Frequently Asked Questions - Aesthetic Treatment
2. How long does Botox treatment last?
3. Which facial areas can be improved with fillers?
4. How long do Juvederm fillers last?
6. How does Kybella reduce double-chin tissue?
7. Is spider sclerotherapy covered by insurance?
8. How many sclerotherapy visits will be recommended?
Botox prevents the flexing of muscles that eventually cause wrinkling. Areas that are injected to soften the appearance of wrinkles are the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes.
Botox and other botulinum toxin A injections last for about 4 to 6 months, but every patient is different.
Dermal fillers like Juvederm add volume to the depressions around the corners of the mouth and to the cheekbones.
Most dermal fillers last from 9 to 12 months, depending on the patient and where we’re targeting the injections. Juvederm Voluma, the newest filler, is used on the cheeks and can last as long as 18 months.
All the Juvederm injectables are made of hyaluronic acid but with different particle sizes. The size of the particles determines the firmness of the gel filler. Different fillers are best suited for different areas of the face depending on how you want them to look. Volbella is the smallest particle and is used to fill the lines and augment the lips.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. It is a naturally occurring acid in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Sclerotherapy for spider veins is considered cosmetic and not medically necessary, so it is not covered by insurance.
Most patients need around 3 to 5 treatments to be satisfied with the look of their legs. The sclerosing agent irritates the walls of the veins and causes them to collapse and shrink.
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