Anti Aging

Don’t Love the Look? How to Reverse Dermal Fillers or Botox Treatments

Botox treatments and dermal fillers are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures today and can be used for a variety of skin and lip concerns. In the hands of an experienced professional, patients experience subtle, natural-looking results that give them the youthful look they seek. 

In rare cases, however, patients can experience less-than-perfect outcomes when using dermal fillers or Botox. If this is you, don’t panic! It’s not permanent and in most cases can be reversed.

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Botox Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Some of the most common negative results that can happen with Botox injections are heavy or droopy eyebrows or eyelids. This is usually due too much Botox placed in the forehead. This can happen especially if you have a hooded eye. 

If this happens to you, don’t worry. As I said earlier, nothing is permanent and there are usually ways to handle less than flattering results. Call your practitioner and talk to them about the results to see what they can do. Normally this is an easy fix.

Botox treatments usually last from 3-4 months. To shorten the lifespan of your Botox treatment, the best action you can take is to sweat. Yes, sweat! Sit in a dry or wet sauna, go for daily runs or heavy workouts, try Bikram or Hot Yoga, and sweat as much as you can. The more you sweat, the faster the Botox will wear off. 

Dermal Filler Mistakes and How to Fix Them

While negative results from dermal filler treatments are also uncommon, here are a few issues that can occur that might send you back to your practitioner: 

  • Asymmetry (parts of your face look off-balance or different sized)
  • Over-filled or puffy
  • Lumps or bumps

When it comes to fillers, often it’s just about taking a little time to let your treatment settle in. There can be some puffiness that occurs right after a treatment that will diminish within 7 to 10 days.

If, after a week or two, you’re still unhappy with the results, remember that fillers don’t last forever. And if your practitioner / injector used a hyaluronic acid filler, you’re in luck. There’s an enzyme called Hyaluronidase that can be injected to safely break down and remove hyaluronic acid. The Juvederm product, Voluma, might take a little longer to correct, but a couple of treatments should get the results you want. 

If nodules, or lumps, develop around your eyes or mouth after using Radiesse, a calcium filler, there are a couple solutions your practitioner can apply. One way is to use lidocaine and a needle to break it down. Or they can use sodium thiosulfate. Both options are commonly used and work great. 

Safe, Effective Botox and Dermal Filler Treatments in Las Vegas

For results that you’ll love every time you look in the mirror, people choose Francesca’s Facelift of Las Vegas based on high customer satisfaction ratings, experience, professionalism, and reputation.  

Clients rave about the phenomenal results they get from Botox injections and dermal filler treatments when performed by the skilled hands of Francesca LoBaido, APN, FNP-BC. Francesca’s focused technique and expert application of this non-invasive, safe and painless procedure gets them the results they want for all their anti-aging needs. 

If you’d like to learn more about Francesca’s revolutionary Liquid Facelift, Botox, Dermal Fillers, or other anti-aging treatments, contact us to set up a free consultation where Francesca can create a customized plan that fits your unique goals. 

What’s the Best Botox Brand to Use?

BOTOX vs. Xeomin vs. Dysport: Is there a difference? I get asked this question all the time and wanted to share what I know here to help select the best Botox treatment for erasing wrinkles and revealing younger-looking skin.

Since BOTOX came out almost 30 years ago, it has become synonymous with erasing wrinkles and the term most people use describing this popular treatment. There are now three different products on the market that are FDA-approved and contain the same core ingredient of botulinum toxin Type A: BOTOX from Allergen, Xeomin from Merz, and Dysport from Galderma.

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When it comes to comparing these three products and recommending one as better than the other, I like to say that it’s like comparing Kleenex to Puffs. They are basically the same thing, just in different packages with different branding.

The real difference between BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport

As I said, these are all three basically the same product made with the same core ingredient. The difference can be found in the slightly different way each company formulates their product and the accessory proteins they use. Which one you select depends on the type of treatment, the look you want to achieve, and the technique of application.
• All 3 products have nice holds, but they do set differently.
• All 3 produce results that last anywhere from 3 to 6 months depending on the technique used and each person’s unique body chemistry.
• All 3 can take between 1 to 2 weeks to set completely.

Here at Francesca’s Facelift in Las Vegas, I choose BOTOX, Xeomin or Dysport depending on the look I want to achieve for my patient or which will be the best option for them.

Also, I can’t emphasize this enough, the placement for injections makes all the difference in erasing wrinkles and achieving more youthful-looking skin. It also is key for natural-looking results that last a long time.

Smooth, wrinkle-free skin therapy treatments

If you want to transform your skin and rediscover the smooth complexion of your youth, I can help. I offer the very best in advanced anti-aging techniques and skin therapy treatments using BOTOX, Xeomin and Dysport for the results you’re looking for. If you’re located in Las Vegas or the surrounding area and would like to learn more about our services or schedule a complimentary consultation, please call us at (702) 324-3849.

What do I Need to Erase Lip Lines?

Laugh lines, frown lines, smoker’s lines, ugh. While these unsightly lines that can form above your mouth might seem inevitable, it’s nice to know that they can be delayed or even erased to keep your mouth and face looking healthy and youthful for a long, long time.

Your mouth is one of the most watched facial features, literally the center of people’s focus as you speak, laugh, and share thoughts and emotions. But lip lines can take away from the beauty of your face, and zap your confidence as well. But what exactly are lip lines and how can you prevent or get rid of them?

 

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What are Lip Lines?

Lip lines are small wrinkles that form just above the upper lip. They often appear vertically from the top lip to the nose. Make a face in the mirror like you’ve eater a sour lemon and you can see a preview of how they might look.

Lip lines are not to be confused with laugh lines or smile lines, which are the horizontal creases that run from the sides of your nose to the edges of your lips. While these are also signs of aging that can occur, they are different from lip lines.

The most common reason for lip lines to occur is from aging. As skin ages, collagen, elastin and estrogen production goes down, making it easier for wrinkles to form. Normal wear-and-tear from things like smoking and drinking through a straw also increase the likelihood of developing lip lines.

How to Get Rid of Lip Lines

If you’d like your lips to only tell people how young you feel – and not your real age, we can help. When it comes to non-surgical solutions for restoring skin’s natural plumpness above the mouth to erase lip lines and restore a youthful look, Francesca LoBaido, APRN, FNP-BC of Francesca’s Facelift is Las Vegas’s go-to expert for treating lip lines. She customizes each client’s treatment using the very best in hyaluronic acid fillers to help them get the results they want. Results are almost immediate, and clients walk out of our offices with glowing, luminous skin and a renewed confidence inside and out. If you’d like to learn more about our services, or schedule a complementary consultation, please call us at 702-324-3849. We’re here to help you turn back time in no time at all.

What are Tear Troughs and How to Get Rid of Them

Ever wonder how to disguise those unsightly tear troughs under your eyes? Or even make them disappear? First, let’s talk about what they are. Tear troughs are grooves that begin at the inner corner of your eye and swoop down and out under the eye. They are often blamed for dark circles or “bags” that form under the eye and cause you to look tired and give the appearance of an aging face.
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While dark circles are not permanent and are often caused by lack of sleep, tear troughs are still apparent even when you get enough sleep and harder to get rid of. Makeup can do a little to hide tear troughs, but most are prominent enough that they still show through. Here at Francesca’s Facelift in Las Vegas we offer a more long-lasting special technique with a simple, customized non-surgical treatment using dermal fillers.

Why do tear troughs form? As we age, changes in our face including natural decreases in fatty tissue, and loss of elasticity in skin and muscles of the lower lid cause the tear trough depression to become puffy or bulge. This causes the bags and shadowy dark circles that make a face look exhausted and much older than it is. Smoking, stress and other stresses can also add to this effect, making it even worse.

The good news is that you don’t need plastic surgery to fix tear troughs. Here at Francesca’s Facelift, we help out clients erase tear troughs and regain a youthful appearance with a specialized technique using dermal fillers that lift up facial skin that may have lost volume or elasticity as well as fill in unsightly hollows from the inside to make skin look younger. We use a variety of derma fillers of which have slightly different results allowing us to customize each client’s treatment to get the exact results they are looking for. Patients leave our office looking refreshed, rejuvenated and even years younger. And the results last for a year or longer.

The best candidates for tear trough removal in Las Vegas

Tear troughs usually start to show up in men and women in their 30s or 40s, but sometimes even in their 20s. If you look in the mirror and cringe because you see any of the following, tear trough treatments can help.

Under-eye bags
Sagging skin
Hollowness under the eyes
Dark circles
Puffy, enlarged fat pockets in lower eyelids

In short, the ideal candidate for tear trough correction treatments is anyone seeking a simple, safe and non-surgical solution for diminishing or erasing the signs of aging on their face. We care about each and every patient we serve and are here to help you look and feel your best for years to come. To receive a complimentary consultation about our tear trough treatments, or any other facial rejuvenation procedure, call our offices at 702 324-3849 and book an appointment today.