Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors specialize in the Art of Injectables. We operate in a true Medical Spa atmosphere with one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Seattle. During your consult, your face will be analyzed for excessive movement and pulling of muscle groups that will lead to permanent wrinkle formation and heaviness in the face. We will look at volume loss that has happened as a result of genetics and time. We want to explore what the possibility of restoring youthful volume would look like. Our goal is to soften and refresh, making your friends think your secret is meditation and yoga. To achieve our goal, we will suggest a treatment to relax certain muscle groups with a product such as Botox Cosmetic. If volume loss is your main concern, we will discuss soft tissue fillers such as the natural hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero and Voluma) or Radiesse or Sculptra.
RELAX with Botox® Cosmetic or Dyport®
Our injectors are known for the best Botox results in the Seattle and Bellevue area. We have specials such as such as “the Botox Bank” and use of the Brilliant Distinctions program to give you the best savings on your treatment.
What’s all the buzz about Botox? It provides you with a relatively inexpensive, non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation that can be done during an office visit.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is botulinum toxin, a substance that has the ability to paralyze muscular activity.
How does Botox work?
Muscular activity causes overlying skin wrinkles. By injecting Botox® into the muscles causing these lines, the skin is smoothed out and in some cases, lines and wrinkles are completely erased. This therapy is very safe, as the amounts injected for cosmetic use are so small that there are no ill effects.
How long does Botox last?
The benefit of this treatment is temporary, lasting 3 to 6 months depending on the individual.
Botox® is not for:
- Pregnant or nursing mothers
- People who are allergic to human albumin
- People who have muscular and neurological disorders such as myasthenia gravis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Eaton Lambert Syndrome.
Where can it be used?
- Frown lines (between the eyes)
- Crows feet (around the eyes)
- Underarms (for severe underarm sweating)
What should I expect during my Botox treatment?
The treatment usually takes between 5 to 15 minutes, depending on how many lines need to be treated. Injection of Botox® in Seattle causes minimal discomfort, similar to receiving local anesthesia for dental work. Following the injection, there may be some slight redness and swelling that quickly resolves.
What should I expect after my treatment with Botox in Seattle?
After treatment, we recommend that you do not rub the injection site for 12 hours. Do not participate in heavy physical activity for at least 12 hours. Some tingling may be felt in the injected area. The beginning effects are usually seen at 48 to 72 hours after injection with the maximum effect at one week. Botox® is not permanent and will have to be repeated, usually every 3-6 months. If a line persists following treatments, you may need additional treatments (laser skin resurfacing, injectable fillers, chemical peels) to help smooth persistent lines.
What is Dysport®?
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in repeat treatments that are comparable to your first treatment.