Dr. Shin has extensive experience injecting therapeutic Botox® and Botox® Cosmetic, as well as, Juvéderm® dermal fillers and Kybella®. These types of cosmetic injectables offer non-surgical solutions to wrinkles, volume loss, and submental fat with rapid results and minimal downtime.
Botox® is a minimally invasive treatment that can treat existing facial wrinkles and help prevent more from forming by temporarily blocking nerve impulse transmission to the injected muscles and preventing their contraction, which results in a more relaxed and smooth appearance. An injection session takes 10-30 minutes. The effects of Botox® start to become evident in a couple of days and are fully appreciated 10-14 days post-treatment. Results typically last 3 months.
Botox® is best initiated before wrinkles are deep-set and maintained to prevent the progression of creases.
Please avoid Botox® if you have or are:
Potential side effects include bruising and swelling. In less than 2% of cases, Botox® can migrate and temporarily weaken nearby muscles, causing a droopy eyelid or asymmetrical facial expression, which resolves as the toxin wears off.
If you are interested in Botox® treatments to help you look less stressed and tired, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Shin. She would love to meet you to discuss your concerns and wishes. After we establish your goals and a plan, you can schedule an appointment during which we will take photographs, apply a topical anesthetic (some patients prefer not to have the anesthetic), and clean your face before Dr. Shin provides the Botox® treatment. Cool gel packs can be also be applied for comfort, although this is unnecessary for most patients. Dr. Shin helps rid you of your areas of concern to look refreshed and natural, not frozen.
Fillers are cosmetic injectables designed to replace facial volume lost due to age or other circumstances. Restoring this lost volume can help you achieve a more youthful appearance and decrease fine lines and wrinkles. The most common fillers available are made of hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar naturally present between skin cells that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, or calcium hydroxyapatite, a biocompatible material that stimulates your body to produce collagen. Most patients benefit from a combination of filler products.
Dermal Fillers (sometimes in conjunction with Botox®) can:
Dr. Shin currently offers fillers of different thicknesses and weights in the Juvedérm® family :
It is best not to wait until the products are depleted to retreat. Patients who receive treatment approximately halfway through the retention period (or more often if volume loss accelerates), tend to maintain a more balanced look.
Side effects include bruising and swelling. Some patients notice redness or tenderness for a few days.
If you are interested in fillers to help you regain a more youthful version of yourself or to enhance your features, please schedule a facial analysis with Dr. Shin. After discussing what bothers you or the facial result you would like to achieve, you can schedule an appointment. To minimize bruising and swelling, please avoid taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS including ibuprofen and aspirin) two weeks prior to the treatment. During your visit, we take photographs, apply a topical anesthetic (some patients prefer not to have the anesthetic), and clean your face before Dr. Shin treats you. The filler syringes contain lidocaine anesthetic for your comfort, and cool gel packs can be also be applied. After the approximately 30-minute treatment, you can return to work or your daily activities except for strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours. You will see results right away although Voluma, for example, may look more natural after it softens into the surrounding tissue. Dr. Shin wants to rejuvenate you and bolster your confidence.
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental fat, commonly referred to as a double chin, and is a less invasive alternative to liposuction. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the digestive tract that disrupts the cell membranes and thus destroys fat cells, which are then filtered out of the body through the normal metabolic process.
Kybella® is used to treat:
If you are bothered by a double chin or jowls, please allow Dr. Shin to see if you are a candidate for Kybella®. If Kybella® is appropriate for you, a series of treatments (usually two to four but possibly up to six) will likely be necessary to provide your best-enhanced profile. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided two weeks prior to injections. After taking photos, we will numb and clean the treatment area, select your injection sites, and with a tiny needle, Dr. Shin will deliver the medication in 15-20 minutes. Most patients see 80% of results within two treatment sessions. Treatments may cause bruising and swelling is proportionate to the amount of medication injected and fat to be dissolved. Although you may feel self-conscious because of swelling, Kybella® will not hamper your activities of daily living. If you want to avoid liposuction with incisions, general anesthesia, and possible scarring, ask about Kybella®!
Botox®, fillers, and Kybella® can be combined with PicoSure® laser, Lumenis Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Sylfirm X, and TempSure® Envi technologies for augmented results. If you are interested in a package, we will customize a plan for you!
“I am bothered by my forehead wrinkles.”
“The lines between my eyebrows make me look angry.”
“My temples look sunken in or indented.”
“The wrinkles around my eyes when I smile are now present even when I don’t smile.”
“I hate the bags under my eyes/the areas below my eyes look sunken in.”
“I’d like the bridge of my nose to be straighter and higher.”
“My face looks droopy and sunken in.”
“The folds by my nose/mouth look deep.”
“I am self conscious about the vertical lines around my lips.”
“I would like fuller lips.”
“My marionette lines are really noticeable.”
“I hate my jowls.”
“I have a dimpled chin.”