Non-surgical face treatments

Non-surgical face treatments

At our Center we offer all recognized non-surgical treatments for the face. All medical treatments are performed by physicians in a conservative manner in order to avoid the “over-injected” look.

All products utilised here are approved by the FDA, which regulates all medical products including Botulinum toxin, injectable fillers and implants. In order to verify FDA product approval, possible recalls or other product safety and compliance issues, please check with the official FDA website:



After years of repetitive expressions such as laughing, squinting and sun damage, the skin around the eyes and forehead often develops deep lines and wrinkles. These lines are known as expression lines. Now by utilizing Botox cosmetic injections, a muscle relaxing agent, expression lines can be reduced.

BOTOX belongs to a class of drugs called botulinum toxins. BOTOX, a focal agent intended to reduce muscle contraction, is the brand of botulinum toxin type A. BOTOX is the most studied brand of botulinum toxins and has been helping patients worldwide for more than 15 years. This section is designed to help you understand the way BOTOX works, its effectiveness, and its side effects. BOTOX works at nerves that are connected to muscle. It blocks the chemical communication between the nerves and the muscle. BOTOX is injected with a very fine needle in to the specific muscle. Immediately after treatment you may resume regular activities. Usually the effect is visible within a few days, but maximum results are reached between 10-14 days. The effects of BOTOX usually last 3 to 4 months. The effects may last up to 6 months after several treatments.

Each treatment typically lasts up to 3 months and can be repeated as long as your condition responds to BOTOX and you do not have any serious allergic reactions or other significant side effects. BOTOX has been used for more than 20 years to help patients worldwide, and although formal, long-term clinical evaluations have not been conducted, its safety in long-term use has been well established.

Although most people continue to respond to BOTOX injections, some people have experienced a diminished response over time. With BOTOX, side effects, if any are usually temporary and mild. Minor temporary bruising at the site of injection is sometimes experienced. This symptom resolves itself within 2 to 3 days. In rare cases there can be slight weakness of the surrounding muscles or systemic effects.

Botox Wrinkle Removal

Botox is a relatively new procedure using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox cosmetic injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Botox has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance. With Botox, wrinkle removal was never easier.

Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
  • Excessive facial wrinkles.
  • Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
  • Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
  • A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
General Procedure

The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic may be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the Botox treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.

Recovery Process

Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.


Cosmetic fillers & injections have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic surgery, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Injectable skin and wrinkle fillers are used to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation), reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour. As with surgery, the key for success is moderation. Only a certain amount enough to naturally correct an area should be administered.


Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add hydration and volume. The injectable gel is placed under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial folds and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid can be used to to reduce scars, wrinkles, folds, and other facial skin depressions, such as redefining lip border, softening acne scars, chin augmentation, lip enhancement and wrinkle correction.

It provides a smooth, natural look and feel and is FDA-approved to last up to 1 year. It is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color. Lip augmentation enhances the contour and fullness of lips for a younger, healthier appearance. Well-defined, plump lips are subject to sagging as we age. Lip augmentation is appropriate for patients who wish to enhance the lips they are born with and for patients who wish to restore the lips aging takes away.


Peels use differing formulas of chemicals to treat your face or body skin. Mild chemicals (like glycolic acid) create very superficial changes, but more irritating chemicals (such as TCA) can cause more profound changes in your skin. As the potential for dramatic change increases, so does the potential risk of undesirable change, such as permanent skin lightening or scarring.

How is a chemical peel performed?

A chemical peel solution may be applied to your entire face or just to certain regions, such as the crow’s feet area around your eyes or the vertical wrinkles around your mouth. Your surgeon decides how long to leave the solution on your face by carefully observing any changes in the appearance of your skin. With certain types of chemical peels, the solution may be “neutralized” after an appropriate amount of time has elapsed.

Types of chemical peels

The different types of chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. The depth of their peeling action may also be determined by factors such as how long they remain on the skin and whether they are applied lightly or rubbed more vigorously onto the skin.

TCA Peel: A trichloracetic acid (TCA) peel is often used for the treatment of wrinkles, pigmentary changes and skin blemishes. Many patients can benefit from having TCA applied not only on the face but also on the neck and other parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. For spot peeling of limited areas such as around the mouth or eyes, TCA formulas are often preferred because they have less bleaching effect than solutions
containing phenol, another popular peeling agent. For the same reason, some surgeons have found TCA to be effective in treating darker-skinned patients.

Milder TCA peels can be repeated frequently in order to achieve cumulative effects, or TCA can be used to achieve a medium or even a deep peel, depending on the acid concentration and manner of application.

Phenol Peel: A phenol peel is a more aggressive peel that is not utilized at our Center.