Aesthetic treatments offered by Dr Nicole Kanaris, Please contact me to make an appointment or if you have any questions.
Thin, tired skin can speak volumes about a person’s age. People age differently: their skin may deflate (lose fullness or volume), descend (droop or sag) or both. However, few people realize the mid-face is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging – as we lose facial volume, cheeks deflate and descend.
These telltale signs of aging can now be addressed with dermal filler. JUVÉDERM® is a smooth consistency injectable gel filler that Dr K uses to refresh your appearance. JUVÉDERM® is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in your body. The injected hyaluronic acid combines with the water in your skin to restore lost fullness and smooth out lines and wrinkles. Best of all, the results are instant, natural-looking, and last for up to a year.* Plus there’s no downtime – most people resume normal activities immediately.
Muscle contraction causes wrinkles and lines. Dr K uses botox to relax the muscles thus removing the wrinkles.
BOTOX® was introduced in 2002. It is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA.
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.
Approximately 11.8 million1 BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet
- Cheek lines
- Lines around the mouth
- Nose lift
- Neck tightening
- Chin pebbling
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating)
Cosmetic injections relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox usually treats:
- Existing facial lines caused by repetitive muscle movement
- Botox also prevents new lines from forming
- Common injection sites for addressing wrinkles and lines are: Glabella (region between eyebrows), Forehead, Outer corners of eyes (crow’s feet), Either side of mid-chin, for down-turned mouth, Neck, for neck bands or visible chords
Botox can also treat:
- Facial asymmetry or other facial conditions that result from muscle action; this is called “facial shaping”
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration or sweating); Common injection sites are underarms, palms, scalp and soles of feet
Results from Botox injections can last up to 4 months
It is still as safe as ever to have a few of your wrinkles erased by Botox. We have used Botox over the past 30 years without any of these recent adverse effect reports.
Botox is generally used for the upper 1/3 of the face!
Frown lines, forehead lines, crows feet (eye area) bunny lines
It can also be used to treat nasal flaring, elevation of the nasal tip, lifting the sides of the mouth and tightening of the jaw line.
It is also a great help in softening smokers lines around the mouth.
It can take up to 14 days to have its full effect even though most people see results 4-7 days after!
It lasts 3-4 months and the time between treatments gradually increases if patients maintain their botox!
Filler literally does what its name says it fills a space. I always like to compare it to polyfiller. If there is a hole in the wall u would use poly filler to smooth the space. This is what we do with fillers. Fillers are predominantly used in the middle third of the face but can definitely be used elsewhere!
For instance, in our cheeks, we have 3 fat pads. As we age these fat pads drop and cause what we call the nasolabial fold. If we replace these fat pads this naturally lifts the lower part of the face giving a refreshed natural look.
Fillers can be used to enhance ones cheeks and lips. Fill the lines between the cheeks and mouth and under the mouth. They can be used to increase the size of the chin in people who have receeding chins. They can be used to straighten the nasal bridge. Also to fill the temporal region.
I use Juvederm fillers which contain hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the skin. They last between 12 and 24 months depending on the area being treated.