Frequently asked questions:
What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein and contains no live Bacteria. We use only Botox provided by Allergan, which is the only approved source in the United States.
How does it work?
It restricts muscle contractions. Wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions.
How long does it last?
3 to 4 months and possibly longer.
Can I get too much Botox?
Too much Botox in one sitting can result in a Frozen forehead, or lowered brow, or drooping eyelids. Some people will develop immunity. A lethal dose would consist of about 2,500 units or 25 vials at a single sitting!
The minimum dose required to achieve the desired effect will be best.
How can I avoid resistance?
Alter injection sites, Switch to a different serum, such as Xeromin or Myobloc.
What areas can be treated?
Horizontal forehead lines, Crow's feet,
Frown lines. Generally.
Who should not have Botox?
Pregnant or lactating women, People with neurological diseases, such as Lou Gherig's Disease, Myasthenia Gravis or MS.
People who have a fever, flu or cold symptoms. If you have these, please reschedule. People who have allergies to cows milk, or human albumin,or Botox or infection or dermatitis at the injection site.
People who have had recent blephroplasty, or laser resurfacing. People who have needle related anxiety or syncope.
Please reschedule if you are on antibiotics or aminoglycosides.
What are the risks?
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Allergan's Juvaderm #Fillers
- Frequently asked questions,
- Pre and Post Care instructions,
- Consent form with risks, benefits, contra-indications
- Medical History Form
with Dermal Fillers can smooth out folds and wrinkles, add volume to
the lips, and contour facial
features that have lost their
fullness due to aging, sun exposure, weight loss, or illness, etc.
rejuvenation can be carried out with safely and with minimal
complications. This procedure may involve using one to several syringes
depending on the product and/or the depth of the wrinkles/folds.
An anesthetic numbing medicine used to reduce the discomfort of the
injection, may or may not be used. These Dermal Fillers are injected into
the skin with a very fine needle. The products produce a natural volume under
the wrinkle, which is lifted up and smoothed out. Often multiple injections are
needed to achieve the best correction and the results can often be seen
immediately. Since these filling agents
are considered temporary, periodic touch-up injections are necessary to help sustain the desired
level of correction. Studies have shown, if a full correction (enough
product is used) initially, and periodic touch up treatments (maintenance) are done,
a synergistic effect occurs stimulating the body’s own response to produce collagen,
which “may” prolong the results of the correction and “possibly” less product
will be needed at future treatments.
All medical and cosmetic procedures carry risks and
possible complications. You have a right
to be informed about your condition, the treatment, and possible complication
so that you may decide whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing
the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure
is not meant to alarm you; it is simply an effort to make you better informed
so you may give, or withhold, your consent for the treatment you are requesting.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
include but are not limited to: 1) Commonly, post treatment discomfort, swelling, redness, lumpiness, and bruising which
generally subside within a few hours to days (bruising may last up to 2 weeks
depending on the patient’s healing mechanism).
Less common side effects are:
2) Post Treatment Itching and discoloration of light blue hue under skin
associated w/hyaluronic acids 3) Post treatment infection associated with any
transcutaneous injection 4) Reactivation
of Herpes (cold sores) 5) Localized Necrosis and/or sloughing, with
scab and/or without scab if blood vessel occlusion occurs. 6) Failure to achieve desired result.
Complications: 7) Allergic Reactions
formation/ hypertrophic scarring **(dermal filler treatments are not indicated
in individuals who are susceptible to hyper keloid formation).***
Some patients may experience additional swelling or
tenderness at the injection site and in rare occasions, pustules might form.
These reactions might last for as long as approximately 2 weeks, and in
appropriate cases may need to be treated with oral corticosteroids or other
If you are
considering laser treatment, chemical skin peeling or any other procedure based
on a skin response after your dermal filler treatment, or you have recently had
such treatments and the skin has not healed completely, there is a possible
risk of an inflammatory reaction at the implant site.
Hyaluronic Acids have
been shown to be safe and effective when compared to collagen skin implants and
related products to fill in wrinkles, lines and folds in the skin on the face.
Its effect, once the optimal location and pattern of cosmetic use is
established, can last 4-6 months or longer without the need for
How does micro needling work?
your blood will be drawn by a medical professional, and placed in a
centrifuge, where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma.
Plasma is the clear serum in the blood and it contains growth factors
that stimulate regrowth of connective tissue. It is used in other
medical modalities, but for facials, it stimulates collagen and elastin
a small series of 20 fine, short needles are passed over the skin of
the face,making micro perforations in the skin. There is no damage or
removal to the epidermal layer. The post traumatic response of the skin
is to produce collagen and elastin. And since there is no damage to the
existing collagen or elastin, it adds to what is there, causing an
Does it hurt?
It feels like a sunburn. The redness will resolve in 24- 48 hours. At
this time, you may Not use makeup on your skin. You will be given a home
care kit containing serums to apply. This may contain your blood
plasma. These will be more effective, since your skin is
What are the benefits?
elasticity, facilitates higher product concentrations of serums, can
lighten pigment with the appropriate serum, decreases wrinkles and frown
lines, increases skin moisture,reduces
bags and dark circles, scars,acne scars, stretch marks, cellulite,
local fat excess, (when used on tummy or buttocks) reduces pore size,
and can even increase hair production when used on the scalp.
#micro needling., #dermal rolling,
Who is not eligible for this procedure?
The Medical Professional will not knowingly treat any clients
who younger than 18 years of age,any who have acute or chronic infections, skin
diseases such as SLE, porphyria, allergies, cancer, is undergoing chemo
treatments, Severe metabolic and systemic disorders, blood disorders,
hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, critical thrombocytopenia, chronic
liver disease, underlying sepsis, or systemic use of steroids during this
See theCONSENT FORM