecules for a thicker consistency. This unique difference can make Restylane® Lyft ideal for lifting sunken cheeks that can occur as a result of the natural process of aging. Furthermore, the filler can also smooth nasolabial folds (smile lines) for a more youthful appearance. *Restylane® Lyft is designed to deliver immediate, long-lasting results. *Treatment sessions generally last about 30 minutes, though times can vary depending on the number of treatment areas. *Patients typically do not require any recovery or downtime after the procedure and should be able to return to daily activities immediately following the experience.
If you have questions about Restylane® Lyft 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. Jeffrey A. Hunt. To see more examples of the potential benefits of this technique, please visit our Restylane® before-and-after gallery.
Full, youthful lips can be yours with the help of Restylane® Silk, a new dermal filler from the Restylane® family. Designed to softly restore and plump lips and smooth fine lines around the mouth, Restylane® Silk may be right for you if your smile has thinned and developed wrinkles as a result of the natural aging process. Like many other dermal fillers, this product is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance naturally produced by the body. Restylane® Silk is FDA-approved to enhance the lips and treat perioral (around the mouth) lines. *Clinical studies have shown this method can improve lip definition with subtle, natural-looking results. *Following treatment some mild swelling and redness at the injection sites may occur; however, these effects should subside quickly, and patients can typically return to normal activity immediately following the procedure. After the initial benefits have begun to fade, occasional maintenance sessions can help to extend the length of the effects for much longer periods.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled nurse injectors.
We have included a video on how Restylane® Silk works below. For more examples of the potential benefits of this treatment, please review our gallery of before-and-after photos to see if this rejuvenating dermal filler can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
*Results May Vary
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. *Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation by stimulating the production of collagen. *Radiesse® provides patients with both immediate and long-lasting results.
To best determine how Radiesse® can best work in your treatment plans, contact the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay.
*Results May Vary
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 Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I..
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Jeffrey A. Hunt D.O., R.V.S., R.V.P.I. 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.