Belle Sante Med Spa
Medical Spa & Skin Care Specialists located in Fort Wayne, IN
Have you noticed more prominent frown lines between your eyebrows that are beginning to look like ridges or fine lines around your eyes that are becoming more pronounced? If you’re a busy person who can’t afford the downtime involved in plastic surgery and don’t want to deal with stitches and bandages, injectables may be the answer you’re looking for. Belle Santé Med Spa in Fort Wayne, Indiana, provides a selection of injectables and consults with you to determine which one is best suited to your needs. Call or book an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.
Injectables Q & A
What are injectables?
Injectables are cosmetic injections into your skin that soften facial lines and wrinkles. Millions of people all over the world have been treated with injectables, and the number is growing.
The following three injectables all contain a purified liquid form of the bacteria botulinum toxin A, but with some differences.
Botox — first approved by the FDA in 2002 — has been called a miracle cosmetic because, when injected into facial muscles, it eliminates crow’s feet and frown lines in your face for several months at a time. It’s one of the most successful cosmetic brands in history.
Many people get repeat injections. Plastic surgeons are injecting Botox in people up through their 80s, with one even saying “there's no age limit for getting treated with Botox.”
Dysport — approved in 69 countries — treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport users say the results are natural-looking, and 97% say they’d do it again.
People see improvement in two to three days after treatment. One difference from the other injectables is that it’s recommended for people under 65 years old.
Using microchannel technology, the AquaGold device delivers a custom blend of popular treatments ( hyaluronic acid fillers, vitamin injections and neurotoxins such as Dysport/Botox) to areas around the mouth, eyes, forehead, neck, back of hands and décolletage. The microinjections improve skin texture, fine lines and pore size, resulting in an overall more lifted and youthful appearance.
Sculptra works with your body to help rebuild lost collagen- the most common protein in the body that is used to form a framework to support cell and tissue—for results that can last more than two year.
As a poly-L-lactic acid collagen stimulator, Sculptra Aesthetic helps restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin to diminish facial wrinkles.
Sculptra Aesthetic works with your body within the deep dermis to help revitalize collagen production and help restore your skin’s inner structure and volume.9-11
As the Sculptra Aesthetic micro-particles are absorbed, they help stimulate collagen production.
Rebuilt collagen strands begin gradually helping to restore facial volume and the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds.
SCULPTRA AESTHETIC MAY STIMULATE COLLAGEN GROWTH WHICH HELPS TO RESTORE FACIAL VOLUME AND THE LOOK OF FULLNESS TO WRINKLES AND FOLDS OVERTIME
What happens during an injectables appointment?
Before the injections, your aesthetician answers all of your questions and shows you before and after photos. Belle Santé Med Spa aestheticians use the injectable that best suits your needs.
The needle is tiny, and it’s over in a few seconds, so you won’t feel much discomfort. Your aesthetician gives you post-procedure instructions and asks you to schedule a check-up to view results.
What should I be aware of as I consider injectables?
Belle Santé Med Spa’s physician reviews your medical history before giving any injections. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have an infection or have muscle disorders, you aren’t a candidate for the procedure.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is a purified liquid form of a bacteria called botulinum toxin. It’s been called a miracle cosmetic because, when injected into facial muscles, it eliminates crow’s feet and frown lines in your face for several months at a time.
Millions of people get Botox injections each year to smooth out these fine lines and wrinkles, as well as those around the eyes and between their eyebrows.
How does Botox eliminate crow’s-feet and frown lines?
To understand how Botox works, you need to understand that your smile and frown lines are a natural result of aging.
When you smile or frown, you’re continually using facial muscles that contract and expand. Doing this thousands of times over several years causes facial lines to appear. Not only that but as you age, you don’t have as much collagen in your skin to keep it plump and hydrated.
Botox injections block the nerves that signal the muscles in your face to move when you smile or frown. Because your nerves are blocked, they can’t signal the muscles in your face, stopping and reversing the wrinkle formation process.
With Botox, you’ll have smooth, beautiful skin again.
Where is Botox injected?
Belle Santé Med Spa aestheticians inject Botox in targeted muscles on the sides of either eye and also in particular muscles between the eyebrows. Before the injections, your aesthetician answers all of your questions and shows you before and after photos.
They insert the Botox using a very small needle, and it’s over in a few seconds, so you won’t feel much discomfort. Your aesthetician gives you post-procedure instructions and asks you to schedule a check-up to view results.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is FDA-approved, as it’s been studied extensively: There are over 400 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals on Botox, and it’s used in 78 countries. Because it blocks the nerves, it’s also used to calm neck spasms, overactive bladder, chronic migraine, eye twitches, and lazy eye.
As with any other medical treatment or prescription, some people shouldn’t receive it. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding shouldn’t get Botox. Belle Sante Med Spa aestheticians review your medical history and determine if you’re a good candidate.
When will I see results?
In about two weeks you’ll see changes. Results last between three to six months. You may like your results so much that Botox becomes a periodic event on your schedule.
Call or book an appointment online for a complimentary consultation with Belle Santé Med Spa professionals on how injectables could work for you.
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