“I know the anatomy of the face. I am able to analyze the underlying structures and formulate the right treatment options,” says Dr. Vanek. “I will be able to optimally select the product, the locations and the amount of product you need to rejuvenate your face so you fit in with colleagues 10 years younger, but look credible when you present your stand-out resume with 10 years’ more experience.” “No one will ever know you’ve had BOTOX®, if it’s done right,” explains Dr. Vanek, who has practiced aesthetic medicine in Mentor, Ohio since 1996.
“No one will ever know, you just look softer next week – that’s it. You look more approachable, youthful and vibrant.” Dr. Vanek and his staff believe in tailoring every procedure to help you reach your aesthetic goals. “Until you come in for a consultation, we won’t know what you need for a refreshed appearance. Maybe a dermal filler makes more sense. Strategically adding volume to your face takes that severe, gaunt look away, removing the aged appearance that makes you look tired.”
Dr. Vanek uses BOTOX® to relax facial muscles which in turn softens and diminishes wrinkles. When your facial muscles contract, they tighten, fold and wrinkle the skin. BOTOX® temporarily inhibits muscle contraction. Juvéderm® is a dermal filler used by Dr. Vanek to add volume and fill in fine lines around the lips – volume loss is one of the telltale signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring, found in soft tissues of the human body and is the basis of Juvéderm®.
Because of it’s bio-compatibility and cross linking, the FDA has validated results that last about one year. Restylane® is made from hyaluronic acid, has similar properties to Juvéderm® and is used to treat similar areas. Dr. Vanek uses a dermal filler called Radiesse® to fill in deeper wrinkles and even scars. Made from calcium mineral found naturally in human bones and teeth, Radiesse® is long lasting, and provides a larger volume per syringe to treat the atrophy of the face associated with aging. It comes from a manufactured source so you don’t have to worry about contamination. The hydroxyapatite beads, the size of a red blood cell are in a liquid carrier that allows it to pass smoothly through a tiny needle. The hydroxyapatite molecule stimulates your own collagen production and this effect lasts for about two years.
Comprised of a bio-compatible lactic acid, Sculptra® triggers collagen production, so over time, the skin thickens in the desired areas for a fuller and more youthful appearance. Performed in a sequence of injections over three months, the biological effects have been seen for up to 4 years in patient studies. “The disappearance of fine lines is more gradual with this product, but the effect is rejuvenation across the entire face for Sculptra® treated patients,” observes Dr. Vanek.