BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that, when injected in small amounts, can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent the formation of permanent facial lines.
BOTOX® is very safe! Serious side effects are extremely rare. BOTOX® injections are now the most common non surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States
Yes. At Artemis we strive to produce natural looking results. BOTOX® will never effect your ability to smile or frown. We aim to soften features without taking away all expressive qualities of the facial muscles. For this reason, occasionally patients return after a week for small touch ups. Once we get the perfect formula figured out for your face then appointments become routine.
We realize many people have very busy schedules. Therefore we have a scheduler available 24 hour/day. We will make every effort to accommodate same day appointments for BOTOX®. If you can’t find a convenient time available or if you need a lunch time appointment then ask to speak with our manager and we’d be happy to meet your needs.
Please call us to find out the costs of BOTOX®, but we also offer promotions throughout the year – so check our current promotion page. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter (see at the bottom of this page “Get our newsletter”) and be the first one to know about new offers.
We will walk you through the five-step application process. Basically, you apply LATISSE® every night using only the accompanying sterile applicators. Start by ensuring your face is clean, all makeup is removed, and your contact lenses are removed (if applicable). Then carefully place one drop of LATISSE® solution on the disposable sterile applicator and brush cautiously along the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. If any LATISSE® solution gets into the eye, it is not expected to cause harm. The eye should not be rinsed. Don’t apply to the lower eyelash line. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material.
You should not use LATISSE® solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients.
LATISSE® solution is intended for use on the skin of the upper eyelid margin at the base of the eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower lid. If you are using LUMIGAN® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) or other products in the same class used for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), or if you have a history of abnormal IOP, you should only use LATISSE® under the close supervision of a physician.
LATISSE® use may cause darkening of the eyelid skin, which may be reversible. LATISSE® use may also cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye, which is likely to be permanent.
It is possible for hair growth to occur in other areas of the skin that LATISSE® frequently touches. Any excess solution outside the upper eyelid margin should be blotted with a tissue or other absorbent material to reduce the chance of this happening. It is also possible for a difference in eyelash length, thickness, fullness, pigmentation, number of eyelash hairs, and/or direction of eyelash growth to occur between eyes. These differences, should they occur, will usually go away if you stop using LATISSE® solution.
The most frequently reported adverse events were eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia, skin hyperpigmentation, ocular irritation, dry eye symptoms, and erythema of the eyelid. These events occurred in less than 4% of patients.
Increased iris pigmentation has occurred when bimatoprost solution was administered. There is the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation, which is likely to be permanent. But it is rare.
Your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
It’s recommended that you remove contact lenses because LATISSE® solution contains benzalkonium chloride (BAK), and this may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Contacts may be reinserted 15 minutes following LATISSE® administration.
It’s important to remember that LATISSE® solution works gradually. While you may start seeing longer lashes after 4 weeks, you must use LATISSE® every day for 16 weeks for full results. Don’t reduce or stop daily application of LATISSE® solution when you first notice results. After 16 weeks, you should talk to your doctor about ongoing use. Individual results may vary.
It is not expected to cause harm. You don’t need to rinse the eye.
The daily cost of LATISSE® solution is about the same as your morning coffee. You can also get special offers or promotional discounts online provided by the manufacturer Allergan. Membership in Brilliant Distinctions® can also provide savings. With the Brilliant Distinctions® Consumer Loyalty Program, patients can earn points on all eligible LATISSE® purchases and redeem those points on more LATISSE® or other Allergan aesthetics products such as BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) or JUVÉDERM® XC.
LATISSE® – Important Safety Information
If you use/used prescription products for eye pressure problems, use LATISSE® under doctor care. LATISSE® may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur and may be reversible. Only apply at the base of upper lashes. DO NOT APPLY to lower lid. Hair may grow on skin that LATISSE® frequently touches. If you have eye problems/surgery, consult your doctor about use of LATISSE® . Common side effects are itchy and red eyes. If discontinued, lashes gradually return to previous appearance. Please see accompanying LATISSE® full product information.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in male and female adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell us about all existing medical conditions, including if you:
• have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
• have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
• have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
• have had or have trouble swallowing
• have bleeding problems
• are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
• are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, as it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk. (Talk to us about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®)
Tell us about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell us if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the desired aesthetic result is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
We will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, we will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered, spaced no less than one month apart.
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. For a full disclosure of all side effects, click here.
Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, or CIT) is an aesthetic medicine innovation for treating fine lines, acne scars, and more to improve your skin’s overall appearance. At Artemis Colorado, we use the SkinPen by Bellus Medical, the only FDA-cleared microneedling device. During your procedure, tiny “needles” are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your natural skin-repair process results in improved skin appearance: fine lines are reduced, wrinkles soften, and acne scars are diminished. In other words, SkinPen creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling – to prompt tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be filled with topical gels, creams, and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Microneedling reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, generating younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. It’s also an appropriate treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) and hypo-pigmentation (light spots), acne scars, traumatic scars, and even stretch marks. It generally creates a fresher appearance or glow wherever it’s applied.
We can treat all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen/stretch marks, and back.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device in the world, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence. SkinPen is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In fact, 90% of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the treatment to friends and family.1 It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little downtime. As the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen sets the industry standard for safety.
Our skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction, until the entire treatment area has been covered.
Prior to treatment, you will have a numbing creamed applied to help reduce any discomfort. The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort, while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing quality skincare products offered by your skincare provider, can help speed up the healing process.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment, as collagen production continues. Unlike some alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark. Likewise, unlike lasers or chemical peels that can damage skin over the long term, SkinPen treatments, when properly spaced and overseen by a physician, can be used for years.
It is recommended that most patients receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, we recommend 6-8 sessions in 6-week intervals.
Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that licensed medical professionals can select to provide the optimum treatment for their patients.
During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel® treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes.
Illuminize Peel®, the gentlest SkinMedica® Peel is appropriate for first-time, chemical-peel patients, patients with mild skin imperfections or patients that are looking for brighter, more radiant skin with no downtime.
Vitalize Peel® and Illuminize Peel® is appropriate for all skin types.
Any procedure or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your Vitalize Peel® treatment or your Illuminize Peel® treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
Vitalize Peel® can leave yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete.
Your skin care professional will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+.
With Illuminize Peel® patients should not expect to see visible peeling due to superficial nature of this peel. There is no expected downtime with Illuminize Peel®.
Most patients leave the office looking healthy and fresh. Mild redness or discoloration may occur and can be covered with makeup. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.
After the Vitalize Peel®, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved skin clarity.
Vitalize Peel® treatments can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
For maximum results, the Illuminize Peel® can be received every two weeks until desired results are achieved. Results are cumulative and optimal benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with SkinMedica® daily product regimen.
Vitalize Peel® is part of a skin management program that includes SkinMedica® home-use products. To maintain optimal results achieved with the Vitalize Peel® treatments, patients should use a daily skin care regimen recommended by a physician or skin care specialist.
SkinMedica® peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.