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JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel – Ft Myers FL

Considering Juvederm in Ft Myers FL? Contact Audrey Farahmand, female board certified plastic surgeon.

What causes wrinkles?
With time, exposure to the sun and other elements, skin components break down. The skin loses structure and volume. Unwelcome lines and wrinkles appear. Healthcare professionals now can correct wrinkles and facial folds, reversing the signs of aging.

How are wrinkles corrected?
The appearance of wrinkles and facial folds can be smoothes by adding structure and volume underneath and bringing sunken skin back up to the surface. Generally, this is done by injecting materials into the skin, to achieve a temporary effect. When administered by a trained healthcare professional, you can be sure that the materials have been proven safe to use. One example is hyaluronic acid.

What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural complex sugar found in all living cells, and one of the major components of the dermis connective tissue matrix, along with collagen and elastin. HA retains water like a sponge, absorbing more than 1, times its weight. This helps to attract and maintain water, hydrating your skin and increasing its volume and density.

Allergan, inc. has found ways to produce, purify, and package HA to make it available for wrinkle correction.

What is JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel?
JUVEDERM® injectable gel is a smooth gel filler your doctor eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results aren’t just instant, they’re so smooth and natural, everyone will notice but no one will know.

Your doctor or healthcare professional can tell you which JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel formulation is right for you: JUVÈDERM® Ultra injectable gel, optimally formulated for versatility in contouring and volatizing wrinkles and folds, or JUVÈDERM® Ultra Plus, a robust formulation for volatizing and correcting deeper wrinkles and folds. Look smooth and natural with JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel.

What makes JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel different?
JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel is produced through HYLACROS technology creating a high degree of cross-inking and promoting duration for up to 6 months or longer.

HYLACROSS technology results in a smooth consistency gel, which is a primary factor in the long-lasting, smooth, natural look and feel that is a hallmark of JUVÈDERM® Injectable Gel wrinkle correction.

Re-printed from Allergan, Inc.

LATISSE® in Ft Myers FL – Frequently Asked Questions

Could LATISSE® cause the color of my eyes to change?
Increased brown iris pigmentation has occurred when the same formulation of bimatoprost ophthalmic solution was instilled directly into the eye to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Although iris pigmentation was not reported in clinical studies with LATISSE®, patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely permanent.

Is LATISSE® an eye drop?
LATISSE® solution is applied topically, along the skin of the upper eyelashes. It is not intended for use in the eyes, but if some solution gets into your eye, you do not need to rinse it. See the full instructions in How to Apply, and apply as instructed by your doctor.

If I apply more LATISSE®, will I get faster results?
No. LATISSE® works gradually over the 16-week treatment period. Use of LATISSE® more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes. Please follow the directions, as instructed by your doctor.

Since LATISSE® is relatively new, should I wait before using it?
LATISSE® received its FDA approval in December 2008, after a team of 16 experienced doctors from all over the country conducted clinical studies. LATISSE® is from Allergan, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Approximately 1.5 million kits of LATISSE® have been sold.

Could it darken my eyelids?
Skin hyperpigmention (or skin darkening) is a less common side effect, which typically occurs close to where the solution is applied on the skin. This is due to an increase of melanin in the skin. The pigmentation is expected to increase as long as bimatoprost is administered, but has been reported to be reversible in most patients upon discontinuation of bimatoprost.

Can it harm my eyesight?
LATISSE® is an ophthalmic solution. If any solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. You do not need to rinse your eyes. LATISSE® is not an eye drop. DO NOT APPLY in your eye or to the lower lid.

Who besides a specialist can prescribe LATISSE®?
Many different types of doctors can prescribe LATISSE®, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, OB/GYNs and primary care doctors. However, not all doctors may be familiar with it. To find one who is, use the Find-A-Doctor tool.

How is LATISSE® different from over-the-counter products for lash growth?
LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.

Is LATISSE® a replacement for mascara?
No. LATISSE® does not work in place of mascara. LATISSE® is a solution treatment for inadequate or not enough lashes and requires a prescription from a doctor. However, mascara can be used on your eyelashes in addition to LATISSE®.

What does LATISSE® cost?
One LATISSE® kit costs approximately $120. Ask your doctor whether he or she offers any additional discounts. For more ways to save, join LashPerks to get updates on special discounts and promotions.

Do I need to refill my LATISSE® prescription every month?
To achieve the full effect of LATISSE® — longer, fuller, darker lashes — you will need to use the product daily for 16 weeks. After that point, you should talk to your doctor about ongoing use.

Does Brooke Shields really use LATISSE®?
Yes. Brooke Shields has been using LATISSE®.

Are the lashes in the Before & After LATISSE® photos retouched?
The results you see posted in all of our Before & After Galleries are real photographs of actual LATISSE® users without mascara. Their lashes have not been retouched or altered in any way.

What happens if I stop using LATISSE®?
If you stop using LATISSE®, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Facelift, Browlift, and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

This 64 year old woman was desiring a more improved appearance of her neck and jowls. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift, browlift, and lower lid blepharoplasty. Her post-operative photos were taken two months after her surgery.

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Facial Rejuvenation, 69-Year-Old Female

This 69 year old woman desired a more refreshed look especially around the lips. Dr. Farahmand performed a Facelift and necklift, lower lid blepharoplasty, liplift, perioral dermabrasion, and fillers to the lips. Her post-operative photos were taken one year after her surgery.

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Dysport Injections in Ft Myers FL

Considering dysport injections in Ft Myers FL? Contact Audrey Farahmand, female board certified plastic surgeon. Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by the forehead muscles forms lines between the eyebrows. Frown lines are “dynamic” – they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Dysport is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Some of the benefits of Dysport include:
No downtime. With Dysport, there is little to no downtime after injection.
Visible results. In clinical trials, the majority of patients (85% on average) had frown lines that improved from scores of “moderate” or “sever” to “none” or “mild,” respectively, as assessed at maximum frown by a physician at the 30-day evaluation, representing at least a 1-grade improvement on a 4-grade scale where 0 was none and 4 was sever. A 2+ grade improvement was considered a treatment success.
Repeatable results. In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. Your results may vary. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has not been studied for more than 12 repeated treatments.
Worldwide experience. Dysport is used for aesthetic purposes in 34 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport safety was studied in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for efficacy of the product.
Dysport is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use!
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as laughing, in untreated areas. You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.
Please ask Dr. Farahmand about the potential side effects of Dysport. Portions of this information have been republished from Dysport.com,

Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by the forehead muscles forms lines between the eyebrows. Frown lines are “dynamic” – they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Dysport is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Some of the benefits of Dysport include:

  • No downtime. With Dysport, there is little to no downtime after injection.
  • Visible results. In clinical trials, the majority of patients (85% on average) had frown lines that improved from scores of “moderate” or “sever” to “none” or “mild,” respectively, as assessed at maximum frown by a physician at the 30-day evaluation, representing at least a 1-grade improvement on a 4-grade scale where 0 was none and 4 was sever. A 2+ grade improvement was considered a treatment success.
  • Repeatable results. In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. Your results may vary. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has not been studied for more than 12 repeated treatments.
  • Worldwide experience. Dysport is used for aesthetic purposes in 34 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport safety was studied in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for efficacy of the product.

Dysport is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use!

With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.

The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as laughing, in untreated areas. You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.

Please ask Dr. Farahmand about the potential side effects of Dysport. Portions of this information have been republished from Dysport.com.

Facelift / Necklift; 71 years old

This 71 year old desired a more contoured neckline. Dr. Farahmand performed a face and necklift.

Liposuction on Neck

This 37 year old desired a more contoured neckline. Dr. Farahmand performed liposuction on her neck.

Facial Rejuvenation

This 63 year old woman was desiring a more rejuvenated appearance. Dr Farahmand performed a facelift, browlift, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty. Her post-operative photos were taken two months after her surgery.

Facelift with Eyelid Surgery

This 70 year old woman was desiring a more refreshed look to her eyes and a more youthful face. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift and upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) as well as increase the lid position of her right eyelid.

Facial Rejuvination

This patient is a 59 year old woman who desired a more youthful, refreshed, and natural look. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift, necklift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty (eyelift), and peri-oral dermabrasion, and a left browlift.

Blepharoplasty, 8 weeks post-op

This is a 67 year-old woman who was desiring improvement of her face, neck, and eyes. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift, necklift, and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) on her. Her post-operative photos were taken 8 weeks after surgery.

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Facelift, 8 weeks post-operative

This is a 67 year-old woman who was desiring improvement of her face, neck, and eyes. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift, necklift, and lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) on her. Her post-operative photos were taken 8 weeks after surgery.

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Complete Facial Rejuvination

This is a 57 year old female who was desiring facial rejuvination. Dr. Farahmand performed a facelift and necklift, lower eyelid surgery, and dermabrasion around the mouth. The after photos were taken ten weeks postoperatively.

Male Eyelid Surgery

This 54 year old gentleman was seeking rejuvenation of his eyes. Dr. Farahmand performed an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelift).

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Browlift with Eyelift

This 51 year old female was desiring a more refreshed appearance for her eyes. Dr. Farahmand performed a browlift and upper and lower blepharoplasties (eyelift).

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