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Posts for: February, 2015

By Stone Oak Dermatology
February 25, 2015
Tags: Juvederm  

JuvedermImprove skin tone and reduce wrinkles with one cosmetic treatment.

Let’s face it—we're all looking for ways to look younger. Perhaps you’ve purchased one facial product after the next just hoping to see visibly younger results. Perhaps you’ve finally started putting on sunscreen in an effort to protect your already sun-damaged skin. However, if you are truly looking to get more radiant, youthful skin, you don’t need to opt for painful, time-consuming cosmetic procedures and invasive surgeries. Now your San Antonio, TX dermatologist can give you the appearance you want with one simple treatment.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a series of injectable dermal fillers that use a chemical known as hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines, and to increase firmness and volume in the skin. This product has been FDA approved to temporarily offer smoother, tighter skin.

What does Juvederm treat?

Juvederm is approved to reduce the appearance of facial lines and folds, particularly wrinkles around the mouth and nose.

What should I expect when I see my San Antonio dermatologist for Juvederm treatments?

This series of injections only takes a couple minutes to perform. You may experience a slight pinch as the needles are injected into the skin; however, we typically use a topical numbing cream prior to the injections to reduce any discomfort you may feel. You may experience some redness, tenderness or swelling near the injection sites afterwards. These symptoms tend to be very minor and will go away within a few days.

When will I see my results? How long will my results last?

Unlike with other injectable treatments like Botox, you will see results immediately with Juvederm. Once any side effects disappear you will be left with your final result. These results tend to last anywhere from 9 months to a year.

How many Juvederm treatments can I get?

For those looking to maintain their results with Juvederm you can continue to get subsequent treatments. Most patients will opt for repeat treatments about 9 months after their first set of injections. Talk to your San Antonio dermatologist about how often you should come in for treatment to keep your new look.

To find out more about Juvederm and whether it’s right for you, then call your San Antonio, TX dermatologist, Dr. Linda Banta, MD. Let Stone Oak Dermatology enhance your appearance with Juvederm.

By Stone Oak Dermatology
February 04, 2015
Tags: Botox  

Find out more about Botox in San Antonio and how quickly you’ll get a younger-looking you.

With all thoughts turned toward the New Year, you may be considering how you want to revamp your appearance. While you may have thought about a new haircut or dental veneers, maybe you’re ready to say goodbye to those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. If youBotox want to get a more youthful appearance then find out how getting Botox in San Antonio could help.

About Botox

Botox is an injectable made from botulinum toxin, a chemical that causes temporary muscle paralysis and prevents the muscles from contracting. By preventing this muscular movement it also prevents wrinkles from forming. 

While Botox is best known for its cosmetic application it can also be used to treat a host of other problems including hyperhydriosis (excessive sweating), crossed eyes, bladder incontinence, muscle spasms and migraines. Botox has also been tested to see if it can relieve TMJ-related facial pain.

Botox Results

The treatment itself only takes 10 minutes and you can return to your daily activities afterwards. A series of Botox injections will be administered into certain parts of your face, depending on the look you want to achieve. No anesthesia is required and most patients only report feeling a slight pinch when the Botox is injected.

Some people will start to notice their results within the first three to four days; however, you will see the full effect of the treatment in about two weeks. If you are still looking for a smoother appearance after two weeks, talk to your San Antonio dermatologist about additional Botox treatments.

Botox Candidates

The best candidates for this treatment are those who are healthy and have not been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder such as multiple sclerosis. Patients should not be pregnant or nursing and all candidates need to be over 18 years old. If you have weak muscles, facial scars or a skin disorder then talk to your San Antonio dermatologist about whether Botox is right for you.

If you are interested in getting Botox in San Antonio, then give us a call to schedule your first appointment. Since the process only takes a few minutes you don’t have to worry about blocking out your schedule. Plus, you can return to your daily activities right after your Botox treatments, so it won’t interfere with your life.