Advanced Massage and Therapy is please to offer Cosmetic services at our Ness location.
Juvederm Injectable Gel
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are natural components of our skin which give it both volume and support. With time, these components diminish and our skin loses structure and volume resulting in sagging, wrinkled skin. Juvederm Injectable Gel is hyaluronic acid and is used to restore the volume that has been lost over time. It is a long lasting smooth gel that is used to fill in facial wrinkles and folds as well as restore volume to thinned lips. Because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, it dissolves naturally with time.
The treatment is performed by injecting the gel directly into the skin or lips using an ultra-fine needle. Topical anesthetic cream can be used to eliminate any discomfort from the needle making treatments virtually painless. As with any injection, temporary bruising or swelling can occur. Ice is often applied after treatment to prevent swelling. Make up can be applied immediately after. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities following treatment.
Juvederm and Botox
Botox® Cosmetic and Juvederm Injectable Gel work well together because they work in different ways in different areas to give the skin a more youthful appearance.
Lines of the upper face usually form from years of repetitive use of the muscles of expression. Forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes are most commonly treated with Botox.
On the other hand, the most common lines of the middle and lower face result from loss of volume. This is where Juvederm Injectable Gel comes in. It is used to replace volume, restoring facial fullness. The laugh lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (naso-labial folds) and extending down towards the chin (Marionette lines) are most often treated in this way. Flattening of the cheeks, thinning of the lips and hollow dark circles under the eyes can also be restored using Juvederm.
You want to look younger. The signs of aging have been bothering you lately. They’re making you look tired or angry. You see yourself looking older than you feel, but you don’t want surgery or any long recovery period.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily smooth facial lines, giving skin a smooth, rested and more youthful appearance.
It temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet around the eyes.
A Botox treatment only takes a few minutes and a noticeable difference is seen within days. The effects can last for up to four months.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulism bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause many facial lines to form. Relaxing specific muscles allows lines of expression to soften, giving the skin a smooth appearance within a week. Because specific muscles are targeted, desired facial expressions are unaffected. Skin sensation also remains unchanged.
What should I expect?
The appointment begins with a personal consultation. Your individual concerns are discussed and your questions are answered. Once everything is explained the treatment only takes a few minutes. A series of tiny injections is given which doesn’t require any anesthetic. In most cases there is no down time and patients can resume their normal activities.
The effects start to become noticeable within a couple of days. Best results are seen within two weeks. These results usually last for up to four months. Repeated use is recommended to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
By targeting specific muscles with appropriate doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic, only unwanted negative expressions should be affected. The muscle activity that causes facial lines is simply reduced. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done”.
Restylane products may be used to add volume and fullness to the skin, add definition and restore facial contours, and correct fine lines, moderate-to-severe wrinkles, and folds. The Restylane family of products may be used in the cheeks, as well as in and around the lips, jawline, and chin, as shown below:
Restylane can be used to help define facial contours, smooth wrinkles, and soften facial lines for a more youthful-looking you. Restylane may help:
Improve the look of smile lines and lipstick lines, smooth unwanted fine lines, enhance lips, restore jawline and chin contours.
Some new products are:
Kysee- for a beautiful fuller lip that lasts up to one year
Defyne- for nasolabial lines and marionette that lasts for up to 2 years.
Restore, Enhance and Refresh your skin
Our skin is remarkable, protecting our bodies from the outside world and repairing itself every day, regenerating regularly. However, with age, lifestyle and environmental factors – like sun damage and smoking – impact the condition of our skin.
The Restylane range of products is designed to help:
Restore a youthful-looking appearance by filling lines and wrinkles or adding volume
Enhance facial balance and harmony
Smooth wrinkles in specific facial areas, such as the cheeks, mouth/nose folds, lips and around the eyes
Refresh and improve the smoothness, elasticity and appearance of your skin for a radiant-looking glow
The broad range of Restylane products allows your healthcare professional to tailor a treatment program to your individual needs.
Nurse Injector Holly Vezina RN, has 37 years nursing experience and 15 years as Nurse Injector. She is working under the medical directorship of Dr. K.Dupreez. Holly genuinely cares for her clients while addressing each clients concerns individually and ensuring comfort during consultation and treatment! We will be offering 10% off botox for new clients, so come on in and get that fresh look that you so DESERVE.
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