When you smile, laugh, frown or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
What Can BOTOX Treatment Do For Me ?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested services. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months, with no downtime and little-to-no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.
How Does BOTOX Work ?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for botulinum toxic A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Originally approved by the FDA for the treatment of eye-muscle spasms, BOTOX® Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX® injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX® Cosmetic smoothes the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
Should I Consider BOTOX ?
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance her or his appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX® treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with Dr. Flores to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
What Is Involved in the Treatment ?
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Flores will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but rest assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic, and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA SKIN REJUVENATION (PRP)
Ever Clinic is pleased to offer one of the latest techniques for facial rejuvenation. Platelet rich plasma enriched treatments allow the use of one’s own cells to enhance the skin by releasing a number of proteins that accelerate healing, stimulate collagen growth, and rejuvenate skin to a much healthier state.
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation?
If you’re yearning for a more rejuvenated, youthful complexion, but you’re hesitant to inject any foreign substances into your face, platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation may be for you. Using the patient’s own blood to enhance the results of laser resurfacing and facelifts as a separate office procedure, PRP is a cutting-edge technique that will maximize your skin’s natural healing power as well as stimulate collagen growth.
Previously used to increase the survival of fat grafts on patients undergoing Brazilian butt lifts, breast reconstruction, and cosmetic breast revision surgeries, Dr. Flores now uses platelet rich plasma as an injectable filler, effectively treating deep lines on the face.
Should I Consider Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation?
Because it’s derived from the patient’s own blood, platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation is completely hypoallergenic, leaving little to no risk of side effects. You may be a good candidate for PRP skin rejuvenation if you are unhappy with any of the following:
Fine wrinkles around the eyes
Wrinkles on the lips
Wrinkles on the forehead
Wrinkles on the neck
Bags and dark circles under the eyes
Loose, saggy skin
You should discuss any concerns you may have during your initial consultation with your doctor.
What Is the Process for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation?
The platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation technique begins by using the patient’s own blood. The doctor will take a one-ounce sample of blood and, using a centrifuge, will separate the red blood cells from the serum containing concentrated platelets. These concentrated platelets are then applied through the skin using the micro needle system, which increases the absorption of the PRP, as well as other products, up to 1,000 times better than rubbing them on the skin.
We also inject platelet rich plasma intradermally, as a filler, to treat fine wrinkles around the eyes, nose, mouth, lips, neck, and more. Patients experience minimal discomfort and the effects can last up to a year.