What is Botox®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein used to block nerve impulses and temporarily relax muscles that cause wrinkles. It prevents the muscles in the face from contracting, allowing them to relax, leaving the skin smoother and unwrinkled. BOTOX® Cosmetic can offer extended relief over the course of long-term treatment to correct the visible signs of stress and aging. The initial effects are visible within 3-5 days and results usually last 3 to 5 months. The length of results vary with each individual. For best results, it is recommended to receive repeat treatments before the prior treatment’s results wear off.
How is the procedure administered?
Using an ultra fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the specific muscles which are causing the lines and wrinkles. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment and no anesthetic is necessary. Most patients compare this discomfort to a bug bite. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
The most common areas treated with BOTOX® are:
- Glabella (frown lines between the eyes)
- Forehead creases
- Crows Feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
- Smokers lip lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a no downtime treatment. You can return to your regular activities immediately, however, you do want to avoid lying down for 3 hours and refrain from any strenuous activities for remainder of your day.
Who can perform BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is available only to licensed physicians. However, it may be injected by trained and supervised personnel such as Physician's Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
What are dermal fillers and what do they do?
Dermal fillers are gels that are injected under the skin to restore volume and fullness correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles, creases, and folds. The improvement in your skin’s appearance is immediate. Results can last up to six months to a year or more. Length of results depend on factors such as lifestyle, age, and skin structure. For best results, it is recommended to receive touch up injections rather than to wait until the results have completely worn off.
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What are Restylane®, Juvéderm™, and Radiesse® made of?
Restylane®, Juvéderm™, and Radiesse® are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin.
How are dermal fillers administered?
Using an ultra fine needle, the dermal fillers are administered through a series of injections directly into the skin. There is minimal discomfort associated with the treatment, however local anesthetics may be provided if necessary.
The most common areas treated with dermal fillers are:
- Nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Lips (for fuller lips)
- Cheeks (to enhance and lift the cheeks)
- Jowls (actually hides them)
- Marionette lines (vertical lines from the corner of the mouth and downward)
- Frowning mouth (used to turn up the corners of the mouth)
- Nasal area (to hide humps)
- Wrinkles around the mouth and cheek area, “Smokers” lip lines
What is Radiesse® filler?
Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Radiesse® dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence – all without invasive surgery or scarring. Radiesse® dermal filler is ...
Radiesse® dermal filler works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And unlike other fillers, Radiesse® dermal filler continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse® dermal filler actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look, setting a new standard in facial contouring and augmentation.
Radiesse® dermal filler has been clinically tested extensively for years, with excellent safety and efficacy results. It has received CE mark certification, two FDA approvals, and a number of FDA clearances. Radiesse® dermal filler is made from a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. There’s virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use.
Immediate and long-lasting
Treatment with Radiesse® dermal filler is so simple and convenient, it can be performed during a lunch hour. You’ll see the results right away - and these results may last up to a year or more for many patients. The long-lasting effects of Radiesse® dermal filler can reduce the need for retreatment, which saves you time and money compared with other fillers.
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