Injectables

As we age, our skin loses essential volume and can show lines and wrinkles. But restoring and maintaining your healthy, youthful glow doesn’t have to be difficult. At Ava MD, we offer a a full range of injections and fillers (including injectable neuromodulators, bio-technologies, and dermal fillers) for addressing the visible signs of aging, and combating spider veins as well. Our expert staff is highly trained in the art and techniques of helping you look like ‘you’ again.
Juvéderm® VOLUMA™ XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the mid-face. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and volume-loss. The best news…it can last up to two years!

 

Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®

To relax wrinkles, lines, furrows and folds and ease excessive perspiration

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Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are safe, muscle-relaxing agents used to treat unwanted dynamic wrinkles of the face, such as forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines between the brows, cobbling in the chin and banding in the neck. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can also raise the arch of the eyebrow, lift the corners of the mouth, ease excessive sweating in the underarms and palms, and help reduce migraine pain.

Downtime: None, with possible slight bruising.
Frequency of Treatments: Results generally last an average 3-4 months.

Juvéderm®

To smooth and contour wrinkles and folds

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Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid filler in gel form specially created for a smoother, more natural feel and look. (Hyaluronic acid is a stabilized, biodegradable version of a naturally-occurring sugar in human joints and skin that provides support and cushioning.)

Downtime: 2-3 days , depending on the patient, with possible swelling, slight bruising or redness.
Frequency of Treatments: Depending on individual metabolism, results may last from 6 to 12 months, about twice as long as collagen based fillers.

Restylane®, Perlane®

To fill wrinkles, lines, folds and lips

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Known as dermal fillers, these products are made from biodegradable hyaluronic acid that restores volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers can also reduce out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, as well as on the hands. Restylane can also be used to add volume to lips with beautiful, natural results. (Hyaluronic acids such as Restylane and Perlane are stabilized, biodegradable versions of a naturally-occurring sugar in human joints and skin that provides support and cushioning.)

Downtime: 2-3 days, depending on the patient, with possible swelling, slight bruising or redness.
Frequency of Treatments: Depending on the individual metabolism, results may last from 6 to 12 months, about twice as long as collagen based fillers.

Radiesse®

To volumize and restore facial contouring and fill deep lines

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Radiesse is a dermal filler that contains tiny calcium based microspheres which are made of components similar to those found naturally in your body. It is ideal for volumizing, restoring facial contours and treating deep lines. Radiesse instantly restores fullness to smooth out the signs of aging, and stimulates your own natural collagen.

Downtime: 2-3 days, depending on the patient, with possible swelling, slight bruising or redness.
Frequency of Treatments: Results may last a year or more in many patients.

LAVIV®

To correct nasolabial folds through use of patients’ own collagen-producing fibroblast cells

LAVIV is the first and only FDA-approved therapy that corrects nasolabial folds through the use of your own collagen-producing cells, called fibroblast cells. This miraculous bio-technology improves the look of your smile lines using tens of millions of collagen-producing fibroblasts that are cultivated from your own skin samples; these restore volume and fullness by actually increasing your own collagen production. Those fibroblasts not immediately used are cryopreserved (frozen) for future use—making LAVIV an investment in the future of your skin.

Downtime: Little to none, with possible slight bruising.
Number of Treatments: Three, spaced three-six weeks apart; initial cultivation of skin cells takes 90 days and requires a small biopsy behind the ear.

Selphyl®

To fill wrinkles, lines, folds and lips using platelet-rich plasma found in elements of the patient’s own blood

Revolutionary Selphyl, an all-natural filler, mixes platelets within your own blood with a special substance to fill wrinkles, lines and folds in the face and even other parts of the body. It produces extremely natural results, including radiance and a youthful glow.

Downtime: Little to none, with possible slight bruising.
Frequency of Treatments: Selphyl can last for a year or more depending on the individual patient.

Liquid Face Lift

To fill wrinkles, lines, folds and lips using platelet-rich plasma found in elements of the patient’s own blood

The ‘liquid face lift’—a specialty at Ava MD–combines a variety of injectable fillers and neuromodulators (such as Perlane, Restylane, Juvéderm, Botox, and Dysport) strategically placed to bring back cheek volume, minimize nasolabial folds, lift lip corners, improve under-eye circles, rejuvenate lips, reduce laugh lines and crow’s feet, and smooth frown creases. This volumizing, non-surgical alternative gives a patient a much more youthful appearance overall, and can last twelve months or longer.

Downtime: 2 to 3 days, depending on the patient (minimal compared to a standard surgical face lift)
Frequency of Treatments: A liquid face lift may last for one year, nearly triple the average time for individual site injections.

Sclerotherapy

To clear spider veins and broken capillaries on the legs

Patients who suffer from unsightly leg veins, spider veins, and broken capillaries often feel self-conscious and embarrassed. With sclerotherapy—the gold standard for treating leg veins-the experts at Ava MD inject a specially concentrated saline solution into the problem areas, markedly reducing and/or eliminating unsightly red or blue leg veins and/or broken capillaries (telangiectasias)—as well as smaller varicose veins. Patients can enjoy wearing shorts and skirts again, and not have to worry about the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries on their legs!

Downtime: 2 to 3 days
Number of Treatments: 2 to 4, 3 to 4 weeks apart depending on the extent and depth of the vessels.

Artefill®

To fill nasolabial folds

Artefill, a semi-permanent dermal filler that can last up to five years or more, serves as a great solution for regular filler patients who want to reduce return visits; it provides great, long-lasting, natural results. With Artefill, the experts at Ava MD restore volume and fullness to the face, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds–such as nasolabial folds; they also use it to fill out fine lines and wrinkles.

Downtime: None
Number of Treatments: Artefill may require more than one appointment to assure desired results. Additionally, a skin test is required 30 days prior to injection.

Sculptra Aesthetic™

To correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds

Sculptra Aesthetic reinforces collagen structure within the deep dermis to gradually restore volume and fullness to fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. It provides long-lasting, natural, subtle correction on moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. The expert practitioners at Ava MD use Sculptra Aesthetic to deliver a refined, more youthful looking appearance that can last two years or more.

Downtime: Little to none, with possible slight bruising.
Number of Treatments: Two to three injections, spaced about 4 weeks apart.

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