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PuraVida's injectable menu offers a wide array of products to address not only the wrinkles themselves, but the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form. Injectable fillers plump up wrinkles while other agents, such as Botox® and Dysport, prevent the muscle contractions that lead to etched lines.
Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical, treatment option for those of us fighting the signs of aging. Botox® is designed to reduce the excessive muscle activity that causes fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Frown lines and facial wrinkles can be a thing of the past with Botox® Cosmetic.
Botox® cosmetic is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. This protein relaxes the muscles so that the skin's appearance becomes smoother and more youthful looking within days.
Botox® Cosmetic is used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines found between the brows. It is also used to help lessen the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead or around the eyes. Botox® will, over time, fade these symptoms giving you an instantly smoother, rejuvenated appearance that will last for about four months.
Botox® treatments have also been found to be successful in the treatment of other facial lines and wrinkles around the lower eyelids, as well as the nasal fold (found around the nose and mouth). Botox has also been used as a non-surgical brow-lift or when used in conjunction with surgical procedures including forehead lifts, face-lifts, and eyelid surgery.
Because Botox® is a non-surgical treatment option, its wonderful benefits are not permanent but will last upwards of 4 months. Results are different for everyone but will leave you with a rejuvenated facial appearance. Extremely severe lines may never completely fade, but will gradually become less noticeable. Your doctor will work with you in designing a treatment schedule that will create optimal results.
If you decide to discontinue your Botox® treatments, you will notice a reemergence of the lines and wrinkles you had lost.
Before receiving a Botox® injection your doctor will ask about any allergies or medical conditions that may make Botox® a less than ideal treatment option for you. No anesthesia is needed; if you are sensitive to pain your doctor may recommend an anesthetic cream or cold pack to numb the area.
The treatment procedure is fast and easy. Your doctor will decide where to place each of the injections for your optimal results. The entire injection process only takes about 10 minutes. And what's more is there is little to no downtime, so you can go back to your regular activities without missing a step.
Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 are possible candidates for Botox® injections. Studies have found that 90% of patients showed improvement in the severity of their frown lines and wrinkles. Only your doctor can decide if Botox® is right for you. Patients with certain medical conditions, those that are pregnant or may soon become pregnant, and those with recurring infections or on recurrent antibiotic use may not be candidates for Botox® injections.
For many patients Botox® is a perfectly safe treatment option. However, it is important to inform your doctor about any diseases affecting muscular control, any allergies, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and any medications you may be taking, as they may react adversely with the ingredients found in Botox®.
The most common side effects are pain, infection, inflammation, swelling, redness, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site. For some patients, temporary eyelid droop and nausea may be experienced following a Botox® injection. Patients with various neuromuscular disorders (ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are examples) have a higher risk for serious side effects.
Dysport® has been FDA approved and released in the U.S. to join Botox® in the fight against wrinkles. Dysport® has actually been distributed for cosmetic uses abroad for several years. Dysport® got its start, not as a cosmetic skin care treatment, but as a medical remedy for muscle spasms and movement disorders. The drug's benefit for aging skin was discovered as a pleasant side effect, and the Dysport® movement took off from there.
Injectable fillers, sometimes called "dermal fillers", are specially designed cosmetic treatments that are used to reduce and sometimes eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that make us look older. They help to reverse the signs of aging while providing a more youthful, refreshed, and healthier appearance. Say goodbye to the lines, creases, and hollowed areas that many of us get as we age; and say hello to the fuller, healthier, look of youth. When searching for the perfect dermal filler it is important to understand that each is designed in a specific way to meet your specific needs.Read More
Bellafill® is a unique injectable collagen filler that instantly fills facial wrinkles for a beautiful, natural look and long lasting results. Bellafill is the only dermal filler on the market that is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe acne scarring. Because this product contains purified, denatured bovine collagen, a skin test is recommended prior to your treatment.Important Safety Information
Bellafill® is indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. For more safety information, please visit www.bellafill.com.
Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that gives you subtle results over time. The injections, performed in a series of treatments over a few months, works to restore lost volume. It is made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which is gradually and naturally absorbed by the body.
Juvederm® The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Juvederm® product line in June 2006. Juvederm® is an injectable treatment for moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm® products are gels made from hyaluronic acid. They are injected into the face. Doctors report good results after a single treatment with Juvederm®, and the results last for at least 6 months.Juvederm® is a gel produced from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring element in skin that helps to produce volume and hydration. This gel is designed to refresh the look of skin and erase the signs of aging. This is the only FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler that has a proven track record for great results, found quickly and safely.
XEOMIN® is the latest neurotoxin to join Botox® and Dysport® in the US. It is FDA approved for treatment of frown lines and wrinkles in the face. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that paralyze wrinkles and soften frown lines by blocking the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions.
A revolutionary technology, known as selective photothermolysis, is a treatment that can be tailored to treat age spots, hyper-pigmentation, facial spider veins, rosacea, acne and more. As technology is constantly improving, we now have an option that provides a comfortable yet effective solution.
BBL™ - Photo Rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment designed to treat the visible signs of sun damage, brown spots, rosacea, broken capillaries and age spots. Over time, our skin begins to show the signs of aging. By using this Broad Band Light technology, Photo Rejuvenation can help to create younger looking skin. A pulsating broad beam of highly concentrated light is directed to the specific area being treated. This light selectively targets the desired area and will not cause damage to the surrounding skin. Photo Rejuvenation is the only procedure that can treat vascular redness, the appearance of rosacea, brown spots, and sun damage.
Photo Rejuvenation is a safe and effective treatment option. Any side effects are mild and temporary. These may include redness, bruising, or temporary darkening of brown spots.
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Aging skin loses its elasticity, starts to show age spots or hyperpigmentation, suffers from broken capillaries or red spots, and starts to sag. We have many ways to address these issues with a combination of lasers, peels, neurotoxins and fillers, not to mention physician-grade products.
We all get wrinkles as we get older – they're a normal part of aging.
With age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the skin's inner layer, called the dermis, begins to thin, hence undoing skin's stretchiness and structure. Aging skin also starts to lose its ability to hold on to moisture, makes less oil, and is slower to heal. All of which contributes to the wrinkling process.
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Did you know that 36 percent of women are bothered by age spots?
These dark patches are known technically as hyperpigmentation and typically appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms. They are caused by the over-production of melanin, the brown pigment within the skin, brought about by long-term exposure to ultraviolet light. Other causes may include aging, poor liver function, genetics, hormonal changes and certain medications.
Many of us have been battling acne by using the typical creams and ointments, but now there is an innovative technology that can leave your skin looking clearer and smoother in just a few short weeks.
Acne is a condition that causes inflammation of the skin in the form of clogged pores, pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads. Severe acne can lead to scarring. This new BBL Pulsed Light Technology can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars as well. The BBL Pulsed Light Technology produced from the Sciton Laser dramatically improves skin condition and gives you back the clear complexion you have been striving for.
Rosacea is a very common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30.
The diseases cause redness and or bumps on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The disease often flares when something causes the blood vessels in the face to expand, which causes redness. Common triggers are exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths. Swings in temperature from hot to cold or cold to hot can also cause a flare-up of rosacea.
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Chemical peels can treat the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin; this chemical is designed to cause specific layers to peel off by separating or blistering, allowing smoother and healthier skin to emerge.
Medical facials are more aggressive than a regular facial at a day spa, because we often combine microdermabrasion with some stronger level peels than are used elsewhere. These are often customized to target your exact concerns, such as aging, acne, or rejuvenation. These treatments are designed to pamper you as well as to give you a medical grade treatment.
Now you can have younger looking, healthier feeling skin with a popular new treatment-the MicroLaserPeel®. This peel treats skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. You can see real improvements in just a few days. It is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin. You will experience smoother, healthier, more vibrant skin, with significant, immediate changes in skin texture and tightness.
The MicroLaserPeel® procedure was designed for those wanting more than microdermabrasion or light chemical peels, and have little time for a prolonged healing process.
The MicroLaserPeel® removes a thin layer of damaged skin to improve texture and provide a more youthful appearance. It provides superior results because it can be administered with great precision of depth.
MicroLaserPeel®'s beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells grow and resurface the treated area. The result is healthier-looking skin, often with reduced wrinkles and improved color tone. Patients often remark that it looks like their skin changed from looking tired to looking vibrant.
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Dr. Apgar will customize your plan based on your needs and may choose to combine this procedure with others to further personalize and maximize your results.
One of the primary advantages is that it causes little pain as it does not penetrate very deeply. At its most shallow setting, most people can tolerate treatment with no anesthetic at all. At deeper settings, a topical numbing cream can be used as well as the Zimmer chiller, which blows freezing cold air on the skin during the procedure, providing excellent numbing.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice your skin is red or pink. The dehydrated skin will peel away within the next few days following treatment. You may experience some skin redness and a sensation resembling a mild sunburn, as well as mild swelling. Most patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness once the skin heals in approximately three to five days. Depending on the depth of treatment, most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work within three to five days also.
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. We don't need to tell you, but as a reminder, always use sunscreen to protect against those harmful UV rays.