During your evaluation, we will formulate a plan specifically tailored to you. The art of beauty should focus on results rather than on individual treatments.
BOTOX® is a brand name for a type of neurotoxin. There are many other neurotoxins that work by the same mechanism. We offer BOTOX®, Xeomin®, DYSPORT®, and DAXXIFY®. Neurotoxins temporarily paralyze muscles (fully or partially, depending on the dose), which help decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. They are best utilized as a preventative measure, so start early and often. They can help soften permanent lines, but may not get rid of them entirely (but don’t dismay, there are other options for those). Neurotoxins combined with other treatment modalities will yield the best results and happiest spa-goers.
Neurotoxins are injected with a teeny, tiny needle (yes, that’s the technical term) that feels like a little bee sting, so usually only ice beforehand is all you need. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes. You will look like you have some mosquito bites in the area for a few hours afterward. We don’t recommend leaving the spa and going directly to a blind date. It is possible to have some mild bruising. A bruise from neurotoxin lasts as long as, well, a bruise. They’re usually small and easily covered with makeup. Worst-case scenario: facial asymmetry or drooping. Both will eventually go away by themselves and both are also usually easily treated at a follow-up appointment.
Depending on the specific neurotoxin, the person, and the position of the moon, some people see results as soon as 2-3 days, but usually closer to a week. The peak effect occurs around 30 days. (So, if you have a big event scheduled, plan for treatment approximately one month in advance.)
Depending upon similar factors to above, the results may last from three to six months (usually longer if you have been injecting regularly and for a longer period of time).
A better question is where can’t you get it. Follows is a brief, but nowhere near exhaustive list: forehead, crow’s feet, eleven lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, bunny lines, neck. Some more creative uses: overactive sweat glands, “gummy” smile, lip enhancement, microneedling (to decrease pore size and acne), chin (to reduce dimples), jawline (to reduce TMJ pain and jaw muscle size). The list goes on…
Most fillers are hyaluronic acid (which, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been hearing a lot about these days). Hyaluronic acid is what gives us that full, youthful-looking plumpness. In fillers, hyaluronic acid is cross-linked to give it volume and structure. Most aging is associated with volume loss, so we can inject fillers to decrease the appearance of aging. Another beautiful thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is that, if necessary, they can be reversed! So, they’re not too scary. Like everything on this list, fillers yield the best results when combined with other modalities on this list.
In most injection areas, you will be numbed up first. The injection process is slightly more uncomfortable than with neurotoxins because we are adding volume, which creates a pressure sensation. As is the case with any procedure performed with a needle, there is a potential for bruising.
Another wonder of fillers is immediate results! Many of them also draw in more water over a few days to weeks after injection, so results may become even be more dramatic.
Depending on the filler, the patient and location of injection, it can last anywhere from 6-24 months.
Lips, cheeks and nasolabial folds (parentheses around the mouth) are some of the more common areas. Other possible areas include the under-eyes, earlobe, hands and marionette lines, to name a few.
Most people think about fillers when they hear the words “lips” and “medispa” together. That is certainly an option. But, there are other options as well. If you’re searching for a subtler or more natural-looking effect, PDO threads, a neurotoxin “lip-flip” or a combination of two or three procedures, might be a good option for you.
Your lips will be numbed up beforehand, as this is a sensitive area. Depending on the technique, there will be a few injections in and around the lip area. After the procedure, your lips may be swollen and red for 1-2 days. You may experience slight bruising. All cold sore sufferers know that injecting into the lips can sound scary. But we’ve got a trick up our sleeves so that everyone can have enhanced, beautiful lips.
Depending on what combination of treatments we use, your results could be as soon as immediate to as long as a few weeks. It all depends on what combination of individual therapies we use for you.
All fillers are FDA-approved for different amounts of time and there are other client-specific variables, but on average, you can plan on it lasting about six months to one year.
RADIESSE® is calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) (unlike most traditional fillers that are made with hyaluronic acid (HA)) suspended in a gel matrix. The gel matrix creates volume immediately upon injection like traditional HA fillers, so that we can see immediate results and have instant gratification. But, unlike traditional fillers, as the gel matrix is being broken down, it is replaced by the body’s own collagen and elastin, so the results are longer lasting!
The injection feels similar to that of any other dermal filler and is generally very well tolerated. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes. Bruising is possible, but often minimal. You may have some mild redness and swelling in the injection area.
You will see immediate results from the gel matrix, but will have collagen and elastin production around 3-4 months.
Usually 12-14 months and oftentimes even longer.
Most common areas are cheeks, jawline, hands and nasolabial folds. If it is diluted (see hyperdilute RADIESSE®), it can be used virtually anywhere in the body.
Sculptra® is the trade name for PLLA or polylactic acid. It is classified as a filler, although it’s not the filler about which you’re most used to hearing in today’s beauty culture. Unlike the typical hyaluronic acid filler, which immediately volumizes through mass effect, Sculptra® causes collagen and elastin regeneration and subtle volumization of large areas over time, following a few treatments. It is great for the insidious volume loss that occurs over the years, causing that tired, aged look.
Sculptra® is injected into the deep dermis through a small needle or cannula. There will be some numbing medication in the injected filler to help with discomfort, although it is fairly minimal.
The day of your treatment, you will get a glimpse into the results you can expect in a few months, but that is only from the actual fluid that is injected and will go away within about 24 hours. Your first time receiving Sculptra®, you will typically require three (3) treatments spaced a few weeks apart. You will begin to see results within a few months.
Here’s the great news: since it’s your own body’s collagen, your results are forever! But since we lose about 1% of collagen per year, you should be getting one (1) treatment yearly just to keep up with Mother Nature.
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