Injectables in St. Louis
There are two categories of facial wrinkles, static and dynamic. Static
wrinkles are visible when your face is at rest. Static wrinkles occur
during the aging process because of the loss of elastic tissue. Dynamic
wrinkles appear temporarily when a muscle contracts during facial expression,
like the forehead, between the eyes, or around the eyes.
Botox® Cosmetic is mainly used to treat dynamic wrinkles in the upper third of the face.
Botox® Cosmetic diminishes or eliminates the appearance of dynamic wrinkles,
because it paralyzes the underlying muscle causing the wrinkle. When injected
directly into the muscle the purified Botulinum toxin type A prevents
the muscle from contracting by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses
to the muscle. Because the muscle cannot contract the wrinkle cannot form
and it gradually diminishes. Botox® is not as effective on static
wrinkles. Static wrinkles are better treated with dermal fillers.
Juvéderm, an injectable facial filler, is primarily used for removing nasolabial
folds, or “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the
corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also used as a
lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face.
Juvèderm Ultra: Juvèderm Ultra is an injectable facial filler frequently used
to remove smile lines, which are the creases of skin that run from the
corners of an individual's nose to the corners of their mouth. It
can also be used to plump lips and fill hollow areas and scars on a person's face.
Juvèderm Ultra Plus: This type of Juvèderm injectable facial filler is a gel filler
that uses colorless hyaluronic acid gel to smooth wrinkles and folds,
primarily around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring
sugar in the human body; by using this as an ingredient in this type of
Juvèderm filler, it can hydrate the skin and act as a cushioning agent.
Juvederm Voluma: As you age, it's not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can
lose volume and skin may begin to sag.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the
only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area
to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can
provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to
two years with optimal treatment.
Blunt Needle Technique
Eternity Med Spa offers blunt needle injection technique. The blunt needle
technique offers patients:
- less pain
- less bruising
- less downtime
Beware of Deals that are Too Good to be True.
Beware Black Market Botox
Often products offered below market rate are part of what is known as the
"black market" or “gray market.”
Eternity Med Spa scrupulously orders products from authorized distributors
and avoids the black/gray market. The black or gray market may refer to
products originally manufactured by an approved company in the United
States but exported abroad and then later illegally imported back into
the country. This process can create patient safety issues as these products
bypass regulations designed to safeguard Americans. The black or gray
market may also include counterfeit products, expired products, products
compromised by not being stored properly and/or diluted products.