Botox® and other brands of neurotoxin injections and injectable fillers, such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero® and Radiesse® are popular treatments for wrinkles, fine lines, mild acne scars and furrows or small depressions on the face. Fillers are also ideal for lip enhancement, for restoring volume lost due to the aging process and are a good choice for reshaping and contouring of the face, and also the hands. Each of the fillers we offer has unique properties, and may be customized and combined to address your particular needs. Duration of effect is variable, depends upon the product and location used, and may range from 6 to 18 months. The first step is a consultation with one of our providers, all of whom are expert injectors. Our practice will work with you to determine your goals, whether you desire a long range plan or would like to look your best for a special life event.
Some wrinkles are specifically formed as a result of the actions of muscles. The contraction of small muscles under the skin results in grooves being worn into the skin. BOTOX® works by preventing these muscles from contracting, thereby allowing the skin to relax and assume its non-wrinkled appearance. Although BOTOX® is a neurotoxin, it has been safely used in small amounts to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines. BOTOX® is most commonly injected into the frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. In some patients, injection into the neck muscles is performed to provide a more youthful appearance. Side effects may include mild swelling and bruising, and rarely, eyelid heaviness, which is temporary. Both women and men noticeably benefit from these injections, and results generally last three to six months. With continued use, the duration of Botox may be longer and the amount needed may be less.
Before and after the treatment:
Patients seeking BOTOX® or collagen need not prepare in any special way for the treatments.
Some redness or some slight bleeding at injection sites may occur; temporary swelling may also be present. These side-effects vary from individual to individual and usually disappear within a few days to a week.
Most patients will see immediate improvement. Often the improvement is dramatic and patients will elect to continue treatments over time to ensure a continuity of care from the treatment
Some patients elect to enhance the effects of a facelift, or eyelid surgery with BOTOX® or collagen treatments.
Your new look
After any minute swelling or slight redness is gone, you will see a dramatic reduction and a noted improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your skin. Both women and men noticeably benefit from these simple treatments and results generally last from three to six months.