In addition to good skin care, we encourage a total approach, including Botox and fillers to maximally improve your appearance.
- Botox and Dysport – muscle relaxers to prevent those movements that cause facial lines
- Fillers – fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is present in young skin, are excellent, virtually risk free skin rejuvenators. Includes Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Sculptra and Belotero. We also have Radiesse, a calcium based filler for deeper contouring.
Botox and Dysport
BOTOX® Cosmeticis a purified pharmaceutical product manufactured by Allergan. It contains Botulinum toxin type A. When injected into an overactive muscle, it weakens the muscle cells by inhibiting the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.
In small doses BOTOX® Cosmetic allows relaxation and smoothing of the overlying skin, thereby, eliminating areas of active wrinkling. Dosing and technique of injection are very important for an effective and lasting result. Technique of injection is important also to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Weakening of the muscle begins in 2-3 days and typically lasts 3-4 months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not new to the medical community and has been used successfully for more than twenty years to ease spastic or tight muscles around the eye and neck.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. Women may talk about their looks more often, but men are concerned about their appearance as well.
Why shouldn’t they? A man who goes to the gym to work out and cares about his clothes and grooming is a man who not only cares about his appearance, but what it says about him personally, as well as in business.
Men are also doing something about their brow lines. A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may be perceived as angry or stressed—and he doesn’t want to look that way. That’s why it’s not surprising that men are also choosing BOTOX® Cosmetic, a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment.
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment requires little time out of the office. So, it’s possible to have the procedure done during a lunch hour and head right back to the office.
Set up your next procedure a few weeks before it’s “due.”
Talk to Doctor Powell about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, and learn more about getting started with BOTOX® Cosmetic. You may want to hear what others have to say about their treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, and to check out the Before and After Photo Gallery.
Also ask us about Dysport.
Instant and Long-Lasting Wrinkle Correction
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
These fillers are the first and only cosmetic dermal fillers made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. This hyaluronic acid is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA,™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster combs, only these are non-animal-based. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.
Hyaluronic fillers are safe. They have been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide. Because these fillers are non-animal-based and fully biocompatible, allergy testing is not required.
Studies have shown that the average treatment results last six months or even longer. The unique NASHA™ technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
Hyaluronic fillers last twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
Fillers differs from Botox in many significant ways. Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
There is minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Fillers are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle. The procedure is simple and convenient and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, Dr. Powell may anesthetize the treatment area.
The cost of the procedure is dependent on the amount of filler required. These fillers are longer lasting, and prove to be very economical over the long term. Please consult your Dr. Powell to determine the best recommendation for your particular needs.
Since 1996, 1,500,000 treatments in different parts of the world have been successfully carried out with Restylane. Take the oppotunity to get to know some of the people and their experience with Restylane.
“I decided to try Restylane because I have always wanted a natural looking mouth which was fuller and had a sharper contour. The treatment was very simple and since I had pain relief in the form of local anaesthetic it was painless. Now I am very satisfied with the result and I like my new mouth. I would definitely have another treatment with Restylane.” -Susan, 43
“More fresh! Definitely a great difference when sharp lines are gone. I feel a lot better and I love to put make-up on when my harsh lines are gone.” -Simone, 51
“I look more fresh and happy. I often get comments like: “You look good, and less worried.” -Katrin, 48
“My husband went to get our wedding photo and said: Look you´ve got your old mouth back! That felt wonderful!” -Birgitta, 54.
What results can I expect?
Below are photos of people who have been treated with Restylane, before and after the procedure. Results vary. (Coming soon!)
is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).