Acqua Blu Medical Spa offers an array of products to address not only your wrinkles themselves, but the muscles that cause lines and furrows to form. You can smooth your fine lines and wrinkles with Acqua Blu Medical Spa’s injectable treatments near Upper Saint Clair, PA or many other locations.
As an effective alternative to a cosmetic surgery procedure, injectables are a painless and non-surgical way to address the signs of aging, which include those unwanted lines and wrinkles. They will ultimately help you look youthful and radiant with little-to-no downtime.
An injectable appointment at Acqua Blu Medical Spa, near Morgantown, West Virginia, will take you 10-20 minutes, depending on the areas that are being treated. The treatment consists of a series of very tiny injections, which are administered just under the surface of the skin. Depending on the effect desired, varying treatment amounts will be administered. Patients say the whole procedure feels just like a pinch, causing you hardly any discomfort. If you are concerned, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream or use ice to numb the area before administering your treatment.
With age, everyone’s skin becomes increasingly susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. Because of that, we also provide wrinkle reduction to those who are in need, significantly reducing unwanted lines. Years of muscle movement and exposure to the sun plays a significant role in contributing to the breakdown of tissue in the skin. Our Providers can help to restore a younger, more beautiful you.
BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a doctor-administered injection that is inserted into your muscles to temporarily smooth the lines around the sides of the eye and between your brows, (also called moderate to severe crow’s feet or frown lines).
What Causes Crow’s Feet and Wrinkles?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors; it’s not just about cellular changes that occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity that causes these frown lines and crow’s feet.
How BOTOX Cosmetic Works
- BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet.
- Your provider will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity.
- You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
For the crow’s feet area, your provider will inject three areas of the orbicularis oculi (the muscle that frames the side of the eye). This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye.
Injecting BOTOX Cosmetic into the muscles that cause crow’s feet lines will temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
For the frown lines area, your provider will administer five injections into muscles in your forehead: one in the procerus muscle and four in the corrugator muscles.
Injecting BOTOX Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines will temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. Our dermal fillers can also serve to effectively help with sagging skin, fine lines, or wrinkles.
What is BOTOX Made From?
BOTOX Cosmetic is made from sources that exist in nature and contains tiny amounts of a highly purified protein.
The 10-20 minute procedure includes injection of a small amount of BOTOX Cosmetic into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It is a painless procedure and requires no anesthesia.
You will start to see results from your BOTOX Cosmetic procedure within three to ten days, wherein, it will gradually reduce the muscles’ ability to contract in the targeted area. It will also simultaneously smooth and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. These effects last about three to five months and require continued treatments every three months to increase the permanency of the treatment. Over time, it weakens the muscles and prevents them from causing continued wrinkles and lines.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy and skin treatments.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of our doctors or certified providers who are administering your treatment.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment, and for this reason, Acqua Blu Medical Spa providers are all licensed and highly-trained in treating patients. We will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX Cosmetic; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Premier Plastic Surgery and Acqua Blu Medical Spa has earned the honor of being an Allergan Diamond Provider. This prestigious status is awarded to the top 1% of physicians with the highest degree of expertise in administering the famous family of Allergan anti-aging products, which includes Botox®, Kybella® and the entire Juvederm Dermal Filler Collection, as well as Allergan Naturelle® breast implants. We are proud and grateful to have received this high honor. We would not be able to do this without our patients. Thank you for making this possible and making us the only Diamond status plastic surgery practice in the TriState area.
Premier Plastic Surgery and Acqua Blu Medical Spa takes great pride in providing diamond-level care and results across all services. That dedication is just one of the many reasons why the practice has had privilege of delivering over 2,000 Botox and dermal filler treatments each year with fantastic reviews.
Brilliant Distinctions Program
If you’re a patient near Morgantown, West Virginia who frequently uses Allergan services, such as Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, or other Allergan products (like Latisse), then Brilliant Distinctions is the program for you! Every time you use Allergan products, you will collect points that can eventually be converted into a dollar amount that can be used towards more treatments.
- Every BOTOX appointment will earn you 200 points, which can be converted into a $20 coupon that can be used towards your next BOTOX Cosmetic appointment.
- The program only requires registration, and you can start saving right away.
- Brilliant Distinctions is an excellent way to keep track of your relationship with Allergan and get something back from it as well!
For more details about the points system and specific products that are included within the program, click here. For any questions, please contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, PA or Wexford, PA, and one of our friendly staff members will assist you!
Does the appearance of your double chin keep you from feeling confident in social situations? At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our safe, comfortable Kybella® injections can create tighter, firmer contours underneath your chin and restore your confidence in your facial profile without surgery or downtime.
Acqua Blu Medical Spa is located in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can eliminate the excess fat under your chin without any disruption to your normal activities.
What is Submental Fat?
The area underneath your chin is referred to as the submental area. As a result of weight fluctuations and the aging process, it is common to accumulate extra fat in this area, which leads to a double chin. This extra fat is difficult to target with diet and exercise, but Kybella® can help.
What is Kybella®?
Comprised of deoxycholic acid, Kybella® is a fast, easy treatment that is injected with a fine needle into the fatty tissue in your lower face. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body and helps to break down and absorb fat. When used in Kybella® treatments, deoxycholic acid permanently destroys fat cells and disables them from accumulating or storing fat in the future.
This innovative treatment is the first of its kind and offers multiple benefits to men and women, including:
- Quick treatment times that are easy to fit into any busy schedule
- A nonsurgical solution that requires no downtime or recovery
- Subtle, natural-looking facial enhancement that can tighten your lower face without giving away that you have “had work done.”
- Ingredients that are found in the body, reducing the risk of adverse reactions
Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
Kybella® treatments near Upper Saint Clair, PA are not substitutes for diet and exercise, nor are they a weight loss solution. It, instead, helps create tighter, more youthful-looking contours in your chin through a series of strategic injections. During your consultation with our medical team, your overall health, medical history, treatment expectations, and aesthetic goals are all evaluated to determine if Kybella® is the best course of treatment for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with injectable treatments, slight bruising, swelling, and redness may occur at injection sites, but should subside in a day or two. Naturally in the body, Deoxycholic acid significantly reduces the risk of any adverse side effects. Kybella® has a proven profile of safety and efficacy, with thousands of treatments performed worldwide. Results may vary, and multiple sessions may be necessary in order to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® injectable treatments can eliminate your double chin without surgery or any downtime