The fastest-growing segment of the innovative personal-care industry, cosmeceuticals are cosmetics made with physician-grade/pharmaceutical substances - many are available only by prescription! These specialized clinical ingredients influence the healthy biological function of the skin by improving skin texture, tone and radiance while reducing wrinkles. Topically applied like regular cosmetics, these products are ideal for application post-treatment, as they promote prompt healing and prolong treatment effects.
Botox can dramatically reduce even your toughest wrinkles within 7-14 days!
Now the most common aesthetic treatment in the world due to its exceptional results and minimally invasive technique, BOTOX is FDA approved and has been safely used to soften and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, particularly vertical “frown lines” between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” at the corners of the eyes and horizontal “forehead furrows”.
The effects of BOTOX are temporary and usually last from 3 to 4 months. BOTOX does not require allergy testing.
Introduced at the nerve junction of the muscle, BOTOX blocks the release of the chemical that signals it to contract.
BOTOX reduces wrinkles by blocking muscle contraction; Dermal Fillers don’t affect muscles.
Since JUVÉDERM, Restylane and Belotero are used to make your lips look fuller, and smooth out folds, lines, and creases, we often recommend combining these treatments to enhance the overall effect: both relaxing muscles and softening wrinkles to give you a more youthful appearance.
You will start to see the effects of BOTOX in about 3 days, most of the effect within 7 days, and the full effect at the end of 2 weeks. We offer to see you again at this point to evaluate the effects and adjust the treatment if needed.
Because the effects aren’t immediate or drastic, you can get BOTOX on your lunch hour and then return to work without your co-workers suspecting you’ve had a treatment!
For optimum results, we do recommend that you not lie down for at least four hours afterwards, and avoid strenuous exercise for about 24 hours.
For many clients, the creases and static lines made by continually contracting muscles begin to fade with successive BOTOX® treatments. Clients who follow a regular treatment schedule often need less BOTOX® to maintain their youthful appearance.
If lines still persist around your eyes, mouth and other problem areas after the muscles are relaxed, we recommend Belotero®, a filler designed for treating fine surface lines.
The treatment consists of a series of tiny injections using a fine needle. Most clients find applying a cold gel-pack before and after the procedure is all that’s needed to eliminate any discomfort.
The injections themselves generally take 5 to 15 minutes, but please allow some time beforehand to discuss which areas you wish to have treated.
Our cosmetic dermal fillers include Restylane®, Perlane®, JUVÉDERM®, Radiesse® and Belotero®. Dermal fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin, reduce facial wrinkles such as “smoker’s lines” around the mouth, augment the cheekbones to provide a “lift” to the lower face, correct common problem areas like nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and to plump and enhance your lips.
JUVÉDERM, our most popular injectable dermal filler, is made by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX. Both Restylane and JUVÉDERM are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), the natural hydrating substance that makes your skin look firm and healthy. Age, sunlight and other factors reduce the amount of HA in skin; when it loses structure and volume, wrinkles and folds are the result. JUVÉDERM and Restylane are safe and effective ways to replace lost HA and restore your skin’s youthful fullness by adding volume to reduce lines and folds. You will see results right away!
Restylane and JUVÉDERM® don’t need allergy testing, and the effects usually last from 6 to 9 months – twice as long as collagen. And because their effects are temporary, you will avoid an unnatural appearance or hard lumps under the skin, which can occur with permanent fillers.
Voluma is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to volumize the cheeks to reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. Voluma is available in over 72 countries, including Europe and South America, and now it is approved in the US. We were the first in this area to use Voluma and have extensive experience. As Allergan diamond providers, we have some of the most experienced injectors in New England! We find Voluma can not only restore volume to the mid face, but gives a subtle lift to the lower face as well. As we age, we lose bone, fat and muscle in the mid face, and we lose the elasticity of our skin. Often that shows more in the lower face, with deep lines around the mouth, and chin. Voluma in the cheeks can lift and help these areas as well, even without direct injections into those areas. And Voluma can last up to 2 years, longer than other hyaluronidase fillers. It contains lidocaine which helps to temporarily numb the area injected, and makes it more comfortable. As always we try to enhance your looks while keeping your looks as natural as possible.
Radiesse is an injectable cosmetic filler made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Its firm consistency makes it ideal for restoring lost volume and correcting deep folds and creases around your nose and mouth, contouring and enhancing the cheekbones to provide a youthful lift to the lower face; and restoring lost volume to pre-jowl depressions along the jaw line. Because Radiesse® is not permanent, its placement can be customized as you age, avoiding the unnatural appearance or hard lumps under the skin which can occur with permanent fillers. It is a gel, but due to its firm consistency it is not used to enhance lips.
Radiesse® also doesn’t need allergy testing. It is unique in that it stimulates your body to produce new collagen, a youthful protein substance that occurs naturally in human tissue. You will see results right away, but because Radiesse® continues to work over time, they may last up to 12 months or more!
Radiesse for Men—it's not just for Women!
Dermal fillers are injected with a very fine needle, and to prevent injection discomfort, the fillers themselves are infused with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. For added comfort, a topical numbing agent can be applied beforehand. While injections in sensitive areas around the mouth may still be uncomfortable afterwards, we have several different ways to minimize this. Many clients do well with cold gel-pack applications before and after the procedure, some prefer dental nerve blocks to totally numb the treatment area. We will work with you to achieve your personal comfort level.
The injections generally take 15 to 30 minutes. If you prefer a topical numbing cream, an additional 30 minutes are needed for it to take effect.
Belotero®, Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® and Radiesse® are very safe, but some redness, swelling or itching immediately afterwards is normal. These reactions usually last for several days but can occasionally continue for a while longer. The treated area may be tender for that length of time.
All makeup is removed beforehand, but if you feel naked without it, try out our line of mineral makeup before you leave. Please wait 48 hours before using Tri-Luma®, Retin-A and other retinoids.
Any over-the-counter, herbal or prescription medication that reduces inflammation can actually increase bruising and cause swelling and bleeding at the injection sites. Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), Aleve and other NSAIDS, Vitamin E supplements and St. John’s Wort should be avoided for at least one week before your treatment.
Yes, but you should use an anti-viral medication such as Valtrex, Famvir or Zovirax (acyclovir) for 1 - 2 days before, and 1 - 2 days after, getting Belotero®, Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®. If you don’t have a current Rx, we can prescribe one for you.
Aesthetician Stephanie Liatsis, RN has such a superior injection technique that Allergan, the makers of BOTOX, selected her to train physicians and nurses from all over the country in advanced applications for BOTOX® and Cosmetic Fillers.
We’re also one of the first practices in the area to offer Belotero®, a new filler designed for very fine lines that persist after BOTOX® treatment, such as crow’s feet and forehead lines, as well as the fine “smoker’s lines” around the mouth that encourage lipstick “bleed”.
We now have “thick”, “medium” and “thin” fillers to address various problem areas in the best way possible!
I had a wonderful experience there yesterday! Dr. Walter was great, very thorough in his explanations and the injections were far less painful than I expected! As of this morning, I have absolutely no swelling or bruising! I am anxious for the Botox to kick in, and the Radiesse in my cheeks is just right, very subtle but effective!
Please tell Dr. Walter that I am very happy! Will see you in a couple weeks for my follow up!
S.S., Leominster, MA
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