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Botox Treatment - Avon, CT

Botox Treatment - Avon, CT

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around the world. Each year, millions of women and men utilize this anti-aging treatment to improve their appearance without surgery or downtime. Botox, or similar therapies like Xeomin and Dysport, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles around the brow, eyes, and forehead. It is FDA-cleared, safe, and effective.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How does Botox work?

Botox attaches to the nerves and prevents them from sending the signal to the muscles. The muscles can relax and the skin over the muscles looks smoother.

2) Is Botox safe?

Botox was initially used by Ophthalmologists in the 1990’s to treat eye movement disorders and uncontrollable blinking. In addition to cosmetic treatments, Botox is used for many medical indications like bladder spasticity, cervical dystopia, migraines, teeth grinding and many more. It has been safely used in millions of patients for over 20 years.

3) How long does Botox last?

In most people, treatments last for 3-4 months. Results are dose dependent and higher doses create longer lasting results.

4) When is a good age to start using Botox?

Botox is FDA approved on people over age 18. It can be used to prevent wrinkles from developing in younger patients treated with low doses and in older patients to remove wrinkles and prevent them from getting worse.

5) Who is not a candidate for Botox?

People who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people with a previous allergic reaction to Botox or its components, people with neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis are not candidates for this treatment.

60 What are the most popular areas to treat with Botox?

The elevens or the furrows between the brows are the most frequently treated areas. Also, the horizontal forehead lines and the areas around the eye corners, also known as the crow’s feet.

7) What areas can be treated with Botox?

Botox can be used on both the upper and lower face. In addition to treatment of the forehead, the lower face can be treated for facial slimming, TMJ, and downturned mouth. Gummy smiles and lip flips can be done to create a more attractive mouth. Botox is also FDA approved for migraine treatment.

8) What is the Nefertiti neck lift?

Nefertiti neck lift Botox can be used to relax the platysma. The platysma is a superficial neck muscle that acts to pull the face downward, contributing to jowling and a downturned mouth, which looks sad. By relaxing it, the neck and face look defined and less like a turtle. Also, the progression of jowling is reduced.

9) What else besides Botox can relax wrinkles?

Botox is one of four FDA approved neuromodulators. Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau are all effective Botulinum type A medications that can be used. Injectors often have a favorite based on their experience.

10) Does Botox hurt?

Botox treatments are quick and comfortable. Very tiny needles are used and carefully placed.

11) How long does it take to see results?

Botox starts to work in 3-5 days and is in full effect after 14 days. It starts to wear off after several months and most people are retreated every 12-16 weeks to maintain a smooth appearance.

12) How much does it cost?

Botox is priced per unit and dose is dependent on your goals, number of areas treated, strength of the muscle. Budget is discussed prior to treatment and a plan is created.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or call us at 860-999-4865 and explore all options available for you.
We look forward to taking care of you.

Lip Fillers - Avon, CT

Lip Fillers - Avon, CT

Cosmetic lip augmentation is a very popular procedure. Lips are one of the main focal points of the face. When we speak, attention is drawn to our mouths and a beautiful smile conveys so much positive energy. Lip fillers can be used to restore lost volume, reduce above lip lines create more symmetry, cover up scars and create a more attractive smile.

Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and RHA are used in the lips. They are made of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the skin. It attracts water, keeping the skin looking dewy and plump. Once injected, they begin to integrate into the substance of the skin, attracting water molecules and hydrating the surrounding tissues.

What is Lip Filler used for?

Lip Fillers are used to create fuller, well defined, balanced and more symmetrical lips. Lip fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding

  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

The effects typically last around a year. Touch ups are needed to maintain the shape.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Once injected, the gel in the Lip Filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips. The benefits of using Lip Fillers include:

  • Improved Appearance: Lips are one of the focal points of the face. When we smile, they convey a sense of well-being and a positive attitude. Younger patients often get lip fillers to get the lips they always wanted and older patients want a restoration of the lips, which turn in and shrink as we age.
  • Natural Looking Lip Fullness: Many people are afraid to get fillers because they see so many weird and unnatural results on social media and in their community. If you want elegant and subtle, Dr. Shternfeld is the physician for you. With extensive training and experience, she delivers natural looking results.
  • Gradual Progression: Fillers can be given over a period of time to produce the optimum result. This option is particularly appealing to people who were born with thin lips and aren’t exactly sure how they will look when their lips are fuller. At Inner Glow AestheticsMD, we discuss with our patients all the options that are available to them during their initial consultation.

Lip Fillers - Avon, CT

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long do Lip Fillers last?

You’ll see results instantly, but about 20 percent of what you first see is swelling. The full effect of the filler is seen at four weeks, when swelling has subsided, and the filler has integrated into the skin. Fillers last for many years, but touch ups are usually needed every year.

2. Do Lip Fillers hurt?

The procedure is quick and relatively painless. Numbing cream is used. Some people feel a slight pinch with each injection, and your lips will probably feel tender afterward. The fillers used contain an anesthetic called lidocaine, which minimizes discomfort during injection.

3. Are Lip Fillers safe?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are FDA-approved and safe for injection. Millions have been done worldwide and severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon.

4. What do I need to do before the procedure?

Avoid ibuprofen, alcohol, and aspirin to reduce risk of bruising. People with a history of cold sores need to take medication before and after to prevent a breakout. Taking arnica before & after fillers may help speed up healing. Ice may help reduce swelling.

5. What if I’m not happy with my results?

The good thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is they are reversible. Many patients come to Dr. Shternfeld from other locations, and they have fillers that are lumpy, migrated or look not quite right. Hyaluronidase is used to dissolve fillers.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or call us at 860-999-4865 and explore all options available for you.
We look forward to taking care of you.

Key Things to Know about Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers - Avon, CT

Dermal fillers have become a very popular way to restore a more youthful appearance, plump lips and smooth wrinkles.
Learn about injectable dermal fillers and see how they can help you look your best.

1. What are fillers made of?

Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin.

Others are made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and poly-L- lactic acid (PLLA).

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a gel that is injected into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep the skin plump and hydrated by attracting water.

When we are young, our skin has enough hyaluronic acid to store the required amount of moisture and keep our skin fresh. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid naturally decreases—making us appear older.

Volume loss contributes to many visible signs of aging. Dermal fillers can replace the lost volume, restoring a more youthful face and enhancing facial features.

There are other types of fillers but Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are the most popular because of their high safety profile.

2. How are Botox/ Dysport different from fillers?

Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators that prevent the muscles from moving, thereby relaxing wrinkles. Fillers restore the lost volume and smooth the wrinkles.

Fillers and neuromodulators work well together to help balance the face, creating a well rested and balanced face.

3. How long do fillers last?

This depends on the area treated, the filler and the patient. In general, hyaluronic fillers last 6-18 months. To maintain optimal results, touch ups are periodically necessary for optimal results.

4. When should people start getting treatments?

Fillers can refine, define and restore. In younger patients, optimizing features like lip and chin augmentation, improving jawline definition and under eye circles are very popular.

Older patients require a more comprehensive approach, with special attention to restoring volume loss, creating a refreshed look without creating a weird look. Facial balancing and pan facial treatments have optimal results. They can be staged and done over time.

Sunken cheeks and temples, lines around the mouth and nose, above lip lines and more can all be treated.

An aesthetic injector needs to have both an excellent aesthetic sensibility and technical knowledge to create natural results. Good work is subtle and elegant.

Dermal fillers, neuromodulators, lasers, good skincare, along with exercise and a good diet, are a great way to flatten the aging curve.

5. Who is not a candidate for dermal fillers?

  • Pregnant and breast feeding women are not candidates for fillers.
  • People with a history of cold sores should be pretreated with antivirals before getting lip fillers.
  • Fillers should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before & after any dental work, vaccines, and tattoos. This helps reduce the risk of infection, swelling and nodules.
  • People who are having an active skin, sinus or dental infection should avoid fillers until they are well.
  • People with a history of autoimmune disease are at a higher risk of complications and need to discuss this with their injector.
  • People with severe allergies and anaphylaxis need to discuss this with their injector.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or call us at 860-999-4865 and explore all options available for you.
We look forward to taking care of you.

Fall Botox/Dysport SpecialIt’s time to refresh and renew. In order to help you feel renewed we are offering a great deal on Botox / Dysport this Fall only.

  • Get Botox 100 units for $900.
  • Get Dysport 250 units for $900

While supplies last.  No downtime, safe for all skin types. While supplies last. Offer expires 10/30/2021

Our Botox/Dysport Specials allow you to:

  • Wrinkle reduction and prevention
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Brow Lift
  • Crow’s feet
  • Above lip lines
  • Lip flip
  • Facial Slimming
  • Chin Pucker
  • Jowling
  • Tech Neck
  • Downturned smile

Offer not valid on previous purchases or cannot be combined with any other promotions, offers, specials, and gift cards.

Don’t miss our Fall filler specials! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available!

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Botox Treat Eyelids Spasms

Botox Treat Eyelids SpasmsThe Inner Glow AestheticsMD is unique because it is a Medical Aesthetic Rejuvenation spa run by Dr. Ilona Shternfeld, a Board Certified ophthalmologist.  Her surgical and medical training in this field give her a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and proportions. Dr. Shternfeld is also trained to treat blepharospasm. Eyelid spasms occur when one or both eyelids twitch or suddenly close. These movements are involuntary, meaning that they are out of your control. Spasms are different than eyelid twitches.  A twitch or a tic is a small movement usually caused by stress or being overly tired. They do not affect your vision.Botox can help treat Blepharospasm by relaxing the muscles around the  eyelids to stop the spasms and provide relief from this (annoying) condition. Symptom relief can last for months! Although there are alternative treatments for Blepharospasm, like oral medications, none have proven to be as effective.  As an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shternfeld can help you with the safe and proven treatment option. If you are looking for relief from eye spasms, give her a call today!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!

How To Properly Wash Your Face

How To Properly Wash Your FaceWashing your face is like many other elements of a good health and beauty routine. Sure, you can do it fast by just splashing on some water and soap. You can cut corners by skipping lotion. You can sleep in your makeup and just ignore it all together, but your skin will pay. In the spirit of the back-to-school season, it’s time for a quick lesson on how to properly wash your face. Let Dr. Shternfeld walk you through the basics with this 5-step skincare guide you can start using today!

Know your skin type.

This is really important. Are you oily, dry, or combo? Do you breakout or have sensitive skin? Your skin care products should be tailored to fit your needs. Skin care is not a one-size-fits-all thing. Once you identify your skin type, search for products that specifically address your needs and skin concerns.

Don’t over do it.

A gentle 30 second scrub with a cleanser made for your skin type is all you need. You can actually wash your face too much or too harshly which can lead to irritation. Use small, circular motions with your fingers using warm water to open up pores. Make sure the water isn’t too hot.

Use a toner.

Washing your face is more than just cleansing. Incorporate a mild toner into your routine for amazing results. A quality toner can remove dirt, oil, makeup and bacteria to unclog pores. A toner can also help shrink your pores and restore your skin’s PH balance.

Moisturize!

A good moisturizer works wonders. Not only does it hydrate and refresh, it helps with flaking and dullness. Your skin will be bright and creamy throughout the day and have an extra layer of protection if you use a moisturizer in the morning. When you going to bed, opt for a heavier anti-aging night cream.

Wear Sunscreen.

This is the part of the skin care routine most women skip. Wearing sunscreen DAILY is essential no matter what your age or the season. Not only will it help keep your skin safe, it will help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!

5 Common Signs of Aging Eyes

5 Common Signs of Aging Eyes

As the old saying goes, “the eyes are the window to the soul”, and there’s so much you can learn from someone’s eyes. Believe it or not, one of the very first signs of aging is seen in the eyes. The skin around the eyes, eyelids, and brows often grow thinner with age and lead to common signs of aging. Here’s more on give common signs of aging eyes and how we can help at Inner Glow Spa.

  1. Dark Circles. They are the reason concealer was invited, right? As you age, you might start to notice those dark circles get more noticeable and prominent. They are often hereditary but can also be trigged by things like allergies and poor sleep. Medically speaking, they are caused by loss of collagen over time. We recommend Biopelle’s Dark Circle Relief cream that uses Vitamin K Oxide to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark circles under the eye.
  2. Hyperpigmentation. Dark circles or spots around the eyes can also be caused by true hyperpigmentation of the skin. Hyperpigmentation is often caused by sun exposure but can sometimes be a normal part of aging, especially in dark-skinned individuals. Microneedling is a great way to treat hyperpigmentation along with daily sunscreen use.
  3. Eye Hollows. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and one of the first to show signs of aging. Selphyl Platelet Rich Plasma and dermal fillers, such as Restylane, can be used as minimally invasive treatments to improve the appearance of this area. Restoring the volume to your cheeks and under eye area is a great way to look younger.
  4. Crows Feet. This is a very common complaint from aging women. Crows feet are the wrinkles around the outer corners of our eyes. They are also commonly seen when we smile. Crows feet are easily treated with Botox which helps relax wrinkles and provide a more youthful appearance.
  5. Wrinkles.  Crows feet are specific to the corners of your eyes, but dynamic wrinkles in your forehead and 11s area (area between your eyebrows) can also cause your eyes to look aged and tired. Botox is a great way to treat dynamic wrinkles and fine lines which will also help prevent further wrinkles.

Inner Glow AestheticsMD is happy to help with all of your skin care concerns when it comes to aging. We have a variety of treatments available to help your aging eyes and skin. Don’t forget that Dr. Shternfeld’s surgical and medical training as an Ophthalmologist give her a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and proportions.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!

Everything You Want To Know About Juvederm

Everything You Want To Know About JuvedermIn the spirit of back to school season, we’re sharing a page from our text book to help you better understand the wonderful, non-surgical benefits of a treatment known as Juvederm. We’ve written before about the difference between dermal fillers and Botox. They can both help transform your look in different ways. Here are a few things you should know about the FDA approved dermal filler Juvederm.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is one of the top selling hyaluronic acid filler lines in the US. The Juvederm family of products includes Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Ultra and Ultra Plus. They are all made from Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring product in the body that attracts water and restores volume. These fillers have different viscosities and are used on different parts of the face to create a natural appearance and restore proportions. Correction of volume loss results in a younger looking, more youthful appearance.

What’s The Procedure Like?

Dr. Shternfeld will perform a medical history and provide a facial analysis. Be prepared to discuss your aesthetic areas of concern. The procedure itself can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour depending on your needs. Dr.Shternfeld uses the advanced cannula technique to inject, which increases safety and reduces bruising.

When Will I See Results? 

You will see immediate improvement after the procedure. Maximum results can be seen 2 weeks or so after the injections, once the filler settles and incorporates into the body. Results can last 6 to18 months depending on the area treated and individual metabolism.

What Can Juvederm Treat?

Juvederm is a great treatment option for plumping lips, cheek volume loss, chin augmentation, as well as treating nasolabial folds and lines around the mouth. It’s very effective in getting ride of superficial lines and smoothing out wrinkles for a glowing, youthful appearance. To be able to get the best experience and results out of Juvederm, it’s important to work with a qualified professional.

Dr. Ilona Shternfeld at Inner Glow AestheticsMD has surgical and medical training as an Ophthalmologist which gives her a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and proportions. She has incorporated several advanced techniques, including the cannula technique and Dr. Swift’s BeautiPhication facial analysis for optimal results. Her goal is to make you look your best through achieving a natural and relaxed look.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!

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