Nubo Spa is pleased to offer Botox Cosmetic as one of its coveted medical aesthetic services. Dr. Shay, Jen and Team Nubo nurses are happy to consult with you about the various products and services we offer in Berkeley, CA. Equally important, please read the following information that has some excerpts from the Botox parent company Allergan’s website. It explains what it is and how it works.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription injectable drug that temporarily paralyzes muscles. Allergan, Inc. is the manufacturer. Botox treats permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin. Continual contraction of our facial muscles contributes to forming wrinkles and furrows.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved Botox for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms. Botox quickly became recognized for its cosmetic value. Botox injections block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. Here are some common uses:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
Medical professionals like Dr. Shay of Nubo Spa inject Botox directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but we can numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. You will usually see results within a few days of treatment. Furthermore, your Nubo Spa treatment results can last up to four months.
Side effects are usually mild and temporary, and may include the following:
You can resume normal activity after receiving this treatment.
Dr. Shay and the team at Nubo Spa are happy to offer dermal fillers as part of our medical aesthetics services menu. We have a few excellent choices when it comes to dermal filler services. As a matter of fact, Nubo is pleased to offer you Radiesse, Belotero, Juvederm and Restylane as dermal filler options.
What is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is an injectable medical aesthetic treatment. There are a variety of injectable fillers currently available. A medical doctor, registered nurse, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant injects the filler under the skin to help fill in wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Of course, we are providing you a simple definition or example of what fillers can offer.
Short List of Common Uses of Fillers
- Reducing appearance of some types of scars
- Adding volume to the backs of hands
- Creating fuller lips