By: Susan McCann ARNP, Certified Aesthetic Provider
February 25, 2018
BOTOX® Cosmetics has revolutionized facial rejuvenation. It’s a great way to safely and rapidly reduce facial wrinkles without surgery and is by far the number one cosmetic procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetics uses a purified protein to temporarily relax the small facial muscles that contribute to wrinkle formation.
The areas most commonly treated with BOTOX® Cosmetics are the creases between your eyes, forehead and “crow’s feet.” BOTOX® Cosmetics can also be used in the lower face to lift the corners of the mouth, reduce wrinkles around the mouth, and soften necklines.
Most patients will notice that the treated wrinkles will decrease or disappear altogether within a couple days. Some patients do not see complete results for up to 2 weeks. The results typically last 3 to 4 months.
JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE®
JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® are injectable, synthetic gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that can add volume to your skin by filling in wrinkles, and stimulating collagen. These injectables can also be used to add volume to your lips, cheeks and lower face called smile lines. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our skin that adds fullness and elasticity to its appearance. JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® are most commonly used to fill wrinkles called laugh lines – the lines between your nose and mouth and lower face. JUVÉDERM® and RESTYLANE® results are seen immediately and can last from 6 to 24 months.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation, begin with a consultation in order to understand how each product works to achieve your goal – A natural looking refreshed appearance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan McCann, ARNP, Certified Aesthetic Provider
Susan McCann is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the American Nurses Association (ANA). She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of South Florida where she was inducted into the prestigious International Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. McCann has been selected by leading Medical Aesthetic Companies, Allergan, and Galderma, to train Physicians, PA’s, and ARNP’s on injectable products and treatments. Susan is committed to staying current with advances in non-surgical facial and body enhancements to ensure the highest standard of care for patients here at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics.