BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines. Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume and fullness to correct and reduce wrinkles and folds. Cosmetic injections only take about 20 minutes to complete, and allow patients to take years off of their appearance without experiencing any downtime.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
Voluma XC is a unique, patented formula specifically designed to add more natural volume to your cheeks. In fact, Juvéderm Voluma XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss. With optimal treatment, you’ll get natural looking results that last up to two years.
Some of the many benefits of Juvéderm Voluma XC include:
Voluma XC produces smooth, natural-looking results.
Voluma XC is safe and effective for all skin types and tones.
Voluma XC is non-invasive and non-surgical.
Voluma XC produces immediate results.
Voluma XC contains lidocaine to help improve comfort during treatment.
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
Why Does Skin Age?
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
The importance of choosing a qualified provider of BOTOX® Cosmetic
It is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified provider when deciding to undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic. Unqualified professionals or those who are unfamiliar with the procedure can leave your face looking stiff or frozen in place. Laura Conahan FNP is not only a Certified Nurse Practitioner, but she is intimately familiar with the BOTOX® Cosmetic. In addition to this, there is always a supervising physician on site. One of the benefits of choosing an RN is the compassion and care that nurses are known to show for patients. Laura will take the time to fully explain the process and answer any questions you may have. She will best determine through an intimate and in depth conversation, how best to correct your problem areas, leaving a happier, younger-looking and smoother face.