When you make a facial expression, the muscles underneath your skin cause visible folds and creases on your face that become permanent over time. BOTOX® works by blocking the signal that causes your muscles to contract, thereby eliminating unwanted facial wrinkles over time.
Often called a lunchtime procedure, BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular, non-surgical treatment that does not require much of your time. First, your doctor will determine which areas will benefit the most from treatment by asking you to move certain muscles. Then the injections will be administered with a very small syringe. In most cases, no anesthesia is necessary and there is no recovery time. Usually within 24 to 48 hours, you will start to see results, and within days, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in lines where the injection was placed. Your first Botox treatment should last three to four months, but you will notice that the longer you get Botox, the longer it will last for you.
When you are young, your skin has elasticity and contains a large amount of hyaluronic acid which helps the skin retain water and look healthy and smooth. However, as you age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases and the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down. They essentially wear out, resulting in drier, thinner skin with more wrinkles. Don’t worry, though. Now there are dermal filler products that will produce a natural-looking enhancement to your facial skin and help you look younger, more rested and even less angry.
Areas commonly corrected with dermal fillers:
There are all different kinds of filler; each with its own features and advantages. Some are made for a specific region of the face while other kinds can be used in various areas. Also, the effects of some will last longer than others.We’ll help you choose which is the best option for your needs.
JUVÉDERM is a collection of hyaluronic acid fillers. The JUVÉDERM collection of fillers adds volume to different areas of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are subtle and long-lasting.
Restylane also has a whole array of filler products that are used to add volume. Restylane Silk is one that is made specifically for the lips. People who have lips that have lost their shape and started to thin find this product to be terrific. Other Restylane products include Restylane and Restylane-L.
Radiesse is another great filler that is ideal for replenishing lost volume by reducing wrinkles. Its unique formulation stimulates the growth of your natural collagen, resulting in increased volume for natural looking wrinkle correction. More patients are choosing Radiesse for long-lasting facial rejuvenation, with results that may last up to two years, in some patients.
Each filler has its own ‘selling’ characteristic that may make one a better choice for you than another. The type of filler that your physicians will recommend for you will depend on the location, the depth and the size of the area of treatment. We will take the individual characteristics and advantages of each dermal filler into consideration when helping you make the decision.