Sculptra is the first facial injectable treatment that gives you subtle results over time. Sculptra, although frequently referred to as a dermal filler, is actually not a filler but rather, it is a re-volumizer. It works by replacing natural volume and restoring dermal skin thickness that is lost as we age. Sculptra, comprised of poly-L-lactic acid, when injected, stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This is one of the major benefits of Sculptra – the volume is all your own! In addition to the benefit of having natural intervention, the results are long lasting!
Many people don’t realize that volume loss is frequently the most noticeable sign of aging. Surgeries and lasers do not restore volume. Volume is the cardinal sign of youth, which is why Sculptra is so effective in restoring contour and rejuvenating the face. Perfect for mid to lower face revolumization as wells as for replacing the profound volume loss typically seen in the temples.
Among Sculptra’s many advantages is how long clients experience results. Studies reveal Sculptra can last several years with proper maintenance including prescription quality skincare products like retinoids, antioxidants, AHA acids, growth factors and sunscreen. To consistently achieve long-lasting, natural results requires an injector experienced in using a re-volumizer like Sculptra. All of our providers at Skinjectable’s® Anti-aging Bar are expertly trained in the latest and safest techniques such that our clients obtain results that are consistent and natural looking.
Sculptra, poly-L-lactic acid, is broken down by the body to carbon dioxide and lactic acid. It comes as a powder in a vial that has to be mixed before being injected into the face, below the skin’s surface. Immediately following the treatment, most clients are elated to see their crease and wrinkles gone. Initial improvement is due to mild-moderate swelling. Once Sculptra is injected, the poly-L-lactic acid stimulates the tissue to produce its own collagen, naturally adding volume to the face. The benefit is that the added volume is actually the patient’s own tissue.
Virtually anyone with volume loss in his or her face is a candidate for treatment with Sculptra. It is also an excellent choice for augmentation of the cheeks, chin, or temples. However, Sculptra can also improve the nasolabial folds and other areas of the lower face. Clients of all age groups can benefit from treatment, but those with more significant skin laxity and volume loss tend to require additional treatments. Many clients choose to undergo treatment with Sculptra as an alternative to surgery, in order to avoid anesthesia and potential complications.
Skinjectables® Anti-Aging Bar staff will apply a topical numbing cream prior to treatment. The treatment takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes and involve injections using very small needles or cannulas which are virtually painless due to the numbing cream and our gentle injection technique. Following injection of Sculptra, we massage the area to ensure that it is properly distributed. Clients may return to normal activities immediately after treatment with the only post care instructions being to massage the area twice per day for several minutes each session. The normal recommended protocol is 2 vials injected every 6 weeks for a total of 3 treatments for a total of 5-7 vials total. This protocol gives our clients the best results and generally full correction that will last several years as that was seen in the original studies.
Most clients look quite normal post-treatment. It is not uncommon to see swelling and bruising, but because Sculptra is injected deeper into the dermis these bruises tend also to be less noticeable. The next few days following injection, the swelling comes down significantly and most clients will require another treatment in a few weeks until they have complete the series of 3 treatment sessions.
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For years there has been only one option for those seeking a botulinum toxin to help soften wrinkles from repetitive facial expression, namely Botox. Recently though, Medicis has joined the market with its new product, Dysport (abobotulinum toxin A). As an alternative to Botox injections, Dysport is the latest technology approved by the FDA to dramatically improve the skins youthful appearance.
As we age, lines and wrinkles form as a result of muscle memory due to our typical facial expressions and exposure to the elements. At Skinjectables® Anti-Aging Bar, we treat each patient’s unique problem area with a customized, targeted approach for optimum results. Dysport injections are administered in the same manner as Botox injections and our experienced professionals will consult you as to which procedure is best to address your individual needs and concerns.
Treatment with Dysport is very similar to Botox therapy, as both products utilize a purified protein derivative of the botulinum bacteria to relax the targeted muscles that create wrinkles and fine lines. The Dysport protein is slightly smaller, so it may clinically take onset of action quicker than Botox and results have been reported by some to be softer than that of Botox, although clinically results from both toxins are very similar.
Dysport procedures are ideal for healthy women and men that desire to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Please let your provider know if you have any chronic illnesses, neuromuscular disorders, a history of Bell’s Palsy or are pregnant or lactating.
Skinjectables® Anti-Aging Bar expertly trained staff will administer Dysport injections in as little as 15 minutes depending on if you are a first-timer or an experienced client.
Our clinical experts take great care to ensure your comfort. Dysport is delivered by way of tiny micro injections so that discomfort is minimal, especially when utilizing our custom soft-filled ice packs. When requested, we are please to provide our patients a topical numbing agent to reduce pain at the site of injection although without it most patients tell us they felt only minor discomfort, if any, during the procedure.
Although Dysport is newer to the market compared to the Botox, after a series of Dysport injections at our Tucson location, most patients see a marked improvement which can last up to anywhere from 3-6 months. Maintaining the effects of Dysport can be achieved with complementing prescription grade skin care products your provider can recommend for you.
Dysport can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to further enhance and prolong the duration of the desired effects. Skinjectables® Anti-Aging Bar is a premier cosmetic injection destination.
For more information, please visit www.dysportusa.com
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JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is the newest dermal filler to arrive in the US! Skinjectables® is among the first to receive this filler. Vollure has been FDA-indicated to treat the nasolabial folds (smile lines between your nose and mouth) and lasts up to 18 months. But remember, great results come not only from the product, but from the injector who is creating the result as well! At Skinjectables®, we only have Master Level injectors who are among the most experienced providers in the country!
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC™ is specifically formulated with a balance of gel firmness and low cohesivity, yielding a versatile filler that adds subtle volume for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. What’s exciting about JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is that it was shown to last up to 18 months from the initial or touch-up injection in a majority of subjects, which is the longest lasting result shown in a clinical study in the nasolabial folds.
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Both are injectable clear gels composed of hyaluronic acid and contain small amounts of lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Juvederm Ultra XC® is injected into areas of the face where finer correction is desired- to enhance lips (off-label use) or correct lip lines, to soften lines between the nose and mouth or laugh lines for example. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® is utilized in areas of the face where deeper correction is needed such as in the cheeks or in deeper folds. The hyaluronic acid particles in Juvederm Ultra XC® are smaller than those in Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® and thus each filler is chosen based upon the area of the face and level of correction necessary. The filler substance, hyaluronic acid, is naturally occurring in the human body. In the skin, it softens lines by holding in water, plumping up wrinkles and folds by temporarily adding volume to give a smoother appearance.. The lidocaine reduces the discomfort and bruising associated with injections into the skin.
Most patients need 1-2 treatments consisting of 1-4 syringes depending on the facial area to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. The results usually last about 6 months to 1 year, with a booster treatment at about 4-6 months recommended. This booster treatment generally increases the overall longevity of the filler and requires approximately half of the initial dose of filler used (1-2 syringes normal).
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and last 7 days or less. The most common side effects include temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. Although unlikely especially when following aseptic injection technique, there is a risk of infection. The product should not be used in patients who have multiple severe allergies to substances resulting in anaphylaxis, in those with allergies to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins as Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® are derived from bacteria.
After consulting with one of Skinjectable’s® expertly trained medical professionals and deciding that Juvederm Ultra XC® or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® is right for you, the skin at the treatment site will be properly cleansed with an antiseptic. A topical numbing cream that contains lidocaine will be applied to the area for 20-30 minutes to increase comfort during your procedure. This cream will be removed and the skin properly cleansed again before injecting.
Using a gentle technique, the Juvederm Ultra XC® or Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® gel will be injected into and below the dermis of your skin. When placed in the deeper layers of your skin, Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC® absorbs water adding volume. During your treatment, your provider may gently massage the injection site immediately after treatment to ensure proper placement of the product. We ask that you try to avoid touching the injection site or manipulating the area as much as possible during the first few days following treatment. After 1-2 weeks you will no longer be able to feel the filler within the skin as it incorporates and smooths out to give beautifully natural results.
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BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows (11’s) as well as other areas in the face considered as off-label use. These lines are caused by repetitive facial expressions and when the muscles between your brows or around your eyes, for example, contract this causes your skin to fold and form lines or wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity by blocking the release of acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter activity is responsible for causing the muscle to contract which in turn leads to wrinkle formation over time.
BOTOX Cosmetic has been used extensively in the medical aesthetic arena since its approval by the FDA in 2002. Medically, it is used for blepharospasm and strabismus, cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis, and limb spasticity as seen in Cerebral Palsy. As the first FDA approved neurotoxin for cosmetic use, this non-invasive and non-surgical injectable treatment is used most frequently over any other available neurotoxin on the market in adult women and men aged 18 to 65. In the past seven years, BOTOX, has been used by almost 12 million people with one of the highest satisfaction ratings of any non-surgical cosmetic treatment.
BOTOX Cosmetic is delivered through a series of micro injections into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. Ice packs or topical numbing cream can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable, although typically not necessary. Exercise, laying down, and physically touching the area is advised against for several hours following your injections to prevent the migration of Botox outside the area of treatment. It is normal to see redness and slight swelling resembling mosquito bites in the area of treatment for up to several hours after your procedure.
Results usually start becoming visible at 3-5 days following treatment and full effect is noticeable at 10 days. The result is a softening or reduction in the appearance of lines typically lasting 3-4 months for most. Retreatment to maintain the results is often necessary 3-4 times per year depending on desired effects.
Botox is measured in units with each area of the upper face requiring between 15-25 units. For example, between the eyebrows in most female adults, an average of 20 units is expected. Adults males can require up to 30% more Botox units than females to account for the difference in musculature. Certain areas may require lighter dosing, such as the forehead, where 6-15 units are expected. Around the mouth, for the perioral lip lines, dosing of 2-8 units is considered typical. The number of units can vary according to individuals, expectations and desired outcomes, i.e., “frozen” versus “softer”. At Skinjectables®, our Botox Cosmetic is priced per unit so you only pay for what you need, rather than per area or per syringe which can often times be misleading at not as cost effective.
At Skinjectables®, Botox is also used for the FDA approved treatment of Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition of excessive sweating in the underarms, palms and soles of the feet. Typically a higher dose of Botox is required (100-150 units) and treatment is generally needed one or twice per year to maintain months of dryness.
For more information including side effects and relative contraindications, please visit www.botoxcosmetic.com.
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Is the newest hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market in the USA from Allergan, the maker’s of Botox®. It has been available in Europe since 2005 and is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct volume loss in the cheeks and midface, two components of the aging process . With optimal treatment, natural-looking results last up to 2 years.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid; however, this HA is cross-linked in a unique way using patented Vycross technology that gives this filler to the exceptional ability to lift and re-volumize the midface. This extensive cross-linking and HA particle size blend uniquely provides Voluma® with the longevity of up to 2 years! Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin and is responsible for keeping it hydrated and soft. As we age, this production slows, contributing to age related wrinkles, sagging and laxity. When injected into the cheeks by an experienced medical professional at Skinjectables® Anti-aging Bar, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® creates a more youthful-looking profile by restoring the natural contour of the cheeks. Our injectors have been trained exclusively by Allergan to perform your treatment with Voluma XC® in a conservative, never over-done, way such that you always look refreshed and natural.
JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC procedure is similar to other dermal filler treatments in that injections are used to restore mid face volume where loss has occurred. After consulting with one of our medical professionals at Skinjectables® and deciding that Voluma XC is right for you, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the cleansed area of treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC® comes pre-formulated with lidocaine, an anesthetic, so patient discomfort is minimal. The product is then injected into the cheeks through a series injections of using a small needle, restoring volume and contour immediately. Most treatments require less than 45 minutes to complete with very minimal side effects and virtually no downtime. Make-up and your normal skincare routine can be utilized almost immediately as long as significant manipulation to the area is avoided.
The side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC are typically mild and short-lived and are similar to those of other injectable dermal fillers. After your treatment, you will experience mild to moderate swelling, mild tenderness, possible bruising, and potentially redness and itching near the injection site. These effects typically diminish within a few days to a few weeks. Patients should avoid exercise and excessive sun exposure for the first 24 hours after treatment. Avoidance of anti-inflammatories, vitamin E or fish oil and drinking alcohol for several days prior to your treatment can minimize some of these side effects. Conversely, taking Arnica Montana or eating fresh pineapple can reduce the risk of experiencing some of these side effects.
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JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA) that provides a natural-looking improvement in the lip shape, a subtle volume enhancement, smoothing of vertical creases (smoker’s lines), and an improved lip symmetry – in one comfortable treatment.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® lip injections are recommended for a smoother, softer consistency that feels natural for up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with lidocaine is a newest member of the Juvederm family of dermal fillers and specifically for the treatment of the lips and Peri-oral area. Designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip borders, treating oral commissures, smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the lips and supporting the marionette lines down the chin.
Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA®with lidocaine is formulated with an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight technology, which improves the cross-linking efficiency of HA chains. This more effective cross-linking allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling. The Vycross technology delivers an ultra-smooth gel, which results in a natural look and feel, as well as improved longevity.
This unique technology allows the product to absorb less water, resulting in considerably reduced swelling compared to more traditional fillers. Not only is there less downtime, the treatment itself is made more comfortable by the addition of lidocaine anaesthetic. Results can last up to twelve months.
There is minimal swelling or discomfort and very little expected bruising, so normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment. You may be provided with an ice pack to take home, which can lessen the redness and swelling.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.
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Designed to address sagging skin in your mid to lower face, Silhouette InstaLift™ threads are a minimally invasive option for lifting the deeper layers of the facial skin, with little downtime and natural-looking results. These FDA approved and specially formulated dissolvable threads with bidirectional cones are used to lift deeper layers of the skin in order to re-contour the face. Over time, the threads will be naturally absorbed by your body while stimulating the production of collagen for longer lasting results up to several years. Performed in the office, this 45 minute procedure requires no incisions or anesthesia but instead, lidocaine is injected locally to maintain comfort during the treatment. You will see immediate results and have minimal recovery time after the procedure.
We are conveniently located in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2004 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new treatment for moderate to severe excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) in patients unable to obtain relief using antiperspirants. BOTOX is manufactured by Allergan and it is the only approved neurotoxin for the treatment of hyperhidrosis in the US. The use of botox for hyperhidrosis has been successfully proven for many years.
Using tiny injections of Botox to alleviate the symptoms of hyperhidrosis is a promising approach. Research has shown that treating excessive sweating of the armpits, hands, feet, and face with Botox is safe and effective. In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe underarm sweating, 81% of the patients receiving these injections achieved a greater than 50% reduction in sweating. And, 50% of the patients had their excessive sweating relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months).
Botox for hyperhidrosisis a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected. While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, the underarms contain less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands. The treatment of these sweat glands has no effect on body thermoregulation and has not been shown to be a concern.
The use of Botox for hyperhidrosis can be most effective when performed by an expert injector who has experience with the procedure. Injections can be administered in relatively little time, and do not demand any restrictions in work or leisure activity (aside from refraining from intensive exercise or the use of a sauna on the day of the injections).
During the procedure, a very fine needle is used to inject tiny amounts of Botox just under the skin in the axillae every 1 to 2 centimeters. Multiple injections are given based on your injector’s assessment of the area that needs to be treated. To ease any discomfort, injectors may use one or more of a number of anesthetic techniques such as ice or numbing cream. Treatment of the underarms is usually not painful and easy to withstand. Usually 100-150 units of Botox are needed to adequately treat both underarms. After two weeks, a touch up of additional units may be necessary for any break through sweating. Immediately following treatment, the underarms may feel a bit irritated with red bumps or perhaps slight bruising. This is normal and not a cause for concern. Any side effects usually subside after a few hours to a few days. It is recommended that heat to the area be avoided for a day or two as well as wearing any antiperspirant or deodorant as this may cause excessive irritation. If you have questions about botox for hyperhidrosis or would like to schedule an appointment in Tucson, Arizona call today: (520) 395-1245
Botulinum toxin injections do not cure hyperhidrosis; your symptoms will go away gradually (usually in about a week) and return gradually. Follow-up injections are required to maintain dryness. These repeat injections may be necessary at intervals varying from seven to sixteen months.
Vitamin B12 plays important roles within your body- for example, it helps make your DNA and your red blood cells. We get Vitamin B12 from our diets and from supplements.
Deficiency of this vitamin has many causes such as:
You can also get vitamin B12 deficiency if you’re a vegan (meaning you don’t eat any animal products, including meat, milk, cheese, and eggs) or a vegetarian who doesn’t eat enough eggs or dairy products to meet your vitamin B12 needs.
A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. A mild deficiency may cause only mild, if any, symptoms.
But if untreated, it may cause symptoms such as:
In addition to a healthy diet, injection therapy with Vitamin B12 shots can alleviate signs of this deficiency. At Skinjectables® Anti-Aging Bar, we offer B12 shots with the addition of other components to provide one of the most therapeutic injections available. Our clients who are dieting can maximize their weight loss and increase their vitamin and mineral intake with our specially formulated “Vitamin Cocktail” injection. This cocktail contains a comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and amino acids which address many of the deficiencies we find in our bodies.
Our Super B12 Shots “Vitamin Cocktail” contains:
Skinjectables® provides B12 shots in our swanky Botox and Dermal Filler bar located in Tucson, Arizona. Free consultations available. Ring us today! (520) 395-1245
Skinjectables® of Tucson now offers Kybella, a non-invasive, injectable treatment that targets and destroys fat that is stored under the chin and in the neck area. With minimal downtime, non-invasive Kybella can reduce that double chin and sculpt your jawline permanently!
FDA approved Kybella is ideal for patients with moderate to severe chin fullness who are looking to sculpt their jaw line but who aren’t interested in more invasive procedures. Kybella is performed as a series of typically 3-6 treatments spaced 6-12 weeks apart. The majority of patients experience outstanding results after a few treatments with a minority requiring the series of six. Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete with most people returning to their day immediately following their Kybella treatment. The most significant common side effects following treatment with Kybella are moderate swelling lasting a few to several days, bruising, numbness, tenderness, and nodules which resolve over time.
What is Kybella? Kybella is a solution of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring bile salt in our bodies that is responsible for breaking down and absorbing fat. When injected, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells, targeting and liquefying subcutaneous fat which is then eliminated naturally from your body. Once treated, fat cells are eliminated and thus no longer accumulate and store fat—giving you a sculpted jawline. Additionally, unlike other treatments which can leave the skin around the chin and neck loose and hanging, Kybella stimulates local collagen production—which, in turn, shrinks and tightens skin.