Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz (“Dr. Joe”) and Dr. Karan Chopra are pleased to offer their patients non-surgical rejuvenation with state-of-the-art injectable and dermal filler treatment at Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery, including options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, and Jeuveau®, as well as fillers in the JUVÉDERM® and the Restylane® family. Injections are performed at our Burnsville office by Dr. Joe and Dr. Chopra, allowing patients a treatment experience delivered with the precision and expertise of a plastic surgeon.
These minimally invasive procedures can be an excellent way to reverse obvious signs of aging and restore the youthful properties of your skin without the need for surgery or excessive downtime. Facial injectables can also serve as highly effective “touch-up” treatments to complement other aesthetic procedures, such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
Perhaps the most well-known facial injectable, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a treatment designed to reduce signs of facial aging by temporarily preventing muscle contractions in areas of the face that cause expression lines, wrinkles, and creases. BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively rejuvenate facial regions prone to wrinkling, including the horizontal creases on the forehead, vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, and fine lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”), among other areas. It can also be injected into the muscles encircling the mouth to make the lip naturally roll outward, softening the lips and creating a more noticeable pout. This treatment, known as a Lip Flip, can achieve a more sensual look while smoothing the fine lines that often surround the mouth (“smoker’s lines”).
For patients who want to improve a wide jaw, Dr. Chopra also injects BOTOX® Cosmetic into the masseter (jaw) muscles to slim the face and jawline. If desired, Dr. Chopra would be happy to discuss this non-surgical jaw slimming technique with you. On top of its aesthetic benefits, BOTOX® is also injected medically to prevent overstimulation of the sweat glands and help reduce excessive sweating.
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In addressing the glabellar lines—or “frown” lines—that appear between the eyebrows when certain facial expressions are made, XEOMIN® is an injectable treatment designed to relax the muscles that cause the brow to furrow and form deep wrinkles. As your skin ages, the loss of elasticity combined with repeated contraction of the glabellar muscles often cause persistent frown lines. XEOMIN® can be utilized to temporarily soften these wrinkles and restore a smoother, younger, aesthetic look.
Are frown lines preventing you from looking energized and refreshed? Jeuveau™ is a new injectable treatment specifically designed to smooth deep wrinkles between the brows by relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines to form. Dubbed the “next generation of BOTOX® Cosmetic” or “NEWTOX,” Jeuveau™ can improve an angry or stressed appearance with results that look natural and beautiful. The injectable can also be used in the form of JeuvaDry—an application of Jeuveau™ designed to treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
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JUVÉDERM® is an extremely popular brand of dermal filler that comes in different formulations to comprehensively address many signs of aging, such as volume loss and wrinkle formation. All products in the JUVÉDERM® family are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that helps retain moisture, restore volume, and deliver nutrients. Each JUVÉDERM® filler is specially designed to target different facial areas, such as the lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds.
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Restylane® is also an extremely well-known dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Like JUVÉDERM®, there are different versions of Restylane® designed to target unique concerns. This injectable can fill nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as enhance volume in the cheeks, lips, and the backs of the hands. Many patients use Restylane® to smooth deeper facial creases and/or augment areas of the face that look sunken. This can help improve common signs of aging, such as wrinkles and loss of facial fullness. Due to the versatility of Restylane® in treating volume loss, the product is often incorporated into a liquid facelift or liquid rhinoplasty treatment plan. These options combine different fillers to augment the face and/or nose, restoring fullness to your facial features without sugery. When incorporated into a liquid rhinoplasty, Restylane® can smooth humps and bumps in the nasal bridge as well as make the nose more symmetrical.
Since the injectable uses hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient, there is typically little to no risk of an allergic reaction when undergoing treatment with Restylane®. Results vary based on which Restylane® product is utilized, but the outcome can generally last between six months and one year.
If you have deep creases around your nose and mouth that are significantly etched in, BELOTERO BALANCE® may be the perfect treatment option for you. Also composed of naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, BELOTERO BALANCE® is injected to treat moderate to severe facial lines, such as marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and nasolabial folds. This injectable can also be used to fill the tear troughs and correct dark circles, thereby improving signs of tiredness and exhaustion in the upper face.
BELOTERO BALANCE® differs from other injectables because it actually integrates into the skin’s tissue, allowing the filler to rebuild volume at a deeper level and smooth the skin. BELOTERO BALANCE® also comes in the form of a cohesive, flexible gel, giving patients the opportunity to eliminate indications of age while maintaining their natural facial movements. Results from BELOTERO BALANCE® can last approximately six months.
RADIESSE® is a filler that can not only achieve a more youthful look, but also stimulate your body’s production of natural collagen for results that last long after the product is metabolized. This unique injectable can improve the appearance of the corners of the mouth, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and pre-jowl folds along the jawline. RADIESSE® is made of calcium microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, which work to plump the skin while producing new collagen over time. The calcium microspheres are naturally absorbed in the following months after injections, leaving behind natural collagen and ongoing rejuvenation that often lasts for over one year.