Botox® has been used for both medical and cosmetic purposes for many years. The most popular reason for Botox® treatment has to do with its unique ability to reduce wrinkles without the need for surgery. Botox® continues to stay popular for its quality, availability, and effectiveness.

What Makes Neuromodulators Popular?

The results of Botox® treatments are superior to many other forms of cosmetic enhancement. Because Botox® has been used for so long, its method has been mastered, and new uses are constantly being tested. Botox® can smooth wrinkles and deep lines while preserving a natural appearance.

Over 7 million Americans use Botox® per year. Since this treatment is non-surgical, a treatment session takes little time and requires no recovery. The results are effective, making it difficult to distinguish from youthful skin that has not been treated. People enjoy Botox® because it is a quick and easy treatment that can be completed on their lunch break.

What Can Botox® & Jeuveau® Do?

Botox® works to relax muscles that create wrinkles, to help soften lines. Botox® & Jeuveau® can reduce the signs of aging and help older adults look as young as they feel. By smoothing wrinkles and creases, multiple areas of the face can look fresh and rejuvenated.

Many individuals find their mood and self-confidence improves because of Botox®. Because it helps people like the results they see in the mirror, Botox® can increase self-esteem and a renewed sense of youthful vitality. Unlike buying new, expensive clothes, Botox® doesn’t cover up who you want to be, rather, it reveals who you already are.

How Do Neuromodulators Work?

Botox® & Jeuveau® is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that does not require anesthesia. Because there is no downtime necessary, you can return to work after treatment. Botox® works through a series of injections that are individually designed for excellent results.

There are very few side effects to using Botox®. Depending on the person, patients may experience minimal swelling at the site of injection. Bruising may also occur, but this is rare.

Jeuveau® & Botox® Results

After a Botox® treatment is completed, it only takes three to five days to see the full results. Unlike invasive plastic surgeries, there are no bandages or long recovery times necessary. Botox® treatments are simple and can be done on an outpatient basis in an office or clinic.

Dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, near the mouth, and around the eyes can be reduced or eliminated with regular Botox® injections. Since each patient reserves the choice of which areas to be treated, specific areas of the face can be left untreated.

How Do I Get Started With Neuromodulators?

Botox® treatment is unique to your individual needs. If you’re interested in finding out what Botox® treatment can do for you, it’s important to consult with a Botox® Sacramento, California expert. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Sweat and Board-certified Nurse Practitioner Irina Dariychuk are here to provide for all your injectable cosmetic needs at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery. Call us today at (916) 400-0822 or contact us online to learn more about Botox® and to schedule your consultation.

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Many men feel self-conscious about the size of their penis. This is a normal emotion to have and is felt by all men at some point in their lives. If you feel very self-conscious and it is affecting your personal life, Dr. Sweat has a solution for you. J. Sweat Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento offers a nonsurgical penis enhancement procedure to help give men improved self-assurance.

What is Penis Enlargement?

Nonsurgical penis enlargement is a method of increasing the girth of the penis by using injectable fillers. It is important to be in good general health and a nonsmoker to safely undergo this nonsurgical procedure.

How Does Penis Enlargement Work?

Injectable fillers are used for a variety of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Over the years dermal fillers have gained popularity in volumizing and rejuvenating the penis. J. Sweat Plastic Surgery uses a collection of fillers from Juvéderm family. Juvéderm class use dermal fillers made up of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin. What’s great about HA fillers is they appear natural when injected, and can also be dissolved by a unique enzyme solution, if results are undesirable, or complications occur.

Prior to the start of treatment, the treatment area will be cleansed thoroughly. A topical numbing cream will be applied for 30 minutes. The area will again be cleansed and prepped with a sterile solution. All injectable filler is prefilled and premixed with lidocaine to maximize comfort. The procedure involves a series of small injections along the shaft of the penis. The change is noticed almost immediately. However, initially, there is some swelling, which can make the area appear larger. It could take up to two weeks for the product to settle to see ultimate results.

Realistic Expectations

Penis enhancement can be customized to suit each patient’s specific needs and concerns. However, it’s essential to understand the procedure and have realistic expectations for what can be achieved with dermal fillers.

Everyone can agree that penis is a fluctuating organ when it comes to size, and size will change depending on different factors (cold atmosphere, feeling nervous). That’s why it becomes challenging to perform measurements prior to and after treatments. Before and after photos will be taken the same day, and a two-week follow-up, for documentation.

The amount of product that is placed in the penis will vary anywhere from 6-10cc per session. Take a look at the size of a teaspoon, it measures about 5 cc; this equals to 5 syringes of filler. The filler is placed in soft tissue along the shaft of the penis to enhance circumference.

Everyone’s expectations and results will vary. Some patients may be pleased with 6 syringes, while others may want 26 syringes.

What is the Recovery from Penis Enlargement Like?

After the penis enhancement procedure, there will be a period of recovery. It is important that men do not undergo strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after their procedure as well as abstain from sexual intercourse for two weeks. The most dramatic results will be visible immediately after the treatment, and ultimately results will be final at two weeks after the procedure. Men who receive this treatment can enjoy their results for up to two years. Dr. Sweat advises men to make follow-up appointments in order to maintain the results.

Request a Consultation

If you are self-conscious about the size of your penis, meet with Irina Dariychuk, Nurse Practitioner at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery to talk about the available options. To get started, contact J. Sweat Plastic Surgery by phone or by filling out an online form to schedule a consultation.

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How is Botox priced?

Patients will often find that the price of Botox can vary widely amongst providers even within the same geographic area.   Some providers even participate in Groupon, but Botox is not a one size fits all treatment, and an evaluation should be done in person on every patient prior to any treatment, which is why many reputable providers will not participate in Groupon for invasive treatments.

Some providers will inject and charge “by the area” with the forehead, crow’s feet, and the area between the brows usually being considered separate areas.  However, no two people are the same and treating by the area with set amounts of Botox could under treat one patient while over treating another.  This is why Dr. Sweat and his trained injector staff believe in charging Botox by the unit so that each patient gets a customized treatment plan based on his or her individual anatomy.  Treatments can also be adjusted for an individual budget, but keep in mind that if an area is under treated, muscle function will not be fully paralyzed with Botox and function will return much faster, resulting in some patients feeling that Botox doesn’t work for them. Filler may not reach maximal correction of the treated area but more can always be added later after swelling resolves.

Remember, you have every right to ask about your injector’s experience, Botox strength, and even where the Botox or filler comes from, since it is illegal for a provider to purchase Botox or filler that is sold from outside of the U.S.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions; it is your right as the consumer.  If something seems to be priced well below everyone else in town, there’s usually a reason.

Can Botox and fillers be used in other areas?

As with any medication, Botox and fillers receive approval from the FDA for specific uses, but it is completely safe and common practice to use Botox to relax various areas of hyper expressive muscle and dermal fillers in other areas in which volume loss needs to be corrected.  This can include other areas of the face or even other areas of the body.  While this is a safe and effective practice, this is commonly known as “off-label” use, as it deviates from the specific indication that the product might have received from the FDA.  Over time, product manufacturers often seek other indications for their products, but the arduous process of getting FDA approval can take years.   It is important to understand that, just because a product is being used outside of its FDA-labelled indication, this does not mean that the practice is unsafe or experimental.

Can filler be reversed?

Depending on the type of filler, there may or may not be an agent that can be used to dissolve the product.  All fillers in the Juvederm family are manufactured using hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring component in the skin.  Additionally, all HA fillers can be dissolved with a product called hyaluronidase.  This can be helpful if an area is overfilled or if a patient is unsatisfied with the look or feel of a product after injection.  In the unlikely event of a vascular compromise, the skin and tissue can be saved by using the dissolving agent to restore blood flow to the troubled area.  Not all fillers have a dissolving agent, so it is important to ask you injector what the product contains and if it can be reversed if necessary.

Can Botox be reversed?

Botox is slowly metabolized by the body and unfortunately, once it is injected, it cannot be removed.  In the unlikely event that a side effect from the Botox occurs, such as a droopy eyelid, there are medications that can but used to stimulate the eyelid muscle temporarily to make it function better, but tincture of time is the best treatment as the Botox wears off over 3-4 months.  Even if you have had Botox before, if you are visiting an injector for the first time, it may be wise to go a little light on the treatment and add more after the Botox has reached maximal effect at 2 weeks.

I have a big event coming up and I want to look my best.  When is the optimal timing of an injection treatment before my event?

In general, it is best to allow at least 4-6 weeks before a big event to inject Botox or fillers.  Because Botox takes 2 weeks to maximal effect, this will allow enough to pass for a touch up treatment and give additional time to pass for maximal effect of the second treatment.  If a patient is getting Botox for the first time at J. Sweat Plastic Surgery, it may be best to be conservative with the first treatment and add more at the second treatment if necessary so as not to over treat, since Botox cannot be reversed.  Both Botox and filler can result in bruising since a needle is used to penetrate the skin.  This suggested timeframe allows time for the bruise to go away and any swelling associated with the filler injection to subside.  It also allows for time for the filler to be reversed in the unlikely event that too much filler is placed or the patient is unhappy with the results.  Injecting filler or Botox in the week prior to the event is usually not a good idea as it does not allow time for bruising and swelling to subside or for the product to settle into place.

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