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Here’s how it works:
This injectable treatment for wrinkles is made from the same neurotoxin (botulinum toxin type A) as Botox. Dysport (formally Reloxin) received the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a wrinkle treatment in the spring of 2009, but it has been smoothing out facial folds and lines in Europe, South America, and elsewhere for several years. Like Botox, this injectable was originally developed in the 1990s to treat neuromuscular disorders.
Dysport is similar to Botox, although some research suggests that Dysport may be faster-acting and longer-lasting. It also spreads farther from the injection site, thus allowing a broader area of small wrinkles (such as the “crow’s feet” lines that splay out from the corners of the eyes) to be treated with fewer injections. This latter feature has a disadvantage, however. Unless skillfully applied, Dysport may spread to muscles, such as those in the upper eyelids, that you don’t want relaxed. That’s why it’s essential that you receive these treatments from Lisa Karras RN, CPSN, an experienced certified injector.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. Lisa Karras RN, CPSN is not only a Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse, 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. Lisa 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.
For cheeks and wrinkles. One of the most defining aspects of a youthful face is volume, particularly in the midface area. With age, the fat that once padded the cheekbones and provided fullness to the central part of the face begins to disappear. This results in droopy skin that sags, making the smile lines deeper and more noticeable. Restylane® Lyft provides precise and predictable fullness and is designed to restore contour, accentuate cheekbones and smooth wrinkles and lines. Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler with the versatility of treating both cheeks and nasolabial folds.
For lips and the lines around them. Many people who are comfortable treating other areas of their face are concerned that their lips won’t look natural if treated. That’s why there’s Restylane Silk, with its refined smooth gel formulation that allows for subtle, natural-looking results. Restylane Silk is designed for meticulously precise lip definition and line control, giving you the smooth, silky lips you’ve been longing for. And it’s the first and only FDA-approved treatment to specifically address lips and the fine lines around them.
This is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. VOLUMA gives you a subtle lift, restoring a more youthful profile and increasing contour, for up to 2 years. It is for patients over 21 years of age. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
To get more information on VOLUMA, please call our office at 631-923-3001 or 631-923-3003 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane offers long-lasting results in nasolabial folds for over 18 months—working to provide a smooth, natural-looking appearance.
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler used to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
It's long lasting.
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to one year with one treatment (did we just say a year?). That’s right, up to a year.
It’s smooth and more comfortable.
Not all HA dermal fillers are created equal. Only JUVÉDERM® is so smooth. Other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels, but our unique manufacturing process (HYLACROSS™) creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!
It’s safe and effective for different skin types.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That’s why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows us to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.
For a smooth, comfortable experience combined with long-lasting results, don’t wait – ask your doctor about JUVÉDERM® XC treatment today.