What is Botox Cosmetic? Botox® Cosmetic is a FDA-approved procedure to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It is also commonly used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the forehead (horizontal lines above the eyebrows).
Is it safe? Dr. Landmann performs Botox on his mom, and he loves his mom!
What is it like to get Botox Cosmetic? You’ll have a consultation with Dr. Landmann. He will address any concerns you have, give you options and answer all your questions. The procedure itself takes less than 5 minutes. No anesthesia is necessary, but if you are nervous, Dr. Landmann can use some numbing cream or an ice-pack. Immediately afterwards, you can go back to work, home or out with friends. You won’t notice anything right away. It takes a few days to start to work and up to 14 days for the peak effect. Results last up to 3 or 4 months.
But do you have to keep doing it? No, but if you are like the majority of patients who have used it, you will want to. When Botox wears off, the wrinkles will return to how they were before you used Botox. Think of it like a haircut – you don’t have to keep getting haircuts, but you will if you want to keep up your appearance.
How much does it cost? Check out our cost of services page for more detailed information.
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Juvederm and Restylane
What is Juvederm? JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that Dr. Landmann uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Juvederm produces smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. It is used for the “Parentheses” between the nose and the mouth, the vertical Marionette lines that form below the corners of the mouth and the vertical lip lines the develop above the upper lips after exposure to sun, smoking and stress.
Restylane is similar to Juvederm, however differs in texture and structure. Dr. Landman most commonly uses Restylane for filling in the tear troughs to fill in the hollows below the eyes or when filling in lips that look deflated.
Radiesse is also a filler that plays a key role in the anti-aging armamentarium, but differs from Juvederm and Restylane by incorporating calcium micro-spheres. Dr. Landmann primarily uses Radiesse to replenish volume loss, typically for flat cheeks or deep folds between the nose and mouth. Amazingly, the micro-spheres act like scaffolding for your own collagen growth, so results typically last for a year or more.
All these products are excellent for delicately sculpting and enhancing facial features. While Dr. Landmann prides himself on being surgically conservative, these techniques allow him stunning results with minimal downtime and costs. These anti-aging regimens are best at enhancing your natural beauty and youth. You should know the difference, but your friends and family should only see that you look more well rested and happier.
What is the downtime? Dr. Dan Landmann provides numbing cream for all his patients, so the procedure is relatively painless. Some minor swelling will occur around the injection site, but that typically resolves after 24 hours. Bruising and discoloration can be easily covered up with make up right away, but should only last a short amount of time (less than 7 days).