BOTOX® Cosmetic / Dysport® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport® Cosmetic treatment are a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic / Dysport® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after the procedure.
The BOTOX®/Dysport® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX®/Dysport® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia or under nitrous oxide (laughing gas) because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the procedure patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® / Dysport® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. Our medical skin care specialists, registered nurses Laresa and Mary, will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.
A chemical peel is helpful for wrinkles, light acne scarring, and irregular pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. Pre-cancerous conditions such as keratoses (thick, rough, reddish growths) also respond well to this procedure.
There are several types of chemical peels: light peels 20% or 30% Glycolic acid remove superficial wrinkles, medium 20% or 30 % Salicylic acid, and deep peels 30% TCA (Trichloracitic acid) are for more severe conditions.
After a thorough cleansing of the skin, a small applicator is used to apply the chemical solution to the face. With light peels the amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin. Significant improvement of damaged skin has been achieved, which can produce dramatic results.
A skin rejuvenation program is often used with chemical peels to reduce the fine wrinkles of the face, lighten areas of hyper-pigmentation, and produce a softer texture to the skin. The program can be accomplished separately or in conjunction with the other procedures listed here. It is followed at home by the patient after a consultation and a treatment plan is established for the patient’s cosmetic needs. Our skin care department is dedicated to providing you with the latest and most effective skin treatments available.
Juvederm, Restylane and Sculptra are collegen fillers offered to help decrease severe lines around the nose & mouth area. Depending on what is needed, either a dental block is done to numb the area, or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is provided prior to procedure.
There is virtually no down time. Some patients may develop a small amount of bruising at injection site. The results last 6 months to one year and two to three years with Sculptra.
Cryopen is the newest device for unwanted dark spots, age spots or skin tags. Minimal down time is required for this procedure. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to freeze dark spots or skin tags. You will see great results in 1 to 4 weeks!
Kybella is an injectable to dissolve sub-platysmal fat (under the chin). It requires 1 to 2 sessions a month apart and is permanent.