BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. Using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of BOTOX® is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face typically the vertical lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines, and lines at the corners of your eyes (crow's feet). BOTOX® injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. In 2004, over 2 million people were injected with BOTOX®. We purchase our BOTOX® directly from Allergan, the only FDA approved source in the U.S.
BOTOX® is injected into a targeted facial expression muscle, blocking impulses from the nerve to the muscle, thereby relaxing the muscle so it does not contract. This causes the overlying skin to become smoother, with fewer lines and wrinkles. After treatment, the skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression and feeling to be unaffected.
Following the consultation, the actual procedure takes less than 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime - you can do it at lunchtime – and no one would know you had it done! BOTOX® usually starts relaxing the treated area within several days, but the full effect may not be realized for two weeks. The effects last between 3-4 months on average but everyone is different. We advise our patients to have the first 3 treatments precisely at 12 weeks and the next two treatments precisely at 16 weeks. Typically patients who follow this treatment schedule begin to need less Botox and they increase the time between treatments
XEOMIN® is a botulinum toxin type A that was approved by the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows, in adult patients on July 20, 2011. The FDA approval of XEOMIN® for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines is based on the results of two pivotal U.S. clinical trials involving 16 investigational sites and including 547 healthy adult patients. In both studies, XEOMIN® significantly improved the appearance of glabellar lines 30 days following the first injection, when compared to placebo.
XEOMIN® works by blocking the transmission of signals from nerves to the muscles, by hindering the production of the neurotransmitter (the chemical which relays the signals). When used for cosmetic purposes, this causes the muscle to relax giving it a smoother appearance for a temporary period of time. The median first onset of XEOMIN® effect occurs within seven days after injection. The typical duration of effect of each treatment is up to three months; however, the effect may last significantly longer, or shorter, in individual patients.
XEOMIN® is the only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration prior to reconstitution. It does not contain preservatives, like those found in other botulinum toxin type A products (Botox Cosmetic, Dysport).
The best solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.
A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.¹
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).
BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.
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