Looking good can be just as important as feeling good. With so many options for aesthetic services available you want to ensure that the person treating you is certified and knowledgeable. Dr. Hecker performs all aesthetic services offered at Meridian Integrative Medicine and can assist you in selecting the products best fit for your desired results.
Meridian Integrative Medicine is proud to offer the following aesthetic services to her patients.
- Fillers (coming soon)
What is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Where does it come from?
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Reminders for your botox treatment:
- No exercise allowed after treatment. You can plan to return to activity the next day
- Do not lie down for at least 4 hours after treatment.