Kathy Wright R.N.

650-327-3279

kwrightelb@gmail.com


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INJECTABLES - DERMAL FILLERS & BOTOX


Twenty-five years ago Collagen was the only injectable available to us on the market.  Over the past 8 years, so many alternatives have been developed.  After consulting with Kathy, together we will devise a plan that will best meet your needs.  When you come in for a consulation, we will sit down together with a mirror and work out a treatment plan that works with your schedule and budget. We may make an ongoing plan that spreads over a few months to a year that addresses all your needs, but allows you to take it at your own pace. 


My style is that you look better and more refreshed, but not overdone.  I want people to wonder why you look so good; not to be whispering about you at the next cocktail party. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, are non-animal derived hyaluronic acids, which are found in our joints.  A skin test prior to treatment is not necessary. These products are safe and very effective in treating:


* Smile lines * Worry lines * Marionette lines * Frown lines * Crows feet * Vertical lip lines * Acne scars 
* Lip augmentation * Tear troughs * Ear lobe plumping * Hand rejuvenation * Under eye troughs

Juvederm Ultra/Volbella/Restylane Silk These are the smallest hyaluronic molecules, perfect for treating fine lines around the mouth and eyes. 

Radiesse is adermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres in a water based gel.  It is a heavier substance that is effective for facial contouring such as augmenting cheek bones and softening jowls. It has recently been used to build up the bridge of the nose or eliminate a dorsal “hump".

Perlane and Voluma are the heavier of the hyaluronic acid fillers and can also achieve these effects. All of the above products are FDA approved. A nerve block or topical anesthetic may be given prior to treatment for patient comfort.  Bruising is possible but not common in most areas of the face.  It is suggested to refrain from products containing aspirin for 2 weeks prior to treatment if bruising is a concern.Results are immediate and depending on the product, results may last 6 to 18 months. After the procedure we will ask that you refrain from exercise, avoid dehydration (including alcohol consumption) and drink plenty of water over the next 6 hours.


Botox/Dysport Injections Botulism Toxin is a purified form of one of the most potent poisons in the world.  In high doses, it can cause the clinical disease botulism; however, when carefully injected in very low doses, botulism toxin is a modern tool that can reduce the signs of aging.  Injecting Botox into the skin is a quick and easy “in-office” procedure that takes less than 15 minutes. The toxin blocks nerve signals transmitted from the brain to the muscle, causing paralysis of the injected muscle.  It works locally by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter from the nerve. By paralyzing the effected muscle, Botox softens frown lines, crows feet and other wrinkles.


The effects of the Botox usually takes 3 to 5 days; although, some patients report it taking up to 2 weeks.  The affected wrinkles will smooth out from disuse of the muscle. Since Botox decreases the ability to frown or squint, it also safely and effectively prevents the progressive worsening of these lines over time.  It works beautifully in conjunction with peels and resurfacing procedures to prevent movement induced wrinkles.   If you would like to have a topical numbing cream before the injections, come 20 minutes prior to your appointment so we can apply it. The numbing medicines are extremely effective now!  


Post care instructions for Botox:  

* Do not exercise the day of treatment. You may return to your normal regimen the following day.

* Do not rub the treated area (so don't get a facial that day)

* Move the affected muscle over the next 30 minutes.


I will show you what I mean when I see you. This just helps the solution impregnate into the muscle. Botox "kicks in" in 3-5 days, but for some people it may take up to 2weeks, so I won't make any adjustments until that time as we do not want to put too much in, causing adverse side effects.   I will also encourage you to join Brilliant Distinctions, a program you sign up for and we deposit points each time you receive an Allergan product (Botox and Juvederm). You will manage your account and print your own coupons when coming in for treatment. It's nice because you will get reminder emails from the company when you're due for treatment and then you can easily log on to redeem your points.  They also just came out with an APP for your phone.


To learn more about Botox, visit their website at www.botoxcosmetic.com


​Rewards Programs  

I try to keep my prices very fair, but to have additional savings, please join the Rewards program that Galderma  (Dysport and Restylane products) and Allergan (Botox and Juvederm products) offer.Each time you have injections, we deposit points into your account and you redeem them at your next treatment to save at least $20.I send a newsletter about 3 times a year. If the companies are running a “special”, I pass the savings on to you. Once you sign up, give me you member # so we can deposit rewards right away.  Click on the links below to sign up.

BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com

ASPIRErewards.com