With fall arriving and the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to consider freshening your look with a noninvasive procedure such as laser treatment, Botox or fillers. And just in time to start your planning process, we’re planning a Lunch and Learn Seminar focusing on Laser Treatments and Botox. Get answers to all your skin rejuvenation questions on Wednesday, October 3, at noon here at Vinings Surgery Center.
Learn more about laser treatments and Botox:
Procedure: Laser skin resurfacing gently and precisely removes microscopic layers of skin, tightening sagging skin and stimulating new collagen growth.
Length: 1 to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Risks: For the most part lasers are very safe. However, as with any medical procedure there are risks and benefits. Scarring, pain, lack of permanent results, delayed healing up to several months, and other risks are uncommon, but possible. Sometimes additional treatment in the form of surgery may be necessary after laser treatment.
Recovery: Makeup may be applied within 7-10. Reduction of redness in the new skin layer can take from 4-12 weeks.
Procedure: For frown lines and crow’s feet, a BOTOX® cosmetic treatment will block impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. The BOTOX® cosmetic injection relaxes the muscles so they don’t contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Length: 5 minutes
Risks: Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases the toxin can migrate and cause temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases there can be a temporary drooping of an eyelid or facial asymmetry. The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles injected. Because the effects of the BOTOX® procedure are completely reversible, all side effects are only temporary.
Recovery: Immediate, with minimal restrictions for four hours.