What is Botox cosmetic?
A Botox treatment is an injection to not only soften the appearance of wrinkles but is used to prevent the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses that control muscle contraction. Botox and Dysport work similarly . Botox refreshes multiple areas of the face and is a common procedure. Botox also treats hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive sweating as well as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. Botox was the first FDA-approved Botulinum Type A neuromodulator and therapeutical that came into the market in 1989. Approval for cosmetic use was in 2002.
What are fillers?
Fillers such as Juvederm, is part of a collection of specialized hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that range in thickness (viscosity) to achieve naturally enhanced facial harmony. The hyaluronic gel substance is injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines, provide volume restoration, enhance contours and soften creases.
$13 per unit.
A consultation is recommended to determine how many units the client will need.
Botox Lip Flip
$150 straight fee
range from $500-$850
A consultation is recommended prior to service.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
Botox is a neurotoxin called onabotulinum A, otherwise known as a protein, that temporarily blocks nerve impulses in the muscles, relaxing the facial muscles and lessening their ability to contract and pull the skin into wrinkles.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TREATMENT FOR BOTOX?
A consult and treatment takes 20 to 30 minutes.
IS THERE DOWNTIME WHEN GETTING BOTOX?
It is advisable to remain in the upright position for 3 to 4 hours after treatment and refrain from exercise for 24 hrs.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
Results last three to four months, depending on the patient and dose.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX AND DYSPORT(abobotulinumtoxin A)?
Dysport injections also prevent the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily blocking nerve impulses that control muscle contraction. Dysport was FDA cleared in 2009 for cosmetic uses.
Dysport differs in terms of molecular behavior and diffusion. Dysport is able to spread faster, over larger surface areas and is fast-acting; whereas Botox has a high concentration and slow-moving, perfect for small areas.
Your provider may use both for certain areas.
AM I A BOTOX CANDIDATE?
Most people are a candidate; however, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have skin allergies or a known Botulinum Type A allergy, you should avoid the procedure. Let your provider know about any severe illnesses or pre-existing conditions.
Both Botox and Dysport are FDA approved.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF TREATMENT FOR FILLERS?
Consult and treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.
IS THERE DOWNTIME WHEN GETTING FILLERS?
Refrain from exercising for 24 hours and no active ingredients such as retin A, glycolic acid, vitamin C on the skin for 48 hours post injections.
WHEN WILL I SEE MY FILLER RESULTS?
You can expect to see results immediately; however, you will see final results in two weeks.
HOW LONG DO FILLERS LAST?
Depending upon the area of the face and the product used, fillers can last anywhere from 4-6 months up to two years.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR FILLERS?
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an autoimmune disease are not candidates.