Botox® & Dermal Fillers
BOTOX® and facial fillers can be used alone or in combination to beautifully relax wrinkles and restore volume to the face that has been affected by the environment, age and gravity.BOTOX® Cosmetic | Dermal Fillers
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein derivative of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Our experienced staff administers BOTOX® Cosmetic via a series of injections into the muscles of the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by inhibiting the transmission of nerve impulses, thereby decreasing wrinkle-forming muscle contractions. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help decrease unwanted wrinkles while preserving natural facial expressions.
How long do the positive effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic typically starts to improve your appearance in 48 hours with the maximum effect reached in two weeks. Results typically last three to four months and with repeated treatments may last longer.
Are there any side effects?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used for cosmetic purposes since its approval by the FDA in 2002.
As with any medical procedure, risks and side effects do exist. The most common side effects include bruising, temporary eyebrow or eyelid droop, a temporary headache and rarely flu-like symptoms.
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Dermal fillers are used to increase facial volume and can help to smooth wrinkles and soften creases.
What types of dermal fillers do you offer at PAMF?
Our experienced staff is pleased to offer the top FDA-approved dermal fillers to help you achieve the results you want.
Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus
(Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers)
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in almost every cell of our body with the greatest concentration in our skin. As we age, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases, causing collagen to snap like a rubber band, creating wrinkles and folds in the skin. Injecting water-loving, “jello-like” viscous hyaluronic acid into facial skin can temporarily increase volume and smooth wrinkles.
All these products come premixed with lidocaine (a common local anesthetic) to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.
Allergy testing is not needed before treatment as these dermal fillers are non-animal based.
Restylane and Perlane are manufactured by Medics. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are produced by Allergan.
Typically you will be able to enjoy the positive changes to your appearance for six to 12 months.
Radiesse, manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, consists of calcium-based microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel solution. This effective dermal filler is injected into moderate and severe wrinkles and folds in the lower face. Results may last up to one year.
Our knowledgeable staff will help you determine the right product depending on the treatment area, your specific needs, and the amount of correction needed to ensure optimal cosmetic results.
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