BOTOX ® Cosmetic is an FDA approved prescription medicine, and is an injectable wrinkle treatment that is able to improve dynamic wrinkles safely and effectively. After it's approval from FDA over ten years ago, BOTOX®Cosmetic has been the number-one physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States.
How does BOTOX ® Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatment work?
Dynamic facial Wrinkles result from over expression of the facial muscles. BOTOX ® injections are used to safely improve the appearance of crow's feet, worry lines and laugh lines. BOTOX ® injections work by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for wrinkles.
BOTOX ® Injections are gently injected into the particular facial muscle, with a micro-needle, in order to temporarily relax and smooth out your facial muscle, and to significantly improve of fine lines and superficial wrinkles in the area of your treatment. Patients report very little pain or discomfort associated with BOTOX ® injections due to the small size of the micro-needle.
How long does the treatment last?
The result of Botox treatment lasts anywhere between 3-4 months. Additionally, continued BOTOX ® treatment is an effective preventive wrinkle treatment as your facial muscles spasm will be greatly reduced and your wrinkles will become less and less noticeable.
Are there any limitations to what BOTOX ® Injections can achieve?
Though BOTOX ® wrinkle treatment can effectively treat expression lines, it will not improve sagging skin resulting from age. What are risks and complications involved with BOTOX ® treatment?
As rare but possible side effects, BOTOX ® may cause temporary headaches, bruising, diplopia, and temporary eyelid ptosis.
Pregnant and nursing woman should not get Botox. Individuals with Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) may not get Botox. BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.
Be sure to disclose any and all pre-existing medical conditions and all medications (such as antibiotics) you may be currently taking before undergoing any treatment.
Can you get Botulism infection from Botox Cosmetic injections?
No. In order to get botulism, you must be infected with the bacterium that produces the toxin. Botox Cosmetic is composed or purified toxin and does not contain the bacteria
What is JUVÉDERM XC wrinkle treatment?
JUVÉDERM® inject able gel , an FDA approved cosmetic medicine in 2006, made of Hyaluranic acid (HA), is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). The JUVÉDERM® family of dermal fillers is formulated with innovative HYLACROSS™ technology, resulting in smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and creates a natural look and feel for your patients. JUVÉDERM® is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved† to last up to 1 year with initial treatment.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC ®?
In 2010, the FDA approved the NEW JUVÉDERM® XC, formulated with the local anesthetic 0.3% lidocaine, to provide patients with a more comfortable injection experience when compared to the non-lidocaine compound. It provides the smooth, natural looking results your patients expect now with the improved comfort they want. In fact, 9 out of 10 patients reported less pain with JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel.
What areas can be treated with JUVÉDERM®?
JUVÉDERM® is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, or chin wrinkles, as well as enhancing lip volume, lasting up to one year.
How does JUVÉDERM® injection work?
The transparent JUVÉDERM® gel that includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, is injected with a syringe into the mid- to deep dermis of your face. JUVÉDERM® improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed in to the body. One advantage to JUVÉDERM® is its pliant gel consistency, which may provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of its more rigid predecessors.
How long does the result of JUVÉDERM® treatment last?
The result of JUVÉDERM® treatment lasts up to one year.
What are the JUVÉDERM® side effects?
Temporary injection-site reactions and side effects are usually mild to moderate redness, tenderness, bruises, or pain at the injection site and they usually subside within three days. Rarely, discoloration may occur, but this is reversible. Firmness, swelling, bumps are also rare side effects, and should subside within seven days. Patients should avoid excessive aspirin use to avoid extreme bruising with the treatment. JUVÉDERM® is not for people with severe allergies, history of anaphylaxis, or with severe allergies to Gram-positive proteins.
What is Radiesse?
An FDA approved cosmetic medicine in 2006, Radiesse is the next-generation long lasting dermal filler for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds, smile lines, facial fat loss. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.
How does Radiesse work?
Healthy young skin contains collagen that gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume.
This loss of elasticity and volume results in the wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity that rob your skin of its youthful appearance. Biocompatible RADIESSE wrinkle filler is proven to stimulate the growth of your own natural collagen that is lost in the aging process. once injected, Radiesse takes on the form of the tissue surrounding it and becomes fairly soft when it's injected into fat. This unique action not only provides volume replacement to wrinkles, folds and sunken depressions but also stimulates the body to produce new collagen in order to creat fullness and contours of a youthful, healthy appearance.
What areas can be treated with Radiesse?
RadiesseÂ® dermal filler is indicated for the correction of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, "smile lines", and deep "frown lines". It is also an alternative to plastic surgery to contour the jaw line, resulting in a smoother, firmer jaw line as well as to restore the natural contours of the cheeks. (cheek augmentation)
How long does the Radiesse result last?
Radiesse replenishes volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with instant and sustained long lasting result, that lasts up to one year.
What are the side effects of Radiesse treatment?
Some of the more common but temporary Radiesse side effects include mild swelling and bruising and pain surrounding the site of injection, but this typically subsides after 24 hours with the help of ice. Patients should avoid excessive aspirin use to avoid extreme bruising with the treatment.