Botox in Prescott Arizona

Botox in Prescott Arizona

What is Botox? Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. Botox Cosmetic lasts 3 to 4 months. Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It is also produced commercially for medical, cosmetic, and research use. There are two main commercial types: botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B. Read more.

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What About Juvederm XC?

Juvederm is an injectable gel used to instantly smooth lines around your nose and your mouth. Results last 6 – 9 months.

Juvederm Voluma XC  is the first FDA approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to cheek area to correct age related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can greatly improve contour and provide a subtle lift for up to 2 years with optimal treatment.

Normal aging causes your skin to lose some of its’ hyaluronic acid, this process happens sooner and faster if you’ve spent a lot of time out in the sun. Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead. There are two formulations: Juvederm XC, which is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and Juvederm Voluma XC, which is FDA-approved for instantly adding volume to the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid injections also appears to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to the skin’s fullness and elasticity.

Side effects are very minor and are typical for most kinds of injectable filler. These include minor swelling around the injection site, some early redness, light bruising (which may be increased if you’re taking blood thinners), bumps, and skin irritation. These should pass within a week.

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RN BSN Michael earned his degree from Pensacola Christian College in 2001. Michael’s work experience includes ICU, open heart recovery and the Operating room. He currently works at YRMC as a circulating RN in surgery. Michael is also a graduate of the Scottsdale National laser Institute and is a certified injector for Botox and Dermal fillers.

 

BOTOX in Prescott Arizona

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Nonsurgical BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is an aesthetic treatment that temporarily reduces facial lines caused by normal muscle activity such as smiling or frowning. It stands alone as the only such treatment approved by the (FDA). It works be relaxing muscle movement as nerve impulses to those muscles are blocked. The injected muscles can’t contract and lines relax and smooth naturally.

Clinical trials showed almost 90% of adults rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their eye brows as better a full month after treatment. Results vary from person to person and some people reported improvement even after 4 months. One treatment takes just a few minutes and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months.

While individual results vary, there is no recovery time. You can return to normal activity immediately. The best certified injector of Botox in Prescott Arizona is Michael Howell, our RN BSN. Michael will deliver a few gentle, injections directly into the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows.  No anesthesia is required, but Michael will numb the area with a cold compress or anesthetic cream before injections begin. Minimal and brief stinging is the only discomfort.

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Juvederm Voluma XC is dermal filler used to replace the volume lost as skin ages and moisture depletes. This is particularly noticeable in the cheek area and the deep lines that appear as smile lines or crows feet. This treatment may last up to 9 months. Juvederm Voluma XC is made from Hyaluronic acid, a natural body produced element responsible for moisture throughout the bodies joints and in the skin.

 

There have been no allergies associated with Botox to date but patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, a consultation with our nurse is needed for new patients. Call Michael today at 928-978-0860 for a free consultation.

Botox Medical Uses

 Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A known best as a wrinkle treatment, but it also has medical uses.

Migraine

In parts of the UK, Botox injections are an NHS treatment option to help prevent chronic migraine headaches. Botox is  considered when other treatments are not effective, or not tolerated well.

The Migraine Trust says Botox can be a safe and effective preventative treatment to assist people with  migraine manage their migraine and improve the quality of life.

Excessive Sweating

Botulinum toxin is a treatment option for excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. It blocks signals that the brain sends to sweat glands.

Botox injections are made directly in affected areas, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face. The procedure can last up to eight months.

Urinary Incontinence

Overactive bladder plagues  many people (usually women- over 40). It is a urinary problem whose symptoms include having to urinate often (frequency), excessive need to get up during  the night to use the bathroom (nocturia).

A 2012 study published in the Journal of European Urology found that injecting botulinum toxin A (Botox) into the wall of the bladder is an effective way of treating the debilitating condition in which people have a sudden urge to pass urine. So Botox injections are one option for treating this condition when other treatments have not been effective.

The study group saw the number of times that they had symptoms fall from six to less than one a day. The benefits start to wear off after around six months.

MS and Muscle Spasms

Botulinum toxin is used to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Botox injections may help stop muscles contracting or twitching when the person doesn’t want them to.

Tennis elbow

A botulinum toxin injection may reduce the pain from tennis elbow.

Bell’s palsy

Bell’s palsy causes  drooping of one side of a person’s face due to nerve problems. The effect usually goes after some months. However, Botox injections may be used in long-term Bell’s palsy to relax muscles that have become tight or to help reduce unwanted muscle movements or twitching.

Squint

With strabismus, also known as crossed eyes or a squint, the eyes don’t look towards an object together. Botox may be injected into one of the eye muscles as a treatment option, usually if a squint develops rapidly without an obvious cause. The injection weakens the injected muscle for a period of time, which lets the eyes realign themselves.

To discover the available treatments using Botox in Prescott Arizona, contact Michael at Era Salon and Spa at 928-778-0860.