Botox & Fillers

Don’t Mess with Confidence

Interested in smoothing out pesky wrinkles and rejuvenating your face, but not quite ready for more invasive procedures like facelift surgery or a brow lift? Injectables are among the most popular non-surgical treatment options for their fast & effective treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, creases, and volume loss. Treatment is safe, quick, and requires little downtime, with results showing almost immediately.

Dr. Bekanich’s Expert Touch

Because injectables are such a quick, minimally invasive option, it’s a popular misconception that anyone can administer treatment. In reality, it’s important to choose an experienced, knowledgeable physician who understands facial structure and the nuances of the product being used to ensure a safe and successful outcome. This is why board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bekanich performs all of the injections at The Austin Plastic Surgery Boutique herself.  She does this because she wants to not only ensure the safety of her patients, but also because she loves being able to perform these minimally invasive exciting changes for patients.  With the right technique, several years can easily be washed away after just a few minutes of treatment by Dr. Bekanich.

During your personalized consultation, Dr. Bekanich will listen to your concerns and evaluate your face, taking note of your natural facial contours. She will then work with you to determine the best product or combination of products that will provide natural, beautiful results.


BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX is the most popular injectable treatment—for good reason! Perfect for treating horizontal lines on the forehead, furrows between the eyes, and crow’s feet, BOTOX offers fast-acting and long-lasting results. When placed in patient-specific areas, it can even reshape and lift the forehead to create a tailored brow arch.

During your treatment, Dr. Bekanich will inject BOTOX directly into the muscle of the treatment area, where it will block communication between the nerves and muscles. This reduces muscle movement in wrinkle-causing muscles, which effectively allows the skin in the area to smooth out and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc.

Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc.

Treatment typically takes no longer than 20 minutes, and you can resume normal activity almost immediately. You should begin seeing the positive benefits within just a couple days, and results should last for four to six months.


BELOTERO BALANCE®

If you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth, BELOTERO BALANCE is specially formulated to specifically address that area of the face. BELOTERO contains hyaluronic acid, a carbohydrate that naturally occurs in your body to provide moisture and elasticity to the skin. With age, natural hyaluronic acid reserves are depleted, which can result in lost volume and lack of skin firmness.

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Photos courtesy of Merz Aesthetics

BELOTERO effectively replenishes lost volume and smooths out:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Smile lines

After evaluating your areas of concern, Dr. Bekanich will carefully and precisely place injections around your nose and mouth. Results should be visible within a few days, but will continue to gradually improve. BELOTERO generally last up to six months.


Juvéderm®

It’s easy to focus on wrinkles as we get older, but did you know that loss of volume is one of the main culprits when it comes to visible signs of aging? As subcutaneous fat in the mid-face is lost over time, facial features can appear fallen or hollow and fine lines and wrinkles are highlighted.

Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc.

Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc.

Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved treatment for specifically smoothing moderate to severe wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth. It’s a safe and effective hyaluronic acid filler that replenishes lost hyaluronic acid and adds volume back to the face to improve the appearance of:

  • Marionette lines running from the mouth to the chin
  • Deep “parentheses” smile lines or nasolabial folds
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Creases around the edges of the mouth

The Juvéderm formula includes the anesthetic lidocaine, making treatment very comfortable. Optimal results show within a few days, and you’ll enjoy the benefits of Juvéderm for up to a full year!


Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC

When you imagine a youthful face, you probably see a subtle glow, smooth skin, and full, high cheeks. As you age, loss of subcutaneous fat can give you a sunken appearance in the mid-face, leaving your cheeks to look fallen. VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid filler developed and FDA-approved to specifically treat loss of volume in all three areas of the cheek (apex, apple, and hollow). In expert hands, VOLUMA safely and effectively adds a youthful contour and lift to the cheeks.

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Photos courtesy of Allergan, Inc.

Because the hyaluronic acid in VOLUMA is structured differently than other similar fillers, it is able to be injected more deeply to cover a larger area and add natural-looking volume and shape to the cheek.

Your treatment with VOLUMA will be quick and comfortable, thanks to the addition of lidocaine to the formulation. You may experience slight swelling, bruising, or tenderness in the area, but these symptoms should resolve within a few days. Your optimal results should appear in a day or two, and can last up to two years.


 Perlane®

There are many factors that can lead to the appearance of an aging mouth. Smiling, sipping on straws, and smoking are a few examples of behaviors that can cause your skin to crinkle and crease around the lips—and over time those wrinkles don’t disappear when your lips are at rest. We’re not going to tell you to avoid smiling, but we do have a filler that can restore a smoother, youthful appearance to your mouth: Perlane.

Photos courtesy of Galderama S.A.

Photos courtesy of Galderama S.A.

Perlane is a clear injectable gel containing hyaluronic acid that can softly fill your facial tissue to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the lower face, particularly around the mouth. After your treatment with Dr. Bekanich, you should see results within a day or two, and they should last for up to six months.


Restylane®

Restylane is a transparent hyaluronic acid gel filler that can add fullness and volume to the skin to address wrinkles and folds in the lower face. As a hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane is a natural option that is biocompatible with your body, meaning it will be broken down and absorbed by your body naturally over time.

After Dr. Bekanich has administered treatment, you will begin seeing a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your nasolabial folds, fine lines around your upper lip, and smile lines around the corners of your mouth.

Restylane is also the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved for lip enhancement and can safely and effectively provide fullness and definition to thin lips. You must be 21 years or older.


Radiesse®

Think you need more invasive procedures to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and creases on your face? Think again! Radiesse is a dermal filler formulated to smooth out more severe lines and wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds which run from the corner of your nose down to your mouth. By restoring lost volume and naturally stimulating your body’s natural collagen production, Radiesse safely and effectively diminishes wrinkles and leaves you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

After your quick and comfortable treatment, you’ll start seeing results almost right away—and they will last for a year or more!

Interested in scheduling an injectable treatment? Contact us today!