We offer a range of medical aesthetic services including neurotoxins, dermal fillers, micro needling with PRP and microtox.
Staci King, RN, is an experienced aesthetic injector certified by the Aesthetic Consulting and Training Academy and the National Laser Institute. She has trained with several nationally recognized aesthetic trainers. Staci is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and treatment results.
Botox®: For almost a decade, Botox® has remained the most popular non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment in America. The dramatic results show why Botox® retains its popularity-- it has been shown to safely minimize wrinkles by up to 80%. While wrinkle reduction is the primary benefit of Botox® injections, they can achieve a wide range of aesthetic goals. Botox® injection treatments can be performed in our comfortable physician office in about 20 minutes, and do not require any anesthesia or post-procedure downtime. You will be amazed at the results you see within the first week to ten days, typically, after your treatment.
Dysport®: Dysport® is also a neurotoxin very similar to Botox®, however one difference between Dysport® and Botox® is its molecular weight. Dysport’s proteins have a lower molecular mass, resulting in a greater chance of diffusion. Dysport’s higher diffusion rate allows it to spread faster and to a larger coverage area, so it’s best for the forehead, while Botox’s lower diffusion rate makes it better for smaller wrinkles. Some evidence suggests Dysport® results are seen a few days sooner than Botox® and last longer. Recent studies by Galderma, the makers of Dysport, have shown that the neurotoxin may last up to five months and that 95% of 120 individuals reported “high satisfaction” with just two treatments per year. “Patients report that Dysport tends to feel ‘less tight’ and slightly more ‘flexible’ than Botox.
Xeomin®: One of the biggest differences between Xeomin® and Botox® is that it lacks the stabilizing proteins, which means it doesn’t require refrigeration before opening. Theoretically, patients are less likely to develop antibodies to Xeomin®, due to lack of attached proteins. So if a patient is starting to notice that Botox isn’t working for them anymore, Xeomin® may be a good option. The lack of additional proteins is also why Xeomin® is considered to be a more “natural” alternative to Botox® and Dysport®. While it’s true that the Xeomin molecule is technically more pure (as defined by not having the ancillary ingredient), it still functions the same as other neuromodulators.
Juvéderm: The Juvéderm Collection is one of the most well-known lines of FDA-approved injectable fillers. Manufactured by Allergan, Juvéderm fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a molecule found naturally in the skin that has a unique capacity to attract and retain moisture. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which helps skin look plump, supple, and youthful. Injected beneath the skin, these gel-like fillers instantly help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, soften creases, enhance contours, and restore volume. Dermal fillers stimulate the body’s natural collagen production in areas of the face where it’s injected, improving skin firmness and elasticity.
Restylane: Also hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with a range of formulas that can target different areas of the face, including the cheeks, eyes, and mouth. The biggest difference between Restylane and Juvéderm is the texture. Restylane Kysse is FDA-approved for augmenting lips and treating upper perioral rhytids--the lip wrinkles sometimes called smoker’s lines.
Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny sterile needles. Prior to treatment, we will apply a topical numbing agent. Most microneedling patients report feeling little to no pain at all once a topical numbing agent has been applied. Procedures last as little as 30 minutes and can be spaced up to four weeks apart to target and improve the look of facial acnes scars in adults for smoother, brighter, healthier-looking skin.
Microneedling results vary based on the area being treated, the needle depth chosen and your individual skin health. It’s typical for a series of 4-5 treatments to be scheduled throughout the year to address most aesthetic skin concerns involving acne scarring. Microneedling treatments are administered year-round but are typically less frequent during summer months, when sun exposure is high and free-radical damage prevalent.
Microtox is a unique alternative to the popular Botox wrinkle-reducing injectable treatment. However, some patients are looking for less prominent or less obvious changes to their face, or are concerned that a Botox injection may lead to an “emotionless” or frozen expression on their face. For these patients, Microtox is a safe and proven injection technique to deliver small volumes of Botox in a more targeted way. Results with Microtox are more effective and more predictable for the right candidates.