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Injectable Cosmetics

Botox / Dysport / XEOMIN – Cosmetic Fillers

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Say Goodbye to Frown Lines, wrinkles and sagging skin

Need Botox or Dysport? Say hello to the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure. BOTOX® is an amazing solution in a syringe that quickly and safely smooths the lines and wrinkles associated with expression. FDA approved in 2002, it continues to be the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S. BOTOX® injections improve and soften the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles with no downtime. You’ll still maintain your ability to frown, smile, and look surprised, but without the creases and wrinkles!

How Does A BOTOX® Treatment Work?

BOTOX® is an injectable purified protein that stops the contraction of muscles around the injection site. A minute quantity in key muscles virtually erases wrinkles located on the face, like expression lines around the eyes, between the brows and on the forehead. The BOTOX® protein stops nerve impulses from reaching the muscles. When the muscles responsible for wrinkle formation can’t contract, the wrinkle quickly fades. BOTOX® won’t improve static wrinkles, only those related to expression.
A very small needle is used in the treatment and the whole procedure takes about 15 minutes, after which you can return to most normal activities. Other than a chance of light bruising or slight swelling, there is no downtime. BOTOX® has been used cosmetically for over a decade and has one of the best safety profiles in medicine, with very few side effects.

How Long Will The Treatment Last?

Results from your BOTOX® treatment will become apparent within 3 to 10 days. Then, over the next 3 to 4 months the BOTOX® will gradually lose its potency, and you’ll require more to keep the desired effect. Most BOTOX® patients choose to maintain the treatment, having injections 3 or 4 times a year.
There is indication that the duration of treatment benefits increases over time, so you may require less frequent injections in the future. BOTOX® is also the perfect compliment to many other cosmetic procedures. It’s very target specific and helps to diminish stubborn expression lines that may not respond to other forms of treatment.

Is Underarm Sweating Limiting Your Wardrobe Choices?

Underarm sweating, and the effects it can have on lifestyle choices and general self esteem can be very difficult to deal with.

BOTOX® is a highly effective, FDA-approved treatment for underarm sweating not adequately managed by topical agents. BOTOX® injections help control underarm sweating by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the sweating stops. In a clinical study, the effect of BOTOX® for underarm sweating lasted an average of 6 months.

How Does Dysport Work?

Whenever your face makes a movement—you smile, squint or frown for instance—your facial muscles contract and the skin over those muscles creases. These are called dynamic wrinkles because they disappear when the facial movements stop. As you age and your skin loses its elasticity, those creases deepen into static, or permanent, lines and wrinkles. Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily immobilizing them. It specifically targets the glabullar muscles – the ones that form creases on your forehead when you frown.

Dysport diffuses a bit farther from the injection point than Botox: one to three centimeters compared to Botox’s one centimeter. This means that fewer injections are needed, but it also means that the health professional doing the injections must be very skilled to ensure that the drug does not spread to nearby muscles and cause eyelid and or eyebrow drooping or other unwanted side effects.

How Does Xeomin Work?

Xeomin® works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles on the skin causes the visible wrinkles to flatten out. Over time, cumulative benefits are observed as the skin remodels without the negative influence of the wrinkle-creating facial muscles.

Cosmetic Fillers

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Why Choose a Cosmetic Filler?

Over time skin begins to lose volume and structure. That’s when lines and wrinkles begin to appear. There are many options now available to improve the appearance of your skin. But when it comes to deeper wrinkles, injectable cosmetic fillers offer the best and most immediate improvement. The fillers used today offer more long lasting results and don’t require an allergy test. The procedure is simple and can be done during your lunch hour.

Fillers work exceptionally well on wrinkles all around the mouth, worry lines in the forehead, they can enhance cheekbones and jaw-lines, and can be used near the eyes to bring out “sunken eyes”. Many people have fillers placed in the back of their hands to minimize the look of bones and veins. And if you’ve ever desired fuller lips, a filler is the perfect choice!

Fillers can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures for those seeking the ultimate in facial rejuvenation.

How Are Treatments Performed?

The injections are an in-office procedure taking less than 30 minutes of your time. During the treatment a tiny needle is used to inject the filler beneath the wrinkle or depression, into your own collagen base. With a small amount of lidocaine patients generally experience minimal discomfort.

What Can I Expect Following the Treatment?

Normal activities can be resumed immediately following the treatment. Mild swelling at the treatment site may last for a few hours and you might experience some slight bruising, which can generally be covered with make-up if it occurs.

Results can only be evaluated after any potential swelling has gone down. Your practitioner knows that it is always better to err on the side of caution using a little less filler initially. You can always opt to increase the amount later.

The results from a cosmetic filler are temporary and can easily be repeated. The newer generations of fillers used last anywhere from 6 months to a year or more.

Need more information?

Give us a call today to find out how the physicians at Vivacity Life Center can help you to achieve an outer glow to match your inner glow!