BOTOX® is made from a highly purified protein called botulinum toxic A, which is approved by the FDA for several different uses, including relaxing facial muscles to improve the appearance of the skin. BOTOX® injections block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a more refreshed appearance.
The results of BOTOX® injections are visible within days, as the appearance of frown lines and other wrinkles begin to improve. These lines will continue to improve for up to a month as patients will notice a more relaxed and youthful appearance. After treatment, some patients may experience bruising at the injection site or droopiness of the eyelid for a few days.
Most patients achieve their desired results in just one treatment session. Many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to maximize results. Some of these include a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy or laser skin resurfacing.
BOTOX® injections can be administered in Dr. Zugerman's office in less than 10 minutes, with a numbing agent applied to the area to help minimize discomfort. Patients can return home or to work immediately after treatment with minimal risks or side effects.
Improvements from BOTOX® injections typically last up to four months, although some patients report results lasting as long as a year. Many patients choose to undergo routine follow-up treatments to maintain these results.
Dysport® is an FDA-approved infection treatment that reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles on the forehead. Similar to BOTOX®, Dysport® is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting, but is able to diffuse muscles up to three centimeters from the injection point, whereas BOTOX® can only reach as far as one centimeter. This allows for results that reach further areas with just a single injection.
Patients will notice their facial muscles gradually relaxing over the next few days, as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles diminishes after Dysport® injections . Full results from Dysport® injections are usually visible within seven days after treatment. Patients will enjoy a more youthful appearance with reduced signs of aging that can benefit them both physically and emotionally. Most patients achieve their desired results after a series of three to five injections administered at six week intervals.
Dysport® injections are administered in Dr. Zugerman's office in less than 15 minutes. A numbing agent may be used to minimize any potential discomfort. The results of Dysport® injections can last up to 13 months with repeated treatment, and are eventually required less and less frequently as the facial muscles become trained to avoid contracting.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat painful, unsightly varicose and spider veins by injecting a solution of sodium chloride directly into the damaged veins. This solution creates irritation in the damaged veins and eventually causes them to clot and then collapse. The collapsed veins turn into scar tissue and are gradually absorbed by the bloodstream through a safe, natural process.
It may be a few weeks before the true results of sclerotherapy are visible since bruising may occur after the procedure. Results are usually fully visible after three to six weeks, with over 80 percent of damaged veins being eliminated with just one sclerotherapy session. Successful treatment results in patients no longer having to be embarrassed by the appearance of unsightly veins and being able to wear shorts and skirts without worry.
Patients can help preserve the results of sclerotherapy and prevent new varicose or spider veins from appearing by maintaining an active lifestyle after the procedure.
Sclerotherapy can be performed in Dr. Zugerman's office in 15 to 45 minutes. Patients can return home and to their normal activities on the same day as their procedure, but should avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for 7 to 10 days. The results of this procedure are usually permanent, although it is still possible for other veins to be affected by this condition.