Cosmetic Facial Services in San Antonia & Stone Oak
At Everyone’s ENT, Doctor Christine Gilliam prides herself on improving the lives of residents of San Antonio and Oak Creek TX with her Ear, Nose and Throat treatments. Aside from being considered one of the top allergy doctors in the San Antonio area, one of Dr. Gilliam’s favorite areas of her work are facial services including Botox, Juvéderm, and Facial Peels.
Botox is a common treatment used to alleviate the severity of frown lines between eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and the wrinkles around your eyes (commonly called crow’s feet). The medication is applied into your wrinkles through the use of a tiny needle.
How Does Botox Work?
While Botox is not permanent, it is a safe, FDA-approved procedure that provides patients wrinkle-relief within 3-5 days and the results last for roughly 3-5 months. Botox is most effective in people between the ages of 30-50. Once applied, Botox decreases the movement of the muscles in the affected area, which consequently eliminates your facial wrinkles. The wrinkles of time stand no chance against the power of Botox! One Botox treatment can brighten your attitude and boost your self-confidence.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Juvéderm is relatively new to the facial rejuvenation industry. As with any new procedure, patients have many questions regarding the Juvéderm procedure. Please read the Juvéderm FAQs below to get a better understanding of the procedure.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm comes in gel form and once applied, relieves the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the face. The gel is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance found naturally in the body. The purpose of HA is to act as a moisturizer and to fill the spaces between collagen and elastic fibers. As we begin to age, our bodies fail to produce the proper volume of HA resulting in facial wrinkles and folds.
Juvéderm is a biocompatible substance and comes from a non-animal origin. There is no need for a patient to undergo an allergy test before treatment, as allergic reactions to Juvéderm are extremely rare. Juvéderm is known to increase volume and smooth out facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. It is most effective in adding fullness to thin lips and decreasing the severity of nasolabial folds.
Why is Juvéderm Better Than Other Facial Fillers?
While other fillers contain particles that can be seen with the naked eye, Juvéderm is completely transparent. Juvéderm has a much higher concentration of HA compared to other fillers making the gel much smoother. Juvéderm is less invasive than competing fillers and provides patients with instant improvement. Results vary but typically last up to six months.
How is Juvéderm Applied?
Juvéderm is injected into the skin with a miniscule needle. Before application, a dental block is performed to numb injection area. Juvéderm is an easy procedure meaning recovery time is minimal. You should be able to return to normal activities almost immediately.
How Long Does The Juvéderm Treatment Take?
Application time varies case-by-case but typically takes only 30 minutes.
What Areas Of My Body Can Be Treated With Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is most effective when used to smooth out wrinkles and folds are the mouth and nose. It is also an effective method to enhance lips and to redefine the face.
Are Juvéderm Injections Painful?
The majority of patients find Juvéderm injections to be virtually painless. Dr. Gilliam uses the most state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced practices to ensure your utmost comfort. A dental block and/or local anesthetic may be utilized to minimize any pain.
Can Juvéderm Be Removed?
Juvéderm cannot be removed. However, it is not permanent and will disband over time.
How Quickly Will I Notice Results?
Juvéderm results are noticed immediately. Some patients experience minimal bruising with the injection. Thus, we advise patients to refrain from using any blood-thinning agents one week before they undergo the treatment. Slight swelling may occur around the area of injection and could last 2-3 days. In many cases, one side of the face may require more Juvéderm, which can result in lopsided swelling. This asymmetrical swelling has been known to alarm patients, but it is not a concern, as the face will return to normal.
If you have any questions after treatment, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (210) 647-3838.
ENT Doctor Serving San Antonio & Stone Oak
Dr. Gilliam of Everyone’s ENT & Sinus Center in San Antonio, Texas provides more than just allergy treatment, pillar procedures and other ENT treatments for adults and children within the community and surrounding areas like Stone Oak. Another facial service she offers are facial peels. Continue reading to learn more about facial peels and if it’s a treatment for you.
What Is A Facial Peel
A facial peel is a process that involves removing a layer of skin. Removing a layer of skin allows a new, smoother layer of skin to grow in its place. This treatment is able to address and help correct skin damages like blemishes and make your skin look healthy. Complications correlated to chemical peels are extremely rare, but do occur, including:
- Cold sores
- Potential skin tone changes & more
It is important to give Dr. Gilliam your full medical history so she can better serve your needs and reduce the risks. No matter your skin type or the degree of correction or skin damage that needs to be addressed, there is a facial peel for you.
Types Of Peels
Chemical Peel – Chemical peels help to reduce wrinkles and blemishes in the skin. A layer of skin is removed with chemical preparation.
Superficial Peel – Superficial peels are the mildest type of chemical peel and can be used on any skin type. There is minimal to no pain associated with this procedure and you should be able to go about your day normally, after.
Give us a call at (210) 647-3838 if you have more questions regarding facial peels. We are always happy to address your concerns.
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Dr. Gilliam is amongst the best allergy doctors and ENT specialists in the San Antonia and Stone Oak areas. The path toward a better life an da more beautiful you begins by contacting us for an appointment. Call today!