What is the appropriate amount Botox for the best results?

We’ve all seen people on television with that completely ‘frozen’ look, which is a sign that they’ve had a bit too much botox. It’s often so bad that it makes you want to think twice about getting botox injections yourself. What causes this unnatural appearance, and what is the appropriate amount of botox to inject for the best results (click here)?

About Botox
Botox is an anti-aging treatment commonly used for reducing frown lines, crow’s feet, and squint lines. Most patients generally see the effects of botox after about 3 to 5 days, but after 14 days the full results are apparent. Males typically require more units of botox than females.

How much Botox is needed for best results?
Injecting botox is an art, and in order to get the best results, the drug must be strategically placed in the right areas, using the correct number of units. There is generally a range of units recommended for each section of the face. If the amount is exceeded, the results are not as fresh and natural as expected.

It’s always best to get less botox rather than more, because more can be added if you need it. Botox usually takes about 14 days to take effect. If after that time has passed you are not happy with the results, you can visit your injector to determine if you need more botox.

If you are planning to have botox injections, remember to only consult with an experienced physician injector, preferably a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Botox in Orange County, CA
Clients in Orange County who would like to have botox injections done can contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine. Kyle Song, MD, is a skilled injector who performs a range of plastic surgery procedures.

How Botox can boost elastin in your face

Botox is an effective anti-aging treatment, and is probably the most common cosmetic treatment in the US. We know that botox can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles across the forehead, and at the corner of the eyes, but can it also improve the elasticity of the skin. Recent studies suggest that it can. So let’s find out just how botox can boost the elastin in your face.

The findings of a recent study out of Canada, suggest that botox may have long-term benefits for the skin. The research which was carried out by Dr. James P. Bonaparte (University of Ottawa), and Dr. David Ellis (University of Toronto), indicate that botox positively affects elasticity. The researchers noted that botox positively impacts both the pliability and elasticity (ability to recoil) of the skin.

The 43 women who completed the study were all given botox injections in the upper face. None of them had previously received botox injections. All the women had their skin assessed before and after the botox injections, using a device known as a ‘Cutometer.’  The Cutometer is used by plastic surgeons to measure changes in skin elasticity.

At the expiration of the 4 month study, all the women experienced an increase in the elasticity of their skin, which made their skin appear more youthful. The period of the changes in skin elasticity paralleled the duration of the effect of botox.  The study was published in the JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery, and can be viewed online at http://archfaci.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2293061.

Botox injections are available from Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. If you are interested in learning more about how botox can boost skin elasticity, call (770) 649-0094, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley.

Will Juvederm Voluma make my face fat?

Is There a Non-Surgical Neck lift for Tighter Skin?

High cheekbones, a well-defined jawline, and smooth contours, are some of the features normally associated with an attractive face. Age-related facial fat loss can rob the face of youthful contours, but Juvederm Voluma is a great way to plump cheeks, and make your face look youthful again.  But are you wondering– Will Juvederm Voluma make my face fat? If you are, read on to find out more.

About Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable facial filler by Allergan, and is approved by the FDA to restore volume and fullness to the midface and nearby areas.  Juvederm Voluma is a smooth product that flows well, and its thicker consistency makes it the ideal volumizer for the cheeks.

Like some of the other fillers on the market, Juvederm Voluma is derived from hyaluronic acid (HA), but the HA is cross-linked using a special technique that gives it greater lifting capacity.

How it works
Juvederm Voluma is placed deep within the tissues using a very small needle, and it works to provide maximum lift. The procedure takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and the effects can last up to 18 months, longer in some cases.

So will Juvederm Voluma make your face fat?
Juvederm Voluma injections should be done by an experienced injector who will ensure that the injections are placed in the precise location, using the right amount of product. This is the best guarantee you have of getting the natural results you desire. People who choose qualified, competent injectors rarely have complications.

Dr. Mark Craig of Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS is an experienced injector, who is very knowledgeable about skin care, so your face will be in expert hands. Why not call (662) 377-6290today and schedule an appointment, and find out how Juvederm Voluma can restore the youthful contours to your face.

Kybella vs. neck lipo: which is better?

Get Fuller, Longer Lashes

Neck lipo is the surgical treatment normally recommended to eliminate a double chin, but thanks to Kybella, injections can now be used to zap under-chin fat.  Kybella is a pioneering treatment that can melt fat under the chin without surgery, incisions, or anesthesia. Kybella vs neck lipo, how do they compare, and which is the better option.

Kybella Facts

Kybella is an injectable drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of submental (under chin) fat. It is derived from deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that is naturally present in the body, and assists with metabolizing dietary fat.

Kybella vs Neck Liposuction

How does Kybella compare with neck liposuction in terms of effectiveness, recovery time, and costs?

  • Effectiveness: Both Kybella and Lipo can eliminate deposits of fat in the chin, but cannot tighten the skin. However, there are lipo treatments that utilize laser technology that can make the skin tighter.
  • Recovery Time: Kybella is a non-invasive treatment and consequently has a shorter recovery time than neck lipo.  It takes about 2 to 3 days to recover from Kybella injections, while neck lipo recovery takes much longer.
  • Cost: Although the cost for Kybella is not yet finalized, patients may find it easier to handle because the cost is spread over a series of treatments (some patients may require up 6). However, payment for neck lipo has to be made in a single payment.

Which procedure is better?
Kybella may be a good option for patients who prefer not to undergo surgery. However it’s advisable to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon before making a decision.

Contact Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury MN, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Rocheford, to discuss which option would be better for you. Call (651) 739-1100 today for your appointment.

How does a non-surgical facelift with Ulthera work?

How Many Ultherapy Treatments Are Needed To See Results?

If you would like to rejuvenate your face, but would prefer not to undergo a surgical facelift, there are several non-surgical options to consider, including Ultherapy. Ultherapy provides very natural results thatgive your face a youthful, refreshed appearance. It also lifts the skin, and improves contours. But how does a non-surgical facelift with Ultherapy work?

What is Ultherapy?
Ultherapyis a non-surgical treatment that tones and tightens the skin using micro-focused ultrasound energy.  It also stimulates collagen, to create long-term improvement in the firmness of the skin. Ultherapy treatment can take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete. It typically requires one treatment to achieve optimal results, but full results can be seen gradually over the next 2 to 3 months.

How does Ultherapy Work
The micro-focused ultrasound energy from the device penetrates deep into the fibro-muscular tissues of the skin. The tissue is heated to the specific level that initiates the body’s own healing process, and as a resultmore collagen and elastin form,and eventually lifts and tightens the skin. The procedure is relatively painless, and there is no bruising or downtime.

Ultherapy is cleared by the FDA to non-invasively lift the brow, chin, and neck. It canbe used to tighten the jawline and neck, reduce wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, lift the cheeks and mid-face region, and lift the brows. Ultherapy provides very meaningful results, and is therefore an attractive alternative for men and women who are not yet ready for surgery.

Non-surgical facelift using Ultherapy is available at Cobb Wellness & Aesthetics, Roswell, GA. Call (770) 649-0094 today for a consultation with Dr. Linda Kelley. Dr. Kelley will offer an individual assessment, to determine if you would be a good candidate for the procedure.