Injectables: Neurotoxin and Fillers

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Everything You Need to Know About Botox

Tired Of Frown Lines?

Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror recently and noticed unpleasant lines around your eyes and mouth. Are you starting to hate how you look in pictures? Have people told you that you look angry or upset even when you’re not? These may be because the lines along your eyes and between your eyebrows are giving the wrong impression. If any of these apply to you, you may want to consider having Botox injections applied.

What Is Neurotoxin Made Of?

You’ve likely heard about Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeuveau, but where do these neurotoxins actually come from? Each name brand neurotoxin comes from botulinum toxin type A which stems from the Clostridium bacteria. Regardless of the manufacturer, you never come into contact with the bacteria, so you don’t have to worry about that.


Instead, the toxin is used to relax certain muscles in your face. This is because certain wrinkles are formed because of the frequent use of the face. Smiling, laughing, frowning, and even other expressions all use facial muscles. These muscles, when used frequently, can form wrinkles on the face.


Since it’s essentially impossible to keep from expressing, Neurotoxin injection at the Skandii MedSpa in Mansfield, Texas works to relax those muscles for a given time. In so doing, you can greatly reduce the number and severity of those wrinkles.

Risk and Side Effects

There is very little pain during a procedure as it involves a very fine needle. If you are concerned about needles, you are able to receive a numbing cream. However, the procedure is so limited that you can actually leave right after and go about your day. The most common side effects may include some bruising and swelling.


Other negative side effects can be eyelid drooping if the Botox seeps below the eyebrow and hits the muscle that controls the lid, BUT that is VERY RARE. Eye drops can reverse the Botox effect for about six hours. Otherwise, the patient just has to wait until the nerve regenerates.


Since prices vary per treatment, find out more by calling us today.

Fillers

We offer Hyaluronic acid and hydroxyapatite fillers

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.

RADIESSE

This is a viable option for those seeking help in smoothing their wrinkles. Long-lasting and highly satisfying to patients1 2 it is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for both face and hands 3 4. 

Collagen As Stimulated By RADIESSE

Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin–it’s what helps it feel and look tight, taught, and youthful. As we age, the production of collagen slows down, causing skin to sag.


RADIESSE is a collagen stimulator.5 It stimulates the body’s process of generating collagen and encourages growth, for a more refreshed appearance, so beauty can bloom.5,6

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 fillers, you should report this immediately to your doctor. If you are under the age of 22 you should not be treated with fillers.


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 a filler injection?

You should not be treated with fillers if you:

  • Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding (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 Fillers.
  • 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 fillers in conjunction with a laser, intense pulsed light, chemical peeling or dermabrasion treatments, and with over-the-counter (otc) wrinkle products. You should also avoid using it with 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.


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.

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.


For more information about receiving a Revanesse® VersaTM treatment, read our Patient Information Sheet. 

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