Cosmetic Uses of Botox

Doctors have been using Botox for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are also other brand names, such as Dysport and Xeomin.

How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can't contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow's fett, and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to botox. It can also be used for lip lines and for the chin and corner of the mouth and neck.

How Is a Botox Procedure Done?
Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and doesn't require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising.

How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?
The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

What Are the Side Effects of Botox?
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Botox. Headaches, which end in 24 to 48 hours, can happen, but this is rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually ends within three weeks. Drooping usually happens when the Botox moves around, so don't rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lie down for one hour after the procedure.  See more at

Who Should Not Receive Botox?
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn't work for all wrinkles, you should consult with a doctor first.

Will My Insurance Pay for Botox?
Botox is not generally covered by insurance when used for cosmetic purposes. Check with your health insurance provider for coverage details.

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Thermage is based on a simple premises -- that restoring and stimulating new collagen growth will naturally make your skin look younger.  As we age, collagen fibers found beneath the outer layer of our skin (the epidermis) eventually loosen and droop.  To compound matters, the body's ability to make collagen declines as we age.  Genetics, sun exposure and smoking also contribute to collagens loss of firmness.

During a Thermage procedure, Dr. Safko uses a wand to apply radio frequency energy to the designated areas.  The energy from the Thermage wand heats collagen in the dermis (the skin's lower layers) which make the collagen fibers contract.  This contraction tightens the epidermis and makes it look smoother.

Dr. Safko performs Thermage treatments on the face - including eyes and lips - as well as the neck, hands, abdomen, buttocks and knees.  The treatment can also combat cellulite - the stubborn bane of many people's existence.  A chance to skip the scalpel and avoid anesthesia and still repair aging skin..sounds like a no brainer!  With little to no downtime you may be treated in the morning and back to your normal day activites in the afternoon including working out in the gym or outdoors (with sunscreen of course)!

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Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to 1 year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.  When Dr. Safko injects Juvederm, he is filling your wrinkles and creases with the gel.  Compared to other fillers on the market, Juvederm is more likely to spread evenly under your skin -- giving you the best results.

Your body safely absorbs the Juvederm because it is made of components that are naturally present in your body.  Juvederm is not an unwelcomed substance and its absorption should not cause any complications.  While dermal fillers may seem pricey, they still cost far less than a face-lift and they are less invasive.  With this procedure, you won't have to worry about missing out on your day-to-day life to get rid of your wrinkles.  Juvederm injections usually take less than an hour and require very little follow-up care.

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Are your lashes thinning overtime?  Not enough lashes?  Latisse grows your lashes longer, fuller and darker.  Great lashes don't just happen overnight, that is why it's important to note that Latisse solution works gradually and remarkably -- Full results in 16 weeks.  Once you begin, you will need to continually apply the topical solution each night and follow the instructions for the best results.

As your treatment progresses, you'll first begin to see changes in the length and then gradually you will notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes.  To see the full effect of Latisse, you must continue the treatment for 16 weeks, don't give up after a week.  After 16 weeks, just come and see us about ongoing use of Latisse.

Clinical trial results showed lashes were:

25% Longer

106% Fuller

18% Darker

Come see if Latisse is right for you!


Restylane and Perlane


Restylane is an injectable filler composed of hyaluronice acid -- a substance that is produced naturally by the body.  FDA approved, Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane can also add fullness and definition to lips, providing natural-looking and lasting results with just one treatment.  The results typically last about 6 months.  As with other dermal fillers, side effects of Restylane treatments can include temporary bruising, swelling and numbness which typically subside within a few days.


Perlane is just like Restylane; the difference is that Perlane is made up of larger particles of hyaluronic acid.  That makes Perlane a good choice for wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.


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