BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
Please follow the following precautions before having Botox® or Restylane® Injections. Avoid substances that can thin the blood such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John's Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements as these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. As with any local injection, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to a recurrence if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
Restylane® is a natural substance (hyaluronic acid) that already exists in the body and is free of animal products. When Restylane® is injected into the skin, Restylane® causes a filling, a plumping effect that restores a softer, more youthful appearance to the face.
Restylane® is a safe and highly effective treatment when Injected along the lip margins (vermillion Border). Restylane® can give the lips a plump, pouty, youthful appearance. Restyalne® can also be used to fill in facial folds like the nasolabial folds (folds between the corner of the nose and the mouth) and the Jowls (folds from the corner of the mouth down to the chin). When Restylane® is used to fill in these folds, the result is an overall soft, youthful and attractive appearance. Restylane® can help you achieve this look in less than 30 minutes…there may be some minimal swelling and redness following your Restylane® Injections and Dr. Bergen advises you to use ice that day. Most patients having Restylane® treatments can use makeup to cover the area immediately following the treatment and many return to work after their Restylane®.
Restylane® can last up to six months after which time a follow up Injection of Restylane® will be required to maintain the plumping effects. Restylane® when used properly is a wonderful product and can give quick, favorable cosmetic improvements when in the hands of an experienced provider.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.