Injectables for gentleman

Botox $10 per unit

Botox Cosmetics is the most popular aesthetic treatment for reduction of wrinkles. It was broadly studied and approved in 78 countries.

Botox Cosmetics (botulinum toxin type A) is a purified protein that is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is an injection that used to temporary relax facial muscles improving appearance of “crow’s feet” lines (lines around the eyes), “elevens” (frown lines between the eyebrows) and lines on the forehead.

Botox can also be used to treat chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating) and TMJ.

Approximately 1 of 10 Botox patients are men.

Dysport $4 per unit

Dysport (botulinum toxin type A, which is isolated and purified from Clostridium bacteria producing BoNT-A) is a prescription injection; used as an alternative to Botox Cosmetics, to temporarily Relax facial muscles, improving frown lines between the eyebrows, around eyes and on the forehead without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.

Dysport is approved in 57 countries and clinically used over 25 years.

Since 2009 Dysport is FDA approved in the United States.

Xeomin $9 per unit

Although introduced in the US in 2010, Xeomin has been used successfully in other countries since 2005.

Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is designed to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin, is exactly the same as in Botox and Dysport.

Patients whose cosmetic results with Botox or Dysport are unsatisfactory may have more success with Xeomin.

Our experience shows that people who respond poorly to Botox often respond well to Xeomin. Failure to respond to Botox may be due to the formation of antibodies to proteins that surround the active ingredient of Botox.

Since the active ingredient of Xeomin is not coated with protein, antibodies do not form and the patient responds better.

These treatment procedures usually take 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, patients may experience minor pain or bruising and swelling at the injection area but it quickly resolves. Results are seen in 7-10 days and typically last 3 to 4 months.

Juvederm Ultra $499 per syringe

Juvederm is the number one selling hyaluronic acid filler and has been approved by the US FDA since 2006. This filler helps to smooth smile lines from nose to mouth and marionette lines from the mouth to the chin.

After the procedure, the patient might experience some side effects  such as redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and discoloration.

These side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a week. Results last 9 to 18 months

Juvederm Voluma XC $699 per syringe

Juvederm Voluma XC is an injectable gel designed for treating cheek and surrounding areas to correct volume loss.

After the procedure, the patient might experience some side effects such as redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and discoloration.

These side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a week. Results last 18 to 24 months.

Radiesse $599 per 1.5 ml syringe

Radiesse dermal filler is an FDA approved treatment that is used to smooth sever facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (the line between the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and the marionette lines (run down from the mouth).

Radiesse is commonly used as a treatment for cheeks and surrounding areas to correct volume loss.

Radiesse is made of tiny calcium based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It’s the only calcium based dermal filler on the US market, which stimulates the natural production of collagen.

To minimize discomfort during the treatment, Radiesse is mixed with Lidocaine. The calcium microspheres begin to work immediately pumping the volume under the skin. Sometimes patients might have side effects such as bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, but it is minor and typically dissipate within a week.

Procedure normally takes 15-20 minutes and results last up to 24 months.

Kybella $599 per 2 ml vial

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved solution to contour the appearance of submental fullness under your chin (double chin). You don’t need to be overweight to form it. There are many other factors generating extra fat in this area such as genetics or aging. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2015 conducted a study where they found that 67% of people were really bothered about their fat beneath their chin.

Kybella is a minimally invasive solution to treat severe fullness beneath the chin. Kybella solution consists of synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that is responsible for braking down fat. Injected into fatty tissue beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

Patients typically require 2-4 procedures to reach optimal results. Up to 10 mL may be injected in a single treatment, but dosing depends on patient’s submental fat distribution and personal goals. Kybella injections can be given every 4-8 weeks.

Usually this procedure takes 15-20 minutes. Possible side effects include: swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and some hardness in the treatment area.

Most patients notice visible improvement after one treatment. The results of Kybella are long lasting because fat cells are permanently destroyed during treatment and will not regenerate again if patient will maintain a healthy weight.