Botox, FIllers, Treads & PRP
Botox and fillers are a fast and easy way to achieve a more youthful look. They are minimally painless injections that is very effective in reducing the appearance of lines between the eyebrows, lines across the forehead, crow’s feet, lines above lip and horizontal lines on the neck.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau™ are injectable substances made from naturally occurring neormuscular relaxants. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly diluted form of a toxin that has been proven to be safe and that was approved for use in cosmetic treatments by the FDA in 2002. BOTOX® injections are used to relax facial muscles to prevent the formation of fine line wrinkles.
Because facial muscles cannot contract after treatment with BOTOX®, the injections temporarily smooth out and ease the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face. BOTOX® injections are often used in conjunction with, or in replacement of, many facial cosmetic surgery treatments such as facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the best Botox wondermed spa has to offers.
Botox is the most well-known brand of several available botulinum toxin injectables at wondermed Rejuvenation Center, but they all work in the same way. Available alongside Dysport® and Xeomin®, two other botulinum toxin injectables, Botox works by inhibiting the nerve signals that cause your muscles to flex.
At Montclair Rejuvenation Center, the team uses Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections to target the specific tiny facial muscles that hold fine lines and wrinkles in place. The highly-trained doctors and RN can use Botox to help reduce your:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Smile lines
- Bunny lines
Since the amounts of the drug are so small, you won’t look frozen, and you can still make expressions after your treatment. The results last for an average of about four months, and you can get follow-up injections as needed to maintain your new look.
Thread Lift Treatment and Facelift
The increase in noninvasive procedures has shifted the aesthetic culture. Patients now are going for less invasive, less painful, less costly procedures with shorter recovery times. Thread lifts are one of the most recent approaches to nonsurgical facial tightening. It is a cosmetic procedure that aids in contouring lose or sagging skin and efficiently tightens and lifts up loose skin. The threads used in the process are made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The procedure deals with these skin areas:
- Eyebrow Lift
- Skin folds from nose to lips
- The lines at corners of the mouth
The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen in a skin that helps the skin to retain volume and hydration making it looks young again. The threads used in the treatment are dissolvable which reduces the chance of infection as bacteria have no foreign material to grow on.
The thread lift procedure is done under local anesthesia. The surgical thread (PDO) is worked upon the skin using a cannula (micro-needle).
Thread lift surgery is categorized into three types; surgical, non-surgical and beauty threads.
Surgical thread lift: It can be compared to a facelift and done in two ways;
Free-floating threads: inserted beneath the skin under local anesthesia and pulled into place, creating a lift.
Fixed threads: are attached to the skin's underlying structures that give a thorough face-lift and are often combined with excess skin removal for best results. The recovery time may be from 7-14 days.
Non-surgical thread lifts: These are the middle way between surgical and beauty thread treatments. It is suitable for people who want minimal to normal lifting. The method also changes the skin tissues in terms of increased collagen creation. These are less radical in the skin but give a noticeable lift to the face. The result lasts between 10 to 18 months.
Beauty threads: The treatment acts by stimulating collagen productions in the skin. Increased levels of collagen make the skin tight and firm giving it a youthful glow. Beauty threads are relatively short, about and are usually placed in multiples. The result lasts about 12 to 18 months.
After the procedure, you may get swelling or little bruising in the treated area that goes away in a few days.
A facelift or Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgery to get a more youthful appearance to the face. It reshapes the lower half of your face by eliminating excess facial skin and tightens loose, hanging skin in the region of the jawline. It may also remove deep folds around your mouth and nose, and extra hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck. It may also tighten the underlying tissues, and it can be combined with other surgeries to improve the forehead, cheeks, brows, and eyelids.
The surgery is generally done as an outpatient practice. It can be done under local anesthetics and sedatives or general anesthesia.
The procedure may take from 2 to 4 hours, and the patient can usually go home on the same day after surgery. The incisions for the facelift are based on the techniques that will be used and the patient's choices. Options are:
Traditional face-lift incision: It begins at your temples in the hairline, goes down and around the front of your ears and ends at the back of your ears in your lower scalp. An incision can also be made under your chin to enhance the appearance of your neck.
A limited incision: Comparatively shorter incision that starts in your hairline just on top of your ear, wraps around the front of your ear but does not expand all the way into the lower scalp.
Neck lift incision: begins in front of your earlobe and continues about your ear into your lower scalp. A small incision is made below your chin as well.
— Forehead lines
— Drooping eyebrows
— Sagging jowls
— Ageing skin
Lip Contouring — $250
Upper Lip Smoothing — $300
Lower Lip Smoothing — $400
Eye Lift — $600
Eye Bag Smoothing — $800
Eye Brow Lift — $450
Neck Lift — $1,500
Jowl Lift — $1,200
Nasal Labial Folds/Parentheses Lines — $250
Smile Lines — $200
Frown Line Smoothing —
Smooth threads are used to create a mesh (some placed vertically and some horizontally) under the skin to serve as a foundation for new collagen production. This technique tightens the skin naturally from within. Areas of use include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear troughs, smile lines, tighten skin in neck, forehead wrinkling and frown lines between the eyes. They can also be used in other areas of the body to tighten and rebuild collagen such as the abdomen, legs and arms.
Barbed threads are used to create a more dramatic and immediate result. The PDO sutures have barbs, which provide grip underneath the skin. The skin will build collagen which will secure the lift. Areas of treatment for lift threads include lower face to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and jowling, define jawline and tighten skin in neck. Lift threads can also be used to lift other areas of the body including breasts, buttocks, knees and other areas of laxity and sagging.
PDO threads can be further divided into three categories:
- PDO mono threads. Smooth sutures that help rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production.
- PDO cog threads. These threads have barbs that latch into your skin like small fishhooks, to provide support and lift parts of your face.
- PDO screw threads. Made up of one or two intertwined threads, these are used to help restore volume to sunken parts of your skin.
What is a Vampire Butt Lift Procedure (PRP)?
The PRP helps improve your figure by using your body’s own resources. You no longer need to worry about losing the shape, contour, or smooth-skin appearance of your butt. By using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that is re-injected into a more desirable location in the body, you can get an improved appearance in your problem area without having to go under the knife for an invasive and painful procedure.
If you desire more beautiful natural contour and lift to your buttocks, the PRP Butt Lift may be the solution you need.
HOW IS IT DONE?
PRP Butt Lift procedures are performed in-office. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the area. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm in the same way any standard blood test is performed. Your blood will go through a separation process via centrifuge. This process separates red blood cells from the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP contains many growth factors that are beneficial for the body and your desired goals. The harvested PRP is injected into the desired location using a special syringe and technique. By using the patient’s own tissue for augmentation, there is no chance of an adverse or allergic reaction.
What are the benefits?
- Shapelier butt
- Increased tone
- Reduced wrinkles
- Reduced vein appearance
- Reduced cellulite
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
It is recommended for 3 treatments once monthly to obtain results that are expected to last 3-5 years.
*PDO Threads and Fillers can be incorporated into your treatment for added fullness or to add to the desired shape
What is a Vampire Breast Lift Procedure (PRP)?
A specific method, protected by the US Patent & Trademark Office, involves taking your blood, extracting the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) out of it, and injecting it into the numbed area of the medial breast aka ‘cleavage’ area.
PRP Breast Lift® procedure can…
- Improve sensation
- Correct breast irregularities & asymmetry
- Reconstruct post-surgery or mastectomy
- This may be a safer alternative than surgery for breast augmentation.
It is important to know that PRP (what’s used in the PRP Breast Lift procedure) has NEVER been associated with malignancy or any serious side effect EVER (in over 10,000 research papers in multiple tissue types).
What Is Breast Filler?
Breast fillers are a non-invasive treatment, which helps to set it apart from breast implants, with the two treatments often mixed up for one another. Dermal fillers are used in these injections, which can be just as effective as breast implants, making use of compounds that tend to be used in facial fillers. These fillers are injected just beneath breast tissue, which helps to give it an image that is more endowed but also maintains its feel of a natural breast.
Normally, hyaluronic acid is used for breast augmentation as it is a compound that is already naturally present in your body. When injected, your body will absorb and break down the hyaluronic acid to make it biocompatible. This process is very safe, and if you are not satisfied with the outcome, a quick enzyme injection will digest the filler to expel it.
Your breasts can be increased by up to one cup size, and no surgery is needed to undergo breast filler. During the consultation stage, you will be evaluated to see if you are a suitable patient for breast filler treatment. Unfortunately, the treatment is usually not suitable for individuals lacking sufficient breast tissue or have sagging breasts.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
The results of breast fillers are usually more natural than those of breast implants; this is because it only shapes and fills your breast as opposed to fully changing its natural shape. Furthermore, breast fillers are a very popular form of breast augmentation as no scars are left behind due to the very fine needle used. The downtime associated with breast fillers are also very minimal.
Anaesthetic medicine is mixed in with the fillers, helping to numb the point of injection which makes the treatment very comfortable and easy to endure. Alternatively, you can also request for sedation during the process so you can sleep through it.
Any side effects are minor such as skin swelling or redness, with no long term problem arising from our breast fillers. As the fillers are made from substances that are natural and with similar molecular structures to what is already in your body, this means it will not be rejected. You can return to your regular daily routine shortly after treatment.
(PRP) HAIR RESTORATION.
Whether hair loss is caused by aging, disease, genetics, stress, or hormonal imbalance millions of people are searching for a solution. Vampire Hair Restoration is a technology using platelets, from your own blood, to stimulate hair growth as a permanent, effective and organic solution.
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using PRP for hair regrowth, first, with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. Secondly, the tube of blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. The injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair — but typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour. The body reacts to the treated cells as it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow that makes hair regrow.
DOES THE VAMPIRE HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENT HURT?
The procedure is well tolerated, however there may be a slight pinching sensation or feeling of pressure felt in some areas more than others. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the injections if requested, however most will find this isn’t needed.
WILL THE TREATMENT REQUIRE DOWNTIME OR HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Normal activities can resume right after treatment, although it is recommended to not wash hair until the next day. There can be mild tenderness to the treated area, which can be managed with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Some minor swelling of the forehead can occasionally be seen 1-2 days after injections, this is normal and will resolve in 48 hours.
HOW LONG TILL I SEE RESULTS?
Within 6-8 weeks you should see improvement with continued changes for 4-6 months. It is recommended at least three treatments spaced four weeks apart for best results, although some may see changes with just one treatment.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The results of this treatment should last at least one to two years, but results may vary. Research to document the longevity of results is ongoing.
Dr. Wilkes is a Board Certified Physician who has cared for over 90,000 patients in his 25 year career.
Trained at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Wilkes has spent most of his career as a hospital-based physician.
Dr. Wilkes has now added an aesthetic component to his practice, providing non-surgical treatment with lasers, toxins, fillers, and threads in order to help patients achieve their most youthful and healthy selves. Dr. Wilkes has specific expertise in facial aesthetics, body contouring, and sexual health.