Neurotoxins and fillers are minimally invasive treatments that can be performed in our spa.
Neurotoxins and fillers are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today. Whether you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, add volume to your lips, or enhance your facial features, BOTOX® or Dysport and Juvéderm® or Restylane are a few effective solutions that can help you achieve your desired look.
What are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins refer to a class of cosmetic products that are used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the muscles responsible for these facial expressions. These neurotoxins are typically injected into specific areas of the face, such as the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow’s feet), to create a smoother and more youthful appearance.
The most commonly used neurotoxins in the aesthetic industry are based on a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. The brand names of these products we use are BOTOX® and Dysport. While the primary use of these neurotoxins is for cosmetic purposes, they also have medical applications, such as treating conditions like muscle spasms, migraines, and excessive sweating.
The effects of BOTOX® and Dysport typically last between three and six months, and the treatment is safe and minimally invasive.
What are Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are a popular type of dermal filler used in the aesthetic industry to restore volume, enhance facial features, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and suppleness. In cosmetic applications, synthetic versions of hyaluronic acid are used in various formulations to provide temporary and reversible improvements to the skin’s appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the skin using a fine needle or cannula. Once injected, the gel-like substance adds volume and hydration to the treated area. It can fill in wrinkles, plump up lips, and enhance facial contours. HA fillers can also stimulate collagen production over time, contributing to longer-lasting results.
There are several brands of hyaluronic acid fillers available, with Juvéderm and Restylane being the two we offer. Each brand offers various formulations tailored to different treatment areas and desired results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally considered safe when administered by trained and experienced medical professionals. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the body, allergic reactions are rare. Additionally, one advantage of HA fillers is that they can be partially or completely reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase if the patient is not satisfied with the results or if complications arise.
HA fillers can be used in various areas of the face, including the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds (lines between the nose and mouth), marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin), and under-eye hollows.
The results of hyaluronic acid fillers are typically noticeable immediately after treatment, and they can last from several months to a year, depending on factors like the type of filler used, the treated area, and an individual’s metabolism. Maintenance treatments are required to sustain the effects.
The procedure is minimally invasive and usually takes a short amount of time. Discomfort is often minimal, and some fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to improve patient comfort during injection.
Prior to receiving hyaluronic acid filler injections, individuals should consult with a qualified medical professional to discuss their goals, medical history, potential risks, and expected outcomes.
What to Expect During Treatment
Both neurotoxins and fillers are minimally invasive treatments that can be performed here at Cool Renewal Spa. The procedures typically take between 15 and 30 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities in the Charlotte, North Carolina area immediately afterward.
During the treatment, the targeted area will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort. Your desired neurotoxin will be injected using a very fine needle, while filler will be injected using a slightly thicker needle. Patients may experience mild discomfort or swelling after the treatment, but this typically resolves within a few days.
Are Neurotoxins or Fillers Right For You?
If you’re considering BOTOX®/Juvéderm or Dysport/Restylane, it’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional who can help you determine if the treatment is right for you. All neurotoxins and fillers are safe and effective treatments, but they may not be appropriate for everyone.
In conclusion, BOTOX®/Juvéderm or Dysport/Restylane are effective cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Whether you’re looking to smooth out wrinkles or enhance your facial features, neurotoxins and fillers can help you achieve your desired look in a safe, minimally invasive way. Book a consult today to determine if these treatments are right for you!
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SKINVIVE™ by JUVÉDERM® is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) microdroplet injectable in the US to improve skin smoothness of the cheeks. This product increases hydration to improve skin smoothness and provide a lasting glow for up to 6 months with optimal treatment. Also, in a clinical study, patients treated with SKINVIVE™ reported higher satisfaction with how glowing, hydrated, refreshed, and healthy their skin looked.