As we age, our skin starts losing its elasticity. Your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. However, Salcedo Medical Center & Vein Institute offers treatments designed to offset the effects of aging while restoring a more youthful and vibrant appearance. We are trained experts in the use of Botox® and Juvederm®
Botox® is a wrinkle relaxing injection that is approved by the U. S. Food & Drug Administration. This treatment is used to relax the fine lines and wrinkles in the face, particularly in the forehead and eye area. Horizontal lines across the forehead, vertical lines between the brows, and lines fanning out from the edges of the eyes (the crow’s feet) can all be treated very successfully with Botox®.
Botox® works by freezing the muscles that create wrinkles. When injected into very specific areas, the impacted muscles will not be able to contract like they usually do. This means that lines get smoothed away and that the patient won’t be able to keep making the movements that will cause the wrinkles to come back.
Botox® contains an active ingredient known as botulinum toxin protein. While botulinum toxin protein could be dangerous in very large quantities, this protein is highly purified to be completely safe for use in the human body. Because the quantity used is so small there is a minimal chance of any side effects.
The price for Botox® treatment varies by patient. Each person has different areas of concern, so the first thing that the doctor will do is to ask the patient where they’d like wrinkle correction. Once the target areas are determined, the doctor can determine a price for treatment based on the number of Botox units needed. Most people need anywhere from 10 to 40 units during treatment, but it can vary widely.
The frequency of Botox® treatment can vary according to individual patient needs, but for most people, the treatment lasts for around 3 months on average. The doctor will help each patient decide which treatment plan works best for their needs
Botox® is one of the least invasive and most effective ways to reduce wrinkles today. At Salcedo Medical Center, Dr. Salcedo can help patients relax the wrinkles away.
Juvederm® is a widely used facial filler. A smooth gel that is effective at reducing wrinkles and scars. It uses hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid holds in the water at an injection site and acts as a cushioning agent. It can add volume and a smoother appearance to the skin, taking months off of your appearance. Most patients will need multiple treatments.
Juvederm® is both effective and safe, and can greatly enhance the appearance of the skin. It is minimally invasive, using a needle to inject the filler into an area. To ensure patient comfort, a local anesthetic is applied to the injection site so that pain or discomfort during treatment is minimal.
After receiving treatment, patients should avoid:
Most Juvederm® side effects are mild and short-lived. They usually resolve in less than a week and localize at the injection site. Some of the most common side effects include:
Healthy skin expresses youth, health, and vibrance. For many, achieving and maintaining clear skin is easier said than done. Fortunately, our medical experts are uniquely skilled at client treatment and care. If you want to love your skin again, book an appointment with us today to learn more about your options. We are here to help.