Botox And Fillers Specialist

Randall B. Weil, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Plastic Surgeon located in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA & Sunnyvale, CA

If you’d like a more youthful appearance, but you’re apprehensive about surgery, cosmetic injectables offer the perfect solution. At Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S. in Nob Hill, San Francisco, Dr. Weil provides Botox® injections as well as dermal fillers that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and add volume to your face, restoring youth and tone to your skin. To learn more about these minimally-invasive treatments, call or book an appointment online.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox® was approved by the FDA in 2002 to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between your eyebrows.

Underneath the skin on your face is a complex network of muscles that control your facial expressions. Every time you smile, squint, frown, or raise your eyebrows, your muscles contract. Over time, as your skin loses elasticity, these movements create lines and wrinkles on your face like well-worn paths.

Botox® goes straight to the source of these lines and wrinkles — your muscles. To relax these lines, Dr. Weil injects Botox® directly into your muscles, which temporarily paralyzes them, preventing them from contracting and forming wrinkles.

Dr. Weil administers Botox® injections in his office and there’s no downtime afterward, meaning you can resume your normal activities. The effects of the Botox® take hold over several days following your treatment and last for three to six months.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers take a different approach to the deep lines and wrinkles in your skin by adding volume. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and volume, which often leads to a sunken or sagging appearance. Dermal fillers restore volume to your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

For dermal fillers, Dr. Weil turns to Juvéderm®, which consists of hyaluronic acid — a naturally-occurring substance in your body that’s largely found in your joints. Using Juvéderm®, Dr. Weil can:

  • Improve the deep lines around your nose and mouth
  • Add volume to your cheeks
  • Plump your lips and reduce vertical lines surrounding your mouth

Dr. Weil injects the filler in his office, which takes only minutes. There’s no downtime after, and the results are immediate. Juvéderm® fillers last from one to two years, but results may vary.

How can I get rid of my double chin?

For reducing that frustrating double chin, Dr. Weil uses Kybella®, an FDA-approved injection that targets and destroys your submental fullness — the area of fat responsible for your sagging profile.

After Dr. Weil treats you with Kybella, your body goes to work to process and flush out the dead fat cells naturally. While Kybella is extremely effective, it takes time to reach your goals. Often, you’ll need up to six treatments, spaced a month apart, before you achieve your optimal results.

To learn more about nonsurgical procedures that can turn back the clock on your face, call Randall B. Weil M.D. F.A.C.S., or book an appointment online.