BOTOX® (Botulinum toxin A) injections are used to treat certain lines and wrinkles of the upper face. Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet lines on the sides of our eyes are the most common areas for BOTOX® injections. These lines are caused by our muscles involved in facial expression. As we age, these muscles gradually get stronger and bigger, eventually leaving a visible line between the muscle fibers. BOTOX® works by causing a temporary weakness/paralysis of the muscles, thus causing the wrinkle to diminish. After a muscle is injected with BOTOX®, it relaxes over the next few days with a maximum effect seen at 2 weeks. The BOTOX® will usually last for 3-4 months for the first few treatments. With repeated treatments, the effect tends to last longer, up to 6 months.
Additional uses for botox include treatment of: Migraines and Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
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Dysport was introduced to the cosmetic industry’s line of injectable treatments as a competitor to Botox, an injectable used to treat certain wrinkles which occur as a result of muscle movement. Like Botox, Dysport is derived from botulinum toxin, and is used to treat wrinkles which occur as a result of facial movement, such as frowning or squinting. These wrinkles can be much more difficult to treat than “static” wrinkles, which occur when skin begins to sag with age. Common examples of these wrinkles are crow’s feet and frown lines, also called “glabellar” lines. Dysport covers slightly more surface area than Botox and the onset of effect is quicker. Also, Dysport tends to last for approximately 4-5 months as compared to Botox.
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KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment used to remove fat cells causing submental fullness, commonly referred to as a “double chin”. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
KYBELLA® is administered is multiple sessions. Each session will remove a portion of the fat tissue giving a gradual improvement. The number of sessions needed by an individual will depend on the amount of fat tissue needing treatment, and the aesthetic goals of the client. Most patients will do 2-4 sessions, but the treatment can be done up to 6 times. Sessions are spaced apart roughly 4-6 weeks.
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Injectable Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Radiesse)
Optum Sculpt MD performs soft tissue augmentation of the face using dermal filler injections. We offer various types of fillers based on treatment area and the aesthetic goals of our clients.
Juvederm® is a gel made out of hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide found in all living organisms. Juvederm is injected into areas of the face where you have lost size and volume with aging. Therefore, plumping these areas giving them a natural, more youthful appearance without surgery. The original FDA-approved use was to have it placed into the “nasolabial folds” which extend from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth. Loss of volume in the nasolabial folds with age gives the appearance of “parentheses” around the nose and mouth. There are varying types of Juvederm including: Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Volbella. Juvederm Voluma is FDA-approved to treat volume loss in the cheeks and mid face. Loss of cheek volume leads to a sagging or tired appearance to the face. By first correcting cheek volume loss, you can improve facial contour and see a subtle lift effect of the face. Juvederm Ultra XC, a thinner gel, can be used to plump the lips or fill in fine lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, a moderate thickness gel, is often used for the nasolabial folds and Marionette lines. Juvederm Volbella is the most recent addition, gaining FDA approval in 2016 for treatment of vertical lip lines (cigarette lines) and for smoothing lip lines while adding very subtle volume. The duration of effect depends upon the type of gel used. Juvederm Ultra often lasts 6-12 months, Juvederm Ultra Plus usually lasts 12-18 months, Juvederm Volbella lasts up to 1 year, and Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years.
BELOTERO® and RESTYLANE ® are prescription filler injections that are approved to temporarily plump lips to make them more voluptuous, smooth out and fill in acne scars, wrinkles and the tear troughs that form under your eyes (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). These are the natural substances our faces are made from, as we use this substance to hold water and maintain the space between the cells of our faces. As our skin ages, this hyaluronic acid, along with the natural collagen, elastin and fat are gradually lost from the facial tissues.
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the desired area. PRP therapy is used for a number of different treatments including skin rejuvenation, scar reduction, improvement of dark under eye circles, hair loss, and more.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure used to stimulate collagen and to repair acne scar tissue. Micro-needling involves the production of thousands of controlled microscopic needle incisions into the skin. By inducing these tiny punctures, our skin releases growth factor to repair itself. Growth factors are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of the procedure, as it induces new collagen production and new networks of blood vessels bringing better red blood cell perfusion. The result is a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, scars (especially acne scars), and overall improvement in skin tone and laxity.
At Optum Sculpt MD, we also offer Micro-needling with PRP. We obtain Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. This sample is centrifuged to separate your plasma, which we use for the treatment, from your red and white blood cells. Plasma contains high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Platelets help your tissue heal and grow new cells. The PRP is used to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful results.
This procedure usually takes about 1 hour. We recommend a series of at least three treatments about four to six weeks apart to see the best results. You can then do the treatment about once a year to maintain results.
PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. PRP can lead to an outstanding improvement in hair loss as it contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. The blood is initially drawn in our office and spun in a centrifuge to separate and remove the PRP from the rest of the blood. A topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp to strengthen and stimulate hair follicles.
Benefits of hair restoration with PRP:
· Non-surgical option for hair restoration
· PRP is a concentration derived from your own blood
· PRP stimulates hair growth factors when injected into the scalp
· Best when performed in a series of treatments
· Counteracts baldness and further hair loss
· Quick recovery period
· Procedure is completed within approximately 30 minutes
· Extremely natural looking results
Twilight Face Lift
Similar to the well-known "Vampire Facelift," the Twilight Face Lift is a procedure that involves drawing a small amount of your blood, processing it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and lines in order to create a more youthful look. This is a non-surgical procedure that uses your own blood to achieve a youthful face by injecting platelets into the damaged areas of the skin and triggering the natural process of collagen production to occur. Once new cells begin to grow, the lines and wrinkles will diminish and eventually reveal smooth, healthy skin. This facelift requires a combination of PRP and dermal fillers to achieve optimal results. The process is non-invasive and requires no downtime. Unlike a traditional facelift, there is a very short recovery period.
Weight Loss (HCG)
The updated HCG weight loss program combines a low calorie diet with pain-free, subcutaneous injections of hCG. Normally, if someone were to start a low calorie diet, he or she would experience hunger, cravings, fatigue, feel miserable, lose structural fat and muscle mass.
Loss of structural fat is a problem because it provides a layer of cushioning to the body, most importantly around vital organs, soles of the feet and palms of the hands. Loss of muscle mass is equally problematic when dieting and can give people a gaunt, unhealthy look. Loss of muscle mass also reduces the body’s caloric requirements, negating effectiveness of the low calorie diet and reducing overall weight loss.
HCG solves both of these problems by turning the body onto abnormal or unwanted “depot” fat, enabling rapid loss of body fat while retaining muscle mass and structural fat. Aside from losing weight, reducing abnormal fat is beneficial in terms of overall health since it is responsible for the onset of a wide variety of chronic diseases.
In addition to the HCG injections and diet plan, we also administer weekly vitamin B12 injections to help increase metabolism and energy levels.
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Optum Sculpt MD uses IV therapy to help you feel your best. We are currently offering 6 different IV infusions specially designed and prepared to help you feel your best. Our infusions aim to: detoxify, aid in hangovers, boost your immune system, heighten energy levels, support muscle recovery and improve your mood and memory. Unlike oral supplementation, where only 20-30% of the nutrients are absorbed into your blood, intravenous therapy infuses 100% of various vitamins, nutrients and minerals directly into your bloodstream to produce quick results and improve your overall wellness. Please call or email to inquire about the various infusions or click "Book Now" to view the infusions and to schedule your appointment!
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Hormone Replacement Therapy
At Optum Sculpt MD we utilize many techniques to put back into your body valuable and beneficial hormones that are naturally produced by your body. A correctly applied regimen of hormone replacement therapy treatments, used to restore the levels of the correct balance of naturally produced chemicals and hormones, can slow or sometimes even reverse the signs of aging. Hormone Replacement Therapy helps to increase energy levels, develop a more youthful skin tone, and regain sexual stamina. At Optum Sculpt MD, we use only bio-identical hormones, meaning they are exactly the same structure and consistency as your own body's hormones. It is extremely important that the hormones we supplement are identical to what is already being produced by your body. We provide our patients with ONLY bio-identical hormones.
For Women: As the estrogen and progesterone levels decline, a myriad of symptoms begin to appear. Emotional upsets, "hot flashes", thinning of the skin and hair, and many other changes that can result from a decrease in youthful hormones occur. Most physicians recommend using supplemental progesterone and estrogen, but those compounds are often made from synthetic products which may lead to higher risks of cancer of the cervix and the breast. We do not use any synthetic compounds. Bio-identical hormones such as estrogen are easy to administer and have helped many women increase their energy levels, develop a more youthful skin tone, and regain their sexual stamina.
For Men: Just as for women, men also have options to help them regain their youth. We offer bio-identical hormone supplements, particularly testosterone. Exogenous testosterone has helped men regain sexual stamina, increase their daily energy levels, and regain that youthful appearance that has begun to fade.
We recommended bio-identical pellet therapy which uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate your body’s normal hormonal levels. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective because the implants, which are placed under the skin, steadily release small doses of hormones, providing optimal and stable therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy which can produce inconsistent hormone levels and “roller coaster” side effects, pellet implantation is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day. The effects typically last for 4 to 6 months, without any erratic symptoms. Under a local anesthetic, the pellets are usually inserted under the skin, usually on the upper part of the buttock through a small incision.
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