What is Botox®?
Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles on face and neck. It has been used for decades to treat medical conditions such as eye twitches, muscle spasms and excessive armpit sweating. It’s FDA approved.
Why do we get wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused by many factors; sun damage, aging, genetics and free radicals are just a few. The deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, on the forehead and “crow’s feet” are caused by repetitive facial expressions over time. Just as persistent folding of a piece of paper will result in a deepening crease, the muscles of the face do the same to the skin. These deeper type lines can be effectively treated with Botox resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
How is the procedure done?
A very small needle is used to inject the Botox under the skin with pin point precision. There is no recovery time and Botox can be done on a lunch hour or when the kids are at football practice.
How fast does it work?
Most clients begin to see changes within a few days and improvement can continue for up to a month. Botox can last up to 6 months; the range is between 3 to 12 months.
FILLERS: Juvederm, Redexis, Voluma
“Dermal fillers” or “injectable fillers.” Made of a natural substance known as hyaluronic acid. FDA approved and is one of the fastest growing non-surgical aesthetic procedures in the United States for the treatment of static wrinkles.
Dermal Fillers often used to:
- Plump up folds that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Fill in the prominent vertical wrinkles, (the “11s”) between the eyebrows
- Augment the hollows under the eyes
- Reduce the “Marionette lines,” the downturned creases at the corner of the mouth
- Scar correction
- Augment thin or aging lips
Hyaluronic acid is important because one of its chief functions in the human body is maintaining skin volume and hydration. In medicine, hyaluronic acid has been used to ease joint pain, treat wounds and in eye surgery. In was used for the first time in 1996 in Europe for facial tissue augmentation.
Plasma rich platelets
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. Known to some as the “vampire facelift, it is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months.
This procedure can be combined with dermal fillers, Botox injections, and laser surgery, as well as facial surgery. PRP builds tissue over time, whereas traditional filler breaks down over time.