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Twenty years ago, a face lift was the only way to get rid of wrinkly, sagging skin. Today, thanks to the invention of Botox therapy, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation techniques, there is a much less painful and time-consuming way to give you the results you desire. All of these procedures can take years off the face – and can be done during your lunch hour, with no invasive surgery and little recovery time.
1. BOTOX THERAPY
Description of the treatment: Botox /Dysport is a natural purified protein that temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It is most commonly used to soften frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines and prevent them from deepening. Both men and women benefit from this safe and effective treatment. When administered by an experienced practitioner, you will retain natural expression, without risk of that “frozen” look. Procedure: After consent and education, the actual treatment is relatively quick – around 10 minutes. There is no downtime at all. Tiny doses are injected into the area being treated. There is minimal pain, with most clients experiencing a stinging that passes immediately. Outcome: It takes three to four days to see results, with the full effects appearing after 14 days. You will still have positive facial expression and will look generally refreshed with softening of wrinkles and lines in the treated area. On average, lasts four months. Cost: Face Value charges $18/unit of Botox, $6 for Dysport, with the average cost of the frown area $360.