INJECTIONS & fillers
HOW DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC WORK?
Botox® is a purified form of a neurotoxin that relaxes muscle activity wherever injected. This reduces the formation of certain wrinkles and lines. A few strategically placed Botox® injections can minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines and other wrinkles around the eye and forehead area.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WITH TREATMENT?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
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Dermal fillers fill in wrinkles, folds and creases to help soften their appearance. Most of the popular dermal filler brands are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts and retains moisture. Dermal fillers are commonly used to fill creases and folds around the nose and mouth (i.e., the nasolabial folds) and to create volume in the cheeks. Dermal fillers can also be used to sculpt the cheekbones or fill out the lips.
At this time, Swoon proudly carries the following dermal fillers: Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra +, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma. The type of dermal filler used will depend on the area you wish to enhance and determinations made by our injections specialist, Dr. Cristen Krebs.