What is BOTOX, Jeuveau and Xeomin?

BOTOX, Jeuveau and Xeomin are purified, medical grade forms of botulinum toxin that are used to treat facial wrinkles and folds. When they are injected, they block the nerve signals that trigger the muscles to contract, thus relaxing the muscles and reducing wrinkles and folds.

What are common areas treated by BOTOX, Jeuveau and Xeomin?

Forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines around the lips, neck bands, bunny lines on your upper nose

What can you expect during treatment with BOTOX, Jeuveau and Xeomin?

Treatment is performed at SOMA Medical Services by our doctors.  Minimal brief discomfort may be experienced but there is no anesthesia required. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the areas being treated.  There is no downtime and patients can resume their daily activities following treatment.  Stay upright for a few hours after treatment and avoid strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol, hot weather, sun beds, saunas, or steam rooms for 48 hours.  It typically takes 2-3 days to feel the muscles in the affected area start to relax. Optimal results are usually seen in 2 weeks. The results can last a few months however results vary with each patient.

Who are candidates for BOTOX, Jeuveau and Xeomin?

Both men and women over the age of 21 can be candidates for the treatments described above.

Who is contraindicated for treatment with BOTOX, Jeuveau and xeomin?

Patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a prior history or experience muscle weakness, a medical condition such as Myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, prior allergy to BOTOX or Jeuveau, infections or skin issues at injection sites.  Always talk to us if you have any concerns prior to any procedure.

What are dermal fillers (Juvederm products, Revanesse Versa+, Revanesse Lips+, Restylane?

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected and can be used to help restore volume in the face.  Most of the fillers are Hyaluronic Acid although there are some non- hyaluronic acid fillers.  Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the skin and is a polysaccharide polymer that retains water giving the skin a natural look and feel. 

What are common uses for dermal fillers?

Common cosmetic uses of fillers are volumization and augmentation of the lips, softening of the nasolabial folds, under-eye trough/eye hollow treatment, cheek augmentation, contouring of the jawline, chin augmentation, persistent glabellar lines, and ear lobe correction.

What can you expect during treatment with dermal fillers?

Treatment is performed at SOMA Medical Services by our doctors.  Anesthesia is not required but we can provide a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.  The procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the areas being treated.  There is no downtime and patients can resume their daily activities following treatment.  You will start to see results immediately.  The treated areas may become swollen or red, and this can persist from a couple of hours to a couple of days.  If swelling does occur, applying ice to the area is recommended.  The results can last between 6-9 months however results vary with each patient.

Who are candidates for dermal fillers?

Both men and women over the age of 21 can be candidates for the treatments described above.

Who is contraindicated for treatment with dermal fillers?

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or you are battling a sinus infection, it is best to hold off, as any infection in the facial area could spread to the injection site.

Dermal fillers are also contraindicated if you have an allergy or hypersensitivity to the filler or lidocaine which is usually used with the filer.

Who is a good candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation with VOTIVA Forma V?

Women who are experiencing vaginal laxity and its side effects such as urinary stress incontinence, vaginal dryness, decreased vaginal tone or loss of sensation during intercourse are excellent candidates for treatment with VOTIVA Forma V.  Women may also have alterations in the shape and size of their labia. 

We completely understand that talking about your sexual relationship and personal health concerns can be a little intimidating. Our physicians at SOMA Medical Services, P.C. are well-versed in a variety of women’s health concerns and have over 15 years experience in this specialized field and your privacy is of our utmost importance.

What is radiofrequency and how can it help rejuvenate my vaginal area?

Radiofrequency (RF) helps to fuel the remodeling and building of new healthy tissue. 

During treatment, RF energy is applied to the interior vaginal canal and exterior labia.  This deeply stimulates the vaginal tissue and encourages the body to increase its production of collagen and elastin in this area.

What can I expect during treatment with VOTIVA Forma V and how long does it take?

During treatment, the VOTIVA Forma V machine will monitor levels of heat applied to the vaginal canal and exterior tissue to ensure you are comfortable.  Numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area to ensure comfort.  The Forma V applicator will be inserted into the vaginal canal to deliver heat and RF energy, stimulating the tightening process. 

Depending on the area being treated, sessions last from 10-40 minutes.  There is very little downtime associated with the treatment.  Following your treatment, you may experience mild tenderness and swelling in the treatment area.  Most patients will require 3 treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. 

Preparation involves avoiding intercourse for 24 hours prior to the treatment and stopping the use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen 3 days prior to treatment.  Women should not be on their menstrual cycle and hair will need to be removed from the treatment area. 

Following the treatment, we will ask you to abstain from intercourse for 7 days and avoid hot tubs, pools and bathtubs for 7 days to allow your body to fully heal.