What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein complex derived from bacterium clostridium botulism. It is FDA approved and is the only treatment for frown lines. It has been approved in 76 countries and studied therapeutically for 20 years. Botox can also be used for over active sweat glands.
How does Botox work?
Botox works to smooth the muscles by blocking nerve impulses. It involves a few tiny injections.
Does it hurt?
Botox injections have minimal discomfort. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to perform treatment. The average client will use 25-35 units per treatment.
Are there side effects?
You may experience minor side effects including: headache, slight bruising at injections site, localized numbness, rash, flu symptoms, and temporary loss of nearby muscle function. These are temporary and usually reside within a few days.
Is there anyone you can not treat?
Individuals with an infection, cystic acne, or neurological disorders can not be treated with Botox.
When will I see results?
Results vary but may take up to a week to be visible. Botox results usually last 3-6 months.
What are the post treatment procedures?
For 4-6 hours after treatment you will want to remain upright. Do not lie down, exercise, or massage the treated area as this can cause the Botox to migrate into undesired areas. You may wear make-up 6-12 hours after a treatment. I recommend that you refrain from taking doses of vitamin E, fish oil,garlic, aspirin or aspirin-like products for several days pre and post treatment, as this may increase or cause bruising. If the Botox migrates to your eyelid eye drops can be prescribed to resolve this matter. If you experience a headache, Tylenol, Motrin, cool compresses, and dimming the lights may help to relieve the pain. People who suffer headaches often report that they have fewer headaches after Botox treatments.
What are dermal fillers?
As we age, we lose collagen and elasticity in the skin, which causes deep folds and sagging. Dermal fillers are biocompatible, Injectables gels (hyaluronic acid) that create lift and add volume to key areas of the face that show signs of aging. They are selectively injected into the dermis with a fine needle.
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Will the procedure hurt?
A local an aesthetic cream, (lidocaine) is applied 20 minutes prior to procedure. Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort.
How long do fillers last?
Because each face is so very different, each outcome varies. Most fillers advertise they last 18 months to 2 years, however; this depends on the initial amount, age of the client, desired results and the depth of the folds and wrinkles.
Do people bruise after dermal filler treatments?
Any time a needle is injected into the skin there will be a chance of bruising. To decrease your chances of bruising, it is good to avoid blood thinning agents such as ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil.
Post treatment, what should I expect?
After a treatment some reactions might occur, these include; slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, minimal pain and tenderness. These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, but for some treatments they may last longer.