Welcome to the Prima Diva Skin Clinic, your BOTOX, DYSPORT, RESTYLANE, JUVEDERM, PERLANE, LATISSE, MELANAGE, COSMELAN and Chemical Peels specialists.
We are dedicated to help you look and feel your best.
If you desire a more positive self image, increased confidence or simply want to improve your appearance, the Prima Diva Skin Clinic offers individually tailored, non-invasive facial rejuvenation and aging prevention treatments like BOTOX, DYSPORT, JUVEDERM, RESTYLANE, PERLANE, RADIESSE, LATISSE, MELANAGE, COSMELAN and Chemical Peels, that are applied with the highest level of effectiveness, comfort and safety.
By Prima Diva Skin Clinic staff
Before scheduling Botox injections, you need to meet with your specialist to discuss the factors that determine whether Botox is likely to work well for you. This meeting generally includes:
Your medical history and physical exam.
Your specialist asks questions about conditions you have or have had.
Your specialist asks about medication use. You may need to stop using certain medications before your Botox procedure. These include blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, clopidogrel (Plavix), warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin.
Talk to your doctor before stopping these medications, as it may be best to continue these medications in people who have had blood clots, stroke, heart attack, angina or transient ischemic attacks.
Also, let your doctor know if you’ve received any other Botox product before (especially in the last four months), recently received antibiotics by injection, or take muscle relaxants, allergy or cold medicines, or sleep medicine.
A discussion of your expectations.
You and your specialist talk about your motivations and expectations. He or she explains what Botox can and can’t do for you and what your results might be.
A discussion of costs.
Botox injections can be expensive and they’re not always covered by insurance. Make sure you know in advance how much the injections will cost and whether your insurance provider will cover them.
Before the procedure
Your nurse may prescribe medicine to numb the area where the injection will be given.
During the procedure
Your nurse uses a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into your skin or muscles.
When treating facial wrinkles or other conditions,
your nurse injects Botox into specific muscles. By carefully choosing the muscles to treat, your nurse weakens only the muscles needing treatment.
The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated. For wrinkle treatment, aesthetic factors also play a role.
Botox injections take about 10 to 15 minutes. You may experience mild pain with the injections, but most people find the discomfort tolerable.
After the procedure
Botox injections require little downtime, although you may experience bruising or other minor local side effects from the injection. Expect to resume your normal daily activities right after the procedure. Take care, though, not to rub or massage the treated areas. This can cause the toxin to migrate to a different area.