Aesthetics

Botox and Fillers Q & A

How does Botox work?

​Botox and Xeomine are both made from purified forms of botulinum toxin.  They block nerve signals that contract muscles. When they’re injected into muscles, the muscles

relax, which eliminates or significantly diminishes wrinkles.

What types of wrinkles are treated with Botox?

These injectables treat wrinkles caused by the repetitive use

of muscles, called dynamic wrinkles, including:

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  • Crow’s feet

  • Frown lines

  • Forehead furrows

  • Bunny lines on the upper nose

Radiesse®

Radiesse® contains microparticles of calcium hydroxylapatite. These microspheres immediately plump the area under your lines and wrinkles, and promote collagen production, which strengthens and tightens your skin. It treats deep lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.

What are Juvéderm® fillers?

Juvéderm® is a family of injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid mixed in a smooth gel. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your skin, where it hydrates and adds volume.

These fillers can:

  • Plump lips

  • Add volume and lift to cheeks

  • Diminish moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as smile lines

  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth

Photorejuvenation:

Photorejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. As we get older, visible signs of time, lifestyle and sun damage begin to appear in our complexion. Some of these effects include; freckles, Rosacea, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin color, redness of the face and neck, enlarged pore size and uneven pigmentation.

 

Incredible improvements in pulsed light technology can treat vascular redness, the appearance of Rosacea, pigmented brown spots, sun damage, skin texture, and collagen structure all at once with little or no "downtime" and with very minimal discomfort.

  • Photo facials uses photo rejuvenation which is a series of light treatments that improve the appearance of rosacea, flushing, sun damaged skin, age spots, skin texture and photo aging.

  • Skin Tightening uses pulsed light to penetrate deep into the skin to heal its inner layer. This induces the formation of collagen, essential for a firm, young look without harming the surface. The light also improves tone and texture of your skin.

One of the benefits of this exciting treatment is that it involves little or no down time which means you can resume your normal activities immediately!

If you are using Accutane or Retinol, you must be off Accutane for six months prior to treatment (and off of Retinol for two weeks prior to the treatment) for area to be treated.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. The procedure utilizes a spray of tiny crystals to exfoliate the skin, producing a brighter softer surface.  It helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion.

Microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, melasma, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

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