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The Beauty of Botox
Posted by: cnyha on Oct 28, 2010 in news

Botox and fillers, both of which treat wrinkles, are the two most common cosmetic procedures across the world. The main reason for their wide popularity and acceptance is that they achieve the desired results in nearly everyone. Millions of people across the world have been treated with both Botox and various fillers. Few side-effects have been reported.

Botox injection of fine wrinkles is the most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Botox is designed to treat wrinkles that are caused by contraction of muscles. The main locations for treatment are the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar region), and wrinkles at the edge of the eyes (crow’s feet). Botox works by interrupting the muscle’s function temporarily. It takes several days for the Botox to integrate in the muscle bed to see its effects and within 2 weeks, peak results are seen.  The results will normally last 3-4 months. It can be quite amazing to see the difference. This is the simplest way to quickly look younger, more youthful without any down time or surgery.

The injections are virtually painless since a very fine needle is used. It is necessary to have this performed by a skilled provider since every person will require a different amount of Botox and too much could create that frozen forehead appearance.  Botox is less effective in persons older than 65 since the thinning muscle may not respond as well.

Fillers have no age restrictions since these just fill in the static wrinkle, the type seen in the mirror with no facial expression. The commonly used fillers include Juvederm XC, Radiesse, and Restylane. Both Juvederm XC and Restylane are structured after the most common component in the skin, hyaluronic acid. Juvederm XC will last about 1 year since it is more tightly cross-linked than Restylane and takes longer for the body to naturally break it down. Radiesse is the newest generation of fillers and is comprised of tiny calcium spheres, which allows the body to deposit collagen in the area of injection, so it lasts 18 months. Fillers are great in that results are immediate. Nearly any wrinkle or scar can be treated and softened with fillers.

At Fusion Spa, the board certified physicians will perform a complete assessment and make recommendations for Botox or which filler is most appropriate.  The physicians perform all injections to achieve optimal results. A 2-week follow-up is scheduled for all clients.

If you have ever even considered Botox or fillers, or wish to learn more about these options, then call for a free consultation at 518-250-5758 or visit www.fusionspaofalbany.com for a full menu of spa services.  Fusion Spa and Allergan the makers of Botox extend additional savings through the Brilliant Distinctions Program…ask for details during your consultation.

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