Cosmetics Specialist

Family Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Medical Clinics located in Soldotna, AK

Family Medical Clinic not only wants you to feel good, they offer innovative cosmetic services to help you look your best. At their Soldotna, Alaska medical clinic, the experienced staff offers popular aesthetic procedures, including Botox®, Juvẻderm®, and Latisse®. These treatments are effective at enhancing your overall appearance without the need for surgery or long periods of recovery. Let the staff show you what’s possible by scheduling an appointment online or by phone.

Cosmetics Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a prescription injectable containing botulinum toxin. This treatment is safe and effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and facial lines that can make you look older.

The injection works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face that cause deep lines and wrinkles. The treatment is particularly effective at treating issues that result from repetitive actions, such as squinting and smiling.

Your provider can also use Botox as a therapeutic procedure to treat conditions like:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Chronic migraines
  • Eye muscle disorders
  • Excessive underarm sweating

Treatment takes minutes and your provider can use an anesthetic cream to make you more comfortable. You can see immediate results following the procedure.

How does Juvẻderm work?

Juvẻderm is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid that your provider can use to add volume to various areas of your face, including your lips, mouth, and cheeks.

The treatment replaces volume lost as part of the natural aging process. As you age, your body’s natural production of collagen begins to slow down. Your skin can sag and create folds and wrinkles that make you look older.

Juvẻderm treatment times vary based on which areas are receiving treatment. You can see results immediately after the procedure.

Why do I need Latisse?

Latisse is a topical treatment your provider can use to restore the appearance and length of thinning eyelashes. You may be a good candidate for Latisse if you don’t have a sufficient amount of lashes, or you want longer, fuller lashes.

Your provider applies the prescription Latisse solution to your upper eyelids; it is not meant for the lower eyelid. The treatment is safe and effective. You can expect to see full results in two months with daily application.

Side effects of Latisse are minimal and you may experience temporary eye issues, such as:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Darkening eyelids

These issues should resolve on their own within a few days without further medical intervention.

Which cosmetic treatment is right for me?

Your Family Medical Clinic provider will review your medical history and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine which treatment is best for you. You may benefit from any of the available cosmetic treatments if you want smoother, younger-looking skin, longer, thicker eyelashes, and a boost to your self-confidence.