Where Can Botox Be Injected?

Where Can Botox Be Injected? | Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center, Botox San Diego

Where are all the areas that Botox can be injected?

Botox, is mainly used to smooth forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet, it’s becoming an increasingly popular treatment for sweating, to prevent grinding your teeth at night, Masseteric Muscle to deliver a softer face shape and lines in the neck (called neck bands). Read on to learn about different places Botox can be injected:

Botox for Sweating

Sweating: Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating. It refers to any abnormal sweating, such as sweating when it’s not hot. People who sweat excessively often soak through their clothing and have dripping sweat. Regular antiperspirants don’t work well for patients with this condition. Botox injections are a new treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis. You may be a candidate for Botox if your sweating fails to improve with prescription antiperspirants. Botox has been FDA-approved for people who sweat excessively from their armpits. It may also be used to reduce sweating in other areas, such as the hands, feet, and face. Hyperhidrosis can also manifest in the hands and feet. Injecting the palms and soles works to block the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands. Gita, our Nurse Practitioner, will effectively dilute the Botox to stop the hyperhidrosis but not freeze your muscles.

Neck Botox

Before getting a neck lift for the skin banding that occurs as we age, consider trying Botox first. The Platysma muscle is located in the neck. As we age, it begins to tighten, forming prominent lines at the front of the neck. When these vertical bands in your neck become visible, you could be a good candidate for a non-surgical neck lift with Botox. The procedure is very quick and painless, with excellent visible results that last up to 6 months. It’s an effective treatment and upkeep of treatment for as many as 3 times a year.

Masseteric Muscle Botox

The ideal female face is perceived as delicate, smoothly contoured & oval shaped. A square jawline seen more commonly in Asians, widens the lower face and is considered masculine . In most patients, the square lower jawline is created by masseteric muscle hypertrophy.

Hypertrophy of the muscle leads to a square face and a broad jaw which is aesthetically not pleasing to most people. Botulinum toxin is injected into the enlarged masseter muscle to reduce its size giving a more oval and slim look to the face. The best results are seen only 6 to 8 weeks after the neurotoxin is injected unlike the other cosmetic indications where the results may become evident as early as even 24 hours.

Forehead Botox

Thanks to stubborn horizontal lines and expression wrinkles, the forehead is a common place to receive Botox injections. The FDA has only approved certain sites on the forehead for Botox injections. These include horizontal lines across your forehead, as well as the glabella (the “11s” between your eyes). Even though they’re approved, treatments still require caution. Using too much Botox in the forehead can cause long-lasting cosmetic damage. You should always seek out experienced professionals
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Schedule A Botox Appointment Today!

Interested in Botox? Come in for a consultation with Gita and she will be sure to evaluate the desires you want and recommend which area will be more effective for the best end result. Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule an appointment today!

Cosmelan Peel Blog

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What’s The Deal With Cosmelan?

Cosmelan is the answer to dark spots and hyper pigmentation, especially on the face. These discolorations are an aesthetic concern that most of us are facing, as we age. Instead of covering your face with heavy make-up or foundation, return your skin to its natural tone. The Cosmelan depigmentation treatment, originally developed in Spain, is very effective. The treatment targets pigmentation and melasma to soften those areas and minimizes pores.

Cosmelan improves your skin tone in a noninvasive safe manner. The process provides amazing results that other treatments can’t replicate. It’s very effective for all types of melasma. The procedure is quick and easy. The product is compatible with all skin types. The light peeling effect rejuvenates and increases collagen in the skin. Treatments can start and be used all year round. As a bonus, it’s also effective for acne patients.

These are the Cosmelan steps, according to their website:

  1. The specially formulated pigment-reduction activating mask (Cosmelan I Mask) is applied to the skin and left on for 8-10 hours. This is in great part dependent upon the amount of pigmentation as well as your skin sensitivity levels This prolonged “wearing” of the mask is a key component in stimulating the fastest response. We will apply the Cosmelan I Mask at the office.
  2. Once the development and action time is complete, you may wash the mask off. The intensive action ingredients in Cosmelan include hydroquinone and retinoic acid. Hydroquinone will staunch the pigmentation cycle while retinoic acid encourages quick cell turnover. This helps you to more quickly shed brown patches and discoloration. The combination ingredients are an excellent combination which has been shown to provide a superior removal of old pigment and suppression of new pigment.
  3. Your At-Home Cosmelan Program will consist of active-ingredient products you will use on a consistent basis to further improve pigmentation problems and prevent excess pigment formation. Your maintenance cream, Cosmelan II, will be used on a ongoing basis. This special pigment control cream contains ingredients such as Kojic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ascorbic Acid and a protective agent, Titanium Dioxide.
  4. Cosmelan At Home Instructions: Active ingredients include hydroquinone, retinoic acid, azelaic acid, kojic acid, arbutine, phytic acid and ascorbic acid. The Cosmelan® Depigmentation action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme responsible for the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the Cosmelan formula act by blocking this enzyme.

What To Expect

Within a week, patients will notice skin blemishes beginning to fade, and a brighter complexion is breaking through. After a couple weeks, the skin will take on a shiny, healthier glow. These results will continue to improve over the fourth or fifth week, when the full benefits of a Cosmelan Peel can be seen.
Patients who commit to a daily routine will see the smooth results from the Cosmelan Peel last for many months to come. The skin will be delicate and sensitive the first two weeks after treatment; prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and a full spectrum sunscreen should be worn at all times. We recommend the Sun-Shield Matte sunscreen, from Obagi.

According to our experience over the last 16 years at Neu look Med Spa, Cosmelan is the best for peel for high pigmentation and melasma. It corrects overproduction of Melanin and over powers the appearance of new dark spots. The dedication of the patient to the treatment plays a large role in overall lasting effects of Cosmelan. The product must be used as directed by Gita, our Nurse Practitioner, at Neu Look Med Spa and follow up visits must be scheduled to achieve the best lasting results.

How to Treat Crepey Skin

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Does Your Skin Look Like Crepe Paper?

Is your skin starting to look thin and wrinkled? And maybe similar to crepe paper? Crepey skin can result from aging, lack of moisture, excessive weight loss and exposure to the sun. Collagen and elastin, in our skin, keep our skin tight and wrinkle-free. But the ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays break down the collagen and elastin in our skin. However, don’t fret, there is a solution to this!

Treatments for Crepey Skin

You can use Sculptra and Radiesse fillers in areas you have crepey skin. These fillers can be injected in your neck, knees, butt, arms, face, and almost any other body part you can think of. Radiesse/ Scultpra are fillers used to plump wrinkled skin or folded areas of the skin, like crepey skin. After it is injected, Radiesse/ Sculptra stimulate your natural collagen growth. This is why your immediate results, post injection, will only improve. Our Nurse Practitioner, Gita Izadi, recommends getting 2-3 Radiesse/ Sculptra treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart. This is to ensure the best results! The injectable is known to last 9-15 months but can even last up to two years when you get the correct dosage. Sculptra has been known to last up to 2-3 years depending on how many treatments your receive. Peak results for Scultpra are after the second treatment. As Gita puts it, the filler needs to be layered in order to stimulate more collagen. Radiesse/ Sculptra both work to restore facial volume and soften wrinkles and folds over time.

Radiesse/ Scultpra are both great products that stimulate collagen production and work to add volume to the areas they are injected. When you come in for a consultation, Gita will go ahead tell you which one is better for your desired results. She can also help you figure out a treatment plan that is best for you! I have seen her use Scultpra countless times for the face and chest. And I have seen her use Radiesse for hands, arms, and the neck. But these two fillers can be used interchangeably. There’s just some differences in their molecular structures.

As stated on their company website,

“Radiesse is comprised of CaHA, calcium hydroxylapatite, microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.”

Once it is injected, Radiesse provides immediate volume and boosts the body’s natural production of collagen, for a long-lasting effect. The CaHA gel microspheres are then absorbed by the body, leaving the collagen that your body has produced. With Sculptra, it is a similar process except with PLLA which is poly-L-lactic acid, collagen stimulator. That’s why your metabolism is a huge factor in how long Radiesse lasts for you. Once the microspheres are metabolized, your collagen production will no longer be stimulated. So, if you’ve heard people claiming Radiesse isn’t lasting for them, it’s due to their body and metabolism. Fillers work differently for everyone so don’t let one person’s experience keep you from getting it done!

Get a Consultation Today

Come in for a consultation with Gita and she will be sure to evaluate the desires you want and recommend which filler will be more effective for your crepey skin. Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule an appointment!

Jane Iredale, A Full Coverage Makeup Line That’s Good For Your Skin

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About Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale was started by a former casting producer and director who realized how much people in the entertainment industry rely on makeup. However, she saw models and actors, and actresses using products that were horrible for their skin. They wanted full coverage but they were using any product to do so. It would result in them breaking out from the makeup they were using. She had an epiphany one night and wanted to create makeup that was good for the consumer’s skin. And from there Jane Iredale was born. A full coverage makeup line that is good for your skin, which is why Jane Iredale is promoted by plastic surgeons and sold in our medical facility.

Jane Iredale is mineral based, and from personal use I can say that I have never broken out from it. Other makeup brands tend to include chemicals, oils, and other ingredients that will cause your skin to deteriorate with their use. However, Jane Iredale will help you cover any blemishes you have and protect you with SPF. Their pressed and loose powder foundations are the only powder foundations I have ever used. I can attest that in high school I had horrible acne and they helped me cover them up seamlessly. The Jane Iredale powder foundations also have SPF in them which protected me from the sun and prevented me from getting sun damage.

What Kind of Products Does Jane Iredale Offer?

Jane Iredale has all the makeup you could want. This includes, BB cream, which is a liquid foundation, powder foundation, lip sticks, mascara, eyeshadow, eyebrow kits, setting spray, etc. The best thing about their products is you do not have to worry about them having a negative effect on your skin. Just find your foundation match, favorite shade of eyeshadow or lip stick and don’t worry. Jane Iredale also offers bronzer, blushes, contouring kits, and concealer which is perfect for our medical spa. We use it on patients when they get an injection and become bruised. It provides full coverage and they know they’re safe from chemicals and the sun due to a lot of Jane Iredale products having SPF in them.

Other Brands Vs. Jane Iredale

The reason that other brands are not good for your skin or health is because a lot of their products include parabens, which are man-made chemicals, carcinogens, which cause cancer, and excess fragrance. If you actually look at the ingredients and see a lot of words that sounds like chemicals or are things you have never heard of before, then chances are it’s horrible for your skin. They add a lot of these to their formulas to make them last longer. But they can impact the oil and bacteria on your face, and some can even impact your hormones and internal health. It’s important to keep in mind that the makeup you put on your face seeps into your skin and can cause internal issues. Unlike other famous brands, Jane Iredale received a score of 2, on ewg.org/skindeep for their low hazard makeup.

Conclusion

When buying new makeup products be sure to look into their ingredients and make sure they are good for your skin and body. I understand wanting to cover up blemishes but not at the expensive of actually worsening the appearance of your skin and health. Choose Jane Iredale for a stress free decision! Come in today and let us help you find your favorite new products!

Jeuveau, the “New Botox”

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Jeuveau® — is it really the new Botox? #NEWTOX

When I heard there was a new “botox” like injectable on the market, I was elated. I’m an aesthetics fanatic. So, of course I had do to my research before I could try it and see if it was right for me.

Here is what I have found:

Jeuveau is meant to be a play on the French word “nouveau” which means “recent” or “modern” and patients will evolve with the product as they move forward in their journey towards youth. Jeuveau is actually a 900 kDa purified botulinum toxin formula type A which can temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in adults. Jeuveau is produced following the strictest quality standards in top-notch facilities where only this specific drug is manufactured. Its safety has been evaluated through a clinical study with over 2,000 patients.

The FDA approved Jeuveau because the drug has passed two clinical trials in the U.S with double-blind placebo studies. Both trials displayed efficacy and met their primary goals by reducing the glabellar lines over a 30-day period. In those clinical trials, Jeuveau had a 65.7% success rate in the first trial and 70.4% success rate with patients in the second trial.

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To sum up all the fancy scientific facts, Jeuveau is a lot like Botox. The only difference is the place its manufactured and the price point is 25% lower than Botox per unit, but of course that’s always going to change according to the different provinces and market demand.

Needless to say I wanted to try Jeuveau. Here’s my experience thus far. On August 6, 2019 I went into Neu Look Med Spa, where I had met Gita Izadi MSN, FNP, RN injector extortioner. Not only is she an artist with the needle but she is a kind and sweet soul. She made me feel extremley comfortable and listened to everything I had said even my slight worry about trying a new injectable. After the in consult I was ready to go. I received 51 units of Jeuveau injected into my glabella and forehead. The glabella area is often referred to as the 11 lines, which are in between the eyebrows.

First day after injection after Jeuveau you couldn’t tell I had anything done which is completely normal, like Botox, Jeuveau also takes 7-10 days to take effect. Three days after I was injected with Jeuveau, I did notice a slight difference. My brows where slightly raised! I was so shocked because usually with Botox it doesn’t take effect until 10 days after the injection. Within 5 days Jeuveau had taken full effect. I was in disbelief and I was also sold on a faster acting botulin injection. Now we are in close to mid- October and I am still loving Jeaveau, I have little to no movement, which I prefer but you will have your own preference. Of course I know that results are going to be different per patient. But from my experience I would recommend it.

My conclusion, if you want something faster acting and a little more cost efficient than Botox, Jeaveau is for you.

Contact Neu Look Today!

Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Gita and learn more about Jeauveau. Feel free to ask all the questions you need answered or the worries you need answered.

Unnatural Lips

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Duck Lips…?

A couple years ago one of the biggest trends was getting huge lips, duck lips as some would call them, because of celebrities like Kylie Jenner. But now the natural look is becoming a trend again, which means there’s a lot of providers are doing lip correction procedures. It has become a more popular treatment of our facility as well. One of the biggest sayings in our spa is quality over quantity. Whether that is only doing natural styled lips with our injections, to the product that we use in the lip. A lot of the time patients who come in for lip correction have gone to facilities who do the procedure at a lower cost, are in a different country, or to providers who are not as experienced as our Nurse Practitioner, Gita. That is why we stress the experience and skill that Gita has, to all our patients who come in and ensure the high quality of the experience we provide.

Quality Over Quantity

I understand that everyone has a budget when it comes to aesthetics and cannot spend an unlimited amount of money for their fillers and lips. I completely understand that however quality over quantity once again. Your lips are one of the center points of your face and so it is imperative you go to someone who knows what they are doing. Make sure that your provider is familiar with the different lip filler products and knows which one is best for lips. On Instagram I see a lot of influencers and everyday people that get lip fillers and a popular one I have seen is Juvederm Voluma for the lip. But, as our NP Gita has stated, that product is a bit too thick for the lip area and can result in overly big lips as well as bumpy lips.

Personalized Treatments at Neu Look

When her patients come in and are unhappy with their lips, Gita always asks what their concern is with them. It ranges anywhere from their lips feel bumpy or they’re lopsided or they felt as though there wasn’t enough or too much product. The first thing that Gita always reminds our patients is that everyone is asymmetrical and so there will always be one side of your lip that differs from the other. But providers should be able to identify that and correct it rather than inject in a way that makes it more prevalent. When it comes to hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, there is a product by the name of hyaluronidase that can melt the product. This is ideal when providers inject too much product in one area or if the lips end up bumpy. It just melts the product and you will be left with your natural lip. Once all the product is melted, you will be able to get injectables seven days after. Then Gita will be able to use the proper lip filler and inject it in a way to achieve the patient’s desires.

Book your appointment today!

Gita’s main goal is to always please her patients and help them achieve the aesthetic looks they are striving to have. If you are looking to plump your lips or make them symmetrical, but still keep them natural, then Gita is the provider to go to. Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule an appointment for your lip correction!