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Masterpiece Centre of Aesthetics and Gynecology  •  116 Defense Highway  •  Suite #501  •  Annapolis, MD 21401

Injectables

Injectable treatments are an effective, minimally invasive approach to reducing signs of aging and/or slimming stubborn fat beneath the chin (submental fat). Ranging from Botox® for dynamic facial wrinkles to dermal fillers for restoring volume and smoothing surface lines to Kybella® for reducing a double chin, Dr. Dugan can customize an injectable treatment for your specific goals and concerns.

Dr. Dugan is a cosmetic surgeon and board certified gynecologist in Annapolis, MD (serving Maryland, DC, and Virginia). She will meet with you during a private consultation to determine the best injectable options for you based on your existing condition and unique goals. Injectables offer long-lasting results with little to no downtime for women and men wanting a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

See below to learn more about the available injectable treatment options at Masterpiece Centre of Aesthetics & Gynecology.

Botox®

Injectable toxins (or neuromodulators) like Botox are used to improve the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles – the signs of aging that form as a result of repeated expressions. Botox and other wrinkle relaxers work by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscle activity responsible for facial movement, thereby softening its contraction and the fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Dugan uses Botox for those with bothersome dynamic facial expression lines and wrinkles, as well as deep furrows that make one appear tired, angry, sad, or upset, and for those who desire to recapture their youthful appearance without surgery.

Results with wrinkle relaxers like Botox can be seen within 1-2 weeks and can last 3-4 months. Botox can be combined with dermal fillers or other skin rejuvenation treatments such as Fractora, chemical peels, MC Collagen facial, or Hydrafacial for a synergistic result.

In addition to minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Botox can be used for medical purposes such as controlling chronic migraine, an overactive bladder, vaginismus (pelvic muscle spasm), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Dermal Fillers

Unlike Botox, which targets the underlying muscles that produce wrinkles, dermal fillers restore volume to provide contour and shape as well as correct lines, wrinkles, and furrows. Many dermal fillers consist of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically created to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, while other dermal fillers work by encouraging your skin’s natural collagen production.

Dermal fillers can be used in the upper face to fill furrows and creases. On the mid to lower face they yield best results when correcting deep creases, wrinkles and folds, including the nasolabial folds, marionette and smile lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to restore volume to the temples, to lift the brows and cheeks, and to restore a natural fullness to the lips.

While you may see some initial improvement immediately, dermal fillers tend to take three to four days to fully settle. Depending on what dermal filler is used and where, you can enjoy improvement from six months up to two years.

Depending on your specific concerns and existing condition, Dr. Dugan will work with you to choose the right filler for your procedure. Fillers can also be paired with Botox and other skin rejuvenation for synergistic benefits.

Kybella®

Fat Reduction for the Chin

Kybella is a different type of injectable treatment. Instead of targeting the lines and wrinkles of aging, Kybella is the first and only injectable treatment that permanently gets rid of excess submental fat, or a double chin. Kybella is groundbreaking in its ability to get rid of unwanted fat beneath the chin in a minimally invasive and relatively quick fashion. Dr. Dugan’s patients have been thrilled that they can finally get rid of their double chin without a more invasive surgery such as facial liposuction.

The minimally invasive deoxycholic acid injections work by breaking down the excess tissue in the submental and neck areas and eliminating them through the body’s natural purification process. By using a synthetic version of an acid already produced by the human body, Kybella is a very safe and low-risk procedure. The most common side effects are mild and include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and hardness in the area that was treated.

Once treated with Kybella, the eliminated fat cells are gone for good.
Estimated cost is $500 per syringe.

Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Dugan

Achieve your goals at Annapolis’s Masterpiece Centre of Aesthetics & Gynecology. Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Dugan to learn about your unique options and discover what the best approach is for you. See for yourself how Dr. Dugan’s extensive experience and careful attention to detail are apparent in all aspects of her cosmetic and gynecologic treatments. Contact us online or give us a call at 443-569-0411.

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Khadija N. Dugan, MD, FACOG

Board Certified Gynecologist Dr. Khadija Dugan is passionate about assisting her patients with improving their lives by regaining and maintaining their youth and beauty both inside and out. She prides herself in creating the most natural aesthetic and medical results by assessing each patient and developing a plan uniquely designed for each individual. Dr. Dugan strives for excellence with every patient by integrating her meticulous, artistic eye with the latest, most revolutionary technologies available. She is known for her gentle touch and her caring approach, as well as for being a keen listener.

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