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Cosmetic Procedures
 

 

Restylane

 

Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. Common areas to inject are laugh lines, lips for a natural fuller effect, vertical upper-lip lines, marionette lines, corners of the lips to reverse sagging, and deep frown lines.

 

There is virtually no down time with Restylane injections and one can resume work or normal activities immediately. The procedure is simple and convenient and results are practically instantaneous.

Restylane has been used safely worldwide since 1996. Restylane is made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar found in the skin. As it is a natural substance found in the human body, there is virtually no risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction and therefore no pre-testing is required. The advantage it has over collagen injections it that it may last twice as long (six to nine months).

The most commonly reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at injection sites, which typically resolves in two to three days. It is best to avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's Wort, or high-dose vitamin supplements prior to treatment because these may increase bruising.

 

Botox

 

Botox has been approved by the FDA and is very effective at removing fine lines on the forehead, the eyes and around the mouth. Although not a permanent solution for wrinkles, BOTOX usually last from 4 to 6 months and can produce results that can be seen in as little as 48hrs.

 

FDA approved for candidates between the ages of 18-65. It is also is an excellent treatment for patients who suffer from TMJ, by forcing the muscles to relax. The procedure only takes minutes with results that will last up to four months. Results are noticeable within as little as 2 days. Another bonus, it is non-surgical, no anesthesia, little discomfort, and is one of the most common/sought after cosmetic procedures.


In 2002, the FDA approved the use of Botox for cosmetic uses to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles. Since that time Botox has received a great deal of publicity. Botox, however, has been an FDA approved treatment for muscle disorders of the eye since 1989.