What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The procedure typically takes 10 minutes and does not require any recovery time. Results vary depending on individual presentation, but typically last up to 4 month. At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, all Botox® Cosmetic treatments are administered by Dr. Beck.
ArteFill® is the first FDA-approved, non-resorbable aesthetic injectable implant for the correction of facial wrinkles known as nasolabial folds, or smile lines. ArteFill® consists of a proprietary combination of ArteFill® Precision-Filtered Microspheres™ suspended in a carrier gel containing highly purified bovine collagen with 0.3 percent lidocaine for patient comfort during injection. Learn more.
Restylane® and Perlane
Since 1996, physicians outside the U.S. have used these agents to enhance the appearance and fullness of lips, to contour and restore volume to the skin, and to temporarily eliminate wrinkles and facial folds. These non-animal, biotechnology-produced, crystal-clear, biodegradable gels are hyaluronic acid substances normally found in the skin. Each is injected through a tiny needle to produce a long-lasting, safe and natural enhancement. Learn more.
Juvederm™ is a "next generation" smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer.
Juvederm™ dermal filler lasts long because it's the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. Learn more.
Radiesse™ is a long-term, non-surgical filler agent that lasts for approximately 18 months. Most patients use Radiesse™ to reduce the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Radiesse™ is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, a constituent of tooth and bone, and is formulated into microspheres suspended in an aqueous polysaccharide gel which has been FDA approved for soft tissue augmentation and other medical uses. This 10 minute treatment is reasonably comfortable, and offers no downtime with immediate results. Learn more.
Sculptra® is an enduring treatment approved by the FDA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, in people with human immunodeficiency virus. It is the first FDA-approved product of its kind for this condition. Learn more.