Interested in a non-surgical way to reduce crow’s feet and frown lines? A New You offers BOTOX®, the only FDA-approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown forehead/brow wrinkles. BOTOX® relaxes the facial muscles that form frown lines, causing the wrinkles to dissipate. In just a few short minutes with a few tiny injections, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in days that will last months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription, nonsurgical treatment to temporarily improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is always administered by a healthcare professional and reduces muscle activity that causes lines to form between the brows.
In a 2010 survey, 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their cosmetic experience!
BOTOX® Cosmetics for Men?
The majority of BOTOX® Cosmetic patients are women between the ages of 18 and 65, but 6% of annual procedures are performed on men! If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows, talk to us about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Are Treatments 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 with no downtime following cosmetic treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection may include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising. To learn more about this procedure, visit the BOTOX® official website.
Still need convincing? View a gallery of before and after BOTOX® pictures.
What is Dysport?
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport is a formulation shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.
How does Dysport work?
With just 1 injection into each of the 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. You should not be treated with Dysport® more frequently than every 90 days. Treatment with prescription Dysport® can temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines. Treatment generally takes just 10 to 20 minutes.
Can I use Dysport and still look
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions.
What is the most important
information I Should know about
Dysport may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after treatment with Dysport:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours to weeks after an injection of Dysport due to the weakening of associated muscles. Death can occur due to severe complications of swallowing or breathing after treatment with Dysport.
People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with Dysport.
Swallowing problems may last for several weeks. People who can not swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving Dysport® have the highest risk of complications.
Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include:
These symptoms can happen hours to weeks after you receive an injection of Dysport. These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.
Are there any reasons I should
not be treated with Dysport?
Do not have Dysport treatment if you: are allergic to any of its ingredients, are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product (such as Myobloc or Botox), or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Dysport should not be used in children or in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How often can I get injections of
You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments. The safety of Dysport® has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
What kinds of professionals
Dysport may be administered by dermatologists, primary care physicians, cosmetic aestheticians, plastic surgeons, and other healthcare professionals who are licensed to administer Dysport.
What should I tell my doctor
before getting Dysport?
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have: a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), allergies to any botulinum toxin product, had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past, a breathing problem (such as asthma or emphysema), swallowing problems, bleeding problems, diabetes, a slow heart beat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm, plans to have surgery, had surgery on your face, weakness of your forehead muscles (such as trouble raising your eyebrows), drooping eyelids, or any other change in the way your face normally looks.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.
Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months, have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received), have recently received an antibiotic by injection, take muscle relaxants, take an allergy or cold medicine, or take a sleep medicine.
How long has Dysport been used?
Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. Outside the U.S., it was first approved for aesthetic use in 2001.
What about side effects of Dysport?
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. In some cases, Dysport may cause serious side effects, such as swallowing or breathing problems, that may be life threatening.
What should I avoid while taking
Dysport may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking Dysport. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
What is JUVEDERM®?
JUVEDERM® is the only HA (Hyaluronic Acid) filler FDA approved* to last up to one year. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a smooth, consistent gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (also known as nasolabial folds — the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). JUVEDERM® XC comes in two formulations—JUVEDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC. Ask us how JUVÉDERM® can help you get the results you’ve been looking for.
What does JUVEDERM® do?
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
What is JUVEDERM® XC indicated for?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different
from other dermal fillers?
JUVEDERM® XC is the only HA filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. A unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It is a smooth, consistent gel that flows easily into the skin, providing a natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels. Also, JUVÉDERM® is the first HA dermal filler that has proven safe and effective for persons of color.
How is JUVÉDERM® injectable gel
used in treatment?
Your healthcare provider eases JUVÉDERM® injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle to augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) and “marionette lines” (oral commissures). JUVÉDERM® temporarily adds volume to the skin giving the skin a sleeker appearance.
Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC
injectable gel painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of JUVÉDERM® XC allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly. And, JUVÉDERM® XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience† 1. Your doctor may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
How long does treatment usually
The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
What are the possible side effects
of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Reduce Wrinkles with Restylane®
Restylane® works by filling wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Restoring volume and fullness, this treatment takes a few minutes, uses a few injections, and there is usually no downtime. The effects are immediate and lasts up to six months.
Treatment with a product from the Restylane family typically takes less than one hour (individual treatment times may vary). Generally, there is little to no downtime associated with treatment using the Restylane family of products.
After treatment, you might have experience some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. This is normal. These side effects are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling is more common in patients under the age of 36, and bruising may be more likely to occur in patients over 35.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
The Restylane family of products instantly adds volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.
In a clinical study of laugh lines (nasolabial folds), at least 95% of patients treated with Restylane saw continued results for up to 18 months after initial treatment when patients returned for a follow-up treatment at 4.5 or nine months. In a clinical study of Restylane for lip enhancement, Restylane provided results for up to 6 months with one treatment.