At Looking Glass MedSpa & Laser Clinic, we perform many non-surgical procedures for enhancing your appearance in a less invasive way. We offer many different types of injectables and fillers to help you look & feel beautiful. Contact us for a consultation to see which procedure is right for you.
Safety note: If you are pregnant and/or a nursing mother, BOTOX® treatment is not recommended.
BOTOX® is highly purified form of botulinum toxin produced by the bacterium claustridia botulinum. The product does not contain any of the potentially lethal bacteria that can cause botulism, just the toxin it produces in a highly purified form. The toxin is capable of paralyzing human muscle. It has been used for years to treat various problems including eye deviation, eyelid spasm as well as facial tics. As you age, you develop wrinkles and furrows on your face. Some of these are a result of sun exposure and gravity, others are a direct result of facial muscle action of the skin. It is the last variety of wrinkles that respond to BOTOX®.
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle areas where there is too much tension. Therefore, it may be used to treat facial lines caused primarily by the action of muscles on the skin. The ideal areas to treat are the deep creases found between the eyebrows, the crows feet wrinkles, and forehead lines. Other wrinkles such as those around the mouth and in the neck region are less frequently treated with BOTOX® because paralysis of these muscles often leads to functional impairment or asymmetry. The cost of treatment is usually around $600. Beware of prices less than this, often this is because the BOTOX® injected is highly diluted or some inferior bootlegged product.
Most people find that the injections cause only mild, temporary discomfort. Topical anesthetic applied to the skin and allowed to penetrate for a few minutes minimizes the pain of the multiple needle sticks. Having the patient listen to music with earphones during the procedure can minimize the annoying “squishing” sound.
Immediately following the injection, there may be mild swelling and bruising which usually resolves overnight. Less frequently there is some bruising that disappears after a few days and is easily covered by camouflage makeup.
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur. This may last up to a few months but usually resolves sooner. Rarely, numbness may develop in the treated area.
Injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic has been shown to be very effective. Excellent results may be obtained after a single session and typically last for 2 to 4 months. It is best to perform the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections no more frequently than every three months. Problem muscle areas cause gradual atrophy and can shrink, allowing the wrinkles they cause to fade away. It is unusual for the patient to benefit from more than three injections in any given area. It usually takes up to one week to see the full effect of the treatment.
BOTOX® injections are performed onsite at the Looking Glass office. Prices start at $400 for the first area treated, $200 for each additional area.
Sculptra® Aesthetic gradually replaces lost collagen, a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth.As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician or nurse. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
Sculptra Aesthetic works within the deep dermis, your skin's structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that has been depleted over time.
If face wrinkles or other signs of age are making you look older than you feel, B Medical Spa has the solution for you. JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is a filler that works to correct age-related volume loss, specifically in the cheek area. These treatments help create a nice, smooth contour, which helps dramatically in bringing back your youthful appearance.
Our experienced JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC providers will take the time to explain each injectable available during your consultation, and they will help you determine which options is ideal for you.
As you age, you start to lose Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring, hydrating substance found in your skin, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is the first and only HA filler that is FDA-approved to add volume and a nice, subtle lift to the cheek area.
While Allure offers various filler and wrinkle reduction options, JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is specifically used to target the cheek or mid-face area for anyone over the age of 21. This treatment provides a very natural-looking and long-lasting result that can last for up to 24 months.
Juvederm® XC is a smooth gel filler used by our staff to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment you can enjoy smooth and natural-looking results that typically last six to nine months or more. We also use Juvederm® XC to enhance the shape and fullness of lips.
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. As we age, however, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in our skin. Depletion of HA causes skin to lose structure and volume. This creates unwanted facial wrinkles and folds such as the “parentheses lines” commonly seen around the nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like Juvederm® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
Botox, or in this case, “Brotox” is a neurotoxin which can be used to weaken the muscles of facial expression that are responsible for those deep lines around your eyes and forehead that make you look angry or tired. Dr. DeWeese has twenty year long history of treating male clients and is an expert at creating a more youthful but natural appearing result.
Hyaluronic acid gel fillers can restore the volume that time steals from your face improving contour and static wrinkles that contribute to the appearance of advancing age. The areas of depletion tend to differ in genders and Dr. DeWeese understands the differences in aging of the male and female face. He can use injectable fillers to make you look rejuvenated without looking feminine.
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