What are the benefits of Botox?
Botox Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects facial wrinkles. “Crow’s feet”, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as “dynamic wrinkle lines” and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting Botox Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
Botox Cosmetic Injections are performed with topical skin anesthetic cream, or without anesthesia, because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. It usually takes a few days for the injections to take effect. The effect is not permanent and injections may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are minimally invasive procedures that can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, dermal fillers fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, are medical device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment is fast and easy.
Juvéderm is an injectable gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face and is used to enhance the appearance of the mouth by providing the natural look of youthful plump lips. It’s also used to smooth out certain types of “character lines”, especially around the mouth and nose areas.
These injections are performed very comfortably in the office under local anesthesia. At most, only a very slight sting may be felt when injections are made. While the effects are not permanent, because this is a substance that is naturally-occurring in the body, the results can last 6-12 months. Additionally, if patients are diligent about repeating the injections at regular intervals, the results can last even longer!