Among the first of the injectables, Botox smoothes away lines and wrinkles due to repetitive muscle contraction. Botox® works to temporarily paralyze muscles, and relax dynamic facial expressions that result in: crow’s feet, smile lines, forehead creases, neck bands and upper lip grooves. When strategically placed, Botox can also improve the appearance of your smile by reducing the amount of gum exposure underneath the upper lip, known as “Gummy Smile,” and is also used to medically treat and reduce excessive perspiration (Hyperhidrosis).
Botox is comprised of Botulinum toxin A, a purified protein made from botulism bacteria that binds to the nerve endings, preventing the release of the chemical transmitters that activate muscles. The active ingredient, Botulinum toxin, decreases local muscle activity, thereby preventing the appearance of “dynamic” wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expressions. The injections are relatively painless, and the results last from four to six months. Over seventeen years, Dr. Ostad has perfected his injection technique, reducing discomfort and bruising. Patients and celebrities come from around the world to have Dr. Ostad inject their Botox, due to his artistic eye and painless technique. He rejuvenates the face without giving patients an over done or “frozen face” result. Anyone who gets Botox should TREAT themselves to Dr. Ostad’s technique.
Have you noticed excessive sweating, even in the winter? Are you constantly trying to disguise your sweat stains? While sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism, many people struggle with a condition called hyperhidrosis. This can affect the underarms, hands, feet or face. Botox has long been used to correct these conditions. Botox is injected into the nerves of the sweat glands to effectively reduce excessive sweating. The same formulation of Botulinum Toxin Type A as Botox Cosmetic is used.
Many people who suffer from excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis) are pleasantly surprised to find out that their insurance plan may cover most or all of this Botox treatment. Please call our office to confirm your insurance coverage with our billing department.
Your smile is the cornerstone of your expression. Less than perfect teeth can influence how much you smile, but even those with “pearly whites” are bound to be self-conscious if their gums stand out more than their teeth. Give yourself a smile makeover with Botox to eliminate the appearance of “Gummy Smile.”
This condition can be a result of a hyperactive muscles that elevate the upper lip. It can be further pronounced if you have a thin upper lip that exposes the gums even more. If your upper lip elevates too far above your teeth causing a “gummy smile,” you will be happy to learn there is a simple, effective, non-surgical fix with Botox. When injected in small amounts on either side of your lip, the hyperactive muscles are weakened and therefore expose less of the gums when you smile.
The injections take approximately five minutes. Over the next three to four days, the lip relaxes and begins to come down over the teeth. Results last four to six months. If a thin upper lip is to blame, fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm can also be used to plump and enhance your upper lip, making the gum less exposed. Now that’s something to smile about.
Injectable nose jobs? Botox and fillers are used to correct minor nose imperfections. During the procedure, Botox is properly placed below the skin to relax the muscle and tension that extends from the septum/tip of the nose to the upper lip area. This ultimately lifts the tip of the nose so that it is no longer pulled downward.
Dr. Ariel Ostad then uses his expertise to strategically place Restylane or Juvederm to perfect minor indentations, scars, or bumps to smooth the nose silhouette. The results generally last six to nine months.
Dr. Ariel Ostad will customize an injectable treatment to suit your specific needs. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our other non-surgical options.
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