Dr. Alexander believes in the philosophy that “less is more” in cosmetic surgery and in the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Along with his superior knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy and the interplay of various muscles of the face, the greatest advantage in seeing Dr. Alexander for your injectable needs is that he has a global approach to facial analysis. He doesn’t just chase after lines or wrinkles; he performs a comprehensive, holistic analysis of your entire face, and educates you on the best options to improve your overall appearance.
Botox has been used for medical treatment of various conditions since 1989. BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the FDA for enhancement of the face in 2002. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely used aesthetic treatments available.
When injected into the muscles of the face, BOTOX® Cosmetic produces a reversible weakening of these muscles. The end result is smooth, wrinkle free skin. It typically takes 24-48 hours to take effect, and lasts approximately 4 months.
The difference between a good and a great injector is like the difference between a cook and a chef. What makes Dr. Alexander a masterful injector is his ability to tailor his treatments to the patient’s wishes and his/her anatomy. Dr. Alexander simply doesn’t like the “frozen-face” look. Instead, he much prefers to use BOTOX® Cosmetic to create softening and smoothing—he believes this provides a more natural look.
Dr. Alexander uses Botox for the following cosmetic purposes:
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Bunny lines
- Brow lifts and Brow re-shaping
- Crows feet
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Marionette lines (labiomental folds)
- “Liquid Rhinoplasty”
- Chin puckering (peau d’orange)
- Lipstick lines (fine wrinkles around the lips)
- Reversing a down-turned smile
- Platysmal bands (muscular cords along the length of the neck)
- Defining the neck and jawline
- Counteracting a square shaped jawline (masseter injection)
Dr. Alexander also utilizes the effects of Botox to help treat the following medical conditions:
- Facial Paralysis
- Blepharospasm and facial tics
- Hypersalivation (excessive saliva production)
- Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
- Teeth grinding (masseter injection)
JUVEDERM and VOLUMA
Juvederm and Voluma are soft tissue fillers with track records of excellence and safety. They function to enhance facial volume in areas of depression or hollow. The effect is to provide accents and efface shadows to re-create the youthful face that you once had. The intention is never to make you look drastically different, but, instead, to restore your appearance to a younger, fresher version of you.
A relatively new and exciting product from Allergan, and based on long-established and safe technology, Volbella is an excellent choice for providing smooth contours. To that end, it is the hottest item on the market for lip augmentation, as even small doses can provide subtle but beautiful fullness and shape to this important area.
The main advantages of facial fillers are:
- Immediate results
- No incisions
- No downtime
Fillers last for varying durations, depending on the location in which they have been injected—the more movement in a given area, the less time the filler lasts. In the cheeks and under the eyes, most fillers will last 9-12 months. In the nasolabial folds, they can be expected to last 6-9 months. In the lips, one might need another treatment again in 4-6 months.
Dr. Alexander goes the extra mile to make sure your experience is as pain-free as possible, and minimizes swelling and bruising through his careful and thoughtful techniques.