DERMAL FILLERS & BOTOX

BOTOX®

At Lotus Laser & Spa, all our injections are done by our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Gogenola who has been an injector for many years with amazing technique. One of the greatest combination treatments done in our clinic involves the simultaneous use of Botox and dermal fillers. With such combination treatments, an “instant face lift” may be achieved with minimal to no down-time. The results are amazing!

The cost of Botox depends on the amount used, typically the larger and stronger the muscles being treated, the higher the number of units required to produce the desired results

We’ve all seen the actresses and actors who take it too far and end up with a frozen look. Our goal is to make you look younger and more refreshed while maintaining your natural look. Your lines will soften within days but BOTOX® will not radically change your facial expressions.
Another concern that we hear often is whether BOTOX® can make eyelids droop! While it is true that “ptosis” or drooping eyelids is a potential side effect of BOTOX® injections, this effect only occurs when the injections are done incorrectly, and can easily be avoided by choosing an experienced BOTOX® injection professional like Dr. Gogenola.

DYSPORT®:

HOW IS DYSPORT DIFFERENT FROM BOTOX?
Dysport, like Botox is a purified protein that has the ability to relax muscles where the injection was done. The relaxation produced by Dysport just like Botox is temporary usually about 3-6 months. The same area should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DYSPORT?
Any individual who whishes to minimize the aging process around the eyes and forehead is an appropriate candidate for this type of treatment. Dysport like Botox is not recommended for women who are pregnant or are nursing. Any person who has had a disease that affects the muscles and nerves, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome. Also, to make sure you tell your doctor about all medical conditions or any surgeries planned. As for pre-treatment consideration, we ask that client not to take any medications with Aspirin, Ibuprofen, NSAID, Fish Oils and / or vitamin E for a couple of days prior to treatment to minimize the chances of bruising at the injection site.

WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost depends on the amount used (units) which has to do how large and strong the muscles being treated are. We also reward our repeat clients who maintain their Dysport treatments at Lotus with additional discounts and credits towards the subsequent procedures.

Dermal Fillers

Perlane®:

As we grow older, our skin loses volume and begins to develop changes recognizable as wrinkles and folds. Some of the main components of healthy skin are water, fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. There are a number of injectable cosmetic fillers available to help improve upon one’s facial appearance and achieve a more youthful look without plastic surgery. These fillers restore the lost volume and smooth out skin wrinkles.

Perlane is a member of the Restylane family of products. Like Restylane, Perlane restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It provides immediate enhancement to areas of your face — including lips, superficial lines around the mouth, forehead lines, and smile lines. Perlane is very similar to Restylane and is a non-animal Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the body, so it naturally dissipates with time. All living organisms have Hyaluronic Acid in their bodies. In humans, this substance creates volume in one’s face, giving it a healthy, young appearance. Perlane is a slightly longer lasting formula than Restylane due to its thicker consistency and thus greater filling capability and longevity.

Before treatment with fillers, avoid using Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Ibuprofen), St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Restylane®:

Restylane is safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that is made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. It is in a clear crystal gel. Restylane is currently approved by the FDA for use in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is believed to last up to six months. There is virtually no downtime with Restylane. Redefine your beauty with Restylane.

JUVADERM

Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel that is injected beneath the skin to smooth wrinkles and folds on the face. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. Therefore, Juvederm injections add volume & hydration to the skin, and restore a naturally smoother appearance to the face.
JUVADERM provides a smooth, natural look and feel, so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! The JUVADERM injection process takes only about 15 to 30 minutes and results are immediate.

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