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What are Neuromodulators?

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by Dr. William Yates

Neuromodulators are injections that once applied, serve as a wrinkle-relaxing. The key ingredient is Botulin Toxin (read more about it here), a small amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle, triggering a gradual relaxation and smooth appearance of the area injected.

At Dr. Yates LifeStyle Med, we have two types of Neuromodulators available. Botox and Dysport. Cosmetically, these are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet and other areas where crevices have formed.

BOTOX
-Made by Allergan
-Minimally Invasive
-FULL results can be seen within two weeks
-FDA approved
-Results typically last about 3 months

DYSPORT
-Made by Galderma
-Minimally Invasive
-Results can be seen 24 to 48 hours
-FDA approved
-Results can last between 3-4 months

To learn more about Botox (click here)

Dysport has a different process formula than Botox but they target wrinkles in the same way. With both products the results are temporary, however an experienced Injector can maintain positive results with regular treatments approximately every 3 to 6 months.

To make the best decision about which Neuromodulator would work best for you, a consult with the Injector based on each person’s different needs will help you make the choice.

You can read more about our Nurse Injector Carol here.

Botox, what is it and how does it work?

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by Dr. William Yates

Botulinum Toxic type A is a neurotoxin protein approved by the FDA to use for temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe facial frown lines and also for other medical uses.

In 1987 a medical practice split between a Dermatologist and an eye Doctor, noticed that the BOTOX injected near the eyes to treat blepharospasm (uncontrollable eye twitching) was also diminishing the patients’ frown lines, some patients were even asking for it even if the eye twitching wasn’t present. It took a few years for the FDA to approve BOTOX for cosmetic use, but since then, it has become the number 1 non-surgical cosmetic procedure and although providers were targeting mostly females, BOTOX has rapidly become the number 1 cosmetic procedure for males as well.

Botox is cosmetically used for treatment of wrinkles, most often the wrinkles on forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines. When a wrinkle is injected with BOTOX, the muscle cannot contract, hence softening/disappearing the appearance of the wrinkles.

How is the BOTOX applied? How soon will I see results?
BOTOX should only be applied by a Medical Doctor or Registered Nurse, certified and knowledgeable of facial anatomy and neuro-muscular dynamic. All BOTOX applications should be done in a medical setting.

BOTOX treatments vary in length depending on the areas to be treated, but it is mostly a rapid procedure. The MD or RN will assess your face and ask you to gesture and wrinkle in order to determine where the injections will be best administered at, then they will clean the area to be treated and inject.
Results are typically seen 24-72 hours and full results within two weeks, the results last between 3 to 4 months depending on the area treated.

What not to do after?
Although you can go back to your daily activities, it is advised that you avoid laying down for the next 4 hours and that you don’t touch the treated areas.

Dr. William Yates is a Board Certified Surgeon, owner of Dr. Yates LifeStyle Med, we thrive in providing our patients with the utmost care and satisfaction. Our team of experts are all medically trained, Allergan trained and our Nurse is a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses and The Illinois Medspa Association.

Call us today, to schedule your free consultation!

Skin Protection. Sunscreen types.

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Dr. William Yates

Summer is almost here! Better weather means you need great sun protection to prevent a number of unsightly skin conditions.

There are so many options on the market today, it can be a bit confusing. When it comes to taking preventative skin care measures into your own hands, sunscreen is up high on the list.

Here is a break down so you can choose what you feel is best for your skincare needs!

 

The main two types of sun protection are physical and chemical.

 

Chemical sunscreens are what you see most often on your shelves at your local stores, beaches and pool decks. They most often come in lotions or sprays. They are easily absorbed, hydrating to the skin and need about 20 minutes of curing time before sun exposure. These are designed to prevent sunburns but not to prevent tanning. They absorb the UV rays and then transform them into heat which is why it sill causes tanning, freckling, age spots and melasma.

 

Physical Sunscreen act differently creating a barrier on the skins surface that shields and reflects the UV rays. This type is best for problematic skin and works immediately when applied. The downside is it often leaves a white residue on the skins surface and is more easily rubbed off.

 

If your looking for the strongest preventative measure, in my opinion, physical sunscreen is the best option with proper usage in conjunction with internal and external antioxidants! We offer this powerful combination for you at Dr Yates Lifestyle Med Office for you to take home. Start your summer off with this new healthy habit!