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Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Whether it's deep lines between your brows or fine lines around your eyes, Miramae has  a solution for you.

      "Prevention is so important but for those of you who feel like it's too late, don't worry. I'm here to show you the possibilities of a more youthful appearance. If you aren't sure what you need to do or if you are a good candidate for treatment, I'm here to help. My consultations are always complimentary!" - Mandy

Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into specific treatment areas and used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles particularly in the upper portion of the face (between brows, forehead and around eyes).  Botox works by blocking the transmission of the chemical agent acetylcholine which tells muscles when to move.  As a result, the muscles treated are temporarily paralyzed allowing the skin to lie flat and the wrinkles produced by movement to minimize if not disappear.  Results typically appear 5-7 days after treatment and maximize at 14 days.  Botox lasts between 3-4 months.

Dysport is a direct competitor to Botox.  Although the two have technical differences, the active ingredient is the same (botulinum toxin type A).  Like Botox, Dysport is a neurotoxin injected into specific treatment areas to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.  Dysport results appear in 3-5 days with maximum results at 14 days and results typically last between 3-4 months.  The main difference between the two is that Dysport has a wider spread effect making the results appear more natural but also increasing risk of spread into accessory muscles.  It is important that your injector is experienced in using Dysport in order to avoid unwanted side effects.  Dysport is also contraindicated in patients with milk allergies. 

Dermal fillers, often called “fillers”, offer a non-surgical solution to the aging face.  With the aging process comes a loss of volume resulting in “sagging” or “drooping” skin.  Dermal Fillers restore the volume loss resulting in a more youthful appearance.  The most common places to get dermal fillers are the cheeks, lines between nose and mouth, lines from corners of mouth to chin and the lips.  Unlike Botox and Dysport, Fillers do not relax the muscle but rather add volume.  A good way of thinking of the two is:  Botox/Dysport from the eyes up and fillers from the cheeks down.

 

There are several fillers on the market and deciding on the right one for you should be done with your health care professional/injector.  Of the fillers carried at Miramae, we predominantly use Hyaluronic Acid fillers (Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lift and Juvederm Voluma).  These last anywhere from 4-12 months and offer little to no downtime.  Redness and swelling (typically lasting 2-3 days)  and bruising (typically lasting 5-7 days) are the most common side effects. Risks of allergic reaction are minimal due to hyaluronic acid being a naturally occurring substance in your body. 

A NOTE TO CLIENTS CONSIDERING TREATMENT:

“It is important that each individual is assessed for which product is right for them.  I offer free consultations to ensure that each of my clients get the product that is best suited for their skin care goals and that they know the treatment process, side effects and cost upfront.Consultations can be scheduled with allotted treatment time in the event you want to treat that day.  I know that getting Botox/Dysport and/or Filler is an important decision and I want to make sure you are comfortable and that I am the right injector for you. If you book a consult-with-treatmentand decide not to treat, that is 100% okay.  The most important part of the consult is to get your questions answered so you can make a more informed decision.”~Mandy Bazemore, RN