Botox® Cosmetic

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and also reduce the appearance of crows feet and forehead wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them to occur. Aura’s experienced physician uses the latest techniques to administer Botox® Cosmetic safely and effectively. Treatment with Botox® Cosmetic is fast (a simple 10 minute procedure) and minimally invasive with no down time or recovery, allowing most patients to return immediately to work or their normal daily activities.

What Does Botox® Treat?

Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in people ages 18-65. Botox® Cosmetic is used to treat:

      • Frown lines between the brows (glabellar)
      • Forehead wrinkles
      • Crows feet

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows, on your forehead or crows feet. Botox® Cosmetic is injected directly into these muscles and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. Within days, you’ll see a marked improvement that can last up to four months.

Who is a Candidate for Botox®?

Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 may be a candidate for Botox® Cosmetic. Aura offers free consultations with our board certified physicians that will help determine if treatment with Botox® Cosmetic is right for you.

What Can I Expect During Botox® Treatment?

The most common areas treated with Botox® Cosmetic are the muscles between your brows, forehead and crows feet. Generally, each patient can expect the following:

      • Treatments are performed in the privacy and comfort of Aura Skin Spa, by a board certified physician.
      • Our physician gently administers several tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines to form between the brows on the forehead or crows feet.
      • No anesthesia is required, although Aura’s physician may choose to numb the area with a cold ice pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
      • The procedure takes no more than 10 minutes for the physician to perform.
      • Patients can immediately return to work or their normal daily activities.
      • Within days, you will start to see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines where the Botox® Cosmetic was administered.
      • Improvement with Botox® Cosmetic typically last up to four months. Results vary with each patient.

Is Botox® Painful?

Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, 10 minute, non-surgical process. There is minimal discomfort and only a few tiny injections are administered. No anesthetic cream is required prior to the treatment.

How Long Does Botox® Last?

After treatment with Botox® Cosmetic results are typically seen in days and last up to four months. Results vary with each patient. To maintain results, Botox® Cosmetic is recommended every four months. If patients choose to not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, crows feet or forehead wrinkles will gradually look like they did before treatment.

DYSPORT™

Dysport™ is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and also reduce the appearance of crows feet and forehead wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them to occur. Similar to Botox®Cosmetic – Dysport™ stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.

What Does Dysport™ Treat?

Dysport™ – similar to Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in people ages 18-65. Dysport™ is used to treat:

      • Frown lines between the brows (glabellar)
      • Forehead wrinkles
      • Crows feet

How Does Dysport™ Work?

Dysport™ is a neuromuscular blocking agent that works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows, on your forehead or crows feet. Dysport™ is injected directly into these muscles and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. Within a couple of days, you’ll see a marked improvement that can last up to four months.

Who is a Candidate for Dysport™?

Men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 may be a candidate for Dysport™. Aura offers free consultations with our board certified physicians that will help determine if treatment with Dysport™ is right for you.

What Can I Expect During Dysport™ Treatment?

The most common areas treated with Dysport™ are the muscles between your brows, forehead and crows feet. Generally, each patient can expect the following:

      • Treatments are performed in the privacy and comfort of Aura Skin Spa, by a board certified physician.
      • Our physician gently administers several tiny injections of Dysport™directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines to form between the brows on the forehead or crows feet.
      • No anesthesia is required, although Aura’s physician may choose to numb the area with a cold ice pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
      • The procedure takes no more than 10-20 minutes for the physician to perform.
      • Patients can immediately return to work or their normal daily activities.
      • Onset is fast, within a couple days, you will start to see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines where the Dysport™ was administered.
      • Improvement with Dysport™ typically last up to four months. Results vary with each patient.

Is Dysport™ Painful?

Dysport™ is a simple, 10-20 minute, non-surgical process. There is minimal discomfort and only a few tiny injections are administered. No anesthetic cream is required prior to the treatment.

How Long Does Dysport™ Last?

After treatment with Dysport™ results are typically seen in a couple days and last up to four months. Results vary with each patient. To maintain results, Dysport™ is recommended every four months. If patients choose to not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, crows feet or forehead wrinkles will gradually look like they did before treatment.

RESTYLANE® AND PERLANE®

Aura offers moderate to severe wrinkle correction using Restylane® and Perlane®, a highly effective, immediate solution to fill the lines that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® and Perlane® can also be used to enhance facial contours in the cheeks and chin and fill acne scars. To augment the lips for a fuller look, Restylane® is the preferred filler. Aura’s physicians, experts in facial aesthetics and cosmetic injectables, provide free consultations to evaluate if Restylane® or Perlane® is the right procedure for you.

What are Restylane® and Perlane®?

Restylane® and Perlane® are a crystal-clear biodegradable gel that is comprised of hyaluronic acid that has been slightly modified to last longer than the body’s natural hyaluronic acid. It’s produced by a biotechnical process and is injected into the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® and Perlane® can be injected anywhere in the face to fill wrinkles or acne scars. For fuller lips, Restylane® is the preferred filler. Furthermore, hylauronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and no allergy testing is required. Restylane® or Perlane® treatments can be performed immediately.

Restylane® vs. Perlane®? The only difference between Restylane® and Perlane® is in the gel particle size. Perlane® gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injection than Restylane®. Our physician will determine which product is right for you.

How Does it Work?

Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers injected by a physician to replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, add volume to the lips and used to fill scars.

Collagen, elastin and hylauronic acid are the binding materials that provide volume and give a youthful appearance to the skin. Treatment with Restylane® or Perlane® both comprised of hylauronic acid helps to restore this lost volume and lasts for about six months. Perlane® can last slightly longer.

Who is a Candidate?

Men and women are both candidates for Restylane® and Perlane®. No allergy testing is required and treatments can be performed immediately by our board certified physicians.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Restylane® and Perlane® are used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles in the face. The most common area treated with Restylane® and Perlane® are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). For lip augmentation, Restylane® is the preferred filler. During the treatment, each patient can expect the following:

      • Treatments are performed in the privacy and comfort of Aura Skin Spa, by a board certified physician.
      • Our physician may provide an anesthetic injection prior to the treatment.
      • Restylane® and Perlane® are administered via an injection process.
      • The procedure typically takes 30 minutes or longer for the physician to perform. This is dependent on the amount of Restylane® or Perlane® used during each treatment.
      • Some patients can return immediately to work or resume their normal daily activities. Depending on the area being treated or the amount of Restylane® and Perlane® used, we recommend returning home after the procedure.
      • Immediately, you will start to see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines where Restylane® or Perlane® was administered.
      • The treatment area may become swollen and red and may persist for several hours to several days. We recommend ice to reduce swelling.
      • Results with Restylane®typically last up to six months. Patients have reported a longer duration with Perlane®. Results vary.

Is It Safe?

Restylane® has been used as a cosmetic dermal filler for more than a decade and is the world’s most studied dermal filler. Over 10 million treatments have been performed worldwide. Restylane®and Perlane® have both been approved by the FDA.

Restylane® and Perlane® contain no animal proteins, therefore require no allergy testing. Treatments can be performed immediately. The complete risks associated with the procedure will be explained in detail by our board certified physicians during the initial consultation.

How Long Does it Last?

Restylane® and Perlane® deliver natural, long-lasting results. Restylane® generally lasts up to six months. Some patients have reported Perlane® lasting up to nine months. Results vary with each patient.

Juvéderm®

Aura offers Juvéderm® injectable gel, a hyaluronic acid that was introduced from the creators of Botox® Cosmetic. Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that is used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds – the lines that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Juvéderm® can also be administered in the lips – enhancing them for a fuller, smooth and natural look.

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. As we age, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish and over time, wrinkles and folds begin to form. Juvéderm® offers an immediate nonsurgical option that safely and effectively corrects these moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Since no allergy testing is required, Aura’s physicians can immediately administer Juvéderm on your lunch hour with minimal recovery without disruption of your daily activities.

How Does it Work?

Juvéderm® is an injectable gel dermal filler that is a physician administered treatment. Aura’s physicians gently administer the gel like substance – hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in your body) into the soft tissue of the dermis – the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis . This process adds volume which, in turn, diminishes the visible wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm® can be administered safely anywhere in the face. Juvéderm® is very effective for filling the nasolabial folds (laugh lines that run from the nose to the corner of your mouth), enhancing the lips for a fuller look, filling the marionette lines around the mouth and great for chin wrinkles and forehead lines.

Who Is A Candidate for Juvéderm®?

Men and women are both candidates for Juvéderm®. No allergy testing is required and treatments can be performed immediately by one of our board certified physicians. Juvéderm® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.

What Can I Expect During Juvéderm® Treatment?

Juvéderm® is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles in the face. The most common area treated with Juvéderm® is the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). For lip augmentation, Juvéderm® is the preferred filler. During the treatment, each patient can expect the following:

        • Treatments are performed in the privacy and comfort of Aura Skin Spa, by a board certified physician.
        • Our physician may provide an anesthetic injection prior to the treatment.
        • Juvéderm® is administered via an injection process.
        • The procedure typically takes 30 minutes or longer for the physician to perform. This is dependent on the amount of Juvéderm® used during each treatment.
        • Some patients can return immediately to work or resume their normal daily activities. Depending on the area being treated or the amount of Juvéderm® used, we recommend returning home after the procedure.
        • Immediately, you will start to see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines where Juvéderm® was administered.
        • The treatment area may become swollen and red and may persist for several hours to several days. We recommend ice to reduce swelling.
        • Juvéderm® typically last up to six months or longer. Results vary.

Is Juvéderm® Safe?

Juvéderm® injectable gel is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Juvéderm® has been FDA-approved and is safe and effective for filling moderate to severe wrinkles. In addition to the use of hyaluronic acid for aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.

Juvéderm® contains no animal proteins, therefore, requires no allergy testing. Treatments can be performed immediately. The complete risks associated with the procedure will be explained in detail by our board certified physicians during the initial consultation.

How Long Does Juvéderm® Last?

Juvéderm® delivers natural, long-lasting results. Juvéderm® generally lasts up to six months or longer. Results vary with each patient.

RADIESSE®

Aura offers Radiesse® – the next-generation product for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face – without invasive surgery. Radiesse® can be used to fill moderate to severe lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Radiesse® can also be used to contour the nose, fill cheeks, enhance cheek bones or the chin, and rejuvenate the hands by adding volume to deliver a more youthful appearance.

What is Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is a dermal filler that is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel that is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. Radiesse® works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And unlike other fillers, Radiesse®continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area.

How Does Radiesse® Work?

Radiesse® is made of unique, patented, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler – they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body gradually absorbs the gel carrier, but the very tiny, smooth microspheres remain.

Why Choose Radiesse®?

        • Primary component is identical in composition to the mineral portion of bones and teeth
        • Contains no human- or animal-derived components
        • Virtually no risk of allergic reaction
        • Does not require sensitivity testing prior to treatment
        • Delivers immediate correction
        • Requires only one treatment for optimal results for most patients
        • Can be used to augment large areas, like cheeks or the chin
        • Stimulates the body to produce new collagen over time
        • Results last up to a year or more
        • Reduces the need for retreatment
        • More cost-effective
        • Soft, natural-looking results that feel like your own tissue

Who Is A Candidate for Radiesse®?

Men and women are both candidates for Radiesse®. No allergy testing is required and treatments can be performed immediately by one of our board certified physicians.

What Can I Expect During Radiesse® Treatment?

Treatment with Radiesse® is a simple and convenient procedure that can be performed during your lunch hour. During the treatment, each patient can expect the following:

        • Treatments are performed in the privacy and comfort of Aura Skin Spa, by a board certified physician.
        • Our physician may provide an anesthetic injection prior to the treatment.
        • Radiesse® is administered via an injection process.
        • The procedure typically takes 30 minutes or longer for the physician to perform. This is dependent on the amount of Radiesse® used during each treatment.
        • Some patients can return immediately to work or resume their normal daily activities. Depending on the area being treated or the amount of Radiesse® used, we recommend returning home after the procedure.
        • Immediately, you will start to see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines where Radiesse® was administered.
        • The treatment area may become swollen and red and may persist for several hours to several days. We recommend ice to reduce swelling.
        • Radiesse® typically last up to one year or longer. Results vary.

Is Radiesse® Safe?

Radiesse® is an FDA-approved dermal filler and has been clinically tested extensively for years and published in peer-reviewed medical journals, along with independent physician studies that have proven that Radiesse® dermal filler is safe, effective, and long-lasting.

Radiesse® is made from a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. There’s virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use. After injection, Radiesse® will not migrate to other parts of the body. Over time, the microspheres contained in Radiesse® degrade naturally into calcium and phosphate ions that are safely metabolized by the body’s own processes.

How Long Will Radiesse® Last?

Treatment with Radiesse® delivers natural, long-lasting results. Radiesse® generally lasts up to a year or more. Results vary with each patient.

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