Non-Surgical Procedures Jacksonville
Botox, the cosmetic, injectable version of the botulinum toxin, has become increasingly popular since it first burst on the scene. Over 10 million Botox procedures have been performed in the United States alone and its popularity seems to be continually on the rise as more and more people are coming to love this fast acting, virtually painless way to reduce those pesky common signs of aging. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for wrinkles and blocking the nerve impulses to reduce activity and create a smoother more youthful appearance. Administering Botox takes only a few minutes- so few in fact that many people even opt for a Botox touchup on their lunch breaks. The results, which generally last up to 4 months, are visible immediately.
Common areas treated with Botox include the furrow lines of the brow and frown lines. Botox has also been effective in reducing excessive sweating, muscle spasms of the neck and eyes and in relieving migraines. Talk to your plastic surgeon to find out if Botox may be right for you.
If you are unhappy with the sudden appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sunken in cheeks and other common signs of aging, you might look to Juvederm to fill out those lines and plump up your cheeks or lips. Juvederm can fill in wrinkles, folds and improve the overall appearance of lose, sagging skin.
Radiesse is another injectable filler used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Radiesse volumizes deeper and is best used in specific areas for long lasting reduction of deeper wrinkles.
Long, elegant lashes are a highly admired trait. Many women struggle to achieve the look with gluing on fake lashes and competing mascaras that promise to lengthen and define your lashes, but until now there has never been an FDA approved eyelash enhancement product on the market that really can achieve those long, elegant lashes you desire. Latisse, from Allergen, is a prescription treatment that is intended to treat hypotrichosis (aka. having too few eyelashes). One of the main ingredients in Latisse is bimatoprost which is known to stimulate lash growth.
The before and after photos of proven eyelash growth on those who use Latisse are truly amazing, but as with all products and procedures, there are potential risks and side effects. Some women may experience redness, itching, irritation and dryness of the eyes. Discolorations of the skin on the area of the eyelid the treatment is applied on, and potential allergic reactions are also a possible risk. Speaking to your skin care professional is the best way to determine if Latisse may be right for you.