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Botox®

Women and men LOVE getting Botox®.  The injections are comfortable- Carla uses the tiniest of needles and has great technique!  It takes less than 15 minutes for the entire visit typically.  You can go right back to work or errands.  

Many people want to try Botox® for the first time because they realize their expression makes them look like they are angry or they look tired when they look in the mirror. One study has even shown that Botox helps improve mood- more than likely because we look less "down" when we look in the mirror.  Professionals like its effects because it helps them look less harried and more calm.

 Though it is possible to create a "plastic" look, most clients prefer to reduce the frowning appearance and leave some movement for expression.  Results vary and some people need more or less.  Results typically last up to 3 months but may last only 2 months- or as long as 6+ months.

Carla charges by the unit of Botox® injected. Many others charge one set fee by the location.  A starting dose of 20 units for the area between the brows is typical.  You may need more or less than that depending on your anatomy.  After your injection, if you need more to achieve the look you desire, you can return in 10-14 days for a "touch up".  It takes 10 days to see the full effect so it is always better to do too little, than too much, at first.

Botox® is proven to be safe and effective in reducing the lines in the glabellar region (between the brows) and crows feet. Botox® is also used for the horizontal upper forehead lines, crows feet, upper lip lines, marrionnette lines, smoothing the neck, enhancing the jawline, and reducing the appearance of jowls. The more you use, the more you save per unit!

 

Juvederm® Filler


Juvederm
® is a hyaluronic acid that is injected to volumize the cheeks and fill in naso-labial folds, marionette lines, lips and more.  It is temporary but long-lasting.  Juvederm Voluma® for the cheeks typically lasts for 2 years. Lower face filler typically lasts 12-15 months. Even at the end of those timeframes, there is still improvement over baseline. 

Juvederm® is my choice for a filler because it is smoother in texture and less likely to leave the "lumpy" texture other fillers might.  It is also a better value due to its longer lasting effect!

 

Belotero® Filler

Belotero® is a hyaluronic acid much like Juvederm but is specially formulated so it can be injected more superficially if needed. The advantage to this is that it can fill superficial lines without risking what is called the Tyndall effect. The Tyndall effect results in filler showing through the skin when injected superficially as blue deposits of filler. Belotero® is manufactured in such a way that it does not create the Tyndall effect. Other fillers, like Juvederm® and Resylane® must be injected deeper to avoid this unpleasant effect. Thus, these other fillers don't work well for superficial lines like 'smoker's lines' or the lighter lines around the mouth and chin.