Injectables Specialist

Cleveland Family Health

Family Practice & Aesthetics located in Garner, NC

Age undoubtedly brings experience and wisdom, but Marian Keen, PA-C, at Cleveland Family Health understands that the years also bring fine lines and wrinkles. Many men and women in Garner, North Carolina, rely on her skill in injectables to improve the appearance of the signs of aging. If you’re curious about BOTOX®, Dysport®, or any other injectable option, schedule an appointment to meet with Marian and discuss your aesthetic goals by calling the office or using the online booking tool. Online scheduling makes it easy to find an appointment time that fits your busy schedule.

Injectables Q & A

Cleveland Family Health

What are injectables?

Injectables are carefully formulated cosmetic treatments that improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are available through prescription only and administered by professionals with special training in their use.

Facial wrinkles occur when your facial muscles contract, pulling your skin in the same direction again and again. As you age, you lose some of the natural collagen that lies just below your skin, and your skin loses some of its elasticity. That causes wrinkles to appear and deepen over time.

Injectables are delivered just beneath your facial skin using a tiny hypodermic needle. They work by paralyzing the targeted facial muscles, smoothing your skin and giving you a more rested, youthful appearance.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment that doesn’t require surgery, and more than six million BOTOX injections are performed every year. BOTOX is formulated from an organism called Clostridium botulinum, found naturally in soil, lakes, and forests.

Botulinum toxin is poisonous in certain concentrations. The amount used in BOTOX injections, however, is minuscule and has a lengthy history of safety.

There are more than 20 different medical uses for BOTOX. When used for cosmetic applications, BOTOX works by paralyzing the muscles that create frown lines and forehead wrinkles.

The risk of side effects is low. When side effects do occur, they are temporary and may include the following:

  • Mild nausea
  • Numbness
  • Discomfort at the injection site
  • Malaise (general sense of illness)
  • Headache

BOTOX injections usually provide results that last approximately four months. Many men and women are so happy with the results they make BOTOX part of their routine aesthetics care.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that delivers an incredibly natural look. For those who want to reduce the appearance of frown lines between their eyebrows, Dysport is an option worth exploring.

A specialist delivers Dysport via five injections above and between your eyebrows. The formulation temporarily prevents muscle movement in that area, yet allows the surrounding muscles to continue working as normal.

Many people choose Dysport because they want to smooth their frown lines without affecting the rest of their forehead and surrounding areas. The treatment is so effective that 97% of users report that they’d seek additional treatments.

After treatment, you should see improvement within a few days. There’s minimal downtime after your injections, and the results last about four months. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic injectables, schedule an appointment with Marian at your earliest convenience.