Botox for Crows feet now has a companion: Neotensil for under the eyes!
In addition to Botox around the side of the eyes, we now have Neotensil for under the eyes.
Info about Neotensil, now available in Modesto, California
The Neotensil info below was put together by Karla, who works in our Modesto Plastic Surgery Office:
Do we have anything nonsurgical that helps under the eyes? Why yes we do, I’m glad you asked. We have a revolutionary new product called Neotensil. Neotensil is great because it is a daily invisible film which shapes and tightens the bags and wrinkles under the eyes. It is the only non-invasive, at-home procedure that reduces the appearance of under eye puffiness and wrinkles. We saw the results for ourselves, and it’s really impressive. It’s a great option for patients who are not interested in surgery, but would like eyes that look younger and refreshed. Neotensil is exclusive to Obagi and doctor’s offices. It’s only sold by physicians, so you will not find this product at Sephora or Ulta. Finally, there is a non-surgical solution for the unwanted baggy eyes.We are excited to be able to offer it to our patients.
How do you use it? The application process takes about 5 min. It’s an easy two-step topical application that you can use every day or for special occasions. You put the products on and it starts tightening after about ten minutes, and it keeps tightening for the first few hours. So, if you have an upcoming important event, and you’re worried about under eye puffiness, Neotensil will make you look even better in the matter of an hour! It feels like liquid “Spanx” for your eyes. The results last 16 hours and you just take it off with your makeup at the end of the day.
What does it do? It is made with technology developed at MIT and Harvard. They call it “shape-wear” – which lifts, smoothes, and tightens.It not only helps reduce under eye puffiness, but it helps tighten the appearance of loose, sagging skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It also moisturizes up to 2x better than the leading over-the-counter cream, improving hydration. While you have it on, it hydrates your under eyes and can help improve the hydration of your eyes over time.
How many applications come in the kit? The kit comes with 50 applications, so it will last you about four months if you use it 3-4 times a week and almost two months if you use it every day. When used once a week for special occasions, it could last a year.The kit is $500 + tax. When your eyes look good, it really brightens your whole face.
Can you wear your own concealer or make up over it? Unfortunately not, customers are discouraged from wearing make-up under the eyes before or after the application.Neotensil will improve the appearance of your under eyes but you cannot use your own makeup over it. The Neotensil concealer has not been released, but check back with us.
How does it compare to Plastic Surgical Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)? Neotensil will not replace lower lid surgery, but rather is a therapy for those who are not ready for surgery or for some reason are not surgical candidates.
Question #1 (first of a series I hope to compile).
Today our office got asked the questions from a patient who called the office: “Can Juvederm Voluma be used for the lips?” This is a great questions. Lately it seems that I never have a straight forward answer. But I’ll try to be straightforward with this Botox/Filler question. The quick and dirty answer is: “YES.”
Can Juvederm Voluma be used for the lips?
The reason that this is an interesting question is that it is an off-label FDA usage question which can’t be answered legally by the drug company, Allergan who makes Botox, Latisse, Juvederm, etc. However, I can attempt to answer the question as a doctor who injects Botox and Juvederm of all sorts including Voluma. I have a practice in Modesto, CA. And I would recommend that people see me in person before taking any of what I type here as personal advice. Disclaimer: The information here is just for general information purposes, it’s not meant to be medical advice. Please visit my website for contact information so that I can see you as a patient in my office, in person, if you are seeking medical advice. Website is: www.InjectionArtistry.com – my Botox injection home page.
In general Juvederm Voluma is used in the cheeks
Cheek volumization with Voluma is the FDA indicated usage. It has a possibility of lasting up to two years.
Two year indication in the cheeks
This is the main motivation for many people to ask if Juvederm Voluma can be used anywhere else – such as nasolabial folds or marionette lines – areas where Juvederm ultra or ultra plus has been used. This includes the question about Voluma for lip augmentation.
The Duck Look for lips
If you are looking for very big duck-look for the lips, Juvederm Voluma could possibly be an excellent choice.
Lip augmentation with Voluma? How else could it be done.
There’s also the possibility of diluting down the Voluma with Saline – this would possibly gives the lips a softer look.
My personal preference for Lip Augmentation:
I prefer to use either Juvederm ultra or Juvederm ultra plus for the lips. The XC versions of these products are excellent. I would prefer not to use, in my own practice Juvederm Voluma for the lips. But in the hands of another injector, Voluma might just be great for the lips.
2 years for the lips with voluma?
I would doubt that Juvederm Voluma would last that long in the lips. Thus I’m not sure that I’m sold on the idea of using this product in the lip location. But with the proper dilution, I think we could find ourselves a very versatile product for the the whole face!!
Summary on Voluma for lips:
No, it’s not usually used for lips, Voluma is usually used for cheeks
No, I don’t think it will last two years in the lips. Probably more like 7-10 months? That’s just an educated guess.
I think if it’s used on the lips, Voluma could be diluted
Voluma, if diluted could be used on many other parts of the face
My personal preference for Lip augmentation fillers is Juvederm Ultra or Ultra plus, especially the XC versions of those products.
I do have a rambling style of writing – I think. But this is my blog and I write however I want. This page is meant to be a discussion about Juvederm Voluma and Lip augmentation. This is not meant to be an advertisement in any way nor is this deemed to be medical advice of any sort. And much of the discussion here is off-label FDA usage of Juvederm.
I hope you have found this page to be somewhat useful – especially if you are a colleage Botox/Juvederm injector. Please feel free to visit my Botox Modesto WebPage.
One of my Modesto patients who came to me for Botox, said to me that I must not get very much competition because I’m the only Botox injector she has heard of in Modesto. I’m flattered, but I think she is very mislead somehow. As a doctor, I’m always trying to find answers. So I worked on this question of “who else injects Botox in Modesto?” (besides me and my wife – Dr. Tammy Wu, Plastic Surgeon). Much of this comes from online sources on Botox-find-a-doctor from Allergan, and other companies who make neuromodulators such as Xeomin and Dysport. So this is Botox Blog entry is the result of my little online research.
This list may not be complete or may even be out of date. My source of info is directly from my Botox patients from informal conversations. I hope this list will be of help if I am not available, etc.
I’ve included nearby towns such as Oakdale, Ceres and Turlock. These cities are within 25 miles of Modesto, CA (or more narrowly estimated: 20 mile radius). The listing is in no particular order except that I had placed us first on the list, just because I’m the one making the list and that this is my BOTOX Blog. Below is a list of Botox injectors, the list would be longer if I didn’t just focus mainly on Cosmetic Botox injections. There are also neurological (Botox for Migraines), and urological uses for Botox, such as Botox for bladder spasm. But these practitioners are not listed here. On a personal note, I do Botox for migraine headaches and for hyperhidrosis (sweating), but I don’t do any Botox for the bladder.
Serenity Medspa & Chiropractic – Modesto, Michael Niccole (Orange County)
A Perfect Finnish – Edmund Kemprud, Tracy, CA
Janna Brocchini – Ripon, CA
Gifty Aidoo – Modesto, CA
James J Daley – Ripon, CA
Michael Niccole – Modesto, CA
Joel Felix Ramirez Jr – Riverbank, CA
Alonso Jose Martin Del Campo, MD – Modesto, CA / Serenity
Shirley Van, MD – Dermatologist, Modesto, CA
Basically Kaiser and Sutter Gould above make up many different Botox injectors, not just one per group. Thus in general, I would say that there’s more than 35 injectors of Botox in the Modesto area. 35+ places to choose in Modesto to get your Botox injections.
Thus when people ask me where else they can get Botox injections in Modesto, I should tell them that there are more than 35 other places to get Botox in Modesto, and then direct them to this page. Although I would secretly hope that they would stay or come to my office for Botox.
Sources of info for Modesto Botox injectors (and Dysport and Xeomin)
“Modesto BOTOX” web searches as well as “BOTOX Modesto” searches.
Personal phone calls which I’ve received from other Botox injectors in Modesto.
Personal communication with patients who have received Botox in Modesto.
This list will change from time to time and may not be up to day and may not even be all that accurate. But perhaps this will be of use to you if you are looking for Botox injections and Botox injectors in Modesto, California! I’ve also included Dysport and Xeomin into this list in case people are looking for those products as well.
Frown lines between eyes (glabellar complex) = 11’s
Lower eyelid lines
Neck vertical bands
Square face reduction
TMJ – jaw pain
Headaches – tension headaches and migraine headaches
Sweating under arms and in hands = hyperhidrosis
Muscular triggerpoints in the back and other muscles such as calf
Botox for Neck pain related to muscles
Many of the listed about procedures are considered off-label FDA usage of Botox. Please consider seeing your own medical doctor regarding Botox personalized injections – everyone is unique and has different Botox needs and requirements.
There are all these terms to describe the different properties of fillers including G prime, lift, thickness, hardness, and much more.
I have some thoughts about the projecting capabilities of the fillers and I feel that it is related simply to thickness. These are my own thoughts about these cosmetic fillers. I have been doing Botox and Fillers since 2006. Please consider looking at other sources if you are seriously needing to compare thicknesses of these fillers.
From thinnest to thickest: Comparing Dermal Fillers
We carry products from Allergan (makers of Botox), Merz, Valeant, and others
We don’t have any contracts with any one company to be exclusive. Botox belongs to the Allergan family of products: Latisse, Botox, and Juvederm. These are the products we carry at Surgical Artistry. We also carry aesthetic products from Merz, Mentor and Valeant.
These are the Botox related products we carry:
Not necessarily made by the Botox company, Allergan.
Asclera, injected for vein sclerotherapy.
Botox – Botox is supplied to us directly from Allergan USA in the form of 100U vials
Juvederm Ultra (without lidocaine)
Juvederm Ultra Plus (without lidocaine)
Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Juvederm Voluma XC
Belotero Balance (Merz product)
Radiesse Volume Advantage (Merz product, this is 1.5 cc’s)
This list changes from time to time. Feel free to call us. Our contact info is at our Botox Home Page.
Above is a picture of our Belotero Balance Shelf
Above picture was taken on our conference table which has that rough texture on top.
Purchasing Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse can be costly. In case anyone is wondering, this is what a bill looks like. I usually pay every other month. Thus this is how much is generated with Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse in two months in my Modesto Botox practice.
However, this of course fluctuates. Allergan has been generous waiting for repayment. But I haven’t waited too long; thus I wouldn’t know if there is a late fee. The graphic below – in case it doesn’t show up – shows 80K bill.