HYALURONIC ACID (HA) is a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Modified HA is used in various fillers to treat specific areas of the face. The fillers are a gel-like consistency that are injected with fine needles into the skin.
There are two lines of hyaluronic acid fillers that Dr. Bell incorporates into his cosmetic procedures:
Both of these lines have a collection of different fillers to treat different areas; specifically the lips, checks, and lines around the mouth and nose. Additionally, there are different gel consistencies and levels of "smoothness" that allow Dr. Bell to highly customize treatments based on need and desired outcome.
PURIFIED BOTULINUM is a neuromodulator. The neuromodulator works by preventing chemical signals from reaching the nerves in facial muscles that would typically cause these muscles to contract. When injected into the forehead, crows feet, and frown lines between the brows, we can create a visible smoothing of the lines and wrinkles without compromising your ability to make natural face expressions.
There are two highly reputable and safe brands of purified botulinum we use at Northwestern Dental Clinic:
Dr. Bell has years of experience using all the best fillers and understands the nuances between brands and specific products. The most important thing that the patient needs to understand is this: Injection technique is more important than the product injected.