Performed by Alyssa D’Arcy R.N., Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Injectable treatments are an excellent option for patients seeking a dramatic yet non-surgical way to transform their skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers can safely and effectively provide a smooth, youthful appearance. While the procedures are minimally invasive, the results from injectable treatments are dramatic. Alyssa D’Arcy, R.N. offers BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, and RADIESSE® to help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.
As we age, our skin loses tightness and elasticity. When this happens, repetitive muscle contractions cause wrinkles to materialize in the form of frown lines, “crow’s feet,” and forehead furrows. By blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes these wrinkles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure is simple, involving a series of small injections just below the surface skin of the area being treated. No anesthesia is necessary, and there’s no post-procedural downtime. Initial redness or swelling disappears in about an hour, and your rejuvenating results should reach full bloom within seven to fourteen days. BOTOX® injectable treatments typically produce results that last between three and six months. Individual results may vary.
Youthful skin naturally contains an abundance of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support and elasticity, while hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge, binding water to hydrate skin, giving it volume. As we age, however, both substances slowly begin to dissipate, allowing for the formation of lines and wrinkles, especially around the nose and mouth. In addition, loss of facial volume can give a hollow, shadowed appearance to the cheek areas. Time, sun exposure, and other environmental factors can contribute to a loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which can be treated with injectable fillers.
This injectable dermal filler uses HYLACROSS™ technology to replace skin’s hyaluronic acid, restoring volume while smoothing wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® is a gel infused with lidocaine that primarily treats unwanted lines in the nose and mouth areas. When injected into the lips, it provides a plumping, volumizing effect. What distinguishes JUVÉDERM® from other hyaluronic acid replacements on the market is the gel’s smoother consistency, which delivers natural-looking, long-lasting results. The results achieved with JUVÉDERM® can last 6 to 9 months. Individual results may vary
RADIESSE® is made of calcium-hydroxylapatite microspheres, the same mineral composition that is found in bones and teeth. In addition to treating wrinkles and plumping hollowed cheek areas, these microspheres actually serve as a scaffold to support and stimulate the regrowth of your skin’s own collagen. The rejuvenating effects of RADIESSE® are visible immediately, and can last 9 to 12 months. Individual results may vary.