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The new era of skincare and esthetic services on the Northside of Spokane begins now. Rejuvenate Rx, led by Medical Director, Gwyneth Blattau Gay MD recently relocated into Wandermere West between Starbucks and Froyo Earth. Dr. Gwyn is a medical physician who has a special passion for skincare and esthetics.
With clinical esthetician, Kim Jarrell LME the team at Rejuvenate Rx offers corrective skin care, anti-aging solutions, Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Sclerotherapy, chemical peels and MicroPeels, acne and rosacea treatments, dermaplaning, pigment and age spot removal; facials, full body waxing, body polish treatments, eyelash extensions, brow shaping, eyebrow and lash tinting, Latisse, make-up artistry, Clarisonic products and SkinCeutical products. Dr. Gwyn is also available for help with weight loss (yet another passion.)
Consultations are complimentary. Come in and have some delicious dark chocolate, fabulous cinnamon spice tea or infused water and explore what we do here at Rejuvenate Rx. Walk-ins are welcome or call us at (509)290-6149.
Glabellar lines (also called frown lines) are vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows as we get older. Over time, repeated muscle contraction combined with less skin elasticity results in those lines becoming visible even when we are not frowning. As we age, muscles may also develop some residual tonicity (incomplete muscle relaxation) that makes the creases visible even when we are “relaxed.”
What to do about it?
Refraining from knitting your eyebrows is one technique for avoiding glabellar creases. This may work for those of us who are able to employ this strategy. I tend to knit my brows at the slightest need for concentration (epic fail on that one although I did try.)
Proper skin care, good hydration, sunglasses and healthy lifestyle choices may help decrease the appearance of the lines once they appear however there is no evidence to suggest that they are treatments for glabellar lines in and of themselves.
A neuromodulator such as Botoxtm is far and away the best treatment for glabellar creases. These medications block nerve impulses that cause muscle contractions and allow the muscles to relax. The overlying skin is then able to smooth out; improving or eliminating those glabellar creases. A typical treatment with Botoxtm for the glabellar area is 20 units for women and 30 units for men; but remember that the amount of Botoxtm needed to achieve the desired result varies from person to person.
You should also know that Botoxtm takes 3 days to take effect and 14 days before the full effect is reached; therefore, you should always return to your injector after two weeks to determine if your results are optimal or if a little more medication is needed. Once you are optimally treated, the effects of Botoxtm will generally last from 3-5 months, depending on how actively you contract your muscles and other factors such as exercise and metabolism. You can plan for treatment 3-4 times a year as a guide.
“I have never met anyone who’s had Botoxtm done well who didn’t want to do it again.”
–Dr. Gwyn @ Rejuvenate Rx—your prescription for healthy skin