Northwest Medical Spa
Dr. Robert Niedbalski and his team of Medical Aesthetician provide quality aesthetic services to Tacoma, WA.
As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery he is very experienced in cosmetic injectables and with his caring team provide excellent results and compassionate care.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered in our Tacoma, WA office by Dr. Robert Niedbalski as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Niedbalski will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic for Men?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows, talk to your doctor about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Approved by the FDA in June 2006, Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injectable gel used to restore the skin’s volume and correct wrinkles and nasolabial folds. From the creators of Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™ is considered a “next generation” injectable; it is a dermal facial filler made of a smooth consistency gel that is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance.
- JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
Juvederm™ maintains corrective results for an average of six months. Some patients experience a longer-lasting effect. Additional injections and touch-ups may be needed to achieve optimal correction. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance and will gradually absorb into the body.
Now there is a treatment for your double chin! The FDA has approved KYBELLATM(deoxycholic acid) injection, which contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness due to submental fat. Submental fullness, also known as “double chin,” can affect adult women and men of all ages and weights, and is influenced by multiple factors, including aging and genetics. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise, and according to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin.
KYBELLA™ is a formulation of a naturally occurring-substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, re-treatment is not expected to be required.
Are There Any side Effects?
Downtime for our patients in Charlotte is minimal for most patients and occurs most commonly after the first treatment. When scheduling your treatment, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind. As with other injectable treatments, the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
How long does KYBELLA™ last?
Once the proper correction is achieved, the treated fat cells are gone forever. In most cases, no additional treatment is needed.
Who is the Best Candidate for KYBELLA™?
Improvement can be seen in virtually every person who has submental fullness. The ideal candidate is someone with moderate fullness and enough skin elasticity to recover after the fat disappears.
Is there downtime with KYBELLA™?
Downtime for our patients in Charlotte is minimal for most patients and occurs most commonly after the first treatment. When scheduling your treatment, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind. As with other injectable treatments, the most common side effects are Swelling, Bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Approximately 27 million women between the ages of 18 and 65 place importance on their eyelashes. Not all consumers are potential LATISSE® patients. Only a physician can determine who is an appropriate patient.
LATISSE™ solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE™ (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% works gradually and remarkably — starting at 4 weeks with full results after 16 weeks.
LATISSE™ works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you’ll begin to see changes in length, thickness, and darkness gradually. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE™ — and so will others.
There are possible side effects.
Throughout clinical trials, some users did experience itchy eyes and eye redness. However, some users found that these irritations went away once they became accustomed to the product or began applying it properly. As with any prescription treatment, always consult with your doctor for information and proper usage of LATISSE™ solution.
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