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Botox Toxin at Armstrong Dermatology Medical Spa

Botox Cosmetic

The most popular toxin in the world. FDA approved for frown lines (Glabella) for patients aged 18-65. Botox is often used “off-label” to treat “Crow’s Feet”, forehead lines, bunny lines (nose), smoker’s lines (around the mouth), brow lift and a myriad of other locations. Our injectors are experts and at consultation will discuss your concerns and options to correct your area of concern. Botox is charged, by the unit at $13 per unit. A typical patient with “Frown lines” would need between 20-30 units, so the typical cost for that one location would be $260-$390. Botox usually lasts about 3 months and takes 1-2 weeks to have its maximal effect.

xeomin Toxins at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaXeomin

Similar in potency, onset of action and duration of effect to Botox. Cost is $12 per unit. A typical patient with “Frown lines” would need between 20-30 units, so the typical cost for that one location would be $240-$360. Xeomin usually lasts about 3 months and takes 1-2 weeks to have its maximal effect.

Dysport at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaDysport

A very popular toxin that is a slightly different molecule than Botox and Xeomin. The onset of action seems to be a bit faster and the toxins seem to spread further at injection. At your consult, you will be evaluated to see what toxin is best for your area of concern. If there is a larger area to be treated, Dysport may be a better choice for you. Dysport is also charged by the unit, but the units are very different for than Botox and Xeomin. A typical patient may have 50-80 units of Dysport for the Glabella (Frown lines) at $3.50 per unit, so that location would typically cost between $175- $280.

Fillers

We carry many fillers including Restylane, Restylane Silk, Perlane (Hyaluronic Acids), Radiesse (Calcium Based) and Sculptra (stimulates collagen). There is no substitute for meeting with the provider to discuss your concerns and then formulate a gameplan for which filler or combination of fillers is best to suit your needs. Prior to your procedures, you may want to stop non-essential blood thinners (aspirin, supplements) and apply ice to the area immediately prior. Many patients take Arnica supplements that may help limit the bruising associated with the injections. We offer topical anesthesia, just make sure to get to the appointment early and let the front staff know! We will get the topical numbing medication applied so your procedure is comfortable.

Restylane at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaRestylane Silk

A newer product that is elegant and FDA-approved for fine lines in the perioral area. The procedure is done in the office and takes 15-30 minutes depending on the area(s) treated. The cost is $550 per syringe and often, one syringe is all you need to freshen up the perioral area. This product is great when used in combination with another filler such as Perlane or Radiesse.

Restylane

A very versatile filler as it can be used to soften fine lines and deeper folds as well. FDA-approved for the nasolabial fold area (between the corner of the mouth and nasal crease) for patients aged 18-65. The procedure is done in the office and takes 15-30 minutes depending on the area(s) treated. The cost is $550 per syringe and the number of syringes needed varies on the areas of concern. Typically, Restylane lasts 6 months or longer.

Perlane

A “thicker” formulation of its siblings, Restylane Silk and Restylane, so it’s great for deeper furrows/folds. FDA-approved for patients 18-65 years of age. The procedure is done in the office and takes 15-30 minutes depending on the area(s) treated. The cost is $550 per syringe and the number of syringes needed varies on the areas of concern. Typically, Perlane lasts 6 months or longer. This product is great when used in combination with another filler such as Restylane Silk.

Radiesse at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaRadiesse

A calcium based filler that has impressive immediate effects. It is best for deeper furrows where volume is needed. We usually mix this with lidocaine prior to injection for patient comfort. The cost is $650 per syringe and the number of syringes needed varies on the areas of concern. Typically, Radiesse lasts 6-12 months. This product is great when used in combination with another filler such as Restylane Silk or Restylane. Probably best used for a patient who has had fillers before.

Sculptra at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaSculptra

Probably best thought of as a “stimulator” of collagen rather than a true filler. This product requires a series of injections, spaced apart by weeks to months and works by stimulating your body to make it’s own collagen which lasts 2 years or longer! Sculptra is a commitment as you don’t get the immediate gratification you get with the fillers previously mentioned. Sculptra has been around for many years in Europe and is fantastic to provide volume and may even provide a “lifting” effect. The cost of Sculptra is per vial and this product must be mixed prior to your procedure. We require a non-refundable deposit for this procedure as the vial gets premixed ahead of your appointment. A typical patient needs 4-6 sessions of one vial each, so the cost would be $800 per session (per vial).

Eclipse Micropen at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaMicroneedling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Eclipse MicroPen at Armstrong Dermatology Medical SpaThis is a wonderful way to stimulate collagen, help with fine lines and pigmentation. Many patients also have benefit from acne scarring. Microneedling, a procedure done in the office, takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. Topical numbing is applied prior to the procedure for patient comfort. The patients blood is drawn (If they elect for the PRP portion) and then their own blood is spun down in a centrifuge that separates the blood and the growth factors or “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). The procedure is performed where numerous imperceptible needle holes are generated into the skin at a personalized depth. This generates an injury in the skin and causes collagen production. The PRP can then be massaged into the tiny holes and also injected into the skin in certain areas to further help generate collagen growth and healing. PRP is very popular today for many uses including healing athletic injuries and hair growth.