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  • 5 Truths You Should Know Before Botox®

    While Botox® has become a household name since it received FDA approval as a cosmetic in 2002, there are still a lot of misconceptions and misinformation out there regarding this drug. The good news, however, is that there IS a lot of great, useful information out there…you just have to know where to look. We have compiled a list of the top five things you should know BEFORE you receive any Botox® injections.

    Everyone performs Botox® injections. Be careful who you trust with your face.

    Have you ever received Groupon deals for Botox®? Or seen signs on the side of the street advertising a low per-unit cost for injections? Yeah…so have we. EVERYONE is performing Botox® injections these days, capitalizing on the fact that Botox® has become a recognized name and a common treatment. However, just because it’s a relatively simple procedure for experienced physicians doesn’t mean that everyone doling out injections is good…or even knows what they’re doing.

    SarahYou don't get great results with Botox® just because it’s a great product, although it most certainly is that. You achieve great results because the person performing the injections is great at getting the natural results you want. If your injections are too low or too deep, they can actually do more harm than good…and that botched Botox® treatment will be on display all across your face. Not good!

    Here at AOB Med Spa, Sarah Kurts PA-C is the Director of Cosmetic Injectables. She has been in the dermatology industry for over 14 years and acquired her Physician Assistant degree from the University of CO Health Sciences Center. Sarah has advanced training in cosmetic injectables and expertise in the cannula technique for fillers. She was named Colorado Community Newspaper’s 2012 Best of the Best for Cosmetic Surgery/Medical Aesthetics in Lone Tree.

    Whoever you choose for your injections, make sure you do your research and ensure that they have experience necessary to get you the results you want!

    Results take time.

    Many people believe that their frown lines will miraculously disappear the moment they get Botox®. However, this just isn’t the case. You should start to notice the results in the first 72 hours; however, it may take up to seven days to achieve the full results. You'll need to be patient as you wait for the wrinkles to fade.

    Keep track of your units.

    If you know you’ll be needing regular injections (and you will if you want to maintain your results, since the injections wear off over time), keep track of how many units you’re using each visit. While your doctor should have this information, it’s good to know if you choose to switch physicians at some point.

    Consider preventative Botox®.

    Don’t get me wrong, there is a time when you are too young for Botox®, such as in your teens. That said, starting Botox® before you develop deep frown lines can help prevent the likelihood that you’ll need extra treatments down the road, such as dermal fillers.

    It’s a fast, painless procedure.

    If you’re squeamish about needles, the idea of receiving an injection in your face can be particularly daunting. However, the needle is so small that you should only feel a slight prick. The injections don’t even require any kind of numbing medicine, which means that not only are they virtually pain free, but you’ll also be in and out of the office in no time and ready to go about the rest of your day!

    If you’re looking for Botox® in Denver, we are happy to answer all of your questions and come up with the best treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today at 303-305-4343 or info@aobmedspa.com.

  • Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

    No matter how proactive you are about taking care of your skin, from wearing sunscreen to using anti-aging moisturizers, chances are that at least a few wrinkles have made their way onto your face. Fortunately is a simple, non-invasive solution to treating those wrinkles: dermal fillers!

    Dermal fillers are so effective that they are often referred to as a liquid facelift. While they are a temporary solution for wrinkles, they are a much more cost-effective solution that can literally be performed over your lunch hour. See some of the great results others have had with injectable fillers.

    Dermal fillers are designed to  add volume and decrease wrinkles from the cheeks to the chin, including:

    • Nasolabial folds (“smile lines”)
    • Around the mouth and lips
    • In the lips (for augmentation)
    • Mid Cheek areas

    However, even though they treat wrinkles in a variety of locations on the face, different fillers are made of different substances, which mean some work better to fill specific areas of the face than others.

    If you are looking to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, the best solution is to set up a consultation with AOB to determine which filler will best meet your need. That said, here are a few examples of dermal fillers that are available and the areas of the face where they can perform the best:

    Belotero Balance®

    Belotero Balance® is made of hyaluronic acid. It is designed to fill in wrinkles and folds by binding with water, allowing for an almost immediate correction. While some fillers are best for rebuilding volume in the face, Belotero Balance® is designed to treat moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles like vertical lip lines.

    Juvederm®

    Juvederm® is a gel filler is designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Juvederm Voluma® XC, on the other hand, is designed for deep injection in the cheek to treat volume loss. Learn more about Juvederm® in Denver.

    Bellafill®

    If you're looking for a good filler for treating nasolabial folds, "smile lines," or facial acne scars on the cheek, Bellafill® may be a good choice. This filler is FDA-approved for treating smile lines and pitted acne scars on the cheeks.  Bellafill is also the only dermal filler that is designed to last safely for five years, making it a far more permanent solution than other fillers.

    Radiesse®

    Radiesse® is intended to correct volume loss in the back of the hands as well as smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Radiesse® injections can help stimulate collagen production more than the hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane®.

    Restylane®

    Restylane® is designed to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds by adding volume. It also can be used for lip augmentation or to treat lip lines in patients over 21.

    As you can see, there are a LOT of different dermal fillers on the market and each one is a little different, from how fast they can produce results to the location and severity of wrinkles they best treat. The best solution is to speak to an experienced physician who can help guide you toward the right solution for your goals and ensure you have realistic expectations for the results.

     

    Actual AOB Client

  • Introducing Dermal Fillers in Dallas! The Latest Way to Look Younger at AOB Med Spa

    Here at AOB Med Spa in Dallas, TX, we’re always looking for new ways to help our clients look younger and feel more confident. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our newest medical spa service – dermal fillers! Used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with immediate results and no downtime, dermal fillers can help you achieve a radiant, younger-looking complexion! Keep reading to learn more.

    Belotero Balance®

    Say goodbye to moderate to severe facial wrinkles! Belotero in Dallas is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler that replaces this depleting substance within the skin, seamlessly integrating with your unique complexion to maintain normal movement and expressions. Belotero can correct nasolabial folds (smile lines), vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines) and chin wrinkles. Even deep, stubborn wrinkles don’t stand a chance, with results that last up to 6 months.

    Juvederm® Ultra XC & Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC

    Defy your fine lines and wrinkles with results that can last up to 1 year! Dallas Juvederm is FDA-approved to instantly smooth away moderate to severe signs of aging around the nose and mouth. Because these dermal fillers are infused with lidocaine, parentheses lines (smile lines), corner lines and marionette lines are painlessly and instantly reduced.

    Juvederm® VOLUMA™

    Did you know that volume loss in the cheeks is one of the first and most noticeable signs of aging? It’s true! VOLUMA in Dallas is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler to correct this age-related volume loss in the midface. If your face suddenly looks flatter, droopier or saggy, VOLUMA can restore full, youthful cheeks with natural-looking results that last up to 2 years.

    Interested in any of the treatments you’ve read about here? Schedule your free consultation by calling 888-349-7979 or emailing info@m-pulse.com.

  • Get Yourself Ready for the Holidays! BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers at AOB Med Spa in Denver, CO and Dallas, TX

    Treat yourself this holiday season to AOB Med Spa’s injectable treatments! AOB Med Spa’s variety of injectable treatments is the perfect way to get ready for the holidays in between all the shopping, baking and parties! Get a more refreshed look this season with Botox® or one of the Dermal Fillers we offer in Denver and Dallas.

    Botox is a very popular treatment in Dallas and Denver for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), on the forehead and between the eyebrows (frown lines). A Botox treatment at AOB Med Spa only takes a few minutes, getting you back to your holiday shopping in no time!

    Dermal Fillers will also refresh your look for the holiday parties coming up. AOB Med Spas in Denver and Dallas offer Belotero Balance®, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC and Juvéderm® Voluma XC. These cosmetic fillers plump up skin to add volume, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

    Belotero Balance is the best treatment to use for the area around the lips due to the softness of the injectable. Juvéderm Ultra XC is a gel filler that is great to treat lines near the nose and around the lips as well. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker filler that is best for the deepest wrinkles and can also be used for lip injections. Juvéderm Voluma XC is the only filler FDA-approved for the cheeks, increasing the volume and creating a younger look.

    Don’t forget to give yourself a gift for the holidays! Give yourself a fresh look with AOB Med Spa’s Botox Cosmetics or Dermal Fillers.  Call to schedule an appointment today 888.349.7979.

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