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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Mesotherapy - A. Peter Salas, MD, FACS, FACM

Botox & Restylane

Botox | Restylane


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What is Botox?
Used safely and effectively for many years by ophthalmologists to treat eyelid and eye muscle spasm, Botox is an approved medical protein which effects a process known as cosmetic denervation.

Its effectiveness having been proven, it is now increasingly being used to reverse the signs of visible aging.

What is Botox used for?
Every time we laugh, smile or frown, Dynamic Wrinkles are created by the contractions in our delicate facial muscles. Over time, these 'contractions' leave us with what we know as frown lines, crow's feet and laughter lines. By blocking impulses from the nerves to our tiny facial muscles, temporarily relaxing them so that they don't contract, Botox softens the appearance of these lines. While the untreated muscles react in a normal way allowing facial expressions to be unaffected, the skin itself remains smooth and unwrinkled. The improvement can be surprisingly dramatic.

How long does the treatment take?
Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

How long will the treatment last?
Depending on the individual, results can last up to 6 months. There is however evidence to suggest that the muscles eventually retrain themselves so that less frequent treatments may be necessary over time.

In summary
Non-intrusive and painless, Botox is administered through a tiny micro-needle so fine that there is very minimal discomfort. Treatment may be carried out immediately since no 'test patch' is required, and normal activities can be resumed immediately. There is some evidence that some of those who suffer from migraine have, after receiving Botox treatment, experienced a vast improvement in their condition.


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What is Restylane?
Similar to one of the body's own natural substances (hyaluronic acid), it is a completely safe treatment. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane simply supplement the body's age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump-up the lip or to raise the skin and 'fill in' the particular wrinkle being treated.

What is Restylane used for?
Restylane is an excellent treatment for: wrinkle correction, lip enhancement, smile lines (correcting thin, superficial lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead), deep folds, shaping facial contours (such as cheeks and chin correcting), & volume augmentation of the lips

How long does the treatment take?
Treatment time for Restylane take approximately 30 minutes.

How long will the treatment last?
The effect of both Restylane and Perlane treatment will vary from individual to individual. It very much depends on factors such as the person's age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the degree of perfection required. Most patients however choose to have a further treatment within a year since the hyaluronic acid in both products, being a natural substance, dissolves over time. Being larger in size, Perlane takes longer to dissipate than Restylane.

In summary
Restylane and Perlane treatments are quick and extremely effective. Since neither product is extracted from animals, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. As one of the main components of both products, hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally within the body, no 'patch test' is required. Treatment may commence immediately after consultation and results are instantaneous.

What Our Patients are Saying...

"Dr. Salas and his staff were kind, gentle and caring while maintaining a high level of professionalism. My procedure went exactly as planned and I could not be happier with the results."