At Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we have five experienced injectors (three plastic surgeons and two physician assistants) to help you soften lines and wrinkles, enhance lips, soften areas of hollowing and reduce fullness under the chin.
We have black diamond level status across the Allergan range of product offerings including Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm injectable fillers, Kybella and then also Natrelle breast implants, SkinMedica skin care products and CoolSculpting non-invasive body contouring.
Botox Cosmetic is used to soften dynamic lines in many treatment areas including the forehead, “11 lines” (deep furrows between the brows, crows feet lines (near outer corners of eyes), bunny lines (upper nasal sidewalks) and vertical lip lines. In addition Botox Cosmetic is often used to help elevate the brows, reduce downturning of the corners of the mouth, soften the jelly rolls (bunching of skin and muscle just below the lower eyelid lash line) and reduce prominent neck bands. Botox Cosmetic can also be used to control hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the arm pit areas) for a prolonged period of time. In general Botox Cosmetic duration of effect is 10 to 16 weeks with some patients experiencing longer duration of effect than others.
Facial sculpting and lip enhancement through injection of hyaluronic acid based gel fillers is an effective way to enhance facial features quickly and with little to no downtime. We do our best to minimize bruising and swelling related to filler injection treatments through use of special cannulas where possible (reduces tissue trauma) and appropriate placement and distribution of injectable fillers within the tissue. We recommend that patients stop medication and supplements that may prolong bleeding for 10 days prior to treatment. We have both sublingual and topical Arnica Montana preparations available to help minimize the development and to hasten the resolution of any treatment related bruising. The range of Allergan injectables for soft tissue augmentation that we use includes Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm UltraPlus, Volbella, Vollure and Voluma.
Kybella is a new Allergan product originally developed by Kythera and then acquired by Allergan. Kybella is an injectable fat emulsifier that when injected into accumulated areas of fat under the chin will lead to gradual reduction of fat and improvement of the cervicomental angle (jaw neck line). Several treatments may be necessary with repeat treatments performed at monthly intervals. Bruising, swelling and tenderness of the treatment areas are potential side effects that most patients experience at some level.
In addition to Allergan injectables we also offer the range of injectables available from Galderma (Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Silk, Sculptra Aesthetic). We also offer Radiesse and Belotero Balance from Merz Aesthetics.