Medical esthetic services involve high-technology care that represents the cross of healthcare and beauty services. It is the use of advanced aesthetic technologies to provide a medically based procedure designed to cause a significant cosmetic change or enhancement.
The most popular cosmetic medical procedure is Botox. Botox is injected into the facial muscles but really doesn’t affect the muscle at all. Botulinum toxin affects and blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that innervate the muscle. There is no loss of sensory feeling in the muscles. Once the motor nerve endings are interrupted, the muscle cannot contract. Botox is a muscle relaxer. When that muscle does not contract, the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin will stop. The skin then starts to smooth out, and in approximately three to ten days after treatment, the skin above those muscles becomes nice and smooth. The effects of Botox last for approximately three to four months, at which time the patient needs re-treatment.
Juvederm is an injectable, colorless, hyaluronic acid gel. It contains a small quantity of local anesthetic and is injected into the facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds. It is typically injected around the nose and mouth.
Juvederm is very safe because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring. Juvederm can last up to two years. After those two years are up, you are welcome to come back and receive treatment again. You can expect results immediately. There is no downtime after the treatment either.
There are many reasons why people receive Juvederm. As we age, our skin typically ages with us. As a result, wrinkles begin to occur. Many people begin to feel self-conscious about this and long to have youthful-looking skin again. We are happy to help these people achieve their goals.
Our office is filled with the latest technology to ensure that you receive the results that you are looking for. Our entire staff is friendly and always willing to answer any of your questions.