In Paradise Valley, AZ
Our G-Spa Medical Spa injections can help enhance your beauty.
G-Spa offers a range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, including facial injection treatments. Dr. Mark Gruszynski performs the injections himself to ensure a more natural look.
Aesthetic injections have become popular for those seeking to look younger without having surgery and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redefine natural features, restore facial volume and plump the lips. In many cases, the results can be dramatic yet natural-looking and can be maintained with an ongoing treatment regime. Botox® and Dysport® are well-known neuromodulators, while Restylane, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Voluma®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® are proven facial filler treatments.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gruszynski to discuss your goals and recommend a personalized treatment to achieve optimal results, call (480) 634-7800 or send us a consultation request to help answer a specific injection question.
You can learn more about the aesthetic injection procedures available by clicking the treatment below.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is a drug that doctors have been using for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox® is a brand name for a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®. Botox® is the term you often hear because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.
How Is Botox® Used?
The most common reason doctors use Botox® is to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. But it can help treat other conditions, such as:
- Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms.
- Blinking that you can’t control (blepharospasm)
- Eyes that point in different directions (strabismus)
- Chronic migraine
How Long Does Botox® Last?
The effects of Botox® will last 3 to 6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
What is Dysport®?
Don’t let your frown lines between your eyebrows define you. For adults who want a natural look, Dysport® is a natural-looking, fast-acting, long-lasting, prescription injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows—without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.
How does Dysport® work?
Dysport® temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines. In other words: natural-looking results that look and feel like you.
Facial fillers add volume and fullness back to the face. Also called dermal fillers, they help lift, shape and refine features of the face, minimizing the signs of aging. Facial fillers enhance the cheeks, midface, and back of hands and create subtle lip enhancement with natural results.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and hyaluronic acid. This causes our skin strength, elasticity, and fat volume to decrease, changing the shape and appearance of the face. Loss of volume in the facial area can be seen in sagging skin, folds, lines, or wrinkles. Facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, the natural substance in your skin. When mixed with collagen, hyaluronic acid keeps the skin plump, hydrated, and youthful. Facial fillers add structure, volume, and support to redefine your features, bringing back a more youthful appearance.
Types of Facial Fillers
Restylane® can be used to fill and lift areas of the face. It improves the “tired” appearance found in the grooves under the eyes. Results occur after one treatment and can last nine to twelve months.
Juvéderm Ultra XC ®
Juvéderm Ultra XC ® smooths and softens the lines around the nose (nasolabial folds) and mouth (marionette lines), restoring the area to a healthy, natural appearance. Results can last up to one year.
Juvéderm Voluma XC ® | Restylane Lyft ®
Over time, our cheeks flatten, and our skin begins to sag. Voluma and Lyft injected deep into the facial tissue add volume to lift and contour the cheek and midface. Noticeable results after one treatment, lasting up to eighteen months.
Juvéderm Volbella ® | Restylane Silk ®
Formulated specifically for the lips, Silk or Volbella will add subtle volume to lips that are thinning and help smooth fine vertical lip lines. Enhancing your lips with either of these fillers can provide a lip lift, a fuller but natural-looking lip. Treatments last six to nine months.
Juvéderm Vollure ®| Restylane Refyne or Defyne ®
These fillers are formulated to support your natural facial expressions. Used to soften and smooth moderate to deep lines around the nose and mouth, they help maintain natural movements when you smile, frown or laugh. Treatment results can last nine to twelve months.
FAQ's of Facial Fillers
What are the benefits to facial fillers?
Facial fillers help reduce the early signs of aging seen through a loss of facial volume. As a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, the treatment provides instant results with no downtime. Facial fillers are customizable, allowing you to treat your specific area of concern.
Which filler is right for me?
Prior to the treatment, you will discuss your goals with one of our experienced injectors. Based on your area of concern, the injector will select the product that best achieves the results you are looking for.
What happens during treatment?
Facial fillers are injected using ultra-fine needles or cannulas (blunt tip needles) into various locations of the face. The injection may be just below the surface of the skin or deeper into the facial tissue. Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to numb the area. Fillers also contain a local anesthetic so there is instant numbing during the treatment. You may experience some swelling or minor bruising. Small ice packs are provided after the treatment to help with swelling.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the areas being treated, a facial filler treatment can last between 30 and 60 minutes. There is no downtime. Dr. Gruszynski may recommend limiting strenuous activity for the day, depending on the filler and area.
Are facial fillers permanent?
No, facial fillers are a temporary treatment. Your body naturally absorbs the hyaluronic acid over time. Facial fillers last 6 – 18 months, depending on the filler used.
Will facial fillers change how I look?
Dr. Gruszynski is all about producing results that look natural and in a way that goes well with your body. Facial fillers are designed to refine your features, bringing back a more youthful appearance. The overall goal should be to enhance your look, not to change it.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is an injectable biostimulator made of of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Sculptra® has a liquid consistency and is injected underneath the skin. Once injected, Sculptra® incorporates into the tissues and stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen. Sculptra® designed to address lost volume, fine lines, folds and wrinkles.
Due to the aging process, environmental stressors, and our genetic predisposition, we suffer from loss of collagen at a rate of about 1% annually after the age of 20. Loss of collagen leads to thinning of skin which results in the formation of wrinkles and folds. Collagen is a fibrous protein in the deep dermal layer that gives our skin structural support and helps to maintain shape, moisture, and elasticity of the skin. A healthy supply of collagen is the source of smooth skin and a youthful appearance.
How does Sculptra® work?
Sculptra® is a bio-stimulating treatment. Sculptra works by addressing the underlying cause of aging skin from loss of collagen. Once injected in the face (or buttocks), Sculptra® stimulates the natural growth of new collagen. This leads to restoration of facial volume over time and a dramatic improvement of the skin texture. Results are natural and become noticeable after 2-4 sessions (based on individual concerns). The effects of Sculptra® can last up to 25 months.
Am I a good candidate for Sculptra®?
Good candidates for Sculptra® should have healthy immune systems and no history of keloid scars. Also, you should not have a medical condition that requires you to take blood thinners.
What is Kybella®?
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
How Kybella® Works?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. 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 fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Will I need time to recover?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.