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Cosmetic Dermatology


BOTOX®

The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it's a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there is a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. And there's no recovery time. You can even have a treatment during your lunch break. The procedure is the injection of very small amounts of Botox into a specific facial muscles. This then blocks the targeted impulse of that muscle which cause a local relaxation and weakness.

How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.

This procedure is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox.

How Is the Procedure Performed?
The procedure takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days for the treatment to take full effect. and It is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.

How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. Because the muscles are being trained to relax, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time.

What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Headaches, which may last 24-48 hours, can occur, but are rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually resolves in three weeks. This development is usually caused by migration of the Botox and for this reason, you shouldn't rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lay down for three to four hours. There have been no allergies associated with Botox to date.

Areas for BOTOX® include:
  • Frown Lines
  • Crow's Feet
  • Forehead Furrows
  • Raise The Eyebrows
  • Turn Up Corners of The Mouth
  • Perioral lines
  • Neck Bands
  • Excessive Sweating (hyperhydrosis) 

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion is a quick and convenient procedure to treat skin that is affected by severe sun exposure, signs of early aging such as "crow's feet", and other facial imperfections including acne scarring. Microdermabrasion is a deeper form of exfoliation that removes old, dry, dead cells from your skin. No anesthesia is required for the process and it usually only takes about 30-45 minutes to perform. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive technique so patients experience no down time. Aside from experiencing facial redness for about an hour after the procedure is performed, patients can carry on with their day.

Profractional treatment is a good option for clients who want younger looking skin, or to improve acne scars, wrinkles or sun damage using a comfortable treatment with a quick recovery. Many areas can be treated, including the face, neck, chest and hands. This unique technology uses an ablative laser.
Is it painful?

The treatment normally takes about 30–60 minutes. The process feels like tiny zings of heat. Topical anesthetic cream can be applied for comfort if needed. Immediately following the procedure a patient will feel a light sunburn sensation. Pain medicines can be prescribed, though most patients use only Tylenol.

Is there downtime?
Patients will need two days to get through the sunburn sensation. Peeling will begin on day four and lasts for about two days. Most patients can return to work within two days after treatment, and cosmetics can be applied to the area.

How many treatments are required?
The Profractional treatment is typically completed in a series of three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart.

Medical note:
Clients should not take any blood thinners (i.e. Vitamin E, Aspirin or Coumadin) for two weeks after treatment. It is also important to keep the treated areas out of the sun, specifically the two weeks preceding and following treatment. Treatment cannot be administered if you are pregnant

PRICES:

Botox:

Cosmetic $8/unit

 

 
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