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BOTOX®  - SAFE and proven wrinkle reduction

What exactly is BOTOX
® Cosmetic?
® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a non surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.   During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines between the brows. The treatment is usually done in about 20-30 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

What causes frown lines?

The 11’s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – actually result from powerful muscle contractions. When you concentrate or frown, the muscles contract. After years of frequent contractions, those creases can linger even after the muscles have relaxed.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles of those stubborn frown lines between your brows that form over time as a result of muscle activity. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?

No. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. No anesthesia is required, although, prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack.




What is DermaSweep™?

DermaSweep™ MD system is a state-of-the art precision non-invasive exfoliation and skin revitalizing microdermabrasion system. Its flexibility, precision and control delivers optimum benefits and treats a wide variety of skin conditions and types. From simple exfoliation or acne scar reduction, the DermaSweep™ MD system offers a customized treatment for fresher-feeling and healthier-looking skin.

How does DermaSweep™ work?

DermaSweep™ features a vacuum that gently lifts the skin surface as the device "sweeps away" the dead layer of skin in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow and cleans the pores. The increased blood flow encourages collagen formation thus firming and toning the epidermis.

Using the 
Epi-Infusion option, skin specific solutions can be directly applied to the skin leaving patients with fresher-feeling and better-looking skin.nditions does DermaSweep™ treat?

     • Reducing 
early aging lines
Melasma (irregular brown patches)
     • Revitalize 
dull skin
     • Reduction of 
fine lines
Hyper-pigmentation (brown patches and age spots)
     • Improve and 
control acne
     • Refine 
enlarged pores
     • Uneven 
skin texture
     • Improving overall skin health

Is the treatment painful or come with side effects?

The treatment is safe and painless. You may feel mild skin tightening. You will also be left with a cool, refreshed feeling.

How is DermaSweep™ better than other exfoliation treatments?

The hazards associated with traditional microdermabrasion are eliminated. DermaSweep does not use aluminum oxide crystals that can remain embedded in the skin and cause irritation. The revolutionary, patent-pending bristle tip technology does not cut or scratch the skin.  It results in less irritation, while at the same time allowing a more comfortable, aggressive and rejuvenating treatment.


Skin care regimens

To maintain and improve skin health, an effective skin care regime must contain three fundamental elements -- Prevention, Protection and Correction.  Dr. Livingston can recommend the right advanced skin care products for you to prevent future damage, protect healthy skin and correct previous damage. Talk to Dr. Livingston to see which products are right for you.  You can also visit her site at  to get started today on achieving healthier glowing skin without having to leave your home.



How parentheses appear…

As you age, your skin changes. For example, it reduces production of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, the loss of HA in you skin results in facial wrinkles and folds, like those “parentheses” lines around your mouth.

…and disappear

An injectable gel filler replaces the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÈDERM® is one of the injectable fillers and is indicated in the US for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

How soon will I see results?

You’ll see the difference immediately! 

Is Filler only for women?

No, both male and females can enjoy the benefits of injectable filler



What is LATISSE® ?

® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.

How does LATISSE
® work?

® will affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.

How soon will I see results?

® users may see results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual over time.

Is LATISSE® safe for lighter colored eyes?

Yes.  There have been no reports of LATISSE
® solution causing darkening of the eyes when used correctly with the approved brushes.