BOTOX® or DYSPORT
At Lotus Laser & Spa, all our injections are done by Brian Whaley, ARNP 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 or Dysport 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 or Dysport 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® / DYSPORT will not radically change your facial expressions.
Another concern that we hear often is eyelids drooping! 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 practitioner.
The Restylane family of injectable facial fillers are instant volumizers based on hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring gel and have been used since 1996. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that is found largely in the skin. Its primary function is to provide volume and elasticity to the skin. As we grow older, our skin loses volume and begins to develop changes shown as volume loss, 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. There are different types of Restylane: Lyft, Silk, Defyne, and Refyne.
Concerns that can be improved by volume enhancement of the aging face using Restylane injections include:
Nasolabial folds (smile lines), Sunken cheeks (midface volume loss), Droopy corners of the mouth (marionette lines), Frown lines between eyebrows, Deep-set eyes, Tear trough area, Lip lines, Thinning lips, Sunken acne scars, Jowls.
Kybella® is the only non-surgical treatment for double chin. It destroys fat cells and reduces the appearance of double chin. Submental fat is a common problem among men and woman, even if they are not overweight. The submental fat is often times resistant to diet and exercise.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in April of 2015 for treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin. Most patients require a few treatments to achieve the desired results.
Most common side effects of Kybella are bruising, pain during injection, firmness, and swelling. All of these side effects typically resolve within a few days
Sculptra is a unique facial volumizer in that it stimulates production of your own skin and soft tissue collagen. Sculptra has been used with great success and has been coined by some as a “Liquid Face Lift”. This non-invasive treatment smoothes the deepest of creases and wrinkles. Sculptra is injected using a fine needle, and by using numbing medication we can minimize the discomfort. Over time, it works by stimulating collagen production in the skin and fills in what has been lost with age. Results are gradual and, depending on the level of improvement desired and the severity of the problem, a number of monthly treatments may be needed.
Sculptra can be safely combined with other favorite facial treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm, to give you an immediate improvement while the long term effects of Sculptra are being produced.
discomfort around the treated area. These side effects are typically minor and may be minimized by using icepacks immediately following treatment. It is a good idea to avoid aspirin or related products before your Sculptra treatment to reduce risk of bruising.