BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable muscle relaxant protein used to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. Other brands that we use include Xeomin® and Dysport®
Fillers, such as Juvederma® and Restylane® use hyaluronlc acid used In areas of the face where moderate to severe wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose. cheeks and lips. We also offer Radiesse® which is calcium hydroxylapatite.
Treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including
Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the treatment area. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Once complete, there is usually no discomfort.
Like all medications, the duration of the effects depends on the dosage, the area of face injected, and each individual’s metabolism. With proper dosage and injection technique, the cosmetic results should last 3 to 6 months.
BOTOX® can take anywhere from 2-7 days to see your final results. For JUVÉDERM®, most swelling resolves in about 3-5 days, but it can last up to two weeks. Bruising will also go away in this time.
BOTOX® is extremely safe with very few reported side effects. Some reported side effects include swelling, redness, tenderness, bruising, inflammation, pain, and infection at the site of injection. In our practice, we see about a 1-2% rate for minor small bruising at the injection site on the face, and a less than 1% rate of very minor and temporary eyelid heaviness or drooping. In rare cases, some experience mild and temporary headache or flu-like symptoms, which resolve by themselves in a day or two.
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