Botox and Facial Fillers

When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® is a minimally invasive procedure that can leave you looking younger and refreshed. This safe and extremely dilute toxin will weaken certain, targeted facial muscles to stop wrinkling of the overlying skin. Patients with tension and migraine headaches may be greatly helped with BOTOX® injections. Also, stopping the skin wrinkling in certain key areas such as the ‘crow’s feet’, forehead and area between the eyes caused by recurrent facial animation, further prevents wrinkles from becoming deeper and more permanent with time. BOTOX® may also be used to combat ‘hyperhidrosis’, or excessive sweating of the axillary (armpit) areas and/or the hands.

Fillers: (JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, etc…) Skin contour can be improved by the aid of injectable soft tissue fillers. Common fillers used to improve skin texture include both collagen, hyaluranic acid (HA) and fat. Fine lines found around the eyes and mouth can be greatly minimized by this treatment. By injecting a filler underneath the affected areas of skin, the skin above is raised, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

Juvederm® Touted as the “next generation” of facial fillers, Juvederm® injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. Made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support to the skin, Juvederm® is especially effective on smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth. This material is not of animal or human origin, which means that there is no risk of allergic reaction. Treatment takes only 15 minutes with immediate results and no downtime.

Restylane® Approved by the FDA, Restylane® is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. Restylane® is a clear transparent gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. This material is not of animal or human origin, which means that there is no risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for a Restylane® treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane® remains in your skin for many months.