What is Botox?
BOTOX® is the most popular wrinkle relaxer worldwide that is safe and proven anti-aging treatment. It is effective in significantly softening moderate to severe wrinkles, commonly called expression lines, such as Crow’s Feet Lines (around eyes), Frown Lines (between eyes – also known as the Glabellar area), and Forehead Lines, and Smokers Lines. BOTOX® can also be used to give a Brow Lift effect by improving the position and shape of the eyebrow. Typical results last four to six months. Once injected, it can last between 3-4 months depending on person’s metabolism.
Can you be over-treated or under-treated for Botox?
Yes – First visit is a Free consultation which will give you an approximation of how much Botox is needed to relax the muscles- this will depend on the type of muscle treated and the individual. We at Rejuva try to be conservative on the initial visit because we know that it is a lot easier to add Botox if needed than to remove Botox if over treated.
Is there a reversal agent for botox?
Unfortunately, there is no reversal agent for Botox or any other neurotoxin. It will have to take its time before the effects are gone. Hence, it is very important to know who is injected and how many years of experience do they have.
What areas can botox be given?
- Frown lines, Forehead
- Crows feet / brow elevation
- Under eye lines
- Bunny lines
- Upper lip to evert the lip so more pink of lip seen
- Upper lip for “smokers lines:
- To shrink the jaw line (masseter muscle)
- TMJ (reduces the clicking at the jaw joint)
- Contour jaw line (reduces pre-jows and double chin)
- Neck bands ( to regress the bands in the neck- gives elongated neck
- Reduces Gummy Smiles
- Elevation of Nose tip
- Elevations of corners of mouth (prevents the unhappy look)
What is Collagen and Elastin?
Collagen is the primary component of our tissues- approximately 80% is found in the Dermis of the skin (just below the epidermis which is your outer skin). Collagen gives us the strength in the tissue and Elastin gives the elasticity or the ability to stretch the tissue. Unfortunately, as we age, we lose the collagen and Elastin which leads to sagging of the skin and volume loss.
How do I build Collagen that will last for years?
There are many ways to stimulate collagen productions:
A. Sculptra (100% collagen building)
B. PRP (uses person own blood ) 100% collagen
C. Laser Collagen building (100% collagen stimulation
D. Micro-needling (100% collagen stimulation
E. Radiasse ( approx 20% collagen building and 80% filler)
F. Topical Grow factors (proven by research to stimulate collagen)
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable poly-L-lactic acid which is used to stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore structure and volume.
What are fillers?
Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It is naturally found in our tissues and it is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. It is considered the Scaffold for our skin. The different cross-linking varies between fillers.
How long do fillers last?
Fillers will typically last for 10 -12 months but it will depend on the person’s metabolism the area being placed and the type of fillers used. We do have some fillers that can last for 2-3 years as well.
Which fillers are best for which areas?
- Lips – Juvaderm ultra or ultra plus
- Smiles lines – Restalyne or RestalyneLYFT or Juvaderm ultra
- High cheek Bone – Radiasse/ Voluma / LYFT
- Mid check – Vera, Restalyne or Juvaderm
- Pre Jowls – RestalyneLYFT
- contour jaw line – Juvaderm or Vera
- Under-eyes (tear trough) – Only Restalyne
- Deep line between eyebrows – Silk
- Lines on top of upper lip (smokers line) – SILK
- Vermillion border of lips (outline for lips) – SILK
- Bridge of nose (straighten nose) – Juvaderm or restalyne
- HANDS to reduce aging (Radiasse)
- Temporal hollowness – Voluma/ Lyft or Sculptra
- Ear lobes filer – SILK
Can you reverse a filler if you don't like it?
Yes! Fillers can be reversed as long as they are Hyaluronic acid fillers. It will normally take 12-24 hrs to reverse it.
What can I expect after the injections?
Your can expect all of the following with any filler injections in the face. This will depend on the patient as well as the injector. On the whole, you can expect less than 10% chance of having the following at Rejuva :
– Pain during or after procedure
Things not to do prior to filler procedure?
Avoid NSAIDS (ASA, Motrin, Ibuprophen ) and Alcohol at least 3 days prior.
What can we do if we end up with a bruise?
– If the bruise happened less than 24 hrs and it is a large size, then we expect you to come into the clinic and have a IPA laser Zap to the area. This will improve the bruise by 90%.
– You can also apply Arnica before and after procedure.
What fillers will last the longest?
– Voluma (2 years)
– Radiasse (2-3 years)
– Restalyne Lyft (12-15 months)
– Juvaderm Ultra plus (12-14 months)
Does Rejuva offer free consultations?
Yes, you can come in for a Free consultation. Our injector will evaluate your face and make recommendations. We will review all the prices and specials as well. If you feel comfortable enough, then you may have the procedure at the same day. Otherwise, you can wait and reschedule.
What is a chemical peel?
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Facial skin is mostly treated, and scarring can be improved. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin. To accomplish this task, the chosen peel solution induces a controlled injury to the skin. (Ref :Healthline)
What is the down time for a chemical peel?
Light chemical peels do not require much down time. Medium and Deep chemical peels can require two to three weeks of recovery time. The procedures can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.(Ref : Healthline)
Are chemical peels healthy?
Yes, it’s completely safe. “Chemical peels work best for people who are experiencing hyper-pigmentation, textured skin, discoloration, and acne scarring. A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation process that penetrates deeper in the skin in order for the top layers of the skin to start shedding. (Ref : Elle)
What is Skin Pen Treatment / Micro Needling?
SkinPen is a medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body.For a wide variety of patient-types including patients of all skin-types Microneedling has been safely used.(Ref: dermacarehr)
How many treatments are needed for laser treatments?
You’ll see results after your first appointment, but it’ll take several treatments to permanently reduce hair. In four to six sessions, spaced about four weeks apart, you’ll see 70 to 80 percent reduction in hair growth. For best results, get maintenance treatments done once a year for at least a couple years.(Ref : Byrdie)
Does hair grow back thicker after laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal does not make hair grow back thicker. If regrowth does occur after the full amount of recommended treatment sessions, the hair is usually much finer than the original growth and can be maintained with one treatment every six months. (Ref: Australianskinclinics)
What are wrinkle relaxers?
Over several years of making facial expressions, wrinkles, lines and folds can begin to develop in the eyes, nose and mouth areas. Wrinkle relaxers such as BOTOX® and Dysport® are non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatments that create long-lasting results with zero downtime.
Wrinkle relaxers are derived from the botulinum toxin and are also referred to as neurotoxins or neuromodulators. Injected directly into the muscles of treated areas, wrinkle relaxers block nerve signals from creating the underlying muscle activity that creates fine lines and wrinkles. This process safely and temporarily relaxes the treated areas of the face.
What is Dysport?
Designed specifically for lines and wrinkles in the forehead and eyebrow areas, Dysport® creates visible results in just two to three days for most patients and lasts for up to four months.
Am I a good candidate for Wrinkle Relaxers?
During your consultation, our medical team will assess several factors such as your health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations to determine whether wrinkle relaxers are the best course of treatment for you.
Are there any side effects?
Slight bruising, swelling, redness and itching at injection sites are common and should subside a day or two after treatment. An allergy test may be performed prior to treatment to reduce the risk of adverse reactions.
While wrinkle relaxers are clinically-tested and have proven safety profiles, each type of treatment has its own set of possible risks and complications that will be disclosed to you during your consultation. Results may vary from patient to patient, but with regular treatment, wrinkle relaxers can effectively manage aging skin.
Contact Rejuva Aesthetics and Wellness Center today to schedule a consultation and find out how wrinkle relaxers can smooth and tighten your skin.