Aesthetics

Dr. Bettencourt is now offering a variety of injectables and dermal filler treatments at his primary office location. Please call 805-239-9337 to set up your appointment.

 

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.  It is also used for other areas of the face including horizontal forehead lines.

 


 

Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) injection, is a prescription medicine for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.  It is also commonly used to treat crow’s feet and forehead lines in the same manner.

 


 

RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that is used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.

 


 

The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, and Restylane® Defyne. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane® and Restylane-L® are also indicated for injection into the lips in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane® Refyne & Restylane® Defyne in particular are two newer hyaluronic acid gel fillers for laugh lines (nasolabial folds & marionette lines) made with XpresHAn Technology™ that helps maintain natural expression in motion. So your smiles, laughs, frowns and kisses look natural and supported. We often use Refyne in the lips where patients are looking for a more natural look where the product more smoothly moves with the lips.  Defyne often finds it’s place in the nasolabial fold and elsewhere in the face for the same reasons mentioned above.

 


 

JUVÉDERM® XC is yet another hyaluronic acid filler which is designed to add volume to smooth medium depth lines and folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It application is very similar to that of the the Restylane ® products.  As with Restylane ® and Restylane ® Refyne, JUVEDERM ® XC works very nice for lip enhancement.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. As part of the aging process, the cheeks flatten, and the skin in these area begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what we often refer to as mid-face volume loss. Restylane ® Lyft and Radiesse ® work are two other products that can work in a similar capacity to address volume loss in the cheeks.

 


 

Belotero® range, which are again hyaluronic acid fillers offers you an extended portfolio for smoothing and filling wrinkles, lip augmentation restoring facial volumes and rehydrating skin.  The original Belotero ® which is a non-volumizing filler is our “go to” product for addressing radial lip lines around the mouth that are often referred to as “smokers lines”.