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FAQs2019-08-05T15:57:00+00:00

If you’re new to injectables, rest assured that we carry and administer safe, effective and top-of-the-line products.  Please read below. If you have any questions or would like either a phone or in-person consultation with one of our providers, please contact us.

What is Botox® Cosmetic2019-08-04T21:52:17+00:00

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling treatment of its kind:*

  • It’s the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults
  • A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime
  • You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines
  • It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines

*Data collected through May 2016.

How much research has gone into BOTOX® Cosmetic?2019-08-04T21:53:54+00:00

How much research has gone into BOTOX® Cosmetic?

When you choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can trust in its established track record. Backed by over 15 years of clinical studies, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 96 countries. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic has been described in more than 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

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What should I expect? Does treatment hurt?2019-08-04T21:55:52+00:00

What should I expect? Does treatment hurt?

Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist can instead apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

How much time does treatment take?2019-08-04T21:55:43+00:00

How much time does treatment take?

The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.

Will my face look overdone or unnatural?2019-08-04T21:56:05+00:00

Will my face look overdone or unnatural?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.

Compare the before and after pictures of real patients in our gallery, and see the difference for yourself.

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When will I see results?2019-08-04T21:56:27+00:00

When will I see results?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.

How many injections will I receive?2019-08-04T21:55:34+00:00

How many injections will I receive?

Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with your specialist, he or she will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Remember, only BOTOX® Cosmetic is approved to treat all three of these areas.

For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye.

For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into the muscles between your brows and in your forehead.

For the forehead lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into a muscle in your forehead.

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How long is the recovery time after treatment?

Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.

What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?2019-08-04T21:55:24+00:00

What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.

Can I save on treatments?2019-08-04T21:55:08+00:00

Can I save on treatments?

Yes! But be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment.

The best way to save money on your treatments is to enroll in Brilliant Distinctions® ,the Allergan consumer loyalty program that helps you earn points for savings on future treatments. It’s easy, and free!

Learn more and join over 3 million other members who are saving on their treatments.

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Do men receive treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic?2019-08-04T21:54:58+00:00

Do men receive treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Yes. The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% over the last 20 years. And the number of men specifically choosing treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic has also risen fast– in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.

Is there a “generic” BOTOX® Cosmetic?2019-08-04T21:54:31+00:00

Is there a “generic” BOTOX® Cosmetic?

No. If it doesn’t say BOTOX® Cosmetic on the vial, then it isn’t BOTOX® Cosmetic. It’s important to understand that medical formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among products, so no one product can take the place of another. This is why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

BOTOX® Cosmetic has a one-of-a-kind formulation. And BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind. Backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been described in 495 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

Finally,  Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic, owns the entire manufacturing and packaging process, which helps ensure the reliability and safety of each vial.

To get proven, reliable results, make sure it’s BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Botox® Cosmetic – Safety Information2019-08-04T21:53:34+00:00

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes.

APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.

To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605.

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

What is JUVÉDERM®?2019-08-04T21:58:27+00:00

JUVÉDERM® is the world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid (HA) facial fillers.*

JUVÉDERM® products blends into the tissue, which may contribute to the natural look and feel assessed, as a result of treatment.

Each JUVÉDERM® facial filler is designed for a particular purpose, whether it’s to treat fine or deep lines/folds, restore facial volume6 for a lifting effect, or reshape and redefine the lips. Your healthcare practitioner may suggest several treatments from the JUVÉDERM® range to create a tailored treatment plan for you.

JUVÉDERM® is made by Allergan, the world leader in medical aesthetics. Allergan has over 60 years of experience in stringent product manufacturing. Our range of JUVÉDERM® facial fillers is made using innovative technology.

* Based on healthcare professional tracking market research, from over 1000 healthcare professionals in the largest 13 aesthetic markets worldwide.

What is hyaluronic acid?2019-08-04T21:58:13+00:00

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a natural substance in the body that delivers volume to the skin. Modified HA is the main ingredient behind JUVÉDERM®. Getting treated with JUVÉDERM® helps add volume to different areas of the face without surgery while also temporarily restoring the volume loss beneath the surface.

Can JUVÉDERM® facial fillers look and feel natural?2019-08-04T21:59:11+00:00

Our patented technology allows JUVÉDERM® facial fillers to blend with the tissue under the skin to keep you looking like you, whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning.

During consultation, your healthcare practitioner will look at your face whilst it’s still (static) and moving (dynamic) to make sure they’re able to give you a result you’ll be happy with.

How long will my JUVÉDERM® treatment last?2019-08-04T21:59:24+00:00

Results with JUVÉDERM® can last up to 9–24 months, depending on the particular JUVÉDERM® filler and the areas treated.

JUVÉDERM® filler treatments are temporary and so you will need retreatment. If you decide not to have any more treatment, it will naturally be absorbed into your body, and the effects will fade away.

What are the potential side effects of treatment?2019-08-04T21:59:33+00:00

Potential side effects associated with JUVÉDERM® products include temporary injection-site reactions such as:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Tingling/numbness
  • Firmness/bumps
  • Bruising
  • Discoloration

These reactions may occur immediately or may be delayed, and can last for up to a week. Injection in the lip may cause more swelling and bruising due to the unique physiology of this area. As with any injection, there is a risk of infection. This is not a complete list of side effects. If inflammatory reactions persist for more than one week, or if any other side effects develop, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

How much does treatment with facial fillers cost?2019-08-04T21:59:44+00:00

The price of each treatment varies according to the area being treated and the volume of product needed to achieve the desired effect. Your healthcare practitioner will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your own unique aesthetic goals and advise you on recommended treatment options and their costs.

How soon can I return to my normal routine?2019-08-04T21:59:54+00:00
You may experience swelling or redness after treatment. Most people can return to their normal routine on the day they are treated, depending on treatment received.
How can I maintain my results?2019-08-04T22:00:14+00:00

Results with JUVÉDERM® can last between 9-24 months, depending on the treatment chosen.

Facial filler treatments are temporary so if you decide not to have any more then any remaining hyaluronic acid will be naturally absorbed into your skin, and the effects will fade away.

Are there any Do’s and Don’ts?2019-08-04T22:00:22+00:00
After treatment, you may be able to return to your daily routine without disruption. However, your healthcare practitioner might advise avoiding a few things like wearing makeup on the treated areas, extended periods in the sun, saunas, UV rays or very cold temperatures, for a while.
When should I book a follow-up appointment?2019-08-04T22:00:30+00:00
Your healthcare practitioner will advise on how best to maintain your results. They may suggest a follow-up appointment 2 weeks after treatment.
Juverderm – Safety Information2019-08-04T21:57:56+00:00

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Are there any reasons why I should not receive any JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulation?

Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.

What precautions should my doctor advise me about?

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied
  • The safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 years or over 65 years, the safety of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels in patients under 18 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in patients under 22 years has not been studied
  • The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area, JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC for areas other than facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC in areas other than the lips and perioral area have not been established in clinical studies
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment
  • Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with this product may be at a higher risk for side effects
  • Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection
  • Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site
  • Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment

What are possible side effects?

The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels included injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, most side effects were moderate and lasted 2 to 4 weeks. For JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less.

One of the risks with using these products is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

To report a side effect with any JUVÉDERM® product, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871. Please visit Juvederm.com or talk to your doctor for more information.

Available by prescription only.