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Injectables

At Aqua Medical Spa, our injectable treatments can give you immediate results and a more youthful look in less than 30 minutes. Many of our injectables and dermal fillers can correct the most common signs of aging by restoring volume and fullness, correcting moderate to severe wrinkles, and helping reverse the signs of aging – delivering natural looking results that last for months.

Which treatment is best for you? Our team will help you by recommending the best injectables and/or filler treatments for what you want to accomplish and then work to maintain.

Botox & Dysport

Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Dysport® temporarily relax the muscles and dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles. These are most commonly used around your forehead, eyebrows, eyes and mouth. They offer smoother skin and a more youthful appearance, with minimal discomfort and little to no downtime.

Note: It is becoming more common to find cosmetic injectables offered outside of a specialty practice; however, we feel it is important that these products are administered under the supervision of a skilled dermatologist who is trained and experienced.

Dermal Fillers 

Dermal fillers are tissue-friendly, gel-like solutions made of natural or synthetic materials. Some stimulate the production of collagen, while others restore hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring hydrating substance that keeps skin looking supple and smooth. Some of the most commonly treated areas are nose-to-mouth lines (nasolabial folds), lines from mouth to chin (marionette lines), and lines around the lips.

Our medical providers and spa team can help you select the right dermal filler for your needs.

BELLAFILL®

​Bellafill is a collagen filler that works to fill your nasolabial folds or smile lines. Bellafill is also FDA-approved for the correction of facial acne scars.

What is Bellafill?
This innovative, long-term dermal filler provides lasting results and requires no surgery or downtime. And with Bellafill, you can get a youthful, radiant look after just one treatment. It is also the only long-term dermal filler approved for use in the U.S.

How Does It Work?
Bellafill combines polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and bovine collagen. The collagen gives you instant volume while increasing the firmness of your skin. The patented microspheres fill your wrinkles and encourage continuing collagen production allowing the product to work on two levels. The initial injection fills your wrinkles and acne scars, plumping them up to create a smooth skin appearance. And the patented microspheres remain in your skin, causing it to continue producing collagen and giving you enhanced results.

What Can Bellafill Do For You?

  • It can help erase deep wrinkles around the nose, forehead and lips
  • It can make your skin smoother and firmer.
  • It can help erase acne scars
  • It can restore lost volume in your cheeks

BELOTERO BALANCE®

BELOTERO BALANCE is a hyaluronic acid filler that smooths moderate to severe nasolabial folds and can help fill fine lines around the lips.

What Is BELOTERO BALANCE?
BELOTERO BALANCE is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to treat superficial lines and moderate to severe wrinkles on the face. It’s designed to add subtle volume and plumpness to facial tissue and to provide beautiful, natural results through integrating with your own natural tissue. Another advantage is that its gel is softer than most other products on the market and therefore allows it to blend into the facial skin easily as well as adapt to facial contours.

Will Your BELOTERO BALANCE Results Be Permanent?
No, there are no hyaluronic acid facial fillers that are permanent. The hyaluronic acid in BELOTERO BALANCE begins to dissipate over time just as your own natural hyaluronic acid does.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA  XC

Juvéderm Ultra XC is a dermal filler designed to treat mild to moderate folds and wrinkles around the eyes and lips where the lines tend to be finer and more delicate. Juvéderm Ultra XC is also used for adding volume to the lips.

What Is JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC?

Juvéderm Ultra XC consist of a smooth gel that is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar that is found throughout the body in human connective tissue, that helps your joints move smoothly and gives the skin its plumpness.

How It Works:

When injected into folds and wrinkles, Juvéderm Ultra XC fills and smooths helping restore volume and definition. These injections usually last for about one year and provide subtle and natural-looking results for adults over 21.

Treatment Areas:

  • Lips
  • Marionette lines (mouth to the jawline)
  • Nasal folds (nose to corner of mouth)

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC

Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a dermal filler that re-shapes and adds volume to the lips and sooths wrinkles and folds by replenishing the natural Hyaluronic Acid (HA) that has been lost in adults over 21.

What Is JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS XC?

Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, facial shaping, and areas with greater volume loss and has a thicker consistency than Juvéderm Ultra XC giving it the ability to lift folds and wrinkles that are more deeply embedded in the face and nasal labial folds or smile lines.

How It Works:

When injected into wrinkles, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC fills in wrinkles from beneath the surface of the skin with the thickest formulation in the Juvéderm line specifically designed to address more severe wrinkles with deeper injections. And, when injected in key areas of the lips it helps add volume and definition that looks both subtle and natural. These injections are for adults over 21 with result last for up to one one year.

Is there a difference between Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC?

Yes, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is actually a thicker, much more viscous substance than its original counterpart and is capable of providing deeper treatments.

Treatment Areas:

  • Lips
  • Marionette lines (mouth to the jawline)
  • Nasal folds (nose to corner of mouth)

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC

Juvéderm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, specifically formulated for the delicate skin covering the lips. Juvéderm Volbella XC is a thinner, more pliable substance compared to other facial fillers, providing a smooth, natural effect. Juvéderm Volbella XC adds volume and plumpness to the lips, while smoothing fine lines around the mouth as well for those over 21. This filler also contains lidocaine which reduces swelling at the injection sites and often makes the procedure more comfortable.

What Is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC?

Juvéderm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, specifically formulated for the delicate skin covering the lips. Juvéderm Volbella XC is a thinner, more pliable substance compared to other facial fillers, providing a smooth, natural effect. Juvéderm Volbella XC adds volume and plumpness to the lips, while smoothing fine lines around the mouth as well. This filler also contains lidocaine which reduces swelling at the injection sites and often makes the procedure more comfortable.

How It Works:

Juvedérm Volbella XC works by placing a long-lasting gel into the lip tissue to add volume and create definition of the lip line to restore the youthfulness of this area. The Juvéderm Volbella XC product also pulls moisture to the area resulting in that well hydrated look.

Juvéderm Volbella XC is quite versatile and can be used in various ways around your lips to:

  • Provide subtle lip plumping and that smooth hydrated look
  • Add definition to your lip lines
  • Smooth and soften the vertical lines around your lips

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE® XC

Juvéderm Vollure XC is composed of a hyaluronic acid based gel designed to gently and effectively used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles facial wrinkles (commonly known as parentheses wrinkles) and folds, such as nasolabial folds by adding small amounts of volume to the treatment area for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Juvéderm Vollure XC injectable gel is for adults over 21.

What Is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC?
Juvéderm Vollure XC is composed of a hyaluronic acid based gel designed to gently and effectively improve the look of nasolabial folds, or what are commonly known as parentheses wrinkles, by adding small amounts of volume to the treatment area for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Juvéderm Vollure XC’s ability to comprehensively treat moderate to severe wrinkles in the lower half of the face also make it an option for some patients considering a facelift.

How It Works
Juvéderm Vollure XC penetrates deep into the dermal layers of the skin to restore the support lost due to collagen depletion. Collagen is a protein found in the dermal structure that gives the skin its smooth, supple appearance. Over time our bodies produce less collagen leading to skin laxity and wrinkle formation. By restoring that support, Juvéderm Vollure XC effectively reverses some signs of aging to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance.

What signs of aging can Juvéderm Vollure XC treat?

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Folds such as nasolabial folds

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

Juvéderm Voluma XC is an injectable gel that lifts the cheek area, instantly adds volume, helps correct sagging, and provides contour to restore a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm Voluma XC is a long-lasting filler with optimal treatment and response.

What Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC?
This FDA approved dermal filler is specifically formulated to correct age-related volume loss in your cheeks by adding subtle volume for adults over 21. With age the production of collagen and elastin fiber slows down. When that happens, facial symmetry and volume change. The most notable areas are along the cheekbones, underneath the eyes and across the jawline. Juvéderm Voluma XC contains hyaluronic acid designed to be injected into the cheeks and help naturally fill the hollow areas of the face and provide excellent results.

The Benefits Of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC:

  • Helps restore the loss of muscle in the cheeks that can often lead to a loss of facial shape as well
  • Can be injected in specific areas of the face, to ensure that you have the shape you want.
  • Also helps enhance and sharpen the profile of your cheekbones and chin

KYBELLA®

KYBELLA is an FDA approved deoxycholic acid injectable treatment that permanently eliminates fat cells in the area of submental fullness, also known as a “double chin.”

As we age, our body begins to store fat below the chin. And unfortunately, no matter how much you exercise or eat right, this stubborn fat will remind you it’s there every time you look in the mirror. The good news is KYBELLA is the only FDA approved option that is nonsurgical and capable of getting rid of a double chin safely and effectively.

What Causes A Double Chin?
We all have a layer of protective fat that pads the area around our chin and keeps it cushioned. But as we age this area begins to plump up, more often than not making us look overweight or older, even if the rest of our body is tone and trim. Aside from lack of exercise and a poor diet, a double chin can be the result of age, weak chin muscles or a hereditary predisposition.

How KYBELLA Works
Deoxycholic acid is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body to help break down fats. KYBELLA’s active ingredient is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which, when injected into the fat under the chin, gets rid of unwanted fat cells forever. The product reduces these fat cells that are then naturally shed by the body – with truly impressive results. Another great benefit of KYBELLA is that when these fat cells are destroyed, the deposits under the chin cannot return. This means that once you reach the appearance you want, there is no need to get further treatment.

Am I A Candidate for KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is an effective nonsurgical option that can help you eliminate that stubborn fat under or around the chin area. And it may be right for you if …

  • You’re self-conscious or unhappy about the fat under the chin
  • You don’t want to have surgery to eliminate this stubborn fat
  • You feel like this extra fat makes you look overweight or older
  • You exercise regularly and eat healthy, but this extra fullness just will not go away

RADIESSE®

Radiesse is a calcium hydroxylapatite filler that adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. It is commonly used to create volume and fullness in areas where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur.

What Is RADIESSE?
RADIESSE is an FDA approved dermal filler that encourages your body’s natural collagen production process and reduces volume loss. Collagen is produced by your body to provide skin with support and structure, but this production declines over time as you age. RADIESSE is made with a gel containing microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) suspended within it, and when this gel is injectsed, it triggers collagen production to smooth your facial skin.

Use It To Minimize:

  • Chin wrinkles
  • Signs of aging on the back of your hands
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines and pre-jowl folds

RESTYLANE®

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid filler most commonly used to smooth wrinkles and folds in the face, especially around the nose and mouth. Restylane-L contains lidocaine for added comfort

Restylane & Restylane Lyft

These hyaluronic acid dermal fillers were both designed to replace and refill the naturally occurring acid in the areas of skin where it has been lost. So, what’s the difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft? The main difference is the overall viscosity and lifting power of the products with the location and severity of wrinkles and folds ultimately being the key determining factor in which filler is best suited for your area of concern.

The areas we treat with Restylane & Restylane Lyft include:

  • Smile lines and moth corners
  • Facial wrinkles and volume loss
  • Tops of the hand
  • Hollow cheeks and temples
  • Under eyes
  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Earlobes

RESTYLANE® DEFYNE

Restylane Defyne is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler made with XpresHAn Technology™ to help fill and smooth marionette lines and any deep nasolabial folds.

Restylane Defyne is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler made with XpresHAn Technology™ to help fill and smooth marionette lines, the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin, and any deep nasolabial folds that run from the lower corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth along the inner cheeks. The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Defyne is also designed to help support your natural facial expressions. This means this dermal filler’s gel will feel completely natural as you smile, frown or cry and won’t feel stiff at all, providing a degree of flexibility and smoothness not found in many other fillers. It’s like Restylane Refyne, but with subtle differences in consistency and use.

How It Works

Once Restylane Defyne is injected into the targeted deeper wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, it immediately begins filling the area for instant smoothing and pluming. This allows you to begin seeing results right away while the hyaluronic acid gets to work drawing in moisture and stimulating collagen and elastin production to restore that more youthful appearance.

Restylane Defyne can be used to:

  • Fill, smooth and plump deep nasolabial folds
  • Fill, smooth and plump deep marionette lines
  • Provide facial rejuvenation in the lower face around the mouth

RESTYLANE KYSSE®

Restylane Kysse is hyaluronic acid filler designed to tenderly add volume to your lips, while increasing the definition to the border of your mouth. This result: a softer natural-looking pout with lasting results.

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Restylane Kysse is the first hyaluronic acid lip filler to use XpresHAn Technology™, also known as Optimal Balance Technology that allows the fluid to moves with your lips enhancing their natural appearance and restoring volume.That’s what makes Restylane Kysse is perfect for those looking for fuller lips and more defined borders to their the lips. It can also fill out the area around the lips, to help smooth wrinkles and minimize the fine lines around the mouth.

How Long Does It Last?

Each treatment lasts around 6-9 months, with some of the effects lasting up to 12 months.

RESTYLANE® LYFT

Restylane Lyft, formerly called Perlane-L, is a hyaluronic acid filler that creates lift and contour to cheeks, smooths smile lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and corrects age-related volume loss in the midface area, restoring a more youthful appearance.

Restylane & Restylane Lyft

These hyaluronic acid dermal fillers were both designed to replace and refill the naturally occurring acid in the areas of skin where it has been lost. So, what’s the difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft? The main difference is the overall viscosity and lifting power of the products with the location and severity of wrinkles and folds ultimately being the key determining factor in which filler is best suited for your area of concern.

The areas we treat with Restylane & Restylane Lyft include:

  • Smile lines and moth corners
  • Facial wrinkles and volume loss
  • Tops of the hand
  • Hollow cheeks and temples
  • Under eyes
  • Nose
  • Chin
  • Earlobes

RESTYLANE® REFYNE

Restylane Refyne is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler that helps minimize the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin, marionette lines, for a more natural look to your face.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler that helps minimize the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin, marionette lines, for a more natural look to your face. The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Refyne is also designed to help support your natural facial expressions. This means this dermal filler’s gel will feel completely natural as you smile, frown or cry and won’t feel stiff at all, providing a degree of flexibility and smoothness not found in many other fillers. It’s like Restylane Defyne, but with a finer consistency for subtle differences specific to treating the muscle and skin movements of each area.

How It Works

Once Restylane Refyne is injected into the mild to moderate wrinkles, folds, and expression lines around the nose and mouth, its smoothing ability becomes immediately noticeable as you see the volume restored to these areas being treated.

You will begin seeing results right away, while the hyaluronic acid gets to work drawing in moisture and stimulating collagen and elastin production to restore that more youthful appearance.

Restylane Refyne can be used to:

  • Fill and minimize mild to moderate wrinkles and folds
  • Fill and minimize marionette lines – the wrinkles that form between the corners of the mouth and the chin and jawline
  • Provide facial rejuvenation in the lower face around the mouth

RESTYLANE® SILK

Restylane Silk, a hyaluronic acid gel filler offers a natural-looking, subtle lip enhancement that helps smooth fine lines around the mouth.

Restylane Silk is one of the newer FDA approved hyaluronic acid soft tissue dermal fillers. It’s specifically formulated with lidocaine for rejuvenation of the lips and lines around the mouth, while providing comfort during the treatment. Restylane Silk is made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin that are then cross-linked to create a softer consistency that fills in lines for a smooth, youthful appearance. And like other hyaluronic acid fillers, it can be carefully molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection to ensure a natural look.

SCULPTRA® AESTHETIC

Sculptra Aesthetic is made from poly-L-lactic acid and works gradually to stimulate collagen production. It is a long-lasting volumizer.

What is Sculptra Aesthetic?
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable filler designed to provide lasting results by gradually building up the skin’s collagen, producing subtle yet noticeable changes that diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, with results that last up to two years.

How Does It Work?
The biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material, poly-L-lactic acid, used in this filler helps the skin develop a healthier, tighter appearance through rebuilding the collagen that has broken down from the aging process to help correct various levels of facial wrinkles and folds in the skin. It also works to restore volume to sagging areas of the skin, aiding in wrinkle reduction and filling in hollow areas, such as the cheeks and temples, to help create a more youthful look.

What can I expect from dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are formulated to correct specific areas, filling deeper wrinkles, plumping lips, and restoring lift and volume to areas of the face that appear hollowed or sagging. Some injectable treatments work to boost collagen production over extended periods of time. Most fillers offer immediate, visible results that can last from a few months to more than a year, depending on the product chosen and your skin’s response to the treatment. At times mild, temporary bruising can occur. We use a range of FDA approved dermal fillers to ensure that we can tailor treatment to each client’s needs and help you look your very best.