Botox and Filler Services in Jacksonville, NC
Learn more about the benefits of Botox and Fillers and how treatments will boost your looks and confidence. For more information, please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Alexandria VA, and Jacksonville NC.
Table of Contents:
What are botox and fillers?
What are botox and fillers used to treat?
What areas of the body do botox and fillers treat?
Why choose assure wellness for botox and fillers?
How do the botulinum toxins work?
How do fillers work?
What areas can be treated with filler?
Botox and dermal fillers are extremely popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, accounting for millions of procedures performed each year in the United States. Botox is administered in regulated microdoses and has been used safely for decades as a cosmetic treatment to remove facial wrinkles.
When Botox is injected into the muscle, the nerve signals are interrupted which temporarily paralyzes the muscle, and without muscle movement, some wrinkles are reduced, softened, or removed entirely. Botox treatment results are not permanent, and generally last between 3 and 4 months, and will require repeated treatments.
Dermal fillers – also called soft-tissue fillers – are substances injected under the skin in order to add volume and fullness. The results from dermal fillers vary in terms of how long it takes to see visible results, and a single treatment can last anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years. Our patients enjoy the benefits of fillers as it helps boost their looks and overall confidence.
Botox treatments are only effective at reducing wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement, which are known as expression lines or dynamic wrinkles, most commonly found in the upper face area. Botox treatments are not effective at correcting static wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by sagging skin, or reduced plumpness in the face, neck, cheeks, or jowls. Horizontal lines on the forehead, the two little lines between the eyebrows, sometimes called the “11” lines, as well as wrinkles around the eyes known as crow’s feet, are the classic expression lines most commonly treated with Botox. These lines are caused by facial expressions like squinting the eyes, frowning, and smiling.
Dermal fillers are selected based on the area of the body to be treated, which include:
– Thinning lips
– Shallow areas of the face
– Under-eye shadow and wrinkles
– Fill-in or soften scars
– Fill-in or soften static wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks
Botox treatments are most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the upper face like the forehead, crow’s feet, and the side of the nose known as bunny lines, however, the chin and neck areas are also common areas for treatment. Botox also blocks signals that stimulate sweat glands and has proven to be effective at treating excessive sweating when used under the armpits. Occasionally, an experienced doctor will also administer a very small amount of Botox to treat lines in the hands.
Dermal fillers are used to plump up areas where static wrinkles occur as a result of a decrease in elasticity and loss of collagen. The volume loss is replaced with hyaluronic acid or other similar substances resulting in a smoother look in areas around the mouth and cheeks, forehead wrinkles, and scars.
At Assure Wellness, our team of highly trained and experienced medical practitioners and cosmetic professionals take their mission to provide their patients with personalized and compassionate care very seriously and are extremely fortunate to have the expertise of James Cannon, MS, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, as our lead clinician. Dr. James Cannon’s credentials, certifications, experience, and education in cosmetic and anti-aging treatments make choosing Assure Wellness a wise choice for anyone wanting to look and feel younger.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Botox and Fillers.
We are pleased to have partnered with Dr Sonia Salgado with Forever Me Aesthetics in our Alexandria, Virginia office.
The expert injectors in the Jacksonville, North Carolina Office are also available for consultation.
Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and Fillers (Juvederm and Restylane)
We use only approved products for injection to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines, add volume and contour those less than perfect areas on the face. The experts at our Alexandria and Jacksonville locations are ready to help rejuvenate you with a fresh, natural, and younger look.
It’s easy to get started. Call (866) 340-0751 for Alexandria, Virginia and (866) 988-0926 for Jacksonville, North Carolina to schedule your no cost consultation. During your evaluation, the consultant will identify your treatment goals, evaluate your desired areas of treatment, discuss the options (Botulin Toxin or Filler, or both), review the costs, and most importantly answer your questions.
Your specialist will inject these muscles with the medication to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
Dermal filler injections are currently one of the most popular treatments in the field of medical aesthetics – and for good reason. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results! Medical grade filler injections typically consist of hyaluronic acid or collagen, which occurs in the skin naturally. The injections restore collagen that is lost with age, creating an effect that fills in wrinkles & plumps volume in desired areas. Where could your face benefit from filler injections? Check out this list of 6 common areas where fillers can be used!
The most common areas for treatment include the lips, cheeks, forehead lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Other areas or options are available and can be discussed at your no cost consultation.
For more information on the wide variety of services offered, or to arrange an appointment for your consultation with one of our dedicated team members, For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Bethesda MD, Chillum MD, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Forestbrook SC, Socastee SC and surrounding areas.