Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
Over time, repeated contractions of facial muscles can contribute to the formation of wrinkles and folds in the forehead, around the eyes, on the nose and neck, and near the mouth and chin. These dynamic wrinkles become deeper and more pronounced as our skin loses elasticity during the natural aging process. Botulinum toxin (i.e. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) treatments work to soften and improve the appearance of facial lines by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles.
How does botulinum toxin work?
Botulinun toxin is a naturally purified protein that is injected into muscles that cause facial wrinkles. The medication temporarily blocks muscular nerve signals, which weakens the muscle so it can’t contract. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin results start to take effect in 3-5 days and take full effect in 10-14 days. The visible improvement in wrinkles can be seen within several days of treatment and may continue to improve for up to one month. Results last up to 3-4 months. Best results are obtained with regular injections every 3-4 months. Deep lines may require subsequenet botulinum toxin treatments for softening.
Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse
Injectable fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. Fillers can be used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Injectable fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” KYBELLA® is the ony FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile- whether you have a moderate amount of chin fullness or a bit more.