Injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, and Collagen)

Deep facial wrinkles can make us appear older and less enthusiastic than we really are. Loose skin can make us look haggard, and deep, furrowed lines can make us look concerned or angry, even when we’re not. Thankfully, an injectable treatment may be able to treat these symptoms of aging and exposure to the elements. Though these aesthetic imperfections can be difficult to eliminate through surgical means, the various injectable treatments offered by Dr. Pedro Torminn provide a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative.

Facial wrinkles are generally caused by two factors: the weakening of the tiny facial muscles responsible for holding skin taut and a general loosening of skin as we age. To treat the first cause, Dr. Torminn offers BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which temporarily “freeze” the tiny structural muscles in the face, keeping them in a contracted state that reduces the outward signs of wrinkling. BOTOX® Cosmetic has grown into one of the most popular treatments in plastic surgery because of its overall effectiveness and ease to administer. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session can take as little as 45 minutes and can bring about results that last for months.

The loosening and sagging of skin with age can be effectively treated with dermal fillers, materials that can be injected directly under the skin to literally fill the age-related lines in the face. Depending on the desired treatment location, each dermal filler offers its own unique advantages. Restylane® is a synthetic dermal filler, while collagen is a substance that exists naturally in our own bodies. Both treatments are safe and effective because neither causes an allergic response when injected under the skin. In addition, although dermal filler treatments are temporary, they can be repeated as needed during a quick visit to our office.