Botox & Fillers
Botulinum Toxin A is used to enhance your appearance and does not take the place of other facial procedures such as face-lift, blepharoplasty, or laser resurfacing if this is what you need. Botulinum Toxin A is often used in conjunction with these procedures as well as dermal filling agents like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, etc.
When the toxin wears off, you will notice a gradual return of the wrinkles. Often, when the wrinkles return they are not as deep as they were before. Some studies show that with regular repeated injections you may maintain your fresh relaxed wrinkle free appearance for longer periods of time.
The most common areas where Botox is used are:
- Glabella – the area in between the eyebrows
- Crow’s Feet
Cosmetic Fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic aesthetics, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery. Cosmetic Fillers are used to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation), reduce wrinkles, and improve skin’s overall contour. They are used to literally “fill” skin that has lost tissue volume. The new fillers are made of natural ingredients such as calcium and hyaluronic acid.
Some of the more popular brands of dermal fillers include:
The most common areas where filler is used are:
- Nasal Labial folds – the lines from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette Lines – lines from the corners of your mouth that run toward your chin
- Facial wrinkles