We’ve all heard the cliché, “Wrinkles are the roadmap of your life.” But many of us would rather not be reminded of the distance we’ve traveled. The sun, our age, smoking, and our own expressions – combined with the loss of elasticity in our skin – all seem to conspire to leave their marks where they are most visible: on our face. Luckily, there are a number of extremely safe, effective and simple procedures which can reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles and allow patients to avoid costly and invasive cosmetic surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable products offer unsurpassed safety and convenience in cosmetic skin care.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic is quick and convenient and produces outstanding results for patients who are dissatisfied with wrinkles, fine lines, frown lines, and other symptoms of aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic immobilizes and relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and frown lines. The injections take effect gradually over the next 3-7 days after treatment, producing a natural transition to a more youthful appearance that usually lasts about 3-4 months.
The simple injection process takes only about 5 minutes and is enough to smooth away imperfections for months at a time. The entire office visit takes no more than 15 minutes, making BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment easy to fit into a busy schedule. Side effects are very rare, there is essentially no recovery period, and our patients who receive BOTOX® injections are free to return to all normal daily activities as soon as treatment is complete.
Healthy skin has an abundance of two important substances, collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen is a protein that provides your skin with structural support. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin and giving it volume. Collagen and HA is what gives skin a smooth, supple, youthful appearance. With time, sunlight and other factors, collagen and HA in your skin diminish, the skin loses structure and volume, and unwelcome lines, wrinkles, and folds appear. We offer two types of filler products that can be used to physically fill in wrinkles and improve facial features. The fillers used at Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center include JUVEDERM ULTRA, JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS, and RADIESSE. Both filler products are FDA approved and upon injection immediately fills in wrinkles, folds, fine lines, and scars in the skin to create a smoother skin appearance.
The active ingredient in the JUVEDERM product is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally in your skin and other tissues, and is used to plump up lines and folds in your skin. Treatment correction last approximately 6 – 9 months (individual results may vary).
The active ingredient in RADIESSE is Calcium Hydroxylapatite (calcium crystals suspended in a water gel carrier). This is the same type of calcium as found in your teeth and bones. Radiesse acts as a scaffold under your skin to provide structure and stimulate your own natural collagen to grow. This natural collagen growth continues for several months after treatment which extends the initial effect of the Radiesse treatment. In many patients, correction lasts for a year or more, (individual results may vary).
As both products are found naturally in your skin and body, the possibility of allergic reaction is remote.
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