Botox & Dermal Filler Treatments
Correcting Facial Wrinkles, Volume
& Signs of Aging
Wrinkles, facial folds, thinning lips, loss of cheek and facial volume are all natural signs of aging that everyone one goes through. The goal is to minimize, or even reverse, this aging process by utilizing non surgical ways to turn back the clock and age gracefully. Our Nurse Injector, Amanda, has developed a variety of techniques and means through minimally invasive injectables to keep you looking and feeling great! Under the mentorship and education of Dr. Stanwix, many classes, and copious experience, Amanda has the ability to deliver that special look you deserve and desire. She always provides the highest standard of care, strictest safety measures, and optimal of all results. By using Botox and Juvederm Injectables, she will not alter your appearance, but enhance and highlight your natural beauty!
Botox® is an established injectable using Botulinum Toxin which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
Excessive facial wrinkles.
Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic can be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the Botox® treatment. Typically a small amount (1/2cc or so) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Dermal Fillers, such as Amanda's preferred array of Juvederm products, are a form of natural occurring hyaluronic acid compounds that fill volume in a variety of facial locations. It provides a way to add volume to areas lost or that just some enhancement naturally. Typically, fillers last about 9-12 months, but some last 2-3 years
Reasons for Considering a Dermal Filler Treatment:
Lower eye grooves and tear trough
loss of high cheek bone look
droopy corner of the mouth
Hallow areas in the face
Your appointment starts in the comfort of Stanwix Plastic Surgery, a haven for your facial injectable needs. After a consultation with Nurse Injector Amanda, you will have a definitive plan to enhance your beauty through dermal fillers. She may use one of the many Juvederm products (Vobella, Vollure, Voluma, Ultra, Ultra XC) to individualize your care. Next, Amanda uses a specialized numbing cream developed at Stanwix Plastic Surgery to numb and make comfortable the areas of injections. With the use of a mirror, Amanda slowly starts to inject the dermal filler into the areas required to deliver the results you desire. She is meticulous with her placement, and will frequently have you look in the mirror to see how much more or where you would like additional placements. Its great to be able to see the changes immediately!
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines of Nurse Amanda will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 72 hours. Bruising may occur, therefore, ice is a must , as well as arnica, bromalin, and other natural anti bruising herbal oral and topical supplements. Swelling may be worst in the first 3 mornings after injections, but then settle into that amazing look!