“Injectables” is a term that refers to various substances injected into the skin that restore a more youthful appearance to the face and body. Injectables are characterized into two main groups:
1. Fillers and biostimulatory molecules, which fill in/restore lost volume to various areas of the face and body
2. Neuromodulators (i.e. Botox/Dysport/Xoemin/Jeuveau), which soften overactive muscle movement that causes wrinkle
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- 2 Injectable Fillers and Biostimulatory Molecules in Beverly Hills
- 3 Injectable Neuromodulators Procedures in Beverly Hills
- 4 Juvederm Dermal Filler
- 5 Voluma
- 6 Vollure
- 7 Volbella
- 8 Restylane Lyft
- 9 Restylane-L
- 10 Restylane Refyne & Defyne
- 11 Restylane-Silk
- 12 Restylane Kysse
- 13 Restylane Contour
- 14 Radiesse Lyft
- 15 Belotero
- 16 Sculptra
- 17 Botox
- 18 Jeuveau
- 19 Xeomin
- 20 Dysport
At MKMD, the latest, most advanced injection techniques are utilized to restore a more youthful, natural and rejuvenated appearance to the face and body. Dr. Kiripolsky has been described as an artist, in that she combines treatments to achieve the best results; individualized to each patient in the most comfortable manner possible. She evaluates the entire body area needing rejuvenation from all angles. Dr. Kiripolsky uses a variety of injectables, often combining more than one to achieve the most natural, long-lasting results. See below for some of the many injectables that MKMD is proud to offer to our patients. If you have any questions about any dermatology procedures, contact us today or visit our Beverly Hills dermatology office.
Injectable Fillers and Biostimulatory Molecules in Beverly Hills
Dr. Kiripolsky is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, highly-regarded for her expertise in Beverly Hills for treating stubborn skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, melasma and other types of skin discoloration, eczema, sun damage, and additional chronic skin diseases. Dr. Kiripolsky is also an author, speaker, researcher, and teacher. Visit our Dermatology office in Beverly Hills and see how Dr. Kiripolsky can help you with various dermatology procedures.
Injectable Neuromodulators Procedures in Beverly Hills
Dr. Monika Kiripolsky of MKMD offers patients of all ages the latest techniques using cutting-edge technology to treat a wide range of cosmetic dermatology conditions including acne, acne scarring, uneven skin color (including melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), redness (broken capillaries, rosacea, and poikiloderma), aging skin, scars, unwanted/excess fat, and overall skin improvement. Her goal is for you to love your skin so much that you don’t feel as if you need to wear makeup or use filters in any of your selfies. Visit our dermatology clinic in Beverly Hills to see how Dr. Kiripolsky can help alleviate your chronic skin conditions.
Juvederm Dermal Filler
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is injected just below the surface of the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and create an overall more youthful appearance. Juvederm lasts about 6-12 months.
Side Effects from Juvederm
Some mild swelling and bruising is to be expected from the injected area. There are very little side effects to hyaluronic acid fillers.
What is Voluma?
Voluma is one of the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers that instantly adds volume to the cheek area. It is composed of shorter chains of hyaluronic acid with many “cross links.”
Where can Voluma be Injected?
Voluma is most commonly used and has been FDA-approved for injection to the mid-face and lift sunken cheeks. It is also usually used for contouring to the areas such as the jawline and temples.
What is Vollure?
Vollure is an FDA-approved dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid that is specifically designed for the nasolabial folds and “parenthesis” around the mouth. It is the longest lasting filler for the mid-face (up to 18 months). It uses Vycross Technology, which is a unique cross-linking of both high and low weight hyaluronic acid molecules.
What area of the face can Vollure be used?
It is best used to provide support and subtle augmentation to facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. The best candidates for this injectable are patients with mild to moderate nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
What is Volbella?
Volbella is an FDA-approved “gel implant” that was originally geared towards injection into lips to restore lost volume. It is now also used to improve the appearance of darkness or hollowness under the eyes by temporarily adding volume or fullness.
Where is Volbella injected?
Volbella was released initially for subtle lip augmentation and texture improvement. It is also used in other areas of the face to smooth out subtle texture concerns. Volbella has been used to improve fine acne scarring and to smooth and fill out the horizontal lines found on the neck area.
What is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid filler that can be administered in the backs of the hands as wells as into various areas of the face for younger looking skin.
Where can Restylane® Lyft be injected?
Restylane Lyft can be injected in many areas of the face. It is commonly used for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and corners of the mouth. It is also sometimes used to restore volume in the cheeks.
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler that adds volume and fullness and corects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds (the lines that extend from the corners of our nose to the corners of our mouth). It may also be used for lip enhancment as well as off-label for hollowness under the eyes (in the “tear troughs”).
Where can Restylane-L be injected?
Restylane-L can be effectively used in many areas of the face including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and corners of the mouth. It was also FDA-approved for lip augmentation.
Restylane Refyne & Defyne
What is Restylane Refyne & Defyne?
Restylane Refyne & Defyne are FDA-approved hyaluronic fillers used to soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). It is a newer filler that was formulated for maximal movement with the surrounding skin, allowing people to maintain a natural look while making various facial expressions. Restylane Defyne is a smooth gel that is used for filling deeper wrinkles while Restylane Refyne is a lighter product used for filling shallower facial wrinkles.
Where is Restylane Refyne & Defyne used?
Restylane Defyne is used for deep wrinkes to provide structure, support, and volume that have been lost over time. It is often used for deep lines around the nasolabial folds but can also be used for marionette folds, the cheeks, and jawline.
What is Restylane-Silk?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid specifically designed for lip augmentation as well as smoothing wrinkles around the mouth (“smoker’s lines”)
Where can Restylane-Silk be injected?
Restylane-Silk is most commonly used to treat wrinkles around the mouth and for lip augmentation. It can also be used to correct forehead lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal neck lines.
Dr. Kiripolsky has performed research on a range of cosmetic surgery, dermatology, and laser treatments In Beverly Hills.
- Cosmetic surgery
- Laser treatments
- Autologous fat transfer
- Sclerotherapy (leg vein surgery)
- Endovenous laser ablation (advanced leg vein surgery)
- Liposculpture / Liposuction
- Deep chemical peels
- Advanced facial contouring with fillers
- Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
- Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella
- Sculptra, Radiesse
What is Restylane Kysse?
Restylane Kysse is an FDA-approved lip filler used to add volume, enhance natural lip color, and smooth upper lip lines.
How long does Restylane Kysse last?
Restylane Kysse was approved to last for 48-52 weeks. However, because the lips are a very active area (a lot of movement), the filler can be expected to last anywhere between 6-12 months. A touch up is recommended for optimal results.
What is Restylane® Contour?
Restylane Contour is the newest Restylane hyaluronic acid filler. It is FDA-approved and specifically created for cheek augmentation and correction of midface contour deficiencies in adults over the age of 21.
How long does Restylane® Contour last?
Restylane Contour can last for up to 48 weeks. For optimal results, it may take more than one syringe depending on desired result. Occasional touch-up treatments will ultimately yield the best long-term outcome.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved combination of a dermal filler as well as a biostimulatory molecule, which is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. It is also used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.
Where is Radiesse® usually injected?
Ideally, Radiesse is injected to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lines, and folds and to improve the appearance of the back of the hands.
What is Belotero?
Belotero is a prescription injection approved to smooth out and add volume to moderate to severe nasolabial folds temporarily.
What areas of the face is Belotero used?
Belotero is used to effectively and safely erase fine lines on the face. Unlike other fillers, Belotero is strategically placed more superficially to fill in fine lines.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a biostimulatory molecule, meaning that it causes your own body to produce more collagen. Multiple treatment sessions are typically suggested to “layer” the product, which subtly and gradually restores facial volume.
How long does Sculptra last?
Sculptra is approved to last for up to 2 years, but clinical studies have shown some patients may experience up to 36 months of result.
Where can Sculptra be injected?
Sculptra is used to restore volume in areas of the face that have sunken over time, most commonly the temples, jawline, cheeks, and deep facial folds such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
What are some of the side effects?
As with any injectable filler, some may experience some mild swelling or bruising. These temporary side effects can be minimized with proper injecting technique.
What is Botox?
Botox is the first FDA-approved botulinum toxin injectable, which is made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox injections work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, therefore weakening these muscles so that they do not contract.
Where can Botox be injected?
Botox is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It can also be used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, lazy eye, TMJ pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).
What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is FDA-approved and is injected into the muscles to temporarily smooth and improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the glabellar lines (eyebrows).
Where can Jeuveau be injected?
Similar to Botox, Jeuveau can be injected to improve the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines of the nose, wrinkles around the mouth, and neck bands (platysmal bands).
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is another neurotoxin that blocks the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions which in time create frown lines. It is used to soften these lines and create a more youthful look.® usually injected?
Where can Xeomin be injected?
Xeomin can be used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It can also be used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, lazy eye, TMJ pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).
What is Dysport?
Dysport is another type of botulinum toxin injection that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of wrinkles and unwanted facial lines. It works similarly with Botox in that it blocks the communication between nerve endings and their surrounding muscles, therefore weakening the muscles in that area.
Where can Dysport be injected?
Similar with Botox, Dysport can be used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. It can also be used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, lazy eye, TMJ pain, and hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).