Botox® & Injectable Fillers
There are certain muscles in the face often referred to as “expression lines” or “dynamic wrinkles” that, when strengthened result in creases between the eyebrows, over the forehead, around the eyes, mouth and neck folds.
With the use of the FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic,
dynamic lines can be dramatically softened.
Botox® Cosmetic, an Allergan Inc. product, has been safely used for over 15 years. It offers a wide range of therapeutic and cosmetic applications.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a highly purified naturally occurring protein derived from the Clostriduim Botulinuim bacteria. Botox® Cosmetic blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After the treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and free of the dynamic wrinkles while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing desirable facial expression to be unaffected. This relaxation lasts for a number of months before the treated muscles gradually return to their original condition.
Botox® Cosmetic does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated area. You can stop Botox® Cosmetic treatments at any time and gradually return to your pre-treatment appearance. The effects of the treatment may show as early as 2-3 days, with the full effect expected within 14 days. The desired result will last 3 to 5 months, at which time another injection will be required. In 90% to 100% of those receiving Botox® Cosmetic, we experience excellent results with 80% to 100% muscle relaxation. After several treatments, the effects of Botox® Cosmetic may begin to last longer, achieving up to eight months in many individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Botox® Cosmetic Administered?
A very small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the target areas using a very precise needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a light pinch. No sedation or local anesthetics is necessary, and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
Who administers Botox® Cosmetic for Rothesay Laser?
We have a certified plastic surgeon that visits our clinic to administer Botox® treatments. There is a one-time fee for consultation with this service. Contact us by phone at (506) 847-8302, or by email at email@example.com for more information.
How much does it cost?
Rothesay Laser Clinic prices are based on the size of the area you would like to treat. Contact us by phone at (506) 847-8302, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Juvéderm® adds volume to tissue, thereby shaping the contours of the face, correcting folds, or enhancing lips to the desired level of correction. Juvéderm® is long lasting but not permanent, and the procedure can be repeated as often as you like. You are always in charge of your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Juvéderm® Safe?
Juvéderm® is manufactured under stringent control. The products are non-animal based, ensuring no risk of transmitting disease or allergens to those sensitive to common foods, such as beef, chicken and eggs.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints, and gives the eyes their shape. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® is stabilized for long duration and is not manufactured with any animal or human processes.
How does it work?
Juvéderm® works by temporarily adding volume to facial tissue. The effect lasts for about 6 months. Juvéderm® maintains its shape using the body's own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® is hydrophilic - "water loving". As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This provides Juvéderm® treatments with long-lasting results.
What areas can be treated?
Juvéderm® can be used to smooth folds and wrinkles, enhance lips and shape facial contours. The most common treatment areas are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), the nasolabial folds (from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and the lips, although other sites can also be treated. Very superficial or very deep wrinkles may be difficult to correct. Contact us for a consultation.
How is treatment performed?
During treatment, crystal-clear Juvéderm® gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The gel produces volume under the wrinkle, which is lifted and smoothed. When enhancing lips or facial contours, Juvéderm® adds volume and shape to the treated area.
How long will my treatment take?
Treatment with Juvéderm® is quick and easy. As no pre-test is needed, the treatment can be carried out immediately. A treatment generally takes from 30-45 minutes, although time varies depending on the correction you need.
How soon before I see the results?
The results can be seen immediately.
Can Juvéderm® be removed?
No. However, Juvéderm® dissolves naturally with time. If you feel uncertain about the desired result, you can choose to have the treatment done in steps on different occasions.
How long will Juvéderm® last?
Juvéderm® dissolves naturally over time and is absorbed by your body over time. Your results will depend on several factors including your skin's structure, your lifestyle, and your age. Experience indicates that touch-up and follow-up treatments will add to the duration. Most people chose to have a follow-up treatment within a year after the treatment of wrinkles and folds, and within 6 months after lip enhancement.
How much does it cost?
Rothesay Laser Clinic prices are based on the size of the area you would like to treat. Contact us by phone at (506) 847-8302, or by email at email@example.com to book a consultation.