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What is Medical Aesthetics?

BOTOX® COSMETICS

Botox® is a purified toxin that has been used since the 1960’s.  When you squint or use your forehead muscles you build them up just like any other muscle. As a result, the skin forms lines and wrinkles.  When Botox® is injected into a small part of the muscle it relaxes it so that it does not move as much.  When this happens the muscle goes back to the size it was when you were younger.  This makes the wrinkles go away.  You will start to see a difference in about 3 days and much more at one week.  At 2 weeks this is the final result for the amount that was injected.  Botox® lasts from 4-6 months and is a wonderful way to look up to 10 years longer.
Botox® is also used to prevent excessive underarm sweating called auxillary hyperhidrosis.

 

HYPERHIDROSIS   (SWEATY UNDERARMS)

Botox can be injected in the underarms for excessive sweating that will last approximately 8 months.  So whether you are wearing a dress shirt or a couture gown, you will not have to worry about unsightly perspiration or perspiration stains.  You will have a noticeable difference within days.  This treatment does not stop any muscle movement in the area but does stop the sweating.

DYSPORT


   Dysport is also a botulinum toxin A, protein. It has been said that that it has a faster onset possibly seeing a difference in 1-3 days.

 

RESTYLANE®, PERLANE®, AND JUVEDERM®

Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm® are made up of hyaluronic acid. This is a part of the collagen cascade in your body. As we get older, this substance decreases. All fillers stimulate collagen. These fillers are a gel like substance that is injected into the folds on the face such as the area from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth (also called nasolabial folds) or the corner of the mouth to the chin (called the oral commissures). They can also be used for lining and filling the lips. They usually last anywhere from 6 to 9 months. All fillers provide volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. You will instantly looks years younger.


BELOTERO AND RESTYLANE SILK
 

Belotero and Restylane Silk are a smaller molecule hyaluronic acid used in the forehead, around and under the eyes and some scars.

RADIESSE®

Radiesse® is a longer lasting filler made from calcium hydroxyappetite. This is wonderful filler that can last 12 months or longer. If should not be used in the lips. To reduce discomfort, all fillers have lidocaine. There is also a topical numbing agent applied prior to procedure.
 

VOLUMA XC

This filler is made of hyaluronic acid and is wonderful for areas that have lost volume. You can now lift your midface and have your apple cheeks and youthful look back! It can last up to 2 years with minimal if any touch ups.

SCULPTRA

This filler is made up of poly L-lactic acid.  It is injected for volume and can last up to 2 years. It works great for deep nasolabial folds and flattened cheeks.  It fills in those hollowed areas and stimulates your own collagen.  It gives the skin a thicker appearance as well.

PERMANENT MAKE-UP

Permanent make-up is the application of pigments into the epidermis of the skin to color the eyebrows, lips, as well as eyeliner for the eyes. It is also used for the application of aureolas and camouflaging for scarring. Permanent make-up is time savings, convenient, natural looking and will not sweat off. It also benefits disabled patients and those with poor eyesight and hair loss. All pigments are vegetable based and organic.