Cosmetic Injections (BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers) in Temecula, CA

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About Cosmetic Injections

At Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa, Dr. Gloria Tumbaga offers several innovative cosmetic injection treatments, including wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers, in order to provide a more youthful, smoother complexion for Temecula, CA patients. With the use of BOTOX, XEOMIN®, Jeuveau®, and JUVÉDERM®, Dr. Tumbaga can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in order to create a tighter appearance to the skin. Depending on the areas you desire to treat, an appropriate treatment plan will be curated in order to achieve your desired results. Learn more about cosmetic injections and which one may be right for you by contacting our Temecula, CA facility to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

Jeuveau

You know those pesky little wrinkles between your eyebrows that won’t go away? Well, they’re called glabellar lines, or “frown lines.” Jeuveau is an injectable treatment that works to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in adults.

XEOMIN

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA), made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, is approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm and moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

XEOMIN has now been approved for some cosmetic indications, including moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Similar to other drugs in this category, including BOTOX and Dysport, this also has FDA approval for the treatment of facial wrinkles. Now that XEOMIN is available and FDA approved, doctors can use it both on-label and off-label to treat the same facial lines treated by BOTOX and Dysport, including frown lines, Crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.

Xeomin VS. BOTOX

XEOMIN is the first one that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. XEOMIN also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against XEOMIN than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects. The effects of XEOMIN occur within one week, and the results last from 3 – 6 months, making it comparable to BOTOX in terms of both onset and duration of action. XEOMIN should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS Of Wrinkle Relaxers?

There is a risk that all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area where they were injected to other parts of the body, causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems. This was predominantly seen in children treated with BOTOX off-label for cerebral palsy. These issues have not been reported among people who received botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.

Other risks may include bleeding and bruising at the injection site and allergic reactions, such as itching, swelling, or shortness of breath. Your doctor should discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with you during your consultation.

About Dermal FILLERS

Facial fillers, or dermal fillers, refer to various products that rejuvenate your face by diminishing wrinkles and restoring soft tissue loss through tiny injections. Fillers offer a noninvasive alternative to traditional facelifts for a fraction of the price. Dr. Tumbaga uses the FDA-approved JUVÉDERM line of facial fillers made of injectable hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your skin, adding volume and hydration.

As you age, the loss of facial soft tissue volume can create wrinkles and a saggy, hollow appearance. Hyaluronic acid wrinkle fillers replace the lost volume beneath your skin and around your mouth, creating a younger-looking appearance. JUVÉDERM fillers are made by the same company that makes BOTOX. Dr. Tumbaga uses the full line of JUVÉDERM products, including:

  • JUVÉDERM Ultra XC for lip augmentation and improving lines around your mouth
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC for cheek fillers that may last up to two years
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA™ XC for plumping lips and minimizing fine lines around your mouth

Am I A Candidate for FACIAL FILLERS?

Dermal fillers help adult men and women improve a variety of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Moderate to severe facial wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Sunken cheeks or temples
  • Smile lines (marionette lines)
  • Asymmetrical lips
  • Sagging skin

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF FACIAL FILLERS?

Side effects are minor and shouldn’t last long. Some of the most common side effects of facial fillers include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Numbness
  • Smile lines (marionette lines)
  • Minor bruising at the injection site
  • Allergic reaction

Cosmetic Injections FAQ

How long do cosmetic injections last?

The average length of time you can expect your results from a cosmetic injection to last are:

  • BOTOX — 3 - 4 months
  • XEOMIN — 3 - 6 months
  • Jeuveau — 5 - 6 months
  • JUVÉDERM — about one year

How long does it take to get a cosmetic injection?

While the time may vary depending on whether you’re getting a wrinkle relaxer or a filler and how many areas are being treated, the average time for a cosmetic injection procedure is about 20 minutes but can often take as little as 10 – 15 minutes.

Are fillers better than BOTOX or other wrinkle relaxers?

Dermal fillers are just as effective as BOTOX for addressing fine lines and wrinkles; however, many fillers can last longer and be paired with BOTOX or other relaxers to achieve even better results.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A FACIAL FILLER PROCEDURE?

Facial filler injections are fast and easy. It usually takes Dr. Tumbaga about 10 – 20 minutes to complete a dermal filler procedure, but the exact time depends on the number of areas you’re getting treated. She makes small injections directly into the treatment area on your face. Fillers require no downtime. You should be able to return to work and normal activities immediately after your procedure, but you may need to refrain from excessive sun or heat exposure for the first day.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.