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Botox is in the family of neurotoxin products. Other similar products include Dysport and Xeomin. The products work on wrinkles called “dynamic rhytides,” a term meaning wrinkles that are present when facial muscles are moving/contracting but not present when those muscles are at rest. The mechanism of action is essentially the same for each product- the toxin permanently blocks nerve transmission in the area where it is injected, preventing nerve impulses from reaching muscle fibers, thus preventing contraction of the fiber and preventing a wrinkle from forming. Effects typically last for about 4-6 months after treatment. 

Like all cosmetic treatments a consultation is required prior to scheduling your appointment. This ensures the service scheduled is the correct service to deliver the desired results. 

Botox Injections at V Dermatology in Traverse City, Michigan

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  • What can be treated with Potenza?
    Acne scarring, fine lines, surgical scars, cellulite, under eye bags, sun damage like fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help treat acne scars, stretch marks, skin irregularities and shrink pores.
  • What is the downtime like?
    The downtime is very minimal. The skin may appear red for the rest of the day after treatment (comparable to a sunburn).
  • How many treatments are recommended?
    A series of 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.
  • When will I see results?
    You will begin to see results within four to six weeks, but collagen production starts during treatment and will continue to improve the skin’s condition over time.
  • How much do treatments cost?
    Price of treatment varies by area & concern, but starts at $750. Price is determined at time of consultation.
  • How long are treatments?
    Treatment times may vary, however most treatments can be performed in 45 minutes or less.
  • What areas can be treated?
    Full Face Forehead Crow’s Feet Upper Cheek Lower Eyes Lower Cheek Nose Upper & Lower Lip Chin Jawline Neck Decolletage Elbows Abdomen Jowls Legs
  • What are the benefits of Potenza?
    Improves skin laxity Overall tighter + firmer skin Reduces fine lines + wrinkles Firms eyelids and upper lip skin Reduces stretch marks + cellulite Diminishes pores Minimal downtime - The Potenza is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. You can return to your normal activities soon after the procedure. The Potenza treats all skin types, so no Hydroquinone will be required pre-treatment.

We are proud to announce our aesthetician, Emily, is an ambassador and educator for SkinPen Microneedling.

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