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Xeomin reduces frown lines around the eyes

Xeomin fights back against those troublesome frown lines. When injected into muscles, it improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.

Xeomin, acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, it can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.

It joins Botox and Dysport as the latest contender in a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. Xeomin is so far the only one of the three that does not need refrigeration before use, which simplifies distribution.

The filler is also “naked,” meaning there are no additives. This may mean less risk of developing antibodies against it than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects.

Do not use Xeomin interchangeably with other botulinum products.

Worldwide, more than 84,000 people used Xeomin injections. The U.S. became the 20th country to approve this new drug.

Xeomin treatment

During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your technician injects Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. Application of a topical anesthetic or cold pack can reduce discomfort.

You will see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The typical duration of effect registered as up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last a significantly longer or shorter time in individual patients.

Side effects include bleeding, bruising and redness at the injection site. These effects subside between a few hours to a few days after the procedure.

Interested in trying Xeomin or finding out more about the services we offer at Naples Laser and MedSpa? Please give us a call at 239-228-7491.

Restylane Lyft

Restylane Lyft gives your cheeks a boost

Restylane Lyft adds definition and fullness to your cheeks without surgery. It helps you look younger and rejuvenated.

Restylane Lyft

As you age, so does your face. You may notice some obvious signs of aging that you hadn’t previously seen before. What were once subtle lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth have started to deepen over time. Cheeks that used to appear full and taut suddenly seem to sag and droop. While aging is a reality of life, it doesn’t mean you can’t maintain a natural, youthful look along the way.

Over time, the natural fat that surrounds the cheeks begins to deteriorate. This results in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume.

Restylane Lyft corrects volume loss and treats moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. You will see improvement in the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or smiles lines) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).

It is the first and only FDA-approved filler indicated to provide lift to cheeks and add volume to correct and smooth smile lines (nasolabial folds).

Restylane Lyft contains a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, which is specially formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid.

Restylane Lyft treatment

A technician generally applies a topical anesthetic to the skin before the procedure. Next, they inject Restylane Lyft into the cheeks, wrinkles or folds being treated.

The process takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

You may experience slight bruising, swelling, redness and pain after treatment, but those side effects subside within a few days of the procedure.

The results last between 9 and 18 months, but can be prolonged with repeated treatments.

In a clinical trial, 95 percent of subjects treated with Restylane Lyft reported improvement with the appearance of the midface following treatments within two months of the treatment.

Of note, Restyland Lyft can safely be used in conjunction with Botox and other injectables. You can use Botox in the brow and crow’s feet areas or fill in the lip lines with Restylane Silk. Each injectable serves a purpose and the combined results can achieve a natural and noticeable youthful appearance without looking overdone.

This month, you can try Restylane for yourself. We are offering free Restylane with the purchase of 2 Lyft treatments while supplies last. Make sure you check out this special and all the other specials on our website.

Call us at 239-228-7491 to set up an appointment at either our Bonita Springs or Naples locations.

Radiesse, Hands

Radiesse gives hands more youthful appearance

Radiesse brings a youthful appearance back to your hands. The treatment provides an immediate volumizing effect that helps to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to a year.

Sound amazing? Come learn more about this amazing treatment at Naples Laser and MedSpa’s Lunch & Learn on June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. at our Bonita Springs location. The event will feature a live demonstration and special event pricing.Radiesse, Hands

As we age, we tend to fixate on the appearance of our face. There are numerous products on the market to reduce facial wrinkles, folds and spots. However, besides the face and neck, no area of the body shows the appearance of aging as clearly as the back of the hands.

As we age, the collagen and fat in the hands dissipates. This volume loss makes tendons more obvious and veins more visible. This results in our hands appearing bony and unattractive.

The loss of smoothness and plumpness in the hands is a natural and unavoidable part of the aging process. We can slow down the aging process, by regularly moisturizing our hands and using sunscreen daily.

Radiesse can dramatically improve the appearance of aging hands. It is the only dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in the back of hands for smooth, natural-looking results that won’t give away your age. It is the first and only filler deemed safe and effective by the FDA to correct lost volume in hands.

Radiesse: How does it work?

The Radiesse treatment provides lift in the areas below deep wrinkles and folds, diminishing their appearance for a more refreshed look.

The hand and facial filler works to add volume under the skin, and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.

The treatment takes only a few minutes and results can be soon immediately.

Afterwards, hands appear more youthful. The treatment reduces the appearance of tendons and veins and hands appear smoother and plumper.

Want to find out more or experience Radiesse for yourself? Make sure to make plans attend our Lunch and Learn on June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. We will be doing a live demonstration of the Radiesse hand treatment, so you can see the results for yourself. We are also offering $100 off the treatment as well as other event-only specials. Make sure to reserve your spot by calling 239-228-7491.

If you have any questions about Radiesse or any of the other services Naples Laser and MedSpa offers, give us a call at 239-228-7491 or visit naplesmedspa.com. We have locations in Naples and Bonita Springs for your convenience.

Injectables

Injectables combat aging without surgery

Injectables provide a way to combat aging without drastic plastic surgery. Whether your goal is to instantly add volume to sunken cheekbones, fill in deep lines, reduce the appearance of wrinkles or add beautiful contours, the professionals at Naples Laser and MedSpa will work with you to help you achieve great results.Injectables

Heard about injectables, but want to learn more? This month’s Lunch & Learn on May 25 from 12-2 pm will discuss “The Artistry of Injectables.” The event features a live model demonstration with Pam Neitzel, owner and founder of Naples Laser and Medspa. She boasts more than 13 years experience in the industry and is a national trainer and educator on advanced techniques with injectables and laser techniques.

Injectables – What are the differences?

Both Botox and facial fillers are both effective methods of improving signs of aging. People often confuse them with each other and consider them to be synonymous. The truth is they tackle specific and different problems.

Botox’s primarily treats and prevents facial wrinkles. The FDA approved Botox as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines above the eyebrows and wrinkles. Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles.

Facial fillers or dermal fillers get used to prevent or eliminate signs of aging in the face, such as wrinkles. Facial fillers fill trouble areas with collagen, which stimulates collagen growth in the face and also plumps and lifts the skin to replace collagen loss. This helps your skin achieve as youthful a look as possible and eliminates signs of aging that occur as a result of collagen depletion.

The important things to consider when choosing between Botox and facial fillers is what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how you plan to do it. Botox remains the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. These wrinkles occur when the face is in motion or making expression. They are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when you relax your face and make no expressions. These areas appear depleted and sunken in and benefit from the fullness that facial fillers provide.

We offer many different types of injectables, including Belotero, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma XC, Kybella, Radiesse, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk and Sculptra at both our Bonita Springs and Naples locations.

Injectables: Learn more

Still have questions about the world of injectables or interested in trying out one of our injecteables? Make sure to join us at our Lunch and Learn event at our Bonita Springs spa. We will have event special pricing on Botox, Dysport and our fillers. We also plan to hold a filler raffle during the event.

To reserve your spot, call us at 239-228-7491 or visit our website to learn more about all of our services.

Brotox | Football | Dan Hampton | Chicago Bears | Naples Laser and MedSpa | Bonita Springs, FL | Botox

Brotox and football make a nice combination

Brotox | Football | Dan Hampton | Chicago Bears | Naples Laser and MedSpa | Bonita Springs, FL | BotoxBrotox and football. Those are probably two words you wouldn’t expect to see in the same sentence.

How do Brotox and football go together? Come join us at Naples Laser & MedSpa on Feb. 16, 2017, in Bonita Springs, to see for yourself.

We will be discussing Brotox and have a special guest appearance by Dan Hampton, who will sign autographs and talk with attendees. Dan is a retired Hall of Fame defensive tackle who played 12 seasons for the Chicago Bears. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, and he currently hosts the Bears postgame show on WGN Radio in Chicago.

The event will be at our Bonita location at Naples Laser & MedSpa, 24850 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 4, Bonita Springs, FL‎ 34134. It is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 16. Seating is limited so call at 239-228-7491 to reserve your seat.

Our experts will educate attendees about Brotox and we’ll have some special pricing on several of our services during the event.

Brotox increasing in popularity

Brotox is increasing in popularity as men start looking to fillers as a quick way to get rid of wrinkles and look younger. Even male celebrities such as Simon Cowell and David Hasselhoff admit to using Botox to improve their appearance.

According to statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment for men is injections of Botulinum Toxin, including Botox and Dysport.

In 2015, more than 400,000 injections were given to men, roughly 10 percent of all injections of that type. The No. 2 non-surgical cosmetic treatment was injections of Hyaluronic Acid, including Juvederm and Restylane.

Vanity is not exclusive to women. In the age of “selfies” there are men who find themselves unsatisfied with their own appearance. Despite attempts to live a healthy lifestyle, elements like sun exposure, gravity, weight fluctuations and aging, all take their toll on the face as wrinkles set in.

Nobody wants to look in the mirror and see a reflection staring back that appears much older than how they feel. Brotox can help men appear younger by diminishing lines and wrinkles that cause one to look older or tired.

Many men also consider Brotox for professional reasons. Research shows it can have a positive impact on confidence in the workplace, which in turn improves odds of professional success. In a highly competitive job market, Brotox could give that extra edge of confidence to land a job or promotion.

It’s just easier to feel and show more confidence if you are confident in your appearance.

Many men become concerned with the “eleven” lines. These vertical creases are formed between the eyebrows when they furrow. As one ages, these lines become increasingly visible but Botox can be used to smooth them out.

Since Brotox is non-invasive and non-surgical, the treatment can be performed quickly—even during a lunch break—and produce immediate results. The treatment appears natural and offers a refreshed, well-rested, younger appearance in just a few minutes.

Don’t miss a chance to learn more about Brotox and meet Dan. Give us a call at 239-228-7491 to reserve your seat.

Can botox make you happy?

Can Botox make you happy?

Can botox make you happy?Can Botox make you happy? A recent article in The Telegraph provides some research to show it can.

Whether you believe it or not, it’s an interesting topic to pursue.

There are apparently a lot of people who get Botox to make them look happier. In return, they feel happier. And, it’s not just one gender running to get a Botox injection. Women and men want to look happier and less sad, especially over  the holidays.

At least one study suggests that Botox actually can reduce depression. According to the article in The Telegraph, “research cited in Aesthetics Journal suggests nine out of 10 patients with major depressive disorder noticed a reduction in symptoms when treated with botulinum toxin, also known as Botox.”

Other experts back up the theory, saying that there is evidence to indicate that if someone looks happier, and they are happier with their appearance, they become happier.

Read the entire article.

So, can Botox make you happy?

 It makes sense that looking happier would make you feel happier. Try just this simple experiment. Stop what you are doing and just smile. Make it a big happy smile, or even let out a little laugh. Don’t you feel a little happier?

Imagine if you looked in the mirror and a happy looking person was looking back at you. How would that make you feel?

Now, imagine if you have frown lines, especially deep ones between your eyebrows, and that’s what you see when you look in the mirror. Does that make you happy or sad?

Happiness can be contagious. When you are around other people in a good mood, it often lifts your mood. If you see someone smile at you, you often smile back. The physical act of smiling can translate to an inner feeling of happiness.

Have you ever had someone ask you what was wrong, when nothing was wrong? It’s the look you had on your face and you didn’t even realize it. You want your inner and outer happiness to show. Perhaps Botox is the way to go.

Botox isn’t something you should just jump into because you think it will make you happier. You should do some research and seek consultation.

We always talk with our clients first to make sure we know their expectations and goals. We want to do what we can to help them achieve their desired results. If you are interested in learning how Botox can help you and you live in the Naples or Bonita Springs area in Southwest Florida, call Naples Laser & MedSpa at 239-228-7491. You can also learn more about Botox and other topics on our blog.

Restylane Silk helps you achieve your ideal smile

Restylane Silk can help you achieve your ideal smile. It is a FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth.Restylane Silk | Radiess | Steam tent

It is also used to treat fine, vertical lines and creases around the mouth created by smiling, sipping or smoking. For those looking to plump thinning lips, it can be used to increase lip volume and achieve better lip definition.

The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed to uses smaller, smoother particles than those in other products.

Everyone’s facial structure is different and so is everyone’s ideal lip shape and size. Restylane Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.

In a clinical study on the Restylane Silk website, of patients treated with Restylane Silk or no treatment, clinical investigators reported:

  • 98% of patients treated with Restylane Silk reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.
  • 59% of patients treated with Restylane Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment

The most common side effects include swelling, redness, pain, bruising or tenderness.

It is a great way to get the lips you want and get rid of the lines you don’t.

Restylane Silk specials

This month at Naples Laser and MedSpa, with each purchase of Restylane Silk, you will receive 40 free units of Dysport, which provides a great incentive to try it out in January.

Other specials include two free Photo-hand treatments with the purchase of two Radiesse treatments  and five steam tent sessions for only $500 (A savings of $250) at our Bonita location.

We always welcome pre-pays if you want to get in on the deal and can’t make it in before the end of the month.

We have locations in Naples, 898 5th Avenue South, Suite 204, and in Bonita Springs, 24850 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 4. Give us a call at 239-228-7491 to set up an appointment or consultation.