BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe and effective therapy that eliminates facial wrinkles and frown lines, and softens harsh expressions. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been used successfully to treat patients with excessive sweating in the armpits, hands, or feet.
Where can BOTOX® Cosmetic be injected?
The most common areas of use of BOTOX® Cosmetic are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow’s feet. On occasion, some other areas may be treated as well.
When does BOTOX® Cosmetic start to work, and how long does it last?
The results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will begin to appear in three to four days. The effect will last three to four months, after which the treated muscles will gradually regain their action. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired results.
How safe is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used safely and successfully in ophthalmology for over 10 years, and for wrinkle therapy for over 6 years. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.
Juvederm® is an FDA approved gel that is injected into the skin adding volume to the lips and filling wrinkles and folds in the skin. Juvederm® is a non-animal based substance, making it a safe alternative for those patients allergic to collagen. Results from Juvederm® are apparent almost immediately.
What is Juvederm®?
JUVÉDERM® is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler with FDA approval to last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). We will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
How long does Juvederm® last?
JUVÉDERM® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.
Restylane® is an FDA approved gel that is injected into the skin adding volume to the lips and filling wrinkles and folds in the skin. Restylane® is a non-animal based substance, making it safe alternative for those patients allergic to collagen. Results from Restylane® are apparent almost immediately and typically, last much longer than collagen.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Is Restylane® safe?
Yes. Restylane® has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. There is limited risk of animal-based transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® is fully biocompatible and allergy testing is not required. Restylane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be use by patients with a history of allergies to such material. After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane®.
Can Restylane® be used anywhere on the face?
Restylane® has been used in more than 3 million treatments in over 60 countries to correct a variety of wrinkles. In the U.S. the FDA has approved Restylane for wrinkles and folds like the ones form the nose to the corners of the mouth. Your doctor will consult with you prior to your injection regarding common treatment areas.
How long does Restylane® last?
Restylane® is proven to deliver long lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane® effects generally last for about six months. Restylane’s® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
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