WRINKLE REDUCTION

BOTOX® COSMETIC
After years of squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines.” A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent BOTOX® Cosmetic, expression lines can be significantly reduced.

Smile, laugh, frown, and make all the facial expressions you want and stop worrying about wrinkles!

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade ophthalmologists have applied BOTOX® Cosmetic for its original intention, the treatment of “cross eyes”. Physicians have utilized BOTOX® Cosmetic for years as a cosmetic treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging.  It is FDA approved for the treatments of dynamic “frown” wrinkles between the eyes.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX® Cosmetic simply prevents the muscle from allowing responses to these messages. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.

What is treatment like?Botox Costmetic Before & After 1
With a very fine needle, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal “pin prick” and no anesthetic is required. Immediately following treatment, you may resume regular activities!

How long does a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last?
The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. BOTOX® Cosmetic offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatment.

Are there any possible side effects?Botox Cosmetic Before & After 2
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum toxins contain proteins, which in some circumstances may be naturally safeguarded against by the body’s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising is sometimes experienced, though this symptom resolves itself within 2 to 3 days. In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression. If this should happen, return to your physician.

What type of results will I see?
Because the eyes are the focal point of the face, BOTOX® Cosmetic can make one look years younger by smoothing the skin around the eyes.

Typically, the effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic is visible within 3 days. Maximum benefits are reached between 10 to 14 days. Once the muscle becomes dormant and the skin softens, you will have a more relaxed and youthful appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are not a substitute for the results achieved with a facelift. In order to avoid a formal surgical facelift, BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy in conjunction with a Contour ThreadLift, Thermage Radiofrequency skin tightening, and/or IPL skin rejuvenation can truly result in a “Non-Surgical Facelift”!




RESTYLANE®

Facial lines and wrinkles are caused by a gradual breakdown of the body’s collagen and the elastin fibers in the skin. No one is immune from experiencing this normal aging process. Squinting, frowning and smiling also inflict stress on the underlying collagen in the skin and accelerate the formation of these furrows. Until recently, injectable collagen was the most widely used available cosmetic filler to improve the appearance of these lines.

Restylane® is a long lasting cosmetic filler that provides dramatic results for improving the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, and folds.  This is a non-surgical solution to soften facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume and fullness to the skin, plump up lips, and fill in scars. Restylane® injected around and into the lips can give back fullness to lips that have receded. The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look.

What is the treatment like?

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Restylane® is injected in small amounts under your skin to fill creases, lines, wrinkles, or folds. It is also injected around the lip area to create volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. A skin test is not necessary prior to treatment, so treatment can be performed at any time. In order to optimize your comfort, the treatment area may be anesthetized with a topical cream or dental-like anesthetic block. Treatment results are immediately evident.

How long do the results last?
Depending on many factors, such as your lifestyle, age and skin structure your results may last as long as six to nine months or more. You may require a touch up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the first treatment to achieve your desired result. Treatment to enhance the lips is reported to last much longer than treatment using standard collagen filler. When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as needed.

What are the benefits of Restylane®?Restylane Before & After 1

  • Immediately you will discern a smoothing of the wrinkles and folds.
  • Restylane® will impart lift and new firmness to your skin.
  • With lip enhancement, the results will be noticeably fuller and more contoured lips
  • It is not necessary for you to be tested for skin sensitivity.
  • The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look.
  • When the effect of the treatment begins to diminish, you can replenish the area as needed.

Restylane® vs. Collagen
Restylane® has been demonstrated to last much longer than the standard bovine collagen injection. The occurrence of an allergic reaction is extremely rare due to the product’s non-animal associated basis. Unlike injectable collagen filler that is made of bovine protein and can cause an allergic reaction in some patients, Restylane® is a natural substance, hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar molecule already present naturally in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is similar to that found throughout your body, which gives volume and fullness to the skin. It is both biodegradable and compatible with human hyaluronic acid. Because of this compatibility it is not necessary for you to be tested for skin sensitivity.

What can I expect following treatment?Restylane Before & After
You can resume normal activities following treatment. The most commonly reported side effect has been redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within a few hours or, at most, a day or two.  Results are immediately evident. Lines, wrinkles and folds look softer and your skin looks smooth.




RADIESSE

Facial lines and wrinkles are caused by a gradual breakdown of the body’s collagen and the elastin fibers in the skin. No one is immune from experiencing this normal aging process. Squinting, frowning and smiling also inflict stress on the underlying collagen in the skin and accelerate the formation of these furrows and sagging of the skin.

Radiesse™ is one of the longest lasting cosmetic fillers that provide dramatic results for improving the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and folds.  Radiesse™ to soften facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume and fullness to the skin, and fill in scars.  Radiesse™ is calcium hydroxyapatite produced in the laboratory.  It is also a normal body tissue component.  When injected into the soft tissues of the face it adds a natural feeling fullness to the desired area.

What is the treatment like?
Radiesse™ is injected in small amounts under your skin to fill creases, lines, wrinkles, and folds to create volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. A skin test is not necessary prior to treatment, so treatment can be performed at any time. In order to optimize your comfort, the treatment area may be anesthetized with a local anesthetic. The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look.

How long do the results last?
Depending on many factors, such as your lifestyle, age and skin structure your results may last as long as several years. You may require a touch up treatment after the first treatment to achieve your desired result.

What are the benefits of a Radiesse™ treatment?

  • Immediately you will discern a smoothing of the wrinkles and folds.
  • Radiesse™ will impart lift and new firmness to your skin
  • It is not necessary for you to be tested for skin sensitivity
  • The cosmetic results are visible immediately, bestowing you with a more youthful and invigorated look

Schedule your consultation today and find out how this revolutionary treatment can benefit you!




JUVÉDERM™

Juvéderm™ is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. Juvéderm™ is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. Juvéderm™ dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process created a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks.

Juvéderm™ is the “next-generation” dermal filler offering dramatic results for those unhappy with the early signs of aging. It is a non-surgical method to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles, plump up lips, and fill in scars. The smooth consistency of Juvéderm™ delivers a natural look and feel that can last up to six months while minimizing discomfort. The results produced are immediately noticeable leaving you with a refreshed and more youthful appearance.