Dermal Fillers

In the heart of George Town, Grand Cayman, Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa specializes in facial rejuvenation and enhancements.  One of our most-requested services are Botox injections and dermal fillers.  These services are popular because they are safe, non-surgical, and very effective for erasing fine lines and deep wrinkles.  Dermal fillers can restore the fullness in areas of your face to give you a younger appearance.  Beyond Basics offers a full line of dermal fillers, which you can learn more about below.  Don’t forget to check out our skincare products as well - we sell Obagi, Repêchage®, Image, and jane iredale mineral makeup.

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  • Repechage
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  • Jane Iredale

Botox

What is Botox®?

Botox is used to treat facial wrinkles.  It has been used for decades to treat medical conditions such as eye twitches, muscle spasms and excessive armpit sweating.  Botox has been used to treat facial wrinkles since 1990 and is FDA-approved.

Why do we get wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by many factors; sun damage, aging, genetics and free radicals are just a few.  The deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and “crow's feet” are caused by repetitive facial expressions over time.  Just as persistent folding of a piece of paper will result in a deepening crease, the muscles of the face do the same to the skin. These deeper type lines can be effectively treated with Botox resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

How is the procedure done?

A very small needle is used to inject the Botox under the skin with pinpoint precision.   There is no recovery time, and Botox can be done on a lunch hour or when the kids are at football practice.

How fast does it work?

Most clients begin to see changes within a few days and improvement can continue for up to a month. Botox can last up to 6 months; the range is between 3 to 12 months.

Juvederm

Juvederm is one of the newest, "next generation" substances in cosmetic surgery known as "dermal fillers" or "injectable fillers." Because more patients want quick procedures that show almost immediate results with little, or no, downtime, Juvederm has become extremely popular with consumers. Made of a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is FDA approved and -- like Restylane and Botox -- is one of the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the United States.

Juvederm is often used to:

  • Plump up folds that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Fill in the prominent vertical wrinkles, (the "11s") between the eyebrows
  • Augment the hollows under the eyes
  • Reduce the "Marionette lines," the downturned creases at the corner of the mouth
  • Scar correction
  • Augment thin or aging lips

Hyaluronic acid is important because one of its chief functions in the human body is maintaining skin volume and hydration. In medicine, hyaluronic acid has been used to ease joint pain, treat wounds and in eye surgery. In was used for the first time in 1996 in Europe for facial tissue augmentation.

What are the Benefits of Juvederm?

Most cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures used to correct the above facial items involve surgery which has its own set of risks and drawbacks. While complications rarely occur at the hands of experienced, board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeons, other drawbacks include going under anesthesia, dealing with pain and bandages and taking required time away from work and other activities for healing. However, an injectable filler like Juvederm can accomplish the same facial rejuvenation so the patient can leave the doctor's office immediately and fully resume his or her normal activities by the next day. Moreover, the cost is so much less than surgery.

Laser treatments, chemical peels and other procedures on the skin should be delayed until after receiving Juvederm due to a possible risk of inflammation at the injection site. Most Juvederm providers caution patients that bruising or bleeding at the injection site can be increased by taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other substance that thins the blood.

Kybella

Kybella®  is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment using deoxycholic acid, to reduce and destroy fat cells under the chin to erase the appearance of a "double chin" and to improve the appearance of your profile. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys these fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. 

The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Call your healthcare provider for more information. 



Learn more about Botox, dermal fillers, and other treatments we provide in our online library. Call (345) 94-LASER to schedule your one-on-one consultation with a medical professional at Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa.

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