Botox® is a procedure that uses Botulinum Toxin to treat the visual signs of aging, by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the Botox® treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Juvéderm™ injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Perlane® is from the same family of Restylane, only more viscous, ideal for deeper folds and restoring and reshaping areas of the face where there is significant volume loss. It is safe to place this product in all areas of the cheeks, chin, lines and wrinkles and lips. It provides a natural lift and structure to an aging face by treating the temples, hairline, and jawline.
Results are quite consistent, lasting an average of 6-9 months. Many patients recognize their results for a full year or longer—but because each patient is unique, this is not true for all. Perlane is now enhanced with the numbing agent lidocaine, offering little to no discomfort during treatment.
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler made of non animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA)TM. Hyaluronic acid exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is used to correct a large variety of facial wrinkles and folds. It is safe to place this product in all areas of the cheeks, chin, lines and wrinkles, lips, and under eye area. It provides a natural lift and structure to an aging face by treating the temples, hairline, and jawline.
Results are quite consistent, lasting an average of 6-9 months. Many patients recognize their results for a full year or longer—but because each patient is unique, this is not true for all. Restalyne is now enhanced with the numbing agent lidocaine, offering little to no discomfort during treatment.
Sculptra® is incredibly effective for restoring tissue volume that has been lost over time, such as sunken cheeks, temple indentations, and hollows under the eyes.
Sculptra treats facial fat loss and facial imperfections:
- Nasolabial folds
- Facial depressions or contour deficiencies
- Middle and lower facial volume loss; cheeks, temples, chin
- Laxity of the jaw line
Results are natural looking and appear gradually over a few weeks time. While the results of other fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, last only a few months, Sculptra can last two years or more because it causes the body to stimulate its own collagen.