Understanding Skin Aging
Your skin is the barrier between your body and the world around you, enduring wear and tear from a multitude of internal and external sources. In fact, age, sun exposure, environmental toxins, poor sleep and nutritional habits, and inadequate hydration can all contribute to facial aging, causing fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss to occur.
Fortunately, there are aesthetic treatments available to help combat these unfortunate signs of aging, including BOTOX® injections and dermal fillers. Schedule an appointment with Pineapple Health-Rejenesis Aesthetics today to discuss your facial rejuvenation needs. Call (480) 961-2366 or contact us online.
Frown Line & Crow’s Feet Treatment: BOTOX® & Dysport®
BOTOX and Dysport are two forms of botulinum toxin type A which are FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Both injections work to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and decrease movement. BOTOX treats moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines.
The main difference between BOTOX and Dysport is that Dysport has a smaller molecule size and is more diluted than BOTOX; this means that Dysport effects are seen more quickly but that more units are often needed to see the same level of results as BOTOX. The type of injection you receive is dependent on the extent of your lines, their location, and the results you desire. Dr. Chan will discuss these options with you at the time of your appointment.
Volume Loss Treatment: Juvederm® & Restylane®
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness. There are many different types of dermal fillers which target different areas of the face, helping to plump the lips, soften creases and wrinkles, reconstruct contour deformities, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Pineapple Health-Rejenesis Aesthetics is proud to offer two industry-leading lines of hyaluronic acid fillers: Juvederm and Restylane.
Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers are intended for injection into facial tissue or lips to correct wrinkles, folds, and age-related volume loss.
- Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus: Address the lips and perioral area (skin around the lips)
- Juvederm Voluma: Addresses age-related volume loss in the cheek area
- Juvederm Vollure: Corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
- Juvederm Volbella: Augments lips and corrects perioral lines
Restylane products, similar to the Juvederm family, are hyaluronic acid fillers injected into facial tissue to address wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
- Restylane Refyne & Defyne: Softens laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)
- Restylane Lyft: Augments cheeks to address contour deficiencies, while also addressing facial wrinkles and folds
- Restylane Silk: Adds volume to lips and reduces wrinkles around the mouth
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Your appointment will begin with an examination of the facial skin to examine problematic areas that will be addressed during treatment. Based on these findings, you will receive a recommendation on the dermal filler or botulinum toxin that is most appropriate for your unique needs.
Once a treatment is elected, the area of the face receiving treatment will be cleaned and prepped for injection. A topic anesthetic is used to numb the area and reduce your discomfort; certain dermal fillers have this anesthetic combined with the hyaluronic acid. The actual injection(s) takes only a few minutes; during this time your face is carefully sculpted based on your desired results.
You may experience bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site following treatment; however, these side effects resolve quickly. A member of the Pineapple Health-Rejenesis Aesthetics will discuss additional side effects and risks with you, in addition to any special instructions regarding healing. Normally, you can resume regular activity immediately following treatment.
The results of BOTOX and dermal fillers will last for several months to years, depending on the drug used and the condition being treated. Ongoing treatments are typically recommended to maintain your results.
Look Younger Today!
If you seek non-surgical options to restore your youthful appearance, dermal fillers and BOTOX injections are excellent options which provide substantial improvements. Schedule your consultation to meet with a member of the Pineapple Health-Rejenesis Aesthetics team to learn more about our aesthetic services so you can look as amazing as you feel. Call (480) 961-2366 or request a callback online to get started today.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION & APPROVED USES
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
- Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
- Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® Cosmetic dosing units are not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, and/or forehead lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Do not receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if you : are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; have trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include : dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids and eyebrows, swelling of your eyelids and dry eyes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-678-1605.
MORE INFO HERE: https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR REVANESSE® VERSA+™
What is Revanesse Versa+?
Revanesse Versa+ is hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found within the body. It may be produced by bacteria and purified for use as injectable soft tissue filler in order to correct the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases, (nasolabial folds). The product is approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration for the cosmetic treatment of facial wrinkles and creases.
Are there any warnings I should be aware of?
If you have an adverse inflammatory reaction, such as redness, pain and swelling that persist for one week or more after treatment with Revanesse Versa+, you should report this immediately to your doctor. If you are under the age of 22 you should not be treated with Revanesse Versa+.
Warning: One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.
Are there any reasons why I should not (contraindications) receive the Revanesse Versa+ injection?
You should not be treated with Revanesse Versa+ if you:
- are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the safety of these products for use during pregnancy, or in women who are breastfeeding, has not been studied
- have a history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation
- have evidence of scars at the intended treatment sites
- have acne and / or other inflammatory diseases of the skin, such as rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis,
- have allergic history including: severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), heightened immune responses to common allergens, especially inhaled allergens and food allergens (atopy), allergy to hyaluronic acid products, Streptococcal proteins or have plans to undergo administration of graded doses of allergens (desensitization therapy) during treatment with Revanesse Versa+.
- have acute or chronic skin disease, such as seborrheic dermatitis or rosacea, in or near the injection sites, or any infection or unhealed wound of the face
- are under concomitant anticoagulant therapy, antiplatelet therapy, or have a history of bleeding disorders, clotting disorders such as hemophilia or connective tissue disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus
You should never use Revanesse Versa+ in conjunction with a laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling or dermabrasion treatments, or with Over-the-counter (OTC) wrinkle products or prescription wrinkle treatments within 4 weeks (28 days) prior to treatment, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed before treatment.
What are the risks?
Bleeding and Bruising: Bleeding is usually minimal and resolves within a few minutes. It is possible to have a bleeding episode from the injection of the local anesthesia or filler that requires treatment, but it is unusual. Bruising in the area is also an expected reaction and can take up to a week to resolve.
Swelling: Swelling is also expected and may take several days to a week to resolve. It is unusual but medical treatment may be necessary if swelling is slow to resolve.
Pain: Some discomfort is expected with injections but usually lasts less than a day.
Other risks that are less likely, but may occur, include the following: Acne-like skin eruptions, Skin sensitivity (rash, itching, tenderness), Skin infection, Damage to nerves or blood vessels, Skin lumpiness, Scarring, Skin necrosis (death of the skin), Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), Reactivation of herpes infection (blisters or skin sores).
As with using any dermal filler, there is a risk of allergic reaction. If you have a very serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) you may require emergency medical help and be at risk of death. Some symptoms of allergic reactions are: a rash, having a hard time breathing, wheezing when you breathe, sudden drop in blood pressure, swelling of the face, fast pulse, sweating, dizziness or fainting, inability to breathe without assistance, a feeling of dread.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities or blindness.
Ask your doctor if you have questions about any of the side effects, and please tell your doctor or your doctor’s staff right away if you have any side effects. Please tell them if you have any other problems with your health or the way you feel, whether or not you think these problems are related to the products.
The most common side effects include: bruising (32.0% Revanesse Versa +, 31.0% Revanesse Versa), swelling (21.0% Revanesse Versa +, 17.0% Revanesse Versa), and pain (17.0% Revanesse Versa +, 21.0% Revanesse Versa).
You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms such as unusual pain, vision changes, a white appearance of skin near the injection site (blanching) or any other unexpected symptoms. While rare, unexpected symptoms include unusual pain, vision changes, or any signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms, or legs, difficulty walking, visual changes, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion) during or shortly after the procedure.
Rare, but serious risks, of dermal fillers include: scarring, blurred vision, partial vision loss, and blindness if the dermal filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. In occasionally rare cases, there have been reports of unintentional injection of the product into a blood vessel with dermal filler products. It is recommended that doctors take care to avoid injection into blood vessels (especially around the forehead, nose and eye area) for these reasons, allergic reaction that may lead to a severe reaction (anaphylactic shock) that requires emergency medical help.
Patient Assistance Information:
If you require immediate assistance, please contact your health care provider. For further assistance, please contact Prollenium Medical Technologies Inc. at 1-866-353-3017 (24 hours a day).
For more information about Revanesse Versa+, please see the Directions for Use or speak to your health care provider.