BOTOX is the botulinum toxin, a protein, which is injected into the muscles of the face to improve the appearance of frown lines and furrow lines in the brow area. BOTOX has exploded in popularity since it first came on the market a few years ago and since then over 10 million BOTOX procedures have been administered in the United States alone. This popular procedure works by intercepting the impulses of the nerves in the muscles which were treated, which limits the activity that caused the lines to form. The treatment takes mere minutes to apply and the effects generally last up to 4 months.
Just as a point of reference, below is another graphic which lists the amount of Botox generally needed for different treatment points around the face.
These infographics refer to the proprietary Botox product by Allergan. Dysport, or abobotulinum toxin A, is another neurotoxin product that is often used in place of Botox, but can be much cheaper. Dysport is also used in different dilutions to Botox, so the number of units needed for each procedure may vary.
Juvederm® is a dermal filler that contains a smooth gel-like substance using Hyaluronic Acid, which is naturally occurring in our bodies. It is in fact our body’s loss of Hyaluronic Acid that contributes to the effects of age, sun damage and other factors which begin to work away at our skin causing wrinkles, folds and an overall appearance of lose, sagging skin. Using the injectable dermal filler Juvederm® these trouble areas can be filled out to smooth away those lines and restore your skin to a more healthy, energetic and youthful appearance. While the treatment itself takes only a matter of minutes, the effects can last for several months. Some light bruising or swelling is possible directly after, but most patients can return to work the next day.
Perlane is another hyaluronic acid in gel form that is injected into wrinkles and folds in the skin to smooth it out. The main difference in Perlane is that the gel particles are bigger and the injection can be made deeper into the skin. In most cases, one quick treatment of Perlane, which takes just minutes to apply, gave patients visible results which they were able to then enjoy for up to 6 months.
The treatment of individual wrinkles is often not enough to restore a youthful and fresh appearance. In order to counter the effects of gravity and regain a younger shape, the face needs real volume. This can be achieved with a dermal filler which also re-stimulates natural collagen production for effective and lasting volume.
Radiesse® volumizing filler puts volume back exactly where it was. With gentle volumizing deeper wrinkles and hollow or sagging cheeks disappear, and the natural facial contours return.
LATISSE is an FDA-approved prescription treatment in solution form used to improve inadequate eyelashes in those who desire fuller and longer eyelashes. The LATISSE solution is self-applied once-a-day to the base of your upper eyelashes. Initial results can be seen in 4 weeks with more definitive results in 16 weeks. Talk to doctor Duncan Miles about possible side-effects.