Neurotoxin Botulinum Type A injections
are the most popular non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the U.S..
Botulinum toxin is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions (frowning, squinting, smiling, and the like) by injecting it into the muscles underlying the affected area. In turn, the lack of muscle contraction prevents the face from forming lines and wrinkles.
Smoother skin for three to four months (or until it wears off). The two Botulinum neurotoxins offered at Krueger Aesthetics are Botox and Jeuveau. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet one of our providers to discuss your concerns and goals.
OnabotulinumtoxinA, or Botox, was first approved by the FDA as a temporary aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows in April 2002.
It has since been cleared to treat forehead lines and crow’s feet, too (in addition to all its “off label” uses).
The inactive ingredients in Botox include human albumin (plasma proteins) and sodium chloride. There is also a therapeutic version of product that can be used to treat medical conditions like migraines, excessive sweating, and eye spasms (to name a few).
Botox is not permanent. It takes about three to five days for the results to appear (though it can take up to two weeks for the final effect to be visible), and it lasts about three to four months for most patients. The longevity depends on everything from the way a patient’s body metabolizes the product to the area being treated.
Also known as PrabotulinumtoxinA,
Jeuveau earned approval from the FDA in 2019 for use in the cosmetic treatment of moderate to severe frown lines.
Like Botox, Jeuveau uses purified botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the small muscle groups that cause dynamic wrinkles. It also carries the same inactive ingredients human albumin and sodium chloride. What sets Jeuveau apart is it’s Hi-Pure technology, which involves additional steps towards the purification process. This helps Jeuveau to work efficiently by interrupting the communication between the nerve ending and its targeted muscle.
Jeuveau is not permanent. Patients can see results in as little as two to three days, and final effects are visible in two weeks. It is designed to last three to four months, and is dependent on how the body metabolizes the product and the area being treated.
While many people think of aging as merely getting wrinkles, it is also commonly associated with the loss of volume in the face. Skin loses collagen and elasticity as we age. Facial features once accentuated by fullness can become marked by more severe contours and thin skin.
If you are considering injectable dermal fillers, our Juvederm, Restylane, Bellafill, Defyne, Refyne, Volbella & Voluma services are among the most popular facial fillers.
Injectable Fillers can provide volume to the face to achieve the desired result. Dermal fillers contain a clear colorless gel, hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring compound found in the skin, and lidocaine to aid in patient comfort.
While fillers are a safe solution for someone wanting to “freshen” their look, the outcome greatly depends on the experience and skill of the injector. It is important to make sure the person providing your treatment has been properly trained and has experience treating the desired area. Dr.Krueger and his staff are highly trained in the art of fillers. His expert knowledge of facial symmetry and balance allow them to produce natural, youthful results.
Most dermal fillet injections typically last six to twelve months or longer and are most commonly used to add volume to cheeks and fill in deep smile lines and the lips. The procedure is short and most patients return to their normal routine almost immediately following the treatment.
The dermal fillers provided at Krueger Aesthetics are Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, and Revanesse Versa. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, during which you will meet one of our providers to discuss your concerns and goals.
Juvederm Voluma is a dermal filler made up of HA. Its extensive cross-linking helps to provide an excellent lifting capacity, making it an excellent choice for restoring volume in the cheeks and midface. The loss of midface volume is one of the hallmarks of facial aging. This occurs in varying degrees of severity, and can lead to significant changes in the facial appearance. One of the most noticeable changes is the loss of cheekbone definition. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to provide a similar lift without surgery. The goal is to restore volume in the midface to create a natural, youthful face.
Juvederm Ultra is a dermal filler made of HA. Juvederm Ultra is an advanced dermal filler with a smooth consistency that is excellent to restore volume and hydration for skin elasticity and support. It is selected to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, under the eyes in the tear troughs, and for lip augmentation. It will smooth away smile lines and wrinkles, restore contours and volume, and last up to a year. It is versatile for contouring, volumizing, and for facial wrinkles.
Versa is a dermal filler that is made of HA. that is used to correct facial wrinkles and creases, including nasolabial folds. Thanks to the high-quality formula, Revanesse Versa involves less swelling and a more precise application than other hyaluronic acid fillers, and therefore provides smoother and more natural-looking results lasting 6-10 months depending on the treated area.