When BOTOX and Dysport are injected into muscles, it blocks the transmission between the nerve endings and the surrounding muscle fibers and causes weakness in the muscles, reducing the contractions in the local area. Botox/Dysport only work on the muscles that have been specifically injected, which leaves the surrounding muscles functioning as normal. *The end result is softening, or even eliminating lines of expression of the upper face.
The three most commonly treated areas are the Glabellar Complex (central frown lines), horizontal brow lines, and Crow’s Feet (smile lines). This does not affect your actual smile, as those muscles are not injected. Over time, lines at rest may even fully be reversed. The best approach for success is to be re-injected with Botox or Dysport just as the effect is starting to fade (commonly between ten and twelve weeks for most individuals).
Botox: $11/unit when purchasing 40+ units; $13/unit less than 40.
Dysport: $4.00/unit 100+ units; $4.50/unit less than 100.
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face and lips.
The products are known as: Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Vollure, LYFT, Volbella, Kybella, Refyne, Defyne, Ultra XC, etc..
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As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
• *Plump thin lips
• *Enhance shallow contours
• *Soften facial creases and wrinkles
• *Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
For some patients, surgery such as a face lift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a face lift becomes appropriate. A consultation is best to help you determine which ones are right for you.
Juvederm Voluma: $800/syringe
Juvederm Ultra XC: $650/syringe
Juvederm Volbella/Vollure: $700/syringe
Restylane Refyne/Defyne: $650/syringe
Restylane Silk and Classic: $650/syringe
Restylane LYFT: $700/syringe
I am a lifetime resident of the Arlington area and graduate of Arlington High School. I went on to pursue a career in nursing, graduate of Skagit Valley College ADN RN, completed my Bachelors of Nursing Science at University of Washington, and finished with an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner degree from Gonzaga University.
In addition, I’ve had 16 years of nursing experience including Burns, Plastics and Pediatrics at Harborview as well as the Emergency Department at Skagit Valley Hospital.
I pride myself in having a great deal of experience that allows me to provide safe care for our clients and I thoroughly enjoy the happiness and confidence that cosmetic treatments provide. Learning the importance of self-image was easy for me after working in the burn unit because I developed a love for helping people feel great about themselves.
Cosmetic Injections are a beautiful extension for me and I look forward to working with Advanced Skin Therapy and their vast clientele.
Affectionately known as “Nurse Jean” to her patients, Jean Trost R.N., B.S.N. brings with her over 17 years of Aesthetic Nursing expertise to Advanced Skin Therapy of Smokey Point.
Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Jean received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1982. In 1983, Jean relocated to Washington State where her nursing career thrived. In 1998, when Jean transitioned to aesthetic nursing, the field was truly in its infancy.
In the summer of 2002, when Botox Cosmetic was FDA approved and the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler came to market, Jean was noted as one of the very first R.N. injectors in the Seattle area and was named by Allergan as one of the top Botox Cosmetic injectors in Washington State in 2007.
Jean’s artistic eye for detail, along with her genuinely warm, gentle approach, consistently delivers optimal aesthetic results achieving a high degree of patient satisfaction and long-term patient loyalty.