Discover the proven results that millions of women and men have experienced. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the most popular physician-administered, non-surgical aesthetic procedure. 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. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.
BOTOX® is made from a highly purified protein that is very safe when administered by a trained physician. The medication relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. In this way, BOTOX® smoothes the lines in the skin that make you look tired or angry.
The procedure only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthetic. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterwards. Wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.
Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein used in Botox® injections.
Dysport injections are ideal for nearly anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. The injections are administered directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles; these injections are generally painless, with no need for anesthesia.
Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). With just a few injections into the affected area, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles. Ultimately, there is relaxation of the muscles that are responsible for those frown lines, and those lines are minimized. The effect can last months and look natural. The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Restylane® is designed to volumize wrinkles and folds on the face, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for 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, providing a lasting fill to fine lines.
Like Restylane®, Perlane is a gel that adds volume to areas with wrinkles and folds. Perlane’s microscopic particle is larger than Restylane®, making it an ideal treatment for plumping up very deep wrinkles and smoothing out your deeper folds. The active ingredient, hyaluronic acid attracts water and also stimulates collagen formation, thereby filling area to give a smooth, refined look.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne®
Refyne and Defyne are the newest additions to the Restylane® family of products from Galderma. They are specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are specifically used to correct smile (marionette) lines for a more natural and youthful looking face.
The main difference between the two is that Restylane® Refyne treats mild to moderate lines and wrinkles, while Restylane® Defyne is used to treat moderate to severe smile lines. Both fillers are long lasting, up to 12 months.
As our skin loses elasticity with age, some facial lines become more noticeable. The lines that run from the sides of your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) can become more defined. Refyne and Defyne are perfect for these areas because they are more flexible and suited for areas of the face with more movement.
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Kybella® permanently destroys fats cells when injected under the chin for an improved profile. Kybella® is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat. Multiple treatments are typically needed and given, at least one month apart. Results are typically seen within 2-4 treatments.
Sculptra® is an injectable product that restores and corrects the signs of facial fat loss by replacing lost volume. Facial fat loss, or lipoatrophy, is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. Sculptra® provides a gradual and significant increase in skin thickness, improving the appearance of folds and sunken areas.
The results from Sculptra® are not immediate but they are long-lasting. In a clinical study, effects lasted for up to two years after the first treatment session in most patients. No skin testing is required.
Juvéderm™ 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, Juvéderm™ is especially effective on smile lines and “parentheses” (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth. Treatment takes only 15 minutes with immediate results and no downtime. Results typically last about 6-9 months.
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, lasting up to 18 months with optimal treatment.
Juvéderm Volbella XC®
Juvéderm Volbella™ XC adds volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines.
Juvéderm Voluma XC®
Juvéderm™ Voluma ® XC injectable gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. The loss of midface volume is one of the hallmarks of facial aging. This occurs in varying degrees of severity, and can lead to significant changes in the facial appearance. One of the most noticeable changes is the loss of cheekbone definition. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to provide a similar ‘lift’ without surgery. The goal is to restore volume in the midface to create a natural, youthful face.
Juvéderm Voluma XC® is the first filler formulated with lidocaine that is FDA approved to restore age-related volume changes in the cheeks. Unlike other fillers commonly used to treat the midface, Voluma XC® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. HA fillers are made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin. Juvéderm Voluma XC® is unique in that the HA is cross-linked through a process called Vycross that helps provide an excellent lifting capacity. This special cross-linking also helps to avoid degradation, making Voluma® last almost twice as long as other fillers. Studies have shown that it can last up to 2 years. And since it is an HA filler, it can be molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection.