Do you have sensitive skin but still want the optimal results seen with microneedling? Looking for treatment that is safe to treat the outer, upper, and lower eyelid wrinkles? The Nano Titan is perfect for deep micro-exfoliation while promoting the opening of micro-channels to allow skin products to penetrate deeper. Even though the recovery time for the Nano Titan is less than the SkinPen, the initiation of the three phase wound repair still occurs as listed below.
WRINKLES & VOLUME LOSS
As our skin ages, we begin to notice folds, wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume. The fat deposits, responsible for plump cheeks and skin, begin to diminish as we age; once-taut skin then begins to sag and loosen.
Collagen and elastin fibers are responsible for providing the fullness and even texture in youthful faces. Exposure to UV light (sunlight) breaks down the connective tissue in collagen and elastin fibers. Repetitive facial expressions (even smiling) create indentations in muscle tissue and over time these indentations become permanent, revealing fine lines and wrinkles. Science also shows our facial skeleton and its soft tissue changes as we age, causing a loss of definition.
Botox & Xeomin: Block chemical signals to nerves, temporarily relaxing facial muscles. It is especially helpful in the reduction of moderate to severe wrinkles around the brow, forehead, and eyes.
Juvéderm Ultra XC: Dermal hyaluronic acid-based gel filler that instantly smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles in areas such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Provides volume and shape to lips.
SkinPen Microneedling: Collagen induction therapy creates thousands of micro-channels in the skin, promoting a wound-healing response that triggers collagen and elastin production. Click here to learn more about microneedling!
After your anti-aging procedure, exclusive products are available for continued use at home to help to maintain your results. Our expert aesthetic team will create a plan that is proactive and personalized to help you achieve your skincare goals. To schedule an appointment, call us at 907.491.0894 or use our convenient online “Book Appointment”.
Wrinkle Relaxing Treatment Offerings
BOTOX® COSMETIC TREATMENT
Commonly asked questions:
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of muscles. With less movement, the skin’s surface will gradually begin to smooth out and the moderate to severe lines begin to fade.
Is BOTOX® FDA- Approved?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first approved wrinkle relaxer by the FDA for this use. The treatment is minimally invasive and nonsurgical. It requires no recovery time and causes little discomfort.
What kind of results can I expect?
You can expect to see results within days of your treatment. The appearance of your lines may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results can last four to six months. Your own results may vary.
What happens if I decide not to continue?
If you decide not to continue the treatments, all treated areas will eventually return to their pretreatment appearance.
Is BOTOX® safe? Isn’t it a poison?
Botox® is a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses. The effects of Botox® are usually confined to the injected region. It does not travel throughout the body. It is FDA-Approved and over 20 years of clinical use has proven it safe.
Will I look natural?
Although the results are dramatic, it will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still smile, but without the wrinkles and creases.
XEOMIN COSMETIC TREATMENT
Commonly asked questions:
WHAT IS XEOMIN®?
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Xeomin® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
HOW DOES XEOMIN® WORK?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in Xeomin®– acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin® can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
IS XEOMIN® PROVEN?
Xeomin® was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of Xeomin® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment success was higher with Xeomin® than placebo on Day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for placebo in both studies). Based on these trials, Xeomin® received FDA approval for use in glabellar lines in 2011.
HOW DO I KNOW IF XEOMIN® IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, Xeomin® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not use Xeomin® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in Xeomin®. You should also not use Xeomin® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE TREATMENT?
Before receiving treatment with Xeomin®, you should tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past. In addition, tell your doctor about your medical history and all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject Xeomin®into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF XEOMIN®?
Xeomin® may cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Xeomin® may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, experience other asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.In clinical trials of Xeomin® for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, headache was the most common side effect. Xeomin® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking Xeomin®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not subside. These are not all of the possible side effects of Xeomin®. For more information, see accompanying Full Prescribing Information including Medication Guide, or ask your doctor.
ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT LOOKING PLASTIC OR OVERDONE?
Looking plastic or overdone is a common concern among individuals considering an in-office treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. Talk to your licensed, trained, healthcare professional. There are steps you can take to make you feel more comfortable. First, have a detailed discussion with your provider. You want to talk through every concern you have, until you feel comfortable. Your provider, who is experienced in facial anatomy, can determine the right options for you. For example, the most widely used procedure for moderate to severe frown lines is neurotoxin injections, a class of prescription medication that has been shown to be effective in many studies. Finally, ask for an FDA-approved product, such as Xeomin®. Individual results may vary.
Wrinkle Relaxers Before & After Treatment Instructions:
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours before treatment.
- Avoid anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Vioxx), Aspirin, and Vitamin E one week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and swelling in the area of treatment.
- You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not lie down for 3-4 hours following treatment.
- Do facial exercises in the area of treatment up to an hour following treatment.
- Avoid massaging the treatment area.
- Most patients see an improvement in the treatment area within 3-7 days.
- The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last 4-6 months.
- Injection intervals should be no more frequent than every 4 months.
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