More and more men and women are seeking a refreshed look and Cornea Consultants of Albany is pleased to be able to help them achieve a more youthful appearance with the use of BOTOX®, Dysport®, Kybella, and Restylane®.

What many may not realize is just how important it is to find a qualified physician that has the proper training and experience to administer these cosmetic injections. Did you know that ophthalmologists were actually the first physicians approved to administer Botox? Before Botox was used cosmetically, ophthalmologists used Botox and Dysport to treat a variety of eye conditions, including eye muscle disorders and eye spasms. It was when ophthalmologists used this injectable to control eye spasms that they discovered its amazing ability to soften wrinkles around the eye. This revelation by ophthalmologists led to the use of Botox and Dysport for cosmetic reasons.

Botox and Dysport are a protein synthesized from the abobotulinumtoxinA toxin, which works by exerting a relaxing effect on the muscles underlying wrinkles. By injecting Botox or Dysport into crow’s feet and smile and forehead lines, the muscles are temporarily immobilized, helping to smooth wrinkles away. Botox and Dysport are extremely effective and safe ways to reduce the appearance of facial lines and creases, restoring a patient’s youthful glow.

The injectable dermal filler, Restylane, can reduce signs of aging, and add volume and new definition to facial features. With fillers, our physicians and Registered Nurse Cosmetic Practitioner can fill in deep wrinkles, smooth out lines and creases between the nose and mouth, and renew contours in the lips, cheeks, and other facial areas.

Restylane is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within the human body. This minimally invasive procedure, results in a smoother, more natural look that appears almost immediately. There is little, if any, recovery time and results can last from six to eighteen months. Follow-up treatments may be completed to maintain the effects.
At Cornea Consultants of Albany, we offer several different Restylane options and your physician will help you decide which injectable is right for you and your needs.

Restylane can be used to add volume to your skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, particularly around the nose and corners of your mouth. It may also be used for lip enhancements.

Restylane Lyft is a perfect alternative to a facelift. If you’ve been noticing thinning cheeks, mild sagging around the mid-face or creases around your nose and mouth, Restylane Lyft may be the answer. This FDA-approved injectable can restore fullness and definition to cheeks and smooth deeper folds around the nose and mouth. While it’s very similar to the products in the Restylane family, Restylane Lyft is formulated to create a thicker gel that can be injected more deeply beneath the skin to create the volume patients are looking for.

Restylane Refyne and Defyne allows you to say goodbye to laugh lines. This latest generation of Restylane filler helps smooth out deep laugh lines (also known marionette lines or nasolabial folds). Both products use a “flexible” gel that provides natural movement and support and patients love how natural their results look. Patients find they are able to express themselves naturally after treatment—from smiling, frowning, and even puckering up—while creating the refreshed appearance they’re seeking. Restylane Refyne is a great option for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds while Restylane Defyne can address deeper creases around the mouth and nose.

Restylane is a family of fillers designed to give you natural, gorgeous results and create an even more beautiful you. If you want to explore your options, call us to schedule your consultation.

We are pleased to offer Kybella® injections for those who want a slimmer neck area without surgery. Kybella is designed for patients who are tired of living with a double chin, or moderate to severe “submental fullness,” no matter how hard they work out or how young they are.

Developed by the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, Kybella is a prescription medicine consisting of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring molecule destroys fat cells, rendering them unable to store or accumulate fat. Not only do Kybella users avoid surgery, they will also see visible results in 2-4 treatment sessions and will be able to terminate treatment after no more than six sessions. This means, unlike other injectable enhancements, you won’t need to make a commitment for repeat injections for more than six months—once you’ve reached your goal, that slimmer neck is there for the rest of your life!

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