Safely Eliminate Bunny Lines in Scottsdale

For many, life doesn’t end at 35, or even 45.  After we bypass the lessons learned in our early adult life, this is time to be the best version of ourselves and thrive.  Gone are the days of being too “mature” to do things like getting into better physical shape, changing careers, or even traveling the world.  Men and women moving into the next stage of life want to look and feel good about themselves.  For some, getting facial rejuvenation not only builds confidence but lasts longer than a basic makeover or spa treatment.  Numerous people have used Botox for bunny lines in Scottsdale and experienced incredible results!

What Are Bunny Lines And How Can They Be Avoided?

Bunny line is just a name used to describe wrinkles or creases between the brows and nose bridge.  Sort of like when a rabbit scrunches up its face.  Wrinkles are a part of life for many adults as we age.  While there’s no set age to look for these fine creases in the face or other parts of the body, there are other factors that have nothing to do with age.  According to the Mayo Clinic, constant sun exposure, smoking, and pollutants can also play a role in getting wrinkles.  

Although those with fair skin tones are the most likely to get wrinkles, some with darker skin may be affected as well.  Sometimes, using a cream or serum with a sun protection factor (also known as SPF) or other ingredients, like collagen, can temporarily dissolve the look of fine lines.  However, regardless of what advertisers try to tell you, there’s no over-the-counter product that eliminates wrinkles permanently.  

One reason is that wrinkle removal creams are considered cosmetics, so they don’t undergo the same scientific screening required for pain relievers or other drugs.  Also, no matter how much money you spend, the cost or use of unusual ingredients is not a factor in its effectiveness.  At best, you may be able to reduce the look or rabbit or marionette lines but this would require using every single day.

People who take the time to learn about facial rejuvenation often receive the best results.  There are many practitioners with years of medical training who can give advice and perform these procedures in a safe environment. These people take pride in delivering quality to their patients and have nothing to gain by giving a hard sell.  They also use modern medicine to make the process as painless as possible.

We’ll explore Botox Bunny Lines in Scottsdale as well as four other options of facial rejuvenation for men and women who may be interested.  Benefits, conditions, costs, and maintenance will also be covered.  Anyone with further inquiries can reach out to Megan Taplin, RN for feedback or set up an appointment to discuss the possibilities.


What People Need To Know About Botox, And Other Facial Fillers

Botulinum toxin type A, better known as Botox, has been around for years.  Although its history dates back to the late 1800s, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1989 for use in medical procedures.  In facial rejuvenation, this substance is injected into the facial muscle where it temporarily stops movement.  It also blocks certain chemical signals from nerves that mostly cause the muscles to contract.  Today, it’s the most popular treatment in cosmetic procedures, as it has few side effects in a small number of patients.

Dysport has some similarities to Botox, as both are a botulinum toxin and are injected into the muscle to reduce neurological function that causes wrinkles.  The differences between Dysport and Botox are few. This treatment is made by a different manufacturer and while some claim Dysport works faster than Botox because it has less protein, this hasn’t been fully verified.

Juvederm and Restalyne are FDA-approved dermal fillers used in the treatment of bunny lines in Scottsdale residents. These hyaluronic acids are also natural components of the skin’s connective tissue.  These two treatments are non-invasive, have almost no recovery time, and take just a few minutes.

Radiesse is kind of the new kid in town, as people want to what it’s like compared to the other treatments.  Instead of hyaluronic acid, it’s made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres.  This ingredient works with your body’s own collagen to create connective tissue, resulting in a somewhat natural filler.

Hyperdiluted Radiesse uses saline solution and Lidocaine with regular Radiesse to create a thinner solution.  Although it works the same as Radiesse alone, the Hyperdiluted Radiesse results can last up to two years.  Megan uses this product on anyone who’s are a candidate for this hypoallergenic and nontoxic option.  It’s also a malleable solution that can be formed into a shape of the patient’s preference.

Which Treatment Is Typically Used For Facial Rejuvenation And What Are The Differences?

  • Botox – laugh lines, bunny or forehead lines, around the eyes, and parts of the lower face.  Patients see results in roughly 72 hours.
  • Dysport – upper and lower face, as well as the eye area.  Most patients report seeing results in as little as 24 hours from the time they were injected.  
  • Juvaderm – cheeks, lips, mouth, and nose areas. While there are several types of Juvaderm (e.g. Voluma XC, Ultra XC) used for different areas of the face, results are noticeable immediately after injection.
  • Restalyne – cheeks, lips, and mouth areas.  It can also be used to reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.  While local anesthesia is commonly used, patients usually recover quickly with visible results in a short time span.
  • Hyperdiluted Radiesse – areas around the mouth and nose, as well as the skin on hands that may have lost elasticity.  Results are immediately visible

As far as costs go, generally speaking, will vary based on the target areas and how often the procedure needs to be performed in a year.  Also, keep in mind that most insurance plans don’t cover cosmetic surgery but there are sometimes exceptions.  Here’s a rough breakdown for each facial filler solution from – 

  • The cost for Botox runs between $300 and $600.  Treatments are needed every three to six months.
  • Dysport averages somewhere between $325 and 450 per session.  Results are immediate and last around four months.
  • Juvederm injections run about $650 with immediate results that last from one to two years.
  • Restalyne runs between $275 and $700, depending on the number of vials needed for each session.  Also, it may take up to a week to see results but this can vary from one individual to another.  Patients may not need another treatment for another 6 to 18 months.
  • Radiesse in its simple form runs between $650 and $800 per syringe used. Hyperdiluted Radiesse patients may see a difference in as little as three days but sometimes it can take up to a month.

How Long Is The Recovery Time?

Botox and Dysport have almost no recovery time once the treatment is completed.  According to Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, it’s best that patients don’t massage or rub the treated area for a few days after the procedure.  Those with deep lines may be asked to be cautious about making extreme facial expressions over the next few days after being injected.  However, post-treatment protocol varies by each individual case.  Most patients can resume their normal activity either the same day or 24 hours after the procedure is completed.

Since both Juvederm and Restalyne are noninvasive procedures, they also have very short recovery times.  However, Hyperdiluted Radiesse can take longer to recover and see results.  If you’re prone to bruising, you may want to ask Megan about using the Accuvein laser tool to reduce bleeding.

On Average, How Long Do The Results Last? 

Botox and Dysport injections last somewhere between four and five months.  Juvederm and Restalyne patients maintain their results at an average of nine months. Radiesse can last up to two years, however, this product is expensive compared to most dermal fillers.

Sometimes the duration of the treatment depends on the area receiving injections, as well as other individual factors. Those with faint lines or wrinkling may be able to go longer before needing another treatment.  

What About Bruising And Other Possible Side Effects?

Megan is part of a small group of specialists that uses an advanced technology called Accuvein.  This laser tool allows the person performing the procedure to see a map of each patient’s veins.  Because the face is one part of the body with a vast number of blood vessels, this tool reduces the likelihood of post-injection bruising.  Accuvein also helps to reduce the pain most patients receive after getting dermal fillers or injections.

While Megan works hard to ensure that each patient experiences little discomfort during Botox for bunny lines in Scottsdale.  You can also read her glowing online reviews from real patients.  You’ll see that lack of unnecessary pain is the reason they return and refer others to her clinic.  However, there are some side effects that are normal for anyone.  If you experience pain or discomfort for more than a week (or beyond the estimated healing time) after your injection, consult a doctor immediately.

Some users can expect these temporary side effects  —

  • Botox – redness, swelling, numbness, or pain in the mouth area.
  • Dysport – minor pain and swelling.
  • Juvederm – bumps, itching, swelling, and tenderness.
  • Restalyne – bruising, headache, infection, and swelling.
  • Radiesse – itching, pain, redness, and swelling.  Those who’ve received injections in their hands occasionally report a loss of sensation, limited movement, and lumps or nodules.

Is There Anything I Need To Know Before The Procedure?

Although there are many dermal options for consumers, it helps everyone when the patient is realistic about the results desired.  Most reputable clinicians will not risk their careers by performing a procedure that shows caricature-like results.  A good specialist works with the patient’s natural bone structure and makes suggestions.

What Other Services Are Offered?

Lip fillers done by Injections by Megan are meant to give lips a smooth appearance and add natural volume. According to the Cleveland Clinic, lips may flatten or shrink as we age or may change due to smoking, genetics, or prolonged sun exposure.  In the past, collagen was used to give lips a fuller appearance but some patients reported having an allergic reaction.  Today, hyaluronic acid, which works with your natural collagen, is injected into the lips for a youthful look.  

Many who have this procedure done no longer worry about lipstick bleeding and the results may last for several months.  One thing most patients like about lip fillers is if they don’t like the final result, the procedure can be reversed.  When done by a trained professional, this procedure won’t damage the lips nor cause an infection.

What Else Do I Need To Know About Getting Facial Fillers?

Overall, you must be in good health before beginning any procedure.  If you have a medical condition that affects the nervous system, this affects the outcome of your procedure, since you’re having a foreign substance injected into your neuromuscular system.  When receiving any type of medical treatment, you should be honest about your COVID status. If you’re allergic to bacterial protein or any other substance, please reveal this at your first appointment.  You should also note any medications and/or supplements you take regularly.

According to the Mayo Clinic, anyone with a suppressed immune system or taking anticoagulants (blood thinners) should not undergo facial filler treatment. Also, the FDA has imposed age restrictions for various cosmetic procedures.  For instance, you have to be at least 21 to receive a lip filler by any licensed or credentialed practitioner in the States.

 Why Megan Taplin, RN Is An Excellent Choice For Facial Fillers

In addition to years of nursing care, Megan has earned a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist certification, which is issued by the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board.  To earn this credential, candidates must have proven experience and complete a minimum number of hours under a licensed specialist.  Going to Megan is a lot safer than seeing someone with no medical training or compromises a patient’s well-being.  

Depending on the patient, Megan can offer a number of solutions for treating bunny lines in Scottsdale.  She can also answer any questions about the procedures, as well as the Advanced Technology used to reduce post-procedure bruising.  If you’re considering getting rid of bunny lines or want to explore facial rejuvenation options, contact Megan today!


Megan Taplin, RN

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Megan is a talented and experienced medical aesthetic Nurse  that combines advances in aesthetic technology and her expertise to give you your dream face. Megan strives to provide a variety of services and a one-stop-shop experience that will boost your self-confidence and leave you feeling your best.

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Megan sets the highest standards utilizing BOTOX and Fillers and aims to exceed our patient’s expectations.  Megan will conduct a thorough consultation and explain your options and suggestions to make sure that you are comfortable with your enhancement plan.

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Megan believes that everyone is naturally beautiful and unique, but also understands that most people have insecurities that can hold them back in their life. Megan’s purpose is to enhance your natural beauty and to give you the confidence that you need and deserve.




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