Fillers & Injectables
Esthetic Laser Clinic is Proud to Welcome our new Medical Director who will be offering Filler and Injection services to our Patients.
Benjamin B. Chun, M.D.
Practicing for over 14 years as a board-certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Benjamin B. Chun has completed more than 7,000 cataract surgical procedures and over 10,000 laser procedures.
In addition to providing general eye care, he also treats glaucoma, diabetes related eye conditions, macular degeneration, and dry eye. He currently serves as the Medical Director of The Cataract & Laser Institute of Pittsburgh. Dr. Chun graduated from a combined program from Dartmouth and Brown Universities with a medical degree.
During medical school, he joined the Health Professional Scholarship Program with the United States Army. Dr. Chun completed his internship at Tripler Army Medical Center followed by a tour as a General Medical Officer at MacDonald Hospital in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. He then attended Flight Surgeon training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Among Dr. Chun’s accomplishments is serving as Chief of an overseas military Eyes, Ears, and Nose Clinic for three years. With all his adventures abroad, Dr. Chun is happy to now be living in Pittsburgh. Dr. Chun and his wife have two beautiful (and smart) children. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family and watching his favorite team play football. Dr. Chun is a SERIOUS fan and hasn’t missed a game in over 15 years! Dr. Chun is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
($14 per unit, $12 per unit February special):
Injections block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause the muscles to contract. They temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet)
Clients need to be at least 18 years old.
Crow’s feet: Normally 20-30 units required for best results
Forehead including brows and the Corrugator Muscles around 40 units
Possible side effects are rare but possible and they can include the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Neck or back pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
- No alcohol, Caffeine, and Niacin Supplements for 24 hours
- No cigarettes 24-48 hours
- Avoid spicy foods, refined carbs, high sugar foods
- Do not touch the face
- Avoid other skin care treatments
- Do not sleep on the treated areas
- Avoid the sun
Botox lasts in the system for at least 4 months
- Baby Botox : Smaller doses about ½ the units for preventative treatment
- Botox Flip Lip : Excellent alternative to fillers for a more subtle lip enhancement or upper lip shape
- Botox for sweating : Botox has been approved by the FDA for patients suffering from Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating for underarms and hands.
Underarms require around 30-50 units. It takes 2 weeks for full effect and results can last up to 6 mos.
- Botox for Migraines : Botox is injected into 7 specific muscle areas around the head and neck to prevent migraine headaches before they start. These areas include the forehead, bridge of the nose, the temples, the neck, the back of the head, and just above the shoulder blades. Effects can last up to 3 months.
($650 per Syringe. Feb Special $599 per Syringe)
Dermal Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases or enhance facial contours.
Injections are quick and easy and only require a topical anesthetic and Results are immediate and there is little or no downtime
Marionette lines take 1 Syringe
Nasolabial lines take 1 Syringe
Cheeks take 2 Syringes
Juvederm – A Hyaluronic Acid based filler
- It plumps the lips
- Smooths the vertical lines above the lips
- Smooths deep lines around the eyes, brows or mouth
- It changes the contours of jaws or lips
Side effects are rare but can include:
- Redness, swelling, bruising
- Allergic reactions
- Formation of tiny bumps under the skin
- Bluish discoloration known as the Tyndall effect
- Nerve paralysis
- Avoid submerging the head under water for a full 24 hours – No pool, hot tup, , beach, bathtub
- Do not sleep on your sides
- Avoid alcoholic beverages for 48 hours pre and post injections
- Avoid Aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil and St John’s Wort for one week pre-treatment and 48 hours post treatment
- Avoid itching, or picking around the injection site.
- Avoid applying intense heat to the treated areas
- If you experience bruising and swelling, you may use ice or a cold pack for ten minutes every hour for 3-5 hours
- You may use Arnica Montana 48-72 hours pre treatment
- Do not have facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for at least 7 days after the injections
- Avoid strenuous exercise for the remainder of the day of injection
- Avoid Laser treatments for 14 days post treatment