Botox Cost to Get Rid of Facial Wrinkles | Palm Desert Medical SpaBotox is widely recognized as the world’s most popular non-surgical facial anti-aging treatment. One of the key reasons behind the consistent demand for this FDA approved cosmetic anti-wrinkle procedure is its relative affordability compared to other alternatives.

Facial anti-aging procedures are elective and not covered by insurance. That makes cost an important factor when a patient has to make a choice among various treatment options. Dr. Q’s medical spa is a dedicated provider of safe, proven and effective non-surgical aesthetic procedures, including Botox.

Led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Q, the med spa offers the highest standards of care at competitive prices to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals in an affordable manner. Dr. Q’s medical spa provides Botox treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Cost Comparison

A variety of innovative and advanced surgical as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are available today. Each procedure has its own inherent strengths and comes with its own costs. The challenge is that most of these treatments are out of the purview of health insurance. Therefore, it makes sense for a patient to compare the costs and make a judicious choice after considering all aspects.

While a plastic surgery procedure such as facelift is likely to cost thousands of dollars, even non-surgical solutions that involve advanced techniques such as laser, RF, ultrasound or even major chemical peels and facial soft tissue fillers will have a significant cost. Among various treatment options, Botox will usually turn out as one of the more affordable solutions, providing desirable results that can last for up to three to six months.

Variation in the Cost

Different medical spa providers may sometimes charge differently for the same Botox treatment. Location of the medical spa, the quality standards and services it offers, the expertise of the treatment provider, and whether it is affiliated to a plastic surgery practice may make a difference to the cost of Botox at a particular facility.

The cost of Botox injections can sometimes vary even between two patients at the same practice. This can depend on the degree of treatment required for a patient. Some patients may want the treatment in multiple facial areas, requiring more units of Botox medication to be injected. In some other cases, only a limited maintenance treatment may be required by the patient, requiring minimal use of Botox.  

In any case, the patient should attach first priority to the quality and safety standards of the medical spa when they are considering Botox treatment. Dr. Q’s medical spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox.

Computing the Costs

The cost of Botox treatment at many practices is computed on a per unit basis. However, some practices may also consider the specific area of the face that requires treatment and may charge differently for each area. In some cases, the practice may offer flat rates for specific areas such as frown lines reduction or the elimination of crow’s feet.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

How long do Botox Results Last? | Rancho Mirage Medical Spa | Palm SpringsEver since the FDA approved Botox injectable treatment in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of facial signs of aging, it has continued to be one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments. A single treatment with Botox can produce desirable results, which will begin to appear in about three to four days, and continue to improve until about two weeks.

The results will usually last for about three to four months, and may linger up to six months in a few cases. The results are subtle but noticeable and very natural looking, which makes it a procedure of choice for many people. Dr. Q’s medical spa provides Botox injections to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Prolonging the Outcome

Under a physician’s supervision and guidance, a fit candidate may receive repeat treatments of Botox injections for an indefinite period of time. The experts may have different opinions about how much gap should be there between two treatments, but most Botox experts agree that a good candidate can continue to receive repeat treatments two or three times a year until the frown muscles never regain their full natural strength.

Over a period of about two years with continuous Botox treatments every four to six months, the wrinkle-forming frown muscles will atrophy or shrink. Many patients who go through this regimen may also lose their frowning reflex. Once this is achieved, the patient may continue to receive Botox injections with longer intervals, or even stop using Botox, but their frown will remain much less conspicuous that it was two years previously.

In that sense, Botox results can last for a substantial period of time, if a carefully planned long-term Botox injection regimen is followed. Dr. Q’s medical spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox anti-aging facial treatment and various other procedures.

 

Factors Determining the Longevity of Results

The longevity of Botox effects will be impacted by the following factors:

 

Botox Dosage

Botox is used in tiny, highly diluted quantities and controlled doses for safe use. The sustainability of its results on the surface will be influenced by the number and volume of injections placed at a particular site. Different areas need different dosage, and the treatment provider should be able to deliver the precise amount for desirable and longer lasting results.

 

Patient’s Physical Attributes

The patient’s lifestyle and physical attributes will have an impact on the longevity of Botox effects. Patients with thick facial muscles will need higher dosage to achieve longer lasting results. Athletic patients may experience that their results dissipate faster because of their body’s healing ability to eliminate the neurotoxin.

 

Frequency of Usage and Provider’s Expertise

Anecdotal evidence suggests that patients who consistently use Botox over several years can enjoy results for up to nine months to a year with a single injection. The expertise of the injector who is providing the treatment will also make a difference to how effectively the dosage is administered and how long lasting the results may turn out to be.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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Types of Injectables for Anti-aging | Palm Desert Medical SpaInjectable cosmetic neuromodulators such as Botox and facial volume enhancers such as dermal fillers have emerged as the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedures over the years. These FDA-approved injectable treatments are designed for facial anti-aging and improving the natural contours of the face.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt is a board certified plastic surgeon providing cosmetic injectables and various other procedures. Dr. Q will recommend the appropriate injectable or a combination of them according to a patient’s unique needs. She provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Botox

Botox is the most widely accepted cosmetic injectable around the world, and the number one non-surgical aesthetic procedure in the US. This FDA approved treatment is designed to reduce and prevent wrinkles and fine lines in certain areas of the face. It inhibits dynamic wrinkle formation by blocking the nerve impulses, leading to relaxation of the contracted facial muscles. The procedure is particularly effective in areas around the eyes, brow, and mouth.

 

Juvederm

Juvederm is one of the most popular FDA approved soft tissue fillers. The key ingredient in Juvederm filler gel is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. It is designed to volumize and provide structural support to the skin. Juvederm gel will fill the deep facial wrinkles and create a smoother, more youthful look. Results with Juvederm can last for up to one year. It is safe for all skin types and ethnic groups, including those with thin, sensitive skin.

 

Hylaform

Hylaform is a clear, hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that is specifically designed for people with sensitive skin. The filler gel is chemically stabilized, which enables the hyaluronic acid in the gel to sustain for a longer time in the body. Therefore, results with Hylaform can last for around six months to a year. The injectable treatment can be used to increase facial volume in any sagging area of the face, and can also be used to augment lips.

 

Restylane and Perlane

Restylane and Perlane are both made of hyaluronic acid. Restylane will reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture and helps to maintain volume. Lips and under eye tear trough area can be volumized with Restylane. Perlane belongs to the Restylane family, with the only difference that it is composed of larger gel particles. Perlane is more appropriate for patients with deep set wrinkles, which require a deeper subcutaneous injection.

 

Juvederm Voluma XC

Juvederm Voluma XC is a unique dermal filler designed to add volume to the depleted areas of the face. The FDA has approved Voluma specifically for the cosmetic purpose of cheek augmentation. Results with Voluma can last for up to two years because of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid. Just like other hyaluronic acid based fillers, Voluma does not require the patient to undergo any prior allergy tests.

A combination of injectable anti-aging treatments may sometimes be used to perform a “liquid facelift.” Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox and dermal filler injections.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

Botox Anti-Aging Injectable | Palm Desert Medical Spa | Rancho MirageBotox is widely recognized as a cosmetic non-surgical procedure to reduce the appearance of signs of aging from the face. Ever since the procedure received the FDA’s approval in 2002, it has continued to remain one of the most dominant anti-aging techniques. However, not many people know that Botox also has medical uses, and doing its bit to transform the face of medicine.

Over the years, the FDA has approved Botox additionally for the treatment of a number of medical conditions. As long as the procedure is performed by a qualified Botox provider, it can produce very encouraging outcomes for specific health conditions. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides Botox to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Migraines

In 2010, the FDA gave its approval to Botox for the treatment of migraines. While the research is still continuing to determine precisely how Botox acts to create relief against migraines, the results have been unquestionable. Many researchers suggest that the neuromodulation properties of Botox enable it to block pain signals to the nerves, which helps to treat migraines.

A specific regimen must be followed while using Botox injections to provide relief from migraines. Botox must be used only in confirmed cases of migraines and not for severe or persistent headaches that are often misunderstood as migraine.

 

Overactive Bladder and Incontinence

The urgency as well as frequency of urination may cause trouble for many people who suffer from an overactive bladder. If medications or other solutions are not workable, the provider may recommend Botox injections to treat this condition in people above the age of 18.

 

Patients suffering neurological disorders and related conditions commonly suffer from urinary incontinence. Botox injections can be used to address incontinence. The provider will make use of a cystoscope to administer Botox in a targeted way. Many patients can experience significant improvement with just two annual treatments.

 

Depression

While research is still in a nascent stage about assessing the exact use of Botox as a treatment for depression, some researchers are highly encouraged by the initial tests. They suggest that when a person makes a particular facial expression, the corresponding nerves provide a feedback signal to the brain to extent and reinforce those feelings.

Botox as a neurmodulator can interrupt those signals of sadness and depression by targeting the specific nerves. Patient can have an improved state of mind with this procedure. Some researchers also suggest that cosmetic enhancement of the face with Botox can induce happy emotions and support in their fight against depression.

 

Sweating Under the Arms

Axillary hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive underarm sweating, affects over one million people in the US today. Botox has received the FDA’s approval for the treatment of this condition, where anti-perspirants and other techniques do not work.

The Botox expert will administer the medication directly into the nerves of the underarm area to block the stimulation of sweat glands. This causes an end to the sweat production in underarms. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox treatment.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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Your Palm Desert Botox Med Spa | Rancho Mirage | Anti-Aging InjectableAging, sun exposure, and other factors can cause the development of fine lines and wrinkles in the brow area and forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and smile lines. Botox is the world’s most popular FDA approved non-surgical treatment to reduce these signs of facial aging.

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing Botox and various other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures through Dr. Q Medical Spa. The med spa is equipped to provide advanced solutions in a state of the art environment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Choosing the Right Medical Spa

Botox is an injectable treatment that is based on a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin A, which is a highly potent biological agent. While the FDA approved Botox several years ago, it continues to caution patients about receiving this treatment only from a qualified provider with complete training and experience in Botox treatments.

Botox works to temporarily relax an overactive, wrinkle forming nerve in the face, which causes the wrinkle to fade away. The treatment must be injected in precise quantity and in the exact targeted location to achieve safe and desirable cosmetic results. If more than the prescribed quantity is administered or it is injected wrongly, it can create serious side effects.

Therefore, even though on the surface Botox appears to be a relatively minor injectable procedure, it should ideally be performed only at a facility that is fully equipped and experienced in handling such treatments.

Dr. Q Medical Spa has the advantage of operating under the direct guidance and supervision of Dr. Q, who is a fully trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Q ensures that the appropriate safety protocols and treatment standards are followed at the med spa, which she follows at her plastic surgery practice.

 

Personalized Care

Dr. Q and her team will assess the patient’s facial aging signs along with the degree of skin laxity, quality of skin, other facial concerns, and match them with the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and aspirations. Based on this evaluation, they will recommend a personalized Botox treatment plan to suit the patient’s unique needs.

In some cases, a combination of Botox injections with other minimally invasive procedures such as dermal fillers, peels or light-based therapies may be suggested. The patient will be assured of personal care and attention from the professional and friendly support team of Dr. Q at every step of the procedure. The medical spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

 

Re-Q-Venation with Botox

Dr. Q’s medical spa has coined the term Re-Q-Venation to aptly describe the services offered at the facility. Botox and other innovative skin rejuvenation procedures are uniquely optimized to meet the individual needs of a patient.

The medical spa offers a comfortable, retreat-like setting to provide the patient with a completely relaxing and satisfying treatment experience. The med spa is equipped to provide a broad range of exclusive services to accommodate the specific needs of patients.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments to Reduce Aging | Rancho MirageLaser skin resurfacing is an advanced non-surgical procedure to rejuvenate skin appearance and mitigate the effects of aging. Success with laser skin resurfacing procedures involves a combination of the treatment provider’s skills and the state of the art laser technology that is employed at a particular practice.

Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q), is a leading provider of laser skin resurfacing procedure. The medical spa provides cutting edge cosmetic and anti-aging procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Advanced Technology

Dr. Q recognizes the importance of next generation laser technology, which is a critical component in the provider’s endeavor to deliver outstanding results. Dr. Q’s goal is to produce highly desirable aesthetic outcomes while preserving the health and well-being of her patients. Therefore, she has chosen to equip Dr. Q Medical Spa with Palomar’s state-of-the-art Artisan™ Aesthetic System.

 

This advanced technology includes:

2940 Ablative Fractional Laser

This is a powerful laser device well-suited to treat deep wrinkles in the affected areas as well as other severe irregularities of skin texture.

 

1540 Non-ablative Fractional Laser

This is a gentler alternative to ablative laser options. It does not harm the surrounding healthy tissue whole rejuvenating the wrinkled skin.

 

MaxG Optimized Light Handpiece

Vascular and pigmented lesions, patches of hyperpigmentation as well as hypopigmentation can be treated with this unique device.

 

How it Works

The multi wavelength platform of Artisan is cleared by the FDA. It is designed to treat aging and sun damaged skin in a precise and targeted manner. The laser beam penetrates into the deeper skin layers, eliminating damaged skin cells in a gentle manner and triggering the natural healing process in the body. Fresh collagen production is initiated in the body to restore firmer, smoother, and more youthful looking skin.

The combined fractional ablative and non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment approach of the Artisan is, in fact, the first of its kind to have received clearance from the FDA. The procedure combines the application of both ablative and non-ablative fractional lasers during the same treatment session.

Dr. Q can customize a complete skin rejuvenation regimen for her patients using these advanced laser technologies. Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas.

 

Skin Concerns Treated with Lasers

Dr. Q is able to target and correct a wide range of skin concerns with advanced laser techniques. These include:

  • Stretch marks (striae)
  • Lax, loose, or sagging skin
  • Scars (surgical, injury, or acne-related)
  • Pigmented lesions and photo-aged skin
  • Aging skin (fine lines and wrinkles)
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin texture
  • Acne and clogged/enlarged oil glands and pores

Other benefits of laser treatments include minimal post-operative downtime, safety for use on all skin types, minimal discomfort, precisely targeted procedures, consistent, and predictable clinical outcomes, and reduced risk of complications. The procedures should only be performed by laser experts in order to achieve safe and desirable results.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

http://drqmedicalspa.com/meet-dr/Botox is the world’s most popular and accepted non-surgical anti-aging facial injectable procedure. In addition to its popular usage for aesthetic benefits, Botox is also used for certain medical purposes to treat conditions such as chronic migraines. Patients can expect to receive significant relief from this condition with simple, injectable Botox treatment.

Botox received the FDA’s approval for the treatment of chronic migraines in adults in 2010. Ever since then hundreds of thousands of patients have benefitted from Botox to get rid of persistent migraine headaches. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing Botox for the prevention and treatment of chronic migraines to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

FDA Approval

While confirming the approval of Botox injections for migraine treatment, the FDA released a statement saying that chronic migraine is one of the most debilitating forms of headache. Patients suffering from chronic migraines usually experience these headaches for more than 14 days in a month and usually for several hours per day. The condition can hamper the patient’s work, family, and social life. Therefore, it is important to have multiple treatment options available.

The FDA went on to say that Botox injections have proved to be very effective in the prevention of chronic migraines. The patient experiences severe throbbing or pulsing pain. Nearly 12 percent of all American people suffer from chronic migraine. The FDA also recommends that Botox treatment should only be administered by an expert, whether for aesthetic or medical purposes in order to avoid the risk of complications.

 

How does Botox Treatment Work?

Botox injections will be administered at intervals of about 12 weeks in order to treat chronic migraine. Multiple injections may be placed in the targeted areas around the head and neck during each treatment session. The goal of the treatment is to minimize the symptoms for future headaches. According to the FDA, a patient suffering from chronic migraine should seek professional opinion from a doctor to determine whether Botox can be an appropriate treatment in their case.

Allergan, Inc., the manufacturer of Botox injections, says that the FDA’s approval applies to patients who have a clear history of migraines and suffer from this headache frequently month after month. Allergan says that the injections should only be administered by a qualified Botox provider.

The patient can expect to attain relief from migraine headaches for about three months with Botox treatment. However, the effectiveness can vary between patients. Dr. Q is a leading cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox.

 

Correct Diagnosis

One of the difficulties with Botox treatment is that the patients of chronic migraines may often wrongly self-diagnose their symptoms as ordinary headache and treat them with drugs for quick but temporary relief. The patient should be evaluated carefully for the type and nature of headache and treated appropriately by a qualified and reliable expert.

Following the FDA’s approval of Botox to prevent migraines, it has become possible to cut down the number of days and hours that a patient spends in pain resulting from migraines.

 

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2620.

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