BOTOX: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

BOTOX: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

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What is BOTOX Cosmetic and How Does it Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows.

Will I Still Be Able to Make Facial Expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

How Quickly Will I See A Difference?

Within 24 to 48 hours you make notice a softening in the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The area may continue to improve for up to a month.

How Long Can I Expect My Results to Last?

Results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

What to Know Before Receiving the BOTOX Procedure

What to Know Before Receiving the BOTOX Procedure

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The BOTOX procedure has become an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment over the years. Using the neurotoxin botulinum toxin, the medicine is injected into the muscle to be treated. It subsequently paralyzes the muscle, which stops the wrinkling process and smooths out lines that already exist.

Length of Treatment and Results

The treatment process is often referred to as a “lunchtime routine,” because it takes just 10 minutes with zero recovery time. Patients start seeing results in four days or less. The effects of BOTOX last between three and six months, so if you wish to no longer receive treatment, the effects will disappear and your skin will return to its normal growth cycle.

Safe for Use

BOTOX is the only FDA-approved method of temporarily treating crow’s feet, wrinkles, and other fine lines. In fact, it is the preferred method used in 78 countries.

For a Wide-Range of Patients

One misconception about BOTOX is that it is only for older women. Men can also seek benefits from BOTOX due to its age-refining abilities. Specialists also recommend patients as young as their 20s receive treatment as a method of starting the anti-aging process early.

ANU Special

ANU Medical Spa prides itself on offering monthly specials to its patients to thank them for their loyalty. During the month of August, patients can receive the BOTOX procedure at $11 a unit as opposed to the standard $15.

Warnings for Tentative Patients

If you are considering BOTOX, please make sure you are going to an official office. Distributors of the BOTOX procedure should be licensed medical professionals. Serious side effects most often occur when the treatment is administered by someone without proper training. Be wary of those who offer BOTOX at heavily discounted prices, because they may not be legitimate sources. To learn more about the benefits of the BOTOX procedure or to speak with a consultant, please give us a call at 856-809-0909 or click here to book an appointment.

Laser Genesis FAQs

Laser Genesis FAQs

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How Does Laser Genesis Work?

By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

What Does The Procedure Feel Like?

Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser handpiece is moved back and forth about 1/2 inch above your skin. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your physician.

Is BOTOX Safe? Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

Is BOTOX Safe? Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

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Due to the many stigmas behind BOTOX, it is understandable that tentative patients are reluctant to receive treatment. ANU Medical Spa has answers to your most commonly asked questions surrounding BOTOX.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX uses botulinum toxin, which is injected into the muscle being treated. The targeted muscle is contracted and paralyzed, stopping the wrinkling process.

How long does the procedure take?

The BOTOX procedure is often called a “lunchtime” procedure because it takes roughly 10 minutes.

Does the procedure hurt?

Many patients experience a slight pinching sensation. If you are concerned about pain, topical numbing creams can be provided by your clinician.

Does ANU offer any specials/discounts?

Look at our monthly specials to see if we are offering discounts on BOTOX! During the month of August, receive BOTOX for $11 a unit in lieu of the standard $15 a unit.

What is the patient recovery time?

One of the many benefits of BOTOX is the lack of recovery time. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

When will I see results?

Patients will see results in about four days.

How long will results last?

Results of BOTOX last anywhere from three to six months.

Can men get BOTOX?

Absolutely. While many believe BOTOX is only for women, men can seek many age-refining benefits from BOTOX, too.

Can I use BOTOX at home?

BOTOX should be administered by licensed, trained medical professionals. Do not seek assistance from anyone without this experience.

Can I use off-brand BOTOX?

There is no official generic form of BOTOX on the market. Please do not use any treatment that claims to be a generic or alternate version of BOTOX.

Is BOTOX FDA-approved? Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily treat moderate to severe lines in patients. It can be used from the neck up, including but not limited to neck lines, lips, jawline, and eyebrow crease. It is used in 78 countries. Due to stigmas surrounding the treatment, it is common to wonder if BOTOX is safe. As long as it is administered by trained professionals, you should not face any troubles.

What are common side effects?

While side effects do not frequently occur, the most commonly reported symptoms are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Eyelid drooping or swelling
  • Decreased eyesight
  • Allergic reactions such as itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthmatic symptoms, dizziness, or feeling faint
  • Hoarseness of, change in, or loss of voice
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble swallowing

If you have any additional questions or would like to book an appointment, please give us a call at 856-809-0909. You can also click here to book an appointment with our consultant. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

5 Myths About BOTOX Injections, Busted

5 Myths About BOTOX Injections, Busted

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BOTOX injections are one of the most stigmatized cosmetic treatments on the market. Many people often imagine botched BOTOX treatments or overly-treated patients when discussing the procedure. However, BOTOX is far safer and more common than the reputation it is given. ANU Medical Spa is here to help eliminate fears of the treatment due to myths surrounding it.

  1. BOTOX is dangerous

Probably one of the most common myths is BOTOX injections are dangerous because of treatments gone wrong. However, in the majority of cases these botched treatments are due to untrained or unlicensed people administering the injections. To ensure a safe treatment, make sure you seek the assistance of a trained medical professional. Be aware of people claiming to offer the injections at an overly discounted price, as this may be a scam.

  1. BOTOX is only for women

While women receive BOTOX injections more than men, BOTOX can provide excellent benefits for them, too. No matter a patient’s gender, the treatment can help slow the aging process and temporarily eliminate wrinkles and other trouble spots on the face or neck.

  1. BOTOX is only for older patients

An older audience generally receives BOTOX treatments more frequently because they are likely to have deeper lines and wrinkles. However, many patients in their twenties and older also use BOTOX as a method of treating spots early to get ahead of the aging process.

  1. BOTOX results are permanent

Many people believe if you receive BOTOX treatments, the results will stay forever. This scares off potential patients due to a fear of not liking the results. However, the results of BOTOX actually last between three and six months. This is great because it gives the option of continuing treatment and maintaining the results or stopping altogether.

  1. Your wrinkles will worsen if you stop treatment

The final misconception about BOTOX injections is that your skin will worsen if you stop treatment. In reality, when a patient stops receiving treatment, their skin returns back to the state it was in before the injections. This may be perceived as the skin getting worse because the patient has grown used to how their skin looks with BOTOX. This can be compared to someone believing their hair grows back thicker after shaving it or teeth returning to their normal color if someone stops whitening them.

 

We hope we helped debunk common myths about BOTOX injections. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 856-809-0909 or book an appointment online with one our consultants.

Lash Lifting: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Lash Lifting: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Skip your daily lash routine with the help of lash lifts. This natural process is great in comparison to other treatments like extensions. Here are some helpful tips for what to expect during the lash lifting process.

What is a lash lift?

A lash lift is a natural way to get longer, fuller lashes. Using silicon rods and a Keratin-based lifting lotion, it is a safer and quicker method of achieving beautiful lashes.

How long does the lift take?

Lash lifts are a quick process – they take under 30 minutes!

Is it safe?

Absolutely! Our expert technicians are trained to make the process easy and relaxing.

Can I wear contact lenses to the appointment?

We ask that you remove your contacts for the length of the appointment. Don’t worry- we’ll be doing all the work, so you can lay back and relax.

Is it damaging? Will I have a reaction?

No! Unlike eyelash curlers or extensions, the process is not damaging, and the majority of patients do not experience any reactions. This is another bonus when compared to treatments like extensions, where patients react to the glue that is used.

Can I use my eyelash curler?

No. There should not be any need for an eyelash curler, but using one can lead to breakage in lashes post-treatment.

How long will the lift last?

The lash lifts can last up to 12 weeks even with activities like swimming or exercising.

Will I need to come in for maintenance?

No! Unlike lash extensions, which require fill-ins, you will only need to return when your lashes naturally grow out after two to three months.

Can I wear eye makeup to the appointment?

No. We ask that you thoroughly remove all makeup before arriving to ensure the lotion we use adheres to your lashes and gives the best results possible.

Can I wear mascara after the lash lift?

While it is okay to wear mascara post-treatment, we suggest you avoid waterproof mascara and harsh makeup removers as these are damaging to lashes. If you’d like to ditch your mascara completely, we offer lash tinting for a small additional cost to darken your lashes for a natural look.

Can I get lash tinting the same day as the lifts?

Yes! You can add lash tinting to your appointment for an additional fee.

Is there any reason I can’t get lash lifts?

The most common reason patients are turned away from lifts is if their lashes are too short to work with the rods. We suggest you use a lash serum to grow your lashes, then return once they are longer.

Why should I choose lash lifts over lash extensions?

Lash lifts are far less damaging, last longer, and look more natural than extensions. Read our blog to learn all the differences. (link to lash lift vs. lash extensions blog) Call ANU Medical Spa today to talk with one of our consultants and book your lash lift appointment. Be sure to mention lash tinting if you are interested in adding it to your treatment! Want to save money on your July 2017 lash lift? Download our coupon here!

Lash Lifts vs. Lash Extensions: Why Lifts Work

Lash Lifts vs. Lash Extensions: Why Lifts Work

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The everyday morning beauty routine can be a hassle, especially when it comes to curling your lashes and applying mascara. Too much time is wasted while getting ready because a curler created a funny kink, or your mascara clumped and stuck all your lashes together. Lash extensions used to be the go-to for avoiding this process. However, many patients who get extensions suffer from allergic reactions to the glue, loss of natural lashes, and overall artificial results. Then, lash lifts were born.

This process is far more natural, using silicone rods and a Keratin lifting lotion to curl lashes from the base. Instead of gluing fake hair to your eyelids, lash lifts work with and enhance your natural lashes. They make your lashes look fuller and longer with little to no maintenance. An added bonus is the length of time it takes for the actual lifting treatment – only 20 to 30 minutes.

While lash extensions require a lot of upkeep after the initial application due to fill-ins, lash lifts work for up to 12 weeks with zero maintenance. If you want to completely knock mascara out of your beauty routine, ANU Medical Spa offers lash tinting as well to darken your natural lash color and let you skip that pesky step every day. Say goodbye to smudging and hello to easier mornings.

Give ANU Medical Spa a call today if you think lash lifts are the right fit for you. Talk to one of our consultants to learn more and schedule an appointment.  Toss out your eyelash curler that looks like it’s from the medieval times and ditch your mascara. Wake up every morning with beautiful, natural lashes and enough time for that second cup of coffee.

From Lash Lifts to Lifespans: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Lashes

From Lash Lifts to Lifespans: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Lashes

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Our eyelashes are a major part of our everyday routine. We often spend too much time making sure they look as perfect and full as possible. Did you know these six lash facts?

  1. Your lashes lose volume as you age

Just like the hair on your head thins, your eyelashes do, too! If you notice they are not as full as they once were, it is perfectly normal. Don’t worry, vitamins such as biotin are excellent tools for restoring volume to your lashes.

  1. Curlers are not your lashes’ best friend

Besides the obvious fear of eyelash curlers sticking to your lashes and ripping them all out, curlers slowly damage your eyelashes. Over time, all that manipulation can lead to breakage since the hair is being weakened. Not to mention the annoying little lash crimps curlers can produce.

  1. Waterproof mascara is a major thumbs down

Have you ever worn waterproof mascara, then rubbed your lashes until your eye felt raw while removing it? Beating up your lashes like that, even with a “gentle” makeup remover, can do some major damage. The chemicals in waterproof formulas are very drying, which can lead to brittle lashes and serious breakage. If you need to wear waterproof mascara (hello, wedding season!), try moisturizing your lashes with olive oil or any other gentle moisturizer. Watch out for your eyes!

  1. Lashes have a lifespan

Your eyelashes run on a three-month cycle. About one to five lashes fall out every day, so don’t freak out if you notice it!

  1. Eyelashes are mainly protein

They are 97 percent keratin and three percent water. Also, they’re a little under a centimeter long on average.

  1. Lash lifts are the new lash extensions

Lash extensions have always been popular for creating long, full lashes. However, they have a lot of flaws, like experiencing irritation from the formaldehyde in the glue or taking your natural lashes off during the removal process. Lash lifts are an ANU Medical Spa favorite because they work with your natural lashes. They use a silicon rod and a lifting lotion to add curl and volume without artificial hairs being glued on. They last up to 12 weeks and require zero maintenance, which are two traits lash extensions both lack. You never have to use an eyelash curler with a lash lift, and if you want to ditch mascara, you can get a lash tinting for a small additional fee. Now, take your newfound knowledge to make your lashes as strong and healthy as possible! During the month of July, ANU Medical Spa is providing lash lifts for a discounted price of $130. Adding on the additional tint is only $20 more. If lash lifts sound interesting, give us a call to book your appointment! Download your coupon here!

Latisse FAQs

Latisse FAQs

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What is LATISSE?

LATISSE solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

How Does it Work?

LATISSE is believed to prolong the anagen phase (active growth phase). The exact way it works is unknown.

How Soon Will I See Results?

The onset of effect with LATISSE solution is gradual. In the clinical trail, the majority of LATISSE users saw significant improvement by 2 months.

How is LATISSE Different From Other Products?

Only LATISSE has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes.

Should I Remove My Contact Lenses First?

As a precaution, it’s recommended that you remove your contact lenses because they can absorb an ingredient in LATISSE solution. You can put them back in 15 minutes after application.

What If I Forget to Apply LATISSE?

If you miss a dose, don’t try to “catch up”. Just apple LATISSE the next evening. Make LATISSE solution part of your evening routine, like brushing your teeth or removing your makeup. Using LATISSE more than once a day will not increase the growth of eyelashes more than daily use.

What should I do if LATISSE Gets in my Eye?

It is not expected to cause harm. Don’t rinse your eye.

What if I Stop Using LATISSE?

Your lashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Can I Continue to Wear Mascara While Using LATISSE?

Yes, you can use mascara in addition to LATISSE solution.

Dive into Summer with Laser Hair Reduction from ANU Medical Spa

Dive into Summer with Laser Hair Reduction from ANU Medical Spa

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Summer is here and so is ANU Medical Spa! Get rid of unwanted facial and body hair this season with our help. ANU uses the Cutera truPulse Laser, an FDA-approved technology that is the safest and most effective available. No matter your skin tone, the laser works and is sure to provide superior results. ANU Medical Spa can treat general areas of the body, such as the face, underarms, or back, but is also successful on sensitive areas like the bikini line or chest. The end results of laser hair reduction are permanent and safe, leaving skin clear and free of harm.

How It Works

In the beginning of the procedure, the area being treated is covered with gel, then covered by a truPulse hand piece, which sends light to the target hair follicles. Pain is minimal, and at most, patients report a mild pinch or sting. The number of sessions required depend on various factors, such as the thickness and location of the follicles, as well as the individual patient’s hair growth. There are generally about three to six treatment sessions required for an area of hair.

Aftercare

Any possible immediate side effects such as redness or slight swelling may occur but will be gone within hours of treatment. Patients are advised to wear sunscreen, as it will protect the manipulated area from sun damage. While it is not advisable to pluck or wax hair, shaving is acceptable.

Just in time for the summer heat and beach vacations, ANU Medical Spa is offering 50 percent off laser hair reduction in NJ! Treat the areas you’ve been wishing to for years and take advantage of our competitive pricing. Book your appointment with our laser hair reduction consultant by going to our website or calling us at (856) 809-0909. Get ready to be hair-free in any trouble spots and take on ANU Medical Spa today.

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