Top Anti-Aging Treatments
Over time we naturally develop fine lines and wrinkles in areas of the face due to repetitious muscle contractions from normal everyday living. Smiling and squinting can create the “crow’s feet” around the eyes, while raising your eyebrows can result in forehead lines.
At iGlow Med spa, we recognize your desire to maintain healthy, youthful skin with simple steps to ensure great results that look natural. We start with FDA-approved and dermatologist recommended products ranging from simple creams and sunscreens to BOTOX®, Dysport®, Juvéderm® and Restylane®
How Botox and Dysport Works
BOTOX® and Dysport® are great treatments used to quickly and painlessly reduce and soften facial wrinkles especially around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead, between the eyebrows (the elevens), the vertical lines above the lip (smoker’s lines), the square jawline appearance and gummy smiles. It is also used to treat migraine headaches and excessive under arm sweating. Finally, it is also effective in reducing the unsightly platysma (neck bands) that come with aging.
BOTOX® and Dysport® both address these wrinkles by relaxing muscle tissue to the point where they prevent the muscle from contracting. When either product is injected into a targeted muscle area the nerve impulses that control muscle contractions are temporarily blocked. The resulting decrease in movement and relaxation of muscles reduces the appearance of wrinkles in the area, giving your face a natural, refreshed and youthful look.
The amount of BOTOX® or Dysport® varies from patient to patient. The onset of action is usually 3-7 days and typically will last 3-4 months. BOTOX® and Dysport® work by reducing the movement of the muscles responsible for wrinkle production, leaving you with a more youthful and natural expression.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet 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.