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BOTOX COSMETIC

As the most commonly performed in cosmetic treatment in North America, BOTOX® is considered by most medical professionals as the gold standard in treating wrinkles, creases and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is the only FDA approved aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows (glabellar lines) and wrinkles extending from the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) in adults. The active ingredient in the product is Clostridium botulinum. In small doses, this organism can be incredibly helpful in treating not just cosmetic issues, but those related to health, from chronic migraines to spasticity and stress urinary incontinence.
Because of its amazing effects, it can also be used for the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Sagging and droopy brows
    Gently lifting a droopy brow brightens up the eyes and makes you look less tired and angry.
  • Horizontal forehead creases and frown lines
    Smoothing away deep lines across the forehead makes you look less angry and more approachable.
  • An overly prominent or square jawline (masseter)
    By rounding your jawline, it changes the shape of your face to make it look more feminine and softer.
  • Downturned lip corners
    An ever so slight upturning of the lip corners prevents you from looking sad or upset all the time.
  • Prominent platysmal bands in the neck
    By relaxing the prominent vertical bands in your neck, you’ll get rid of that “turkey gobbler” look.

WHY IS BOTOX SO POPULAR?

1. The treatment takes just 10-15 minutes. The pre-consultation, discussion of your goals and skin assessment usually take longer than the actual treatment! It’s so fast many people get it done over their lunch hour.

 
2. There are no knives involved as it’s just an injection treatment and most patients don’t complain of pain or discomfort. Numbing cream can be applied beforehand to make your experience even more comfortable.
 
3. The results can be subtle to dramatic — whatever YOU prefer. Do you want a minor improvement that’s barely noticeable or a dramatic overhaul of your look? Whichever it may be, we can help you achieve it to your satisfaction.
 
4. It is extremely affordable. If you consider that results usually last about 4 months, a typical treatment would cost you about a cup of coffee a day. Repeated treatments will give you longer lasting results to make this even more affordable!

WHEN CAN I SEE MY RESULTS?

It will take a few days for your BOTOX results to appear. While most of our clients can see an improvement in a few days, please allow up to 2 weeks for the full improvement to appear. Common side effects include bruising and swelling. You’ll be amazed at how much younger and refreshed you look! Results last up to 4 months, or more with repeated treatments. It’s time to get rid of those pesky wrinkles.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX & DERMAL FILLERS

DERMAL FILLERS

If you desire to rejuvenate your skin without having aggressive surgical procedures, dermal fillers may be a great option for you. Dermal fillers have increased in popularity because they are much safer, and less expensive than surgery.  As we age, our faces lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles then work to our skin’s surface, and smile lines and crow’s feet can become more noticeable. You can recover the vitality of your skin with dermal fillers after the first treatment, and the effects can last for 6-18 months. Treatments can take between 20-40 minutes, depending on the amount of fillers needed. 

Dermal fillers are smooth gel injections used to fill the soft tissue under the skin. The gel is made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.  These fillers can stimulate collagen growth, and also add volume to weakened facial features. They are also FDA approved, minimally invasive, and very safe. It is important that there are possible risks after this procedure, which include bruising and swelling. This is typically very minimal, and will fade quickly. 

Dermal fillers are typically used for the following aesthetic purposes:

 

  • Lip Plumping
  • Softening facial creases and wrinkles
  • Cheek & Chin Enhancements 
  • Non-surgical Facelifts
  • Eyebrow Lifting
  • Disguising Eyebags