Wrinkles are an inevitable and unwelcome part of aging that affects all of us.
Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are formed due to repeated muscle movements, which are often utilized in facial expressions such as smiling and furrowing the brow. As we age, these lines only become deeper and more defined. This is due to our skin losing collagen, which reduces its volume and elasticity. We specialize in natural-looking, cosmetic enhancements that rejuvenate and highlight inner beauty.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Botox and Dysport work by being injected in to the muscle that creates the wrinkle and causes temporary paralysis of the muscle. When the muscle is paralyzed, it cannot contract and the wrinkle relaxes. Most people will not be able to tell you have had any procedure done and will be wondering how you look so refreshed and well rested! These results will last around 3-6 months, depending on the injection and how long it takes an individual’s body to break down the toxin. Time between treatments can increase with the more injections you receive, as the muscle “learns” how to behave.
The best wrinkle treatment for you will depend on your personal needs. Your doctor will examine your face, your muscle movement and lines. We’ll ask you questions about your health and your beauty goals. After explaining all considerations and risks for treatment, you may choose to proceed with a cosmetic injection.
BOTOX® TREATMENT AREAS
Botox Cosmetic® is FDA-approved for use by men and women aged 18 to 65 years, to treat the following “trouble spots”:
Wrinkles near the eyes, also called “crow’s feet”
Wrinkles near the nose, also called “bunny lines
Correction of gummy smile
Platysma bands, or wrinkles across the neck
Glabellar lines, or wrinkles between the eyebrows
Wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes called “smokers’ lines (though you need not smoke to develop these!)
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating from the underarms, hands and/or feet
The effects of cosmetic injection will generally last from three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the line and wrinkles will begin to slowly reappear so planning to repeat treatment every 4-6 months is often recommended. Regular maintenance treatments can mean that over time you require less product to maintain your desired look. Different products have specific considerations that your doctor will explain to you.
⦁ Low risk, minimal side effects, and a wide variation of candidates
⦁ Quick appointments—the injections themselves take only minutes, and results are visible within as little as 2-5 days. They are non-surgical treatments—less pain and less invasive
⦁ No downtime required—you can go right back to work after an appointment
⦁ Natural-looking appearance—treatment can be done all at once or can be done gradually over a few appointments to ensure you are comfortable with your results
A good candidate for wrinkle treatment is someone who is not pregnant or nursing and is in good health. Allergic reactions are rare, however, previous allergic reactions to any neuromodulator treatment will likely mean avoiding any brands and formulations of botulinum toxin types. Men and women alike choose to smooth away angry and tired looking facial lines. If you have noticed wrinkles on your forehead, the appearance of crow’s feet or other facial lines, you could be a great candidate for wrinkle treatments.
No our clients resume their activities right after. Botox Injections are a quick, painless, relatively affordable alternative to traditional facelifts. This treatment is non-invasive, as well has our clients see visible results over a two to three days period
Although there are risks, they are rare. Injection site redness, swelling and bruising is possible and temporary if they occur. Eyelid droop, asymmetry, and lack of effect are also rare occurrences. One can have an allergic reaction to BOTOX. Those taking certain antibiotics are at risk for an adverse reaction. Anyone who is taking an antibiotic is advised to make your provider aware of this before being injected with BOTOX. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone BOTOX injections until their little ones are no longer dependent upon them for nutrition.
• Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
• Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 1 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, Omega 3, Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Advil, other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
• Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
• Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
⦁ Remain upright for 4 hours after injection, keeping your head above your heart.
⦁ Exaggerate facial expressions in injected areas for 1 hour after treatment.
⦁ Don’t wear a headband or hat where the band goes across your forehead if you have had injections between the brows or in the forehead.
⦁ Tiny bumps and marks at the injection sites usually disappear within a few hours.
⦁ With any injection procedure bruising is possible; if it occurs apply ice to area for 15 minutes.
⦁ Headaches can occur after BOTOX treatments. If you have a headache we recommend you avoid aspirin or aspirin-containing products. You may use Tylenol , and/or cool compresses.
⦁ DO NOT massage or manipulate injection sites for 48 hours after injection. Washing your face and applying make-up is fine.
⦁ Refrain from aerobic exercise that increases your heart rate greatly ( running , swimming , bicycling , etc,…) for 24 hours following injections .walking or other low impact forms of exercise are fine.
We recommend this treatment to men and women from ages 18-65, and who experiencing the signs of aging!
Anywhere from 5 to 30 injections are normally used during a session at our clinic. The number of injections per client is determined during a FREE consultation.