BOTOX®/Dysport® are natural, purified protein isolated from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium through a highly refined, patented process. Upon injection, this safe and effective protein relaxes muscles, allowing the overlaying skin to look smoother. BOTOX®/Dysport® treatments are non-surgical, minimally invasive, simple procedures that are used to treat forehead lines, mid-brow furrows, crow’s feet, down-turned corners of the lips, neck creases and wrinkles. It has also proven effective in the treatment of migraines and hyperhydrosis (excessive perspiration). Make sure to let our receptionist know when you are scheduling if your appointment is to treat migraines so that we schedule you with the correct provider.
Over time, we develop expression lines (or dynamic wrinkles) as a result of muscle activity such as furrowing or smiling. When BOTOX®/Dysport® is injected directly into the muscles, it blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, thus reducing the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. Once the muscle is fully relaxed, there is a significant improvement in the wrinkle and those that are mild to moderate in depth may even temporarily disappear. As long as BOTOX®/Dysport® injections are maintained at regular intervals, the formation of future lines is also prevented because the movements that cause them are restricted.
BOTOX®/Dysport® can be used to smooth forehead lines, relax the mid-brow furrow, correct crow’s feet around the eyes, lift eye brows, soften the lines around the neck and lift the corners of the mouth. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating in the underarm area.
In three to seven days, you should see a marked improvement in moderate to severe lines. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last up to four months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better one month after treatment.
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief, as treatment consists of several tiny injections to the muscles causing your wrinkling. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most people return directly to work or normal activity immediately following treatment.
Common side effects include redness/bumps at the injection site that normally go away within 1 to 2 hours, slight bruising and headaches.
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX®/Dysport® will not radically change your facial appearance as if you’ve had work done. Discuss with your provider what your goals are! The muscle activity that causes the dynamic wrinkles is simply reduced. Plus, patients often report being told they look friendlier and more open and approachable without the frowns and furrows.
If you do not continue treatments, the wrinkles will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Restore fullness to your lips and cheeks, and reduce wrinkles with Juvéderm™/Restylane Filler procedures from DermaCenter™. At Dermacenter™, all injections are performed by our Aesthetic RN Injector Simone Abel and Dr. Dana Shanis. Our providers specializes in providing natural looking injections and focuses on making you more attractive and youthful. We use state of the art techniques to correct facial areas rather than focusing just on filling in lines. To make injections more comfortable, topical anesthetics are offered.
DermaCenter™’s non-collagen fillers contain hyaluronic acid gel that closely resembles the body’s own hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that adds volume and hydration to the skin. This service can be used on the face to smooth away smile lines, worry lines or wrinkles around the mouth or enhance the lips or cheeks in a simple procedures that takes about thirty minutes. Filler injections show instant results to restore your youthful appearance with minimal recovery time, and long lasting results.
Juvéderm™/Restylane® are a non-animal based injectable filler. They are made of hyaluronic acid – a material that is in the joints and bodies of all living things. Among its many natural functions, hyaluronic acid maintains the volume of the skin, keeps skin hydrated and maintains the shape of the eye. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid from the skin and it loses its volume and structure. Injecting Juvéderm™/Restylane® into skin folds and wrinkles replaces that structure and volume.
Allergies to Juvéderm™/Restylane® are extremely rare. It is free of animal products and is not recognized by the body as a foreign material. However, let your provider know if you are allergic to Lidocaine – as some of our filler contains this.
Anyone who would like to address the above aesthetic concerns and does not have an active infection at the site of injection is a good candidate. Juvéderm™/Restylane® can also be safely combined with BOTOX®/Dysport®.
When you come in for your Juvéderm™/Restylane® injection appointment, you will have numbing cream placed on the area that is to be injected for about 10-15 minutes or a numbing injection may be given.
Once the area is numb, Juvéderm™/Restylane® will be injected with a very thin needle in a series of small injections. You might be asked to ice the area injected intermittently – a minute on and a minute off, for the rest of the day. The entire process will take less than 20 minutes after numbing.
Common side effects after injections include brief redness, bruising, tenderness, and swelling that can last up to two weeks.
No. When Juvéderm™/Restylane® dissolves, it is excreted from the body.
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