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Anti-Wrinkle Treatments

Anti Wrinkle
Anti Wrinkle

Wrinkles are folds and ridges in the skin that develop as we get older. Many factors can speed up the process, including sun damage, smoking, dehydration, medications, and environmental and genetic factors. No matter the cause, wrinkles and fine lines are no match for the anti-wrinkle treatments offered at The Kaga Institute.

Procedure

Botox® is the brand name of Botulinum toxin type A, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brand names for similar injectables that produce similar results, such as Xeomin or Dysport, which The Kaga Institute also carries to accommodate our patient’s preferences. Botox is used for a range of cosmetic enhancements, including the softening of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

Benefits

Botox® is used for a range of cosmetic enhancements, including the softening of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet. It is effective in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and also works as a preventative measure by halting the development of new ones.
Botox® has additional uses for various conditions, including migraines, TMJ, and hyperhidrosis.

FAQs

Botox® blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, keeping the injected muscles from contracting, which causes the wrinkles to relax, soften, and look visibly smoother.

It’s best to stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising. Other than that, no special preparation is needed.

Botox® is injected into the muscles of the specified face or neck with a fine needle.

A Botox® injection only takes a few minutes.

It generally takes 3 to 7 days for Botox® to take full effect. The effects of an injection will last 4 to 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, lines and wrinkles will reappear and will need re-treatment. Over time, lines and wrinkles may look less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.

No anesthesia is required, as the needle only produces a small pinch when injected. You may experience redness, swelling, tenderness, and in rare cases, bruising after your injection, which generally subside within a fews hours to a few days. Otherwise, there is no major recovery period associated with Botox® injections.

Xeomin and Dysport are other brand names for botulinum, the neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. These other brands are injected similarly and produce similar results as Botox®. The Kaga Institute carries Xeomin and Dysport to accommodate patient preferences, and our experienced staff can help find the product best suited for you and your skin’s needs.