Look Younger Without Surgery

Wednesday - April 25, 2007

Often the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the word “Botox” is botulism. Invariably met with a negative reaction, since “botulism” is a form of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with botulinum organisms. BOTOX Cosmetic, a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the activity of the underlying muscles that cause the lines and wrinkles around the face. In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetic.

Botox injections are remarkably safe and exceptionally effective in reducing lines which cause frowns around the eyes, nose and forehead - lines that convey the impression of age, fatigue, anger and frustration, all emotions that lead to a negative social impression. This is true for both men and women. Thus BotoxCosmetic is a valuable treatment for anyone age 18 and up.


Botox is administered in a simple non-surgical procedure that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. It has been used therapeutically for over 15 years to treat a variety of medical conditions

Botox Cosmetic treatment is quick and easy to administer. Your doctor will be able to determine exactly where to administer the injections to achieve the best results. In experienced hands, the entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. It is quick, simple with minimal and brief discomfort and no downtime.


Non-surgical approaches to reducing and/or removing wrinkles and the signs of aging have been going on for centuries. As far back as 1893, free-fat grafting was introduced as soft tissue augmentation and has increasingly gained popularity since the late 1970s.

Today, dermal fillers such as Restylane are safe and natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane has been used safely since 1996, when it was FDA approved - it is a non-animal based hyaluronic acid and fully biocompatible. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms and is a natural component of connective tissues, including the skin, as a result there is virtually no risk of transmission of disease or allergic reaction. Restylane is injected directly into the skin by an ultra-fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. More than 44,000 people had Restylane injections in 2003, and the numbers are growing.

New fillers have been recently approved by the FDA which include, Radiesse and Juvederm. Together with your doctor you can discuss which product is right for you.


RestyLift or VolumaLift is a new and innovative, safe and effective, non-surgical procedure to achieve a pleasing, natural restoration of volume, shape and curvature that make for a youthful and attractive face.

As we age, the facial skin and soft tissue undergoes a variety of changes: (1) Deterioration or changes in texture & appearance; (2) Descent or droopiness and (3) Deflation or loss of volume.

RestyLift is performed by a physician by injecting Restylane into certain regions of the face to restore the 3-dimensional structure to the soft tissue plumping out, filling and lifting the overlying facial skin and restoring the attractive “fullness of youth”.

RestyLift or VolumaLift , an injectable volumetric “facelift” is designed to bring back youthful beauty, vitality and attractiveness through the volume replacement of soft tissue that has been lost with age. If you wish to regain that youthful look and eliminate that tired, sunken, deflated, hollowed look then you are a likely a candidate for RestyLift.

The procedure in capable and experienced hands is safe and easy to perform with little to no discomfort. It takes approximately 30 minutes to achieve this “facelift”. For more information and to schedule a consultation, call MedicalSpa & SkinCare Hawaii at 237-3668, in the Ala Moana Building, 1441 Kapiolani Blvd. #1902, Honolulu, HI 96814

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