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Cosmetic Injections San Francisco

Aesthetic enhancement doesn’t always involve surgical procedures. Some of our patients achieve very satisfying results with injectable treatments that can be performed in just a few minutes in our San Francisco office. The treatment sessions are relatively comfortable, and patients can resume their daily schedule as soon as treatment is over. With an assortment of products to choose from, Dr. Maas and his staff can address nearly any cosmetic concern you might have.

Relax Wrinkles

Some wrinkles develop because of facial expressions, such as persistent smiling or squinting. These lines are known as dynamic wrinkles that require special treatment to minimize. Wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin target the muscles that create the wrinkles, reducing the lines without sacrificing your natural ability to make facial expressions.

Smooth Wrinkles Away

Other facial lines are a result of collagen depletion in the underlying dermal structure, which is a natural part of the aging process. As this essential protein diminishes, skin becomes loose and facial creases form, often around the mid and lower face. These lines are usually best addressed with dermal fillers that restore support to the dermal layers and smooth away wrinkles from the inside out. These products include:

Restore Volume

While wrinkle reduction is often the first draw of cosmetic injections, the benefits these products offer are more far-reaching. Volume restoration, whether to plump up lips or add definition and fullness to the midface, can also be accomplished through injectables. Dr. Maas features numerous formulations for this purpose, although Voluma tends to be the most popular product for facial volume while Restylane Silk is often the product of choice for plumping up the lips.

Variety of Ingredients

To address a wide range of concerns, the cosmetic injections we offer feature an assortment of active ingredients:

Hyaluronic acid – A substance also found in the body; hyaluronic acid fillers produce smooth, natural results in every area of the face. Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Prevelle all have hyaluronic acid as their base. Some formulations use unique crosslinking technology that makes for even smoother, more durable results.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres – Also known as CaHA, this substance forms a scaffold within the dermal structure that promotes the production of additional collagen. Patients enjoy positive results immediately following the procedure and for many months afterward.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid – Found in the filler, Sculptra, this substance works differently than other ingredients in dermal fillers. The poly-L-lactic acid stimulates collagen production, creating positive results over time. Because the filler activates the body’s natural anti-aging process, the regenerative effects are both gradual and long-lasting.

Botulinum A Toxin – This ingredient is contained in our wrinkle relaxer formulations, due to its ability to ease muscle activity without compromising their ability to function naturally. Only trace amounts of the substance are required to reverse signs of aging and create a more youthful appearance.

Temporary Results

Cosmetic injections offer temporary results, which means the treatment will need to be regularly repeated to maintain your positive outcome. The duration will vary considerably depending on the formulation used and the treatment area. Wrinkle relaxers tend to last three to four months, while dermal fillers may extend anywhere from six months to two years. Dr. Maas and his staff will advise you on how long you can expect your treatment outcome to last at your initial consultation. By scheduling regular sessions, you can keep your new look as long as you like without interruption.

Cosmetic injections are one of the most popular methods of aesthetic enhancement today due to their speed, comfort and ability to address a wide range of concerns. If you would like to learn more about any of these treatments, contact The Maas Clinic today at 415-567-7000.

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