We are excited to announce the addition of services to help our patients become the best version of themselves! As of 2017, we are now offering Botox Cosmetic® and Juvederm® injectables. For those who may not be familiar with these products, they are used to help smooth wrinkles on the face and neck.
Even those who are familiar with Botox might be interested in a bit of history about it. Botox is Botulism toxin A, and is FDA approved for use in areas of the face to help smooth out medium-to-deep wrinkles. Botulism toxin A was first studied in the 1960’s and first used in humans in 1978. It was FDA approved in 1989, and since then has been used in a multitude of procedures. There are three brands of the medication, including Botox, which has been on the market the longest. Dysport® has been on the market since 2009, and Xeomin® since 2011. They all work basically the same way.
Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, which can be used to fill in defects in the skin, such as wrinkles or scars. Hyaluronic acid is normally found widely throughout the skin, nerves and connective tissue. Think of it as the stuff that surrounds the cells in your skin.
Now that you know what it can do, you are probably wondering what it costs. Botox is commonly priced per unit. The number of units required varies depending on what results the patient is looking to achieve. By contrast, Juvederm is priced by the syringe. Usually one syringe is needed to enhance the lips. At Vanishing Ink, we work within your budget to maximize results. And we are offering an introductory rate for both Botox and Juvederm through March 15, 2017.
Who should not use Botox or Juvederm? Anyone who may be allergic to the medication. Patients with a history of muscular diseases – including multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and myasthenia gravis. If you are unsure whether Botox or Juvederm are suitable for you, consult with your physician.
If you have ever considered injectables, or would like to learn more, please make your appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Gibson to discuss your options.