Have you noticed that you have a case of the 11’s? The 11’s are the vertical lines between your brows that affect men and women between the ages of 18 and 65. They are caused by years of frequent contraction by the eyes and nose until those lines remain even after the muscle isn?t contracted any longer. If you are ready to reduce your 11?s without surgery or recovery time, we can tell you how.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® Cosmetic has been used by over 11 million men and women to treat fine lines between the brows. Not only does frequent skin contraction cause aging skin and wrinkles, wrinkles can form by cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss as well as damage caused by free radicals. Once Botox® Cosmetic is administered by specially trained, licensed medical professionals; it typically lasts for up to 4 months.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
The Botox® injection contains a botulinum toxin, the first of its kind approved by the FDA. Injected by a specially trained, licensed medical professional, Botox successfully diminishes fine lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses of the injected muscles. The muscle activity relaxes allowing the wrinkles to fade as well.
When will I notice results?
Patients immediately see results from their Botox® Cosmetic injections that improve over time with noticeable differences at one week and then one month. Most treatments last up to 4 months; by each treatment time depends on individual results.
Does it hurt?
Most people describe a Botox® Cosmetic injection as nothing more than a pin prick. We are able to numb the area with ice or anesthetic cream. The treatment is so minimally invasive that you are in and out of the office within 10 minutes and can return to work and life immediately.
Will I still have facial expressions?
Yes! Under our medical professional?s supervision, you will still be able to smile and frown without looking ?plastic.? The lines are only reduced, not completely diminished. Botox® Cosmetic will simply give you a fresh glow.
Botox Before & After Photos
When wrinkles begin to form around the mouth and lips, Juvéderm® is “the solution for a better you.” Juvéderm® is the smoothest filler on the market and contains lidocaine within the prescription for easy and pain-free application. Did we mention that Juvéderm® lasts up to one year?
What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is a smooth gel that is placed in the lines and wrinkles on your face including the “parentheses” around your nose and mouth as well as “marionette” lines. Our skin naturally contains Hyaluronic acid (HA), which naturally binds and absorbs water throughout the skin. With age, HA decreases greatly which allows wrinkles and folds to form. The gel is smooth and fills in evenly “so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!”
SMILE LINES (OR “PARENTHESES”)
Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help with.
Marionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that from below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or a downturner expression.
Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary lip mucsle movement. However, environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress can also contribute to how the area around our lips ages and the formation of vertical lip lines.
How does Juvéderm® work?
Our specially trained, licensed medical professionals will customize a treatment plan for you based on your needs. The doctor will place Juvéderm® under the skin to fill in the dermis. It instantly diminishes the appearance of wrinkles with little to no recovery time. A normal office visit takes only about 15 minutes to complete the procedure.
Are there any types of medications I can’t take prior to treatment?
We ask that you avoid aspirin and NSAID’s for at least a week prior to treatment that can prolong bleeding.
What should I expect before, during, and after the procedure?
Juvéderm® is pre-treated with lidocaine, which is a form of anesthetic, but our medical professionals may elect to treat the skin with anesthetic prior to treatment. The fine needle is placed under the skin as the gel is inserted into any pre-determined folds and wrinkles where he will gently massage the area. The procedure is then complete, and you are on your way to home, work, or the gym without any down time.
How long can I expect results?
Results are instant and long lasting! Most of our patients only need one treatment per year to maintain their smooth and youthful appearance. Individual results vary, but most patients see results instantly that look natural and procedure free.
Juvéderm® Before & After Photos