Botulinum toxins affect neuromuscular activity to treat recently formed facial lines. We offer three of the most popular neuromodulators on the market today. During your free initial consultation, we will explain the differences between the three options and help you determine which will provide optimum results for you based on your anatomy, medical history and aesthetic goals.
Also known as injectable facial implants or wrinkle fillers, dermal fillers use a variety of materials to create smoother and plumper facial skin, correcting moderate to severe wrinkles and skin folds. Results last from a few months up to two years depending on filler material.
Bruising is possible after these treatments. It is important to discontinue use of fish oil, anti-inflammatories, St. John's wort, vitamin E, ginkgo, ginger and garlic for at least one week before treatment to decrease bruising and bleeding at injection sites. Also, consuming alcohol before or after treatment could impact its effectiveness. Strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages should be avoided within the first 24 hours following treatment. Patients should also avoid lying down or bending forward for at least four hours afterward.
The most well-known neuromodulator, Botox has remained the most popular nonsurgical injectable rejuvenation treatment in the United States for the last seven years. Derived from botulinum toxin type A, Botox can safely minimize the appearance of wrinkles by 80%. Visible results can take up to two weeks and last between three and five months.
Also made from botulinum toxin type A, Dysport is primarily used to treat frown lines between eyebrows. Dysport's small molecules readily diffuse through the muscles, providing quick impact on facial rejuvenation—within two to five days. It also has long staying power reducing the number of treatments needed in a specific time period.
Used to reduce frown lines between eyebrows using another formula of botulinum toxin type A, Xeomin® does not contain additional additives, so it is less likely to cause adverse allergic reactions. Patients are also less likely to develop resistance to the injection's neurotoxins, so additional treatments will continue to be as effective as the original one. Results can often be seen within a week with maximum results occurring around one month after treatment. On average, results last about three months.
Juvederm® Volbella XC
Designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth for up to one year.
Juvederm® Vollure XC
Specifically tailored to add volume for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, lasting up to 18 months.
Juvederm® Voluma XC
Restore cheek contour and volume with this injectable hyaluronic acid gel, resulting in a more youthful profile for up to two years.
Immediately smooths moderate to deep wrinkles and folds around your nose and mouth for up to one year using the newest generation of hyaluronic acid fillers.
A nonsurgical way to improve the appearance and profile below the chin, also called "double chin." Three treatments are recommended for best results.
Replenish lost volume and stimulate the body's natural collagen production instantly. This injectable water-based gel of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres is metabolized over time, leaving behind only natural collagen. Results can last a year or more.
Smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth or shape facial contours with stabilized hyaluronic acid injected beneath the skin. Lasts about six months.
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid filler that replenishes lost facial volume related to age, weight loss and other causes. Defyne features XpresHAn technology, an enhanced hyaluronic acid that provides smooth, flexible, natural-looking results with increased flexibility.
Restylane Refyne features a proprietary XpresHAn technology, an enhanced hyaluronic acid that provides smooth, flexible, natural-looking results with increased flexibility. Refyne is thicker than its counterpart Restylane Defyne, and is formulated to fill in mild-to-moderate nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
For wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection, this clear hyaluronic acid gel acts like your body's natural hyaluronic acid, adding volume and fullness to deep wrinkles and folds. Can last up to six months.
Instantly smooths moderate-to-severe, etched-in lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lower cheeks with an injectable, natural-feeling hyaluronic acid gel. Results can last six months or more.