Botox Questions

What exactly does Botox do?

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. it is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around eyes), and frown lines. 

Here are a couple of Botox before and after photos.

BOTOX-PHOTO before after

Is it safe?

Yes. botox was approved to be used medically in the late 1980’s by the FDA for ailments such as strabismus (lazy eye) and blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking). Botox has been used cosmetically for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. In April 2002, Botox gained FDA approval for treatment of moderate-to-severs frown lines between the eyebrows-called glabellar lines. However, Botox is often used for other areas of the face as well.

You can get more information here: http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/

How often will I need to get Botox?

The effects of Botox typically last three to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

How much does it cost?

Our prices are listed on our brochure.

Juvederm, Voluma and Belotero Questions

What exactly does Juvederm, Voluma and Belotero do?

Juvederm, Voluma and Belotero made of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the skin and works to trap water and maintain the intercellular space within the dermis. As our skin ages, hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin are gradually lost from the dermis, the end result is volume loss, skin laxity, and wrinkles. Juvederm, as well as the other products containing hyaluronic acids, works to repair this.

Here are a couple of Juvederm before and after photos.

Juverderm-Image Before and After

Here are a couple of before and after photos of Belotero treatments.

BELOTERO before and after

Is it safe?

Yes. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, it is also commonly used to fill lines around the nose and mouth (naso-labial folds) and enhance lips. Juvederm was FDA approved for treatment of wrinkles in December of 2003. Hyaluronic acid has been used widely in Europe as well as other parts of the world for years. 

More information: http://www.juvedermusa.com/ 

How often will I need to get Juvederm, Voluma and Belotero?

Juvederm, Belotero and other hyaluronic acids typically last 6-9 months. Juvederm VOLUMA XC ® typically lasts 18-24 months.

How much does it cost?

Our prices are listed on our brochure.

Hyperhydrosis Questions

What exactly is hyperhydrosis?

Hyperhydrosis is armpit sweat.

How is it treated?

Hyperhydrosis is treated with micro injections of Botox into the armpit area. It has been used ‘off label’ for this particular condition for years but now has received FDA approval. 

How often will I need to get hyperhydrosis? 

Treatment usually last 6-12 months.

How much does it cost?

Our prices are listed on our brochure.