Wrinkle Reduction – Neuromuscular Relaxers
These products are all effective wrinkle treatments designed to reduce facial expression lines. They are derived from a naturally occurring protein known as botulinum purified neurotoxin complex. When injected, this complex reduces wrinkles by selectively weakening certain facial muscles that cause the unwanted wrinkles.
The most common treatment places are the frown lines (11s), the smiles lines in the eyes (crow’s feet), the forehead lines (long lines running across), and for a mild brow lift.
This wrinkle reduction treatment is temporary; it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. The longevity of each treatment depends on many individual factors including the degree of skin damage present, the depth of the lines, the size of the muscles, the amount and strength of product used, the frequency of retreatment, and the speed of the neuron-muscular repair. An average response is 3-6 months of diminished muscle contraction. Individual responses may be longer or shorter, depending on the factors above.
If you want to rejuvenate your skin without undergoing aggressive surgical procedures, dermal fillers are a safer and less expensive alternative. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances injected in the face and hands to smooth lines, wrinkles and deeper folds. They are also used to restore volume where tissues have degenerated with age, where fat loss has caused cheeks to collapse, to fill in pockmarks and acne scars, to contour or reshape facial features, add volume to lips and cheeks, reshape the nose, reduce nasolabial folds, fill under the eyes, and rejuvenate the hands.
Injections are customized for every patient, depending on desired results. Fillers will not stop the process of aging; however, they will temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions.
Injections usually require topical anesthesia or local anesthetic injections to diminish discomfort. Continuing treatments are necessary in order to maintain the effect of fillers over time. Depending on the filler used and area injected, they will last 6-18 months and are gradually absorbed by the body over time.
Double Chin Treatment
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. If you are unhappy or self-conscious by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness, this may be the ideal treatment for you. This non-surgical procedure involves injecting a synthetic deoxycholic acid under the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Excessive Underarm Sweating
If severe underarm sweating is an issue in your life, BOTOX® Hyperhidrosis Treatments may be right for you. Sweat is your body’s temperature regulator, but people with hyperhidrosis have overactive sweat glands where the sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirement for cooling. When topical treatments are not working, BOTOX® can be used to temporarily halt the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. When injected into the underarm area, BOTOX® works by preventing the release of a chemical that signals the sweat glands to activate. You may need to have several Botox injections, but the results can last for almost a year.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to improve unsightly superficial leg veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot.
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