Botox & Injectables Specialist

Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

Dermatologists located in Los Gatos, CA

The aging process ushers in a variety of inescapable physical changes that affect virtually every part of your body, including the appearance of your face. If growing older has left you with deep wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, or flat cheeks, cosmetic injectables can help you turn back the clock. At Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Iris Gin and her first-rate team offer BOTOX® and injectable fillers to help patients from the San Francisco Bay area look more youthful and feel their best.

Botox & Injectables Q & A

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein that affects the nerve endings that stimulate your muscles. Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles to make them contract; BOTOX Cosmetic inhibits theses nerve signals, which has the effect of relaxing your facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaving your skin naturally smoother.   

BOTOX Cosmetic is especially useful for diminishing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, the kind that are caused by your everyday facial expressions over time. As one of the most effective cosmetic tools for long-term wrinkle reduction, BOTOX is often used to treat:

  • Crow’s feet: The tiny smile lines at the corners of your eyes
  • Worry lines: The deep furrows in your brow
  • Angry 11s: The two small furrows between your eyebrows
  • Marionette lines: The deep lines that extend down from the corners of your mouth

What are injectable fillers?

Wrinkles aren’t the only evidence of aging: Facial deflation, or the breakdown of the facial muscles that help you talk, chew, smile, frown, and squint, begins at about the age of 30, and continues as time goes on. Age-induced facial deflation is responsible for the flattened cheeks, thinning temples, and lip thinning that’s common among middle-aged adults.

Injectable fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are minimally invasive injectable cosmetic products made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial substances that help rejuvenate facial skin and add facial volume. Dr. Gin and her team offer several state-of-the-art injectables.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®
The first and only hyaluronic acid filler that’s FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift.


Restylane® Silk
Restylane Silk restores volume to various areas of your face to create a fuller, more youthful look. It can also be used to enhance thin lips.


RADIESSE®
Radiesse is a long-lasting cosmetic injectable designed to fill out and correct the smile lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.

What are these treatments like?

BOTOX is a quick treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia and can typically be performed on the same day as your initial consultation. The procedure itself is relatively painless and quick — it’s usually over in five minutes — and involves Dr. Gin injecting the therapeutic protein in small doses through tiny needles. Most patients get the results they’re looking for by having a few injections at several sites.

Injectable fillers are designed to meet different needs, so the product Dr. Gin recommends for you will depend on your specific treatment goals. Like BOTOX, injectables are also administered through a few tiny facial injections, which are generally considered painless and do not require anesthesia. The average session lasts 10-20 minutes, and results are immediate.

Botox and Filler Special

10% off Botox and Filler for new patients in the month of December on your first appointment.

 

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*Individual Results May Vary