Meet Denise Our Cosmetic Injection Specialist
At HTS & Facial Aesthetics, Denise our highly skilled cosmetic nurse specializes in performing advanced injectable treatments to improve wrinkles, fine lines,
restore volume loss, enhance features, and strengthening of the skin. Our cosmetic nurse will assess you and your concerns before providing you with all
suitable options. Each individual face is assessed and treatment tailored accordingly. The injectable treatments at HTS include anti-wrinkle injections and a
wide range of dermal fillers.
Our BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® services are a popular choice for a more youthful look. These wrinkle relaxing products are a non-surgical, highly purified
protein injectable product that relaxes the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles or asymmetries in the face. After a thorough consultation, the procedure itself
only takes a few minutes with minimal discomfort and no recovery time is needed. Results are apparent in 14 days with results typically lasting up to three to four months and can be easily maintained with follow-up treatments. Most commonly used to correct:
- Frown lines between the brows (glabella)
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal lines of the forehead
- Lifting and contouring the eyebrows
- Vertical lip lines
- Smile lines
- Elevating the corners of the mouth
As an experienced injector, Denise prides herself in developing relationships with her patients and customizing their treatment to help enhance their natural
beauty. She educates her patients and will guide them in the right direction all while providing the most comfortable and gentle injection technique.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections are ideal for nearly anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore
a younger, more refreshed appearance.
In addition, it is important that those seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
People seeking BOTOX or Dysport injections should have realistic expectations regarding this procedure’s abilities and should discuss at the time of their visit.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
- Mild to moderate crow’s feet
- Mild to moderate forehead lines
- Mild to moderate frown lines (between the brows)
- Lines over the nose (“bunny” lines)
- Can also be used for chin dimpling and dense neck bands in some instances
- Patients with excess sweating in the axillae (armpits)
- Must not be pregnant or nursing
- Those with deep lines at rest can still benefit, but may also require filler injections for optimal results
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
There is little to no down time. Small areas of redness and swelling fade within one hour after treatment. Our cosmetic nurse takes great care to avoid bruising.
If bruising does occur, resolution varies between patients and can sometimes last several days. Headaches may also occur and typically subside within 24 hours.
Assortment of Dermal Fillers from the Juvederm Family
Voluma is the first, and only FDA-approved filler for the mid-face. It replaces lost hyaluronic acid in the skin, restoring the lifted cheekbones and
the tight jawline you’ve been missing. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth, natural-looking results that last up to 2 years! Voluma is formulated
with an anesthetic to improve the comfort of treatment. Voluma treatments are surprisingly comfortable and most give instant results!
Great For ∼ Flattened Cheeks ∼ Saggy Jaw Line∼ Loss of Lift in Middle of Face∼ Marionette Lines
Juvederm's Ultra and Ultra Plus are great products to help support nasolabial folds, marionette lines, oral commissures, and enhance lips. Vollure another
product indicated for the depression along the smile lines known as the nasolabial folds is clinically proven to last up to 18 months. For those that have the line
around the mouth, Volbella is nice product to help soften the appearance and has a duration of 13 month.
Restylane Filler Family
From the Restylane fillers there is Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane-L®, is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles
in the face and hands. Over time, the natural fat begins to deteriorate, resulting in sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and a reduction of volume. Through nonsurgical injections, Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks, midface area, and the backs of the hands which can result in a
more natural-looking, youthful appearance.
MOST COMMON PROBLEM AREAS
- Lines around the mouth
- Dark circles under eyes
- Marionette lines (jowls)
- Sagging/Volume loss in cheek area
- Thin lips
As skin loses elasticity with age, the lines that run from the sides of your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the
corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) appear more noticeable. Dermal fillers are specifically formulated hyaluronic acid cross linked for longevity.
The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Refyne is also designed to help support your natural expression—for real-life results that help maintain natural
movement when you're smiling, frowning and even puckering up.
Restylane Defyne is designed to treat moderate to deep wrinkles and folds, making it a versatile and flexible product for beautiful natural restoration for signs of
aging. The new XpresHAn technology of these Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers encourages a longer lasting effect. Restylane Defyne lasts up to 12 months.
Plan For Your Treatment
Please plan your treatment to allow for several days or more of potential swelling, tenderness, and bruising. If you have an active cold sore, fever blister,
canker sore, or shingles you will need to postpone treatment. If you are prone to developing cold sores, fever blisters, or shingles, please contact us 1 week
before treatment for recommendations.
If you’ve started any antibiotics or other medications since your initial visit, please let us know. Avoiding Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products 5 days prior to treatment is best to decrease your risk of bruising. Do not stop taking any
medications that have been prescribed to you without first discussing with your prescribing physician. Do inform your treatment provider of all medical conditions, medications you are taking, skin disorders, allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems.
To reduce the risk of bruising, consider taking over the counter Arnica supplements if not contraindicated with your current medication regimen (available online,
at most supplement stores). Start taking oral Arnica 7-10 days before treatment. Take as directed on the bottle. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 48 hours
before treatment to reduce risk of bruising.Tylenol will not increase the chance of bruising and is preferred for the week prior to treatment. To help with possible
discomfort, you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) one hour prior to your scheduled appointment. Do not take more than 3000mg of acetaminophen/Tylenol
in a 24 hour period.
Not Indicated For
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot be treated.
- Patients actively undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment cannot be treated.
- Patients must be in remission for 12 months to be treated.
- If you have recently used the medication accutane, it is recommended to postpone treatment until at least six months after stopping the medication.
After Your Dermal Filler Treatment
You might have some redness and swelling that should resolve within several days. Bruising may occur, and may last up to 14 days. Cold compresses/ice may
be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. You may apply a cold compress to the area for several seconds at a time, up to 20 minutes per hour, and
you may do this hourly for 3 days.
Certain areas of the face such as the undereyes, will swell more than others. Swelling and bruising may last several days to weeks. Call our office if you notice
blanching (whitening of the skin) or have any other concerns. Do not manipulate, push, or rub injection sites within the first 48 hours. Exercise should be avoided
within the first 24-72 hours as it may increase swelling. Your skin may be more sensitive during the first several days after treatment. Use gentle skin care
products during this time, and wait 3 days before using harsher treatment products such as retinol, or AHA. Makeup and gentle cleansers can typically be
applied several hours after treatment.