Botox & Fillers
What is BOTOX® Cosmetics?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe active facial wrinkles in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
What causes wrinkles?
Some wrinkles naturally occur due to loss of skin volume as we age. Other wrinkles are the result of the muscle movement under your skin. When your facial muscles contract they causing a pleating of the overlying skin. It is these "dynamic" wrinkles that can be eliminated with the use of Botox treatments. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic) is a protein complex that blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by which nerve cells initiate muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles' ability to contract, frown lines and other active wrinkles are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week.
What is the treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure. A DaVinci Skin Care physician makes a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause your moderate to severe wrinkles. No anesthesia is required, and there is no downtime afterward.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic right for me?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. But first, please contact DaVinci for more information.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances which are injected into different areas of the face or hands to replace the loss of skin volume that occurs as the skin ages. Most fillers today are made from different formulations of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally occurring in the skin. Our Medical professionals will discuss the various injectables and recommend the one that will be right for you. All fillers utilized at DaVinci Skin Care are FDA approved.
Why use Dermal Fillers?
The primary use for Dermal fillers is used to provide facial contouring. These formulations can add fullness, lift, and balance to your face to provide a more youthful appearance. Generally fillers can last from 6 to 18 months depending on the type and area of the face treated.
Where are Dermal Fillers used?
Dermal fillers can be used to fill out lines and wrinkles around your mouth, eyes, nose and forehead and to provide balance to your face if your face is not symmetrical. Two popular areas for treatment are the nasal labial folds and the "marionette" lines. Fullness and volume can be added to the lips, cheeks, chin, under-eye area, nose and hands.
Dermal Fillers can also be used to fill and smooth the scars and pitting left by cystic acne, and other skin disorders or accidents.