Other Facial Procedures

Botox

Botulinum toxin can be injected into humans in extremely small concentrations and works by preventing signals from the nerve cells reaching muscles, effectively leaving the muscles without instructions to contract, therefore paralyzing them.  In order for muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical messenger, acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter), at the junction where the nerve endings meet muscle cells. The acetylcholine attaches to receptors on the muscle cells and causes the muscle cells to contract or shorten. Injected botulinum toxin prevents the release of acetylcholine, preventing contraction of the muscle cells. The effect of botulinum toxin causes a reduction in abnormal muscle contraction allowing the muscles to become less stiff.

Medical and cosmetic uses of botox
Botulinum toxin is predominantly used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines in older adults. Beyond aesthetic applications, Botox has been found useful in treating a variety of medical conditions including eye squints, migraines, TMJ, excess sweating and leaky bladders. Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, with more applications under investiation.

Botulinum toxin is currently approved for the following therapeutic applications:

Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia (severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms)
Chronic migraine
Severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Hemifacial spasm
Glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)
Canthal lines (crow’s feet).
How is the botox procedure performed
Botuilinum toxin takes up to 72 hours to 2 weeks to take effect and make a noticeable difference.
Botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting it directly into neuromuscular tissue. It takes 24-72 hours to 2 weeks for botulinum toxin to take full effect, which reflects the time needed for the toxin to disrupt the synaptosomal process.

Botulinum toxin should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients.
$10. per Unit
Price range per area:
Between Eyes  $200.-$250.
Forehead  $200.-$250.
Crows feet  $200.- $300.
Underarms  $1000.-$1500.


Fillers

The filler Kathleen uses is Juvederm XL.  It can last up to 6-12 months.  It is great for
smile lines, thin lips, Marionette lines, Meseolabial lines and is great along with Botox, for lines between the eyes.

Filler injections are a cosmetic treatment used to smooth wrinkles or pitted scars in the skin, usually on the face. They are also used to make the lips fuller. When injected under the skin, a filler raises or puffs up that area. This usually goes away over time. There are many kinds of injectable fillers, but Permanent Impression Cosmetics uses hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, Captique). The hyaluronic acid draws fluid to the treated area.  $500. -$600. per syringe


Multiderm /(Microdermabrasion)

The MultiDerm Microdermabrasion is an exceptional exfoliation treatment with less irritation than other devices. One reason the MultiDerm treatments are more comfortable for clients is the massage – like paddle delivery system. It doesn’t cause damage to capillaries like traditional crystal-based or crystal-free microderm treatments.

The MultiDerm also allows you to treat larger areas than traditional microdermabrators with less irritation. The exfoliation capabilities of the MultiDermare superior to other devices on the market today. The ability to quickly and comfortably exfoliate a variety of areas of the body during one appointment. This treatment smoothes skin and regenerates natural collagen to reduce fine lines, brown spots, red spots, break outs, and reduces the dead cells of the skin to give a tighter, smoother, softer, and younger appearance of the skin.  This procedure should be done one to 3 months for the best results.

The fee for Multiderm is $125.00 per session or package of 5 for $500.00.  If you do it yourself, cost is $75.00 per session plus $10.00 per individual paddle or Package of 5 for $250.00 plus $10.00 per individual paddle.  (The paddles can be used up to 4 times.)


Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells and peach fuzz, in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion as well as allows product to absorb deeper into the epidermis to get a better results.

$75

Series of 6: $400.

Peels, Masks, and LED Therapy  Add on $35


Micro Needling/ Derma Roller

This is a great skin treatment for acne scars, large pores, sun damage, fine lines & wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and stretch marks. When Micro Needling Pen applied lightly over the skin, tiny prick marks are made which, as they heal encourage the production of collagen, the skin’s natural protein. It improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis as it stimulates new collagen fibers. This in return, improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also harmonizes pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. The procedure is not painful and involves minimal down time.

Derma Rolling is using the same process but a different device to achieve the same improvements.

Full Face: $200

Package of 6:  $1000. (save $100.)

Peels, Masks, and LED Therapy  Add on $35


 HydraFacial

Let 4 different serums that clean, smooth, hydrate, exfoliate, extracts, and infuses these serums to build collagen into your skin.  This facial will infuse serums such as peptides, antioxidants, glycol acids, and hylaronic acids to give that youthful glow.

Full Face:  $160

Peels, Masks, and LED Therapy  Add on $35

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