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Conditions & Treatments

BOTOX® Cosmetic

79ded301a8247fc704be4dc23d9893efBOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort.

BOTOX® is made from botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. It is administered directly into the targeted facial areas as an injection to relax the muscles and smooth the skin. Wrinkles will begin to fade within the first 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days.

Botox injections help with reducing the rhytides (wrinkles) between the eyes, forehead, and around the eyes (crows feet). It can also be used to soften lines around the mouth. There are other uses but these are the most popular

The Treatment

The administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic involves:

  • No anesthesia is required. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
  • Your practitioner will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe lines.
    The most popular areas to be treated are the frown lines between the brows, forehead lines and crows feet.
  • It takes approximately 10 minutes for the entire treatment.

After the Treatment

  • No downtime is needed – you’re ready to get on with your day!
  • Your practitioner will give you specific aftercare instructions.
  • Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.

FAQs: BOTOX® Cosmetic

What are expression lines?
Expression lines, or dynamic wrinkles, are creases in the skin caused by contractions of the underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh, or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these lines and creases are likely to be.
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although Botox is a toxin, there are no systemic side effects. This is because, for the treatment described, it is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body.
How does Botox work?
Botox is used in a procedure known as Cosmetic Denervation to relax the overactive facial muscles responsible for prominent expression lines such as worry lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox dramatically improves the appearance of these lines by blocking the nerve impulses to these overactive muscles, making them unable to contract. As the muscles relax, the lines disappear. Desirable facial expressions remain unaffected. Botox does not affect sensory nerves, so there is no numbness in the area of the injection.
How is Cosmetic Denervation performed?
This technique involves injecting a very small amount of Botox through a tiny needle precisely into the overactive facial muscles responsible for expression lines. Because the needle is very fine and only a small amount of liquid is injected, the discomfort associated with treatment is minimal. Many patients compare this sensation to a mosquito bite. Patients can resume normal activities immediately following treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effect of treatment is a small bruise at any or all of the injection sites. The degree of bruising varies from individual to individual, but is rarely of any significance. Any bruising is easily covered with makeup until it resolves, usually in a few days. Patients occasionally complain of a mild headache lasting for several hours after treatment. Uncommonly, the Botox can migrate to nearby muscles. In these cases there can be a temporary drooping of an eyelid or mild asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of this depends upon the areas being treated. Because the effects of Botox are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary. Allergic reactions are rare.
What results can I expect?
If deep expression lines make you look older than you feel, Cosmetic Denervation with Botox can smooth these out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance. Initially, the results of Botox treatment last an average of 3-4 months. With repeated treatments, we find that many patients are able to go longer and longer between treatment sessions to maintain the effect. This seems to be due to a gradual weakening of the overactive muscles.
What are the limitations of Botox?
Cosmetic Denervation with Botox cannot improve wrinkles due primarily to aging and sun-damaged skin since they are unrelated to facial movement. Botox will not improve sagging skin, nor will it replace the need for a face lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty. Botox is most useful for treating frown lines, worry lines, and crow’s feet. The treatment of lines around the mouth are best treated with filler such as Juvéderm®.

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JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel

New Mark2JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel designed to restore volume to the skin while reducing the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. This gel is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps add volume and hydration, and is safe and effective for most patients who wish to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles.

Most patients can achieve optimal results from just one Juvéderm treatment, which takes less than 15 minutes to administer. Results are visible as soon as temporary symptoms of redness, pain and swelling subside, and can often last up to one year.

Juvéderm is used to reduce the appearance of smile lines (Nasal Labial Folds) and marionette lines. It can also be used for cheek rejuvenation, lip enhancement and rejuvenation, and enhance the jaw line. Juvéderm can also be used around the eyes to soften the appearance of deep tear troughs and dark circles.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can give you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®XC

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is designed to gently restore fullness and shape to your lips. Whether your lips are naturally thin or full, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be used to enhance lip shape and restore lost fullness. With the addition of pain reducing lidocaine, you will enjoy greater comfort during the treatment.

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 Kybella®

What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL ?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.

IV Hydration Therapy

IV hydration therapy will provide you will a quicker recovery from exercise fatigue,flu symptoms, hangover, jet lag, acute migraine, and general fatigue in as little as 30 minutes. It can also give you vital antioxidants and anti aging vitamins. IV hydration is the fastest way to replenish needed fluids, electrolytes and vitamins restoring you to vitality and wellness. The therapies provided are time-tested and proven in hospitals.

We start with a  NaCL or Lactated Ringers bag of fluid that is customized with a combination of B and C Vitamins along with nausea and pain medications if needed. 100% of the Vitamins and medications are absorbed because they are placed directly into the vein.