Botox® Cosmetic & Juvederm Treatments Coming Soon
Syracuse Medical Has an FDA Proven New Way For You To Reduce Wrinkles and Look Younger.
Are you tired of seeing the signs of aging creep in every time you look in the mirror? Wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet around your eyes and forehead, or laugh lines around your mouth? Over the years, all of the smiling, frowning and squinting leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Botox injections coupled with Juvederm fillers target these unsightly lines to help create a smoother, more youthful complexion. Not only is Botox one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market, Botox treatments and Juvederm fillers are also considered safe by the FDA. And now you can get this treatment at Syracuse Medical. When both men and women want to retain their youthful looking skin and reduce age-induced wrinkles, they turn to Botox and Juvederm.
Used cosmetically, Botox is a non-surgical, FDA approved, injectable treatment that works to improve the appearance of aging by softening and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. This allows you to look younger without surgery, sedation, or anesthesia. Botox is a great option for people looking to attain a youthful looking appearance again.
How Botox® Works
Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, reducing the muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form. Botox injections are formulated from a hardened protein called botulinum toxin A, which forms naturally in the body. By blocking the nerve impulses, botulinum toxin A blocks nerve cells from transmitting commands to the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and age lines to appear. Since these muscles aren’t receiving a signal to contract, they relax, thus smoothing the skin and resulting in a younger appearance. Over time the botulinum toxin A that is injected beneath the skin naturally dissolves. After procedures, the targeted skin looks fuller, more relaxed, and radiates a youthful glow.
Unlike surgery, Botox, is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. The procedure takes about 10 minutes. Botox treatment is injected into targeted facial muscles using a fine needle. Patients report seeing results within 2 to 14 days with results lasting up to 6 months.
Bothered by the deep lines on your face or wish you had fuller lips? If you look into the mirror and wish you once again had a youthful appearance, adding Juvederm to your Botox treatment is the solution. Juvederm is a next generation dermal filler that smoothes lines and folds in your skin. It is a procedure where the filler is injected under the skin to minimize wrinkles that is quick, easy and effective. We have seen this treatment erase years away from our patient’s appearance. Juvederm is made with hyaluronic acid and as you age, this diminishes in the body. By adding volume in the forms of hyaluronic acid we can reduce “laugh lines” and fine lines around the mouth. Juvederm can also be injected into the lips to give you fuller, more beautiful looking lips.
Recommended Pre-Treatment Care
We recommend that for one week before treatment avoid the following medications and supplements…
- Excedrin (and all OTC pain pills except Tylenol)
- Vitamin E
- Gingko Biloba
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Cod liver oil
Also, we recommend not drinking alcohol 24-48 hours before treatment. Avoid sun exposure to the area to be treated and do not take ANY muscle relaxing medication for at least 3-5 days prior to treatment. This is because All of these products make your blood platelets less effective and your skin more prone to bruising.
How To Achieve The Best Results
After your Botox treatment, you should try to exercise the muscles that have been treated for the first 24-36 hours following treatment. Practice frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting. This will help the treatment work into your muscles and give you a better outcome from the procedure. This will NOT have a negative impact on your treatment even if you forget to do this step.
We recommend not doing the following…
- Do NOT get a facial, rub or massage the treated area for at least 24 hours
- Do NOT lie down for 3 hours after treatment
- No strenuous exercise until the following day
- Avoid any exposure to a sauna, hot tub or tanning for 4 hours
After Botox is injected into the targeted areas a weakening effect will gradually begin anywhere from 3-7 days after treatment and will not be complete for approximately 2 weeks. Optimal results will be seen 2 weeks after treatment and will last up to 6 months. However, if you maintain your treatment appointments with the recommended frequency the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 6 months. Results will vary in every person.
Possible Side Effects From Botox Injections
Some patients, although very few, experience a mild headache following treatment. You may take Tylenol to help relieve the pain but please avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nurofen or other anti-inflammatories as they may increase bruising. Patients have also noticed some mild redness, tiny bumps or very slight swelling. These generally go away within a few hours after treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment or any side effects, please email our office or call 315-622-0102.
What You Can Expect From Your Treatment
Botox and Juvederm injections are an exceptionally safe, fast and non-surgical way to once again look YOUTHFUL without the risks and side effects of surgery. This treatment has no post-procedure recovery time and will have you loving the way you look in the mirror again.
The end result… patients have been able to turn back the hands of time, increasing their youthful appearance. Look like you did 10 years ago and gain back confidence by getting your Botox/Juvederm treatment today! Contact our office to schedule your consultation.