Pushing Back Time
Dr. Moor uses a wide array of Non-Surgical Skin Treatments for facial skin rejuvenation:
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin A) is derived from clostridium botulinum. It has been used for many decades for pain and contractures in burn victims and later for eye muscle spasms. It is now FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles. Dr. M. Eugene Moor was one of the first physicians in Birmingham to use Botox for the treatment of migraine headaches about 15 years ago. It is the most popular cosmetic procedure done in the world today and it is best to have a plastic surgeon inject it in order to achieve excellent results. Botox relaxes the specific muscle injected and is commonly used in the forehead, brow, around the eye and the mouth. The effect of Botox lasts 4 months and can last 6 months or longer with repeated injections.
Dysport® and Xeomin® are similar products that also produce a relaxing effect on the muscle injected.
*HOT TIP: Allergan's Botox is still the most popular and the most expensive at this time, possibly because of Allergan's intensive advertising efforts. Dr. Gene Moor observes no difference between Allergan's Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Merz' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) except that Xeomin's pricing is approximately 15%-20% lower than Botox. Over the period of a year, this may amount to substantial savings. Dysport is still being evaluated by Dr. Moor.
Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler for deep wrinkles. Dr. Moor also uses it to restore volume in the lips and nasal labial folds. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore unlike collagen, does not require allergy testing. The results are immediate and may last up to 9 months or more.
Juvederm Voluma® is an FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face. It creates a smoother contour and a fuller and more youthful appearance. It lasts up to 2 years.
Restylane® is a dermal, injectable filler of hyaluronic acid that Dr. Gene Moor uses to smooth out wrinkles and add volume to the lips. Restylane® is biodegradable and therefore lasts up to 6 months.
Radiesse® is a synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite injectable implant. It is a mineral-like compound found naturally in the human bone. Radiesse® provides an immediate lift, replenishes lost volume and continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own collagen. Radiesse® is considered a subdermal and volumizing filler for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. The results last up to 2 years.
Dr. Moor uses different concentrations of Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by lifting off the outer layer of skin. After treatment, the skin will have a pinkish tinge and some light crusting for 2-3 days. This is easily treated with moisturizer. Your skin will look softer and younger.
With laser resurfacing Dr. Moor removes the fine lines and tightens the skin. The most dramatic results are achieved when applied to aged and sun-damaged skin when a medium depth chemical peel will not reach adequate depth of treatment and does not produce the desired optimal improvement. This more involved procedure produces excellent results.