Q: I heard that you moved to a new location, is this true?
Yes, as of January 2014, Arkansas Anti-Aging has a new location in the Regions Center, 400 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 1321, Little Rock. Our phone number is still 501-224-FACE. There is metered parking around the building and free parking (with validation) in the adjacent deck located on Spring Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets.
Q: I want to improve my appearance; how do I know what treatments are right for me?
Call our office at 224-3223 and set up a consultation with one of our experts. We will spend time with you and learn what your personal concerns are and design an aesthetic program just for you.
Q: Can I give aesthetic treatments as a gift?
Absolutely! We offer gift cards in any amount, which can be applied toward the purchase any of our products and services. Your thoughtful gift will always be the right fit!
Q: What hours are you open?
Arkansas Anti-Aging is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. All treatments are by appointment only, including evening and Saturday treatments.
What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
How does BOTOX Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
How long does BOTOX Cosmetic last?
Within days you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. A very fine needle is used for the injections, providing optimum comfort. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Most people require no downtime following this minor procedure.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic affordable?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX Cosmetic is quite affordable. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments such as hair coloring and cuts and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations.
Do treatment results differ?
To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is trained and experienced in administering BOTOX Cosmetic. At Arkansas Anti-Aging & Aesthetics, we strive for excellence and to achieve the best result possible for every person that we treat.
Q: What are dermal fillers?
Line fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane®, and Perlane, are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
Q: What are dermal line fillers made of and are they safe?
Cosmetic dermal fillers are composed of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers is a crystal-clear gel that is biodegradable and completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane, for example, has been used by physicians since 1996 worldwide. No allergy testing is required before use. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve in less than seven days.
Q: How are these dermal line fillers different from other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acids and bovine collagen products, all of these products are free from animal proteins. This limits any risk or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins.
Q: What should patients do prior to treatment?
Dermal filler treatment requires no pre-testing, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen, St. John’s wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence.
Q: How often should I have dermal filler treatments done and how long does it last?
Restylane and Juvéderm are proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane effects generally last for about six months. The unique technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.
Treatments are typically scheduled at six-month intervals. Please be sure to consult your physician about recommendations for follow-up treatments.
Q: How are dermal fillers different from Botox®?
Dermal fillers are a natural, cosmetic filler. In contrast, Botox is a medication that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles temporarily. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Q: How are dermal fillers different from bovine collagen?
Bovine collagen is derived from animals (cow) and requires an allergy test. Dermal fillers can be administered without pre-testing, so no waiting is required.
Q: Do the injections hurt?
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may anesthetize the treatment area.
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