Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults. A small amount of Botox is injected into the muscle that creates the dynamic wrinkle. When injected, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle relaxes. As the muscle relaxes, the dynamic wrinkle overlying the muscle is smoothed away. The effects of Botox typically last three to four months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.
Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles without changing the look of your whole face. Dysport works to block the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in relaxation of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Treatments typically take 15-30 minutes to complete. After treatment, Dysport will give you long-lasting, natural-looking results for up to four months.
JUVÉDERM injectable gel is for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. It is an excellent treatment for lip enhancement, facial lines, wrinkle correction, lip augmentation, thin lines on the face and above the lips, deep folds, and facial contour shaping of the cheeks and as a temporary chin “implant” alternative. In some cases, it can also act as a temporary scar filler. Typical JUVÉDERM treatments last up to one year.
Juvederm VOLUMA injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. With age, our skin, fat, muscle and bone tend to lose volume, resulting in a thin or hollow appearance around the chin, eyes, cheeks, and cheekbones. This can be a result of the natural decrease in collagen production within our skin, weight loss, or age-related facial fat, soft tissue and bone loss. Treatment with Voluma filler combats these effects by restoring volume to the face, providing natural contouring, and smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles.
LATISSE is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for eyelash hypotrichosis, which is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. It is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes helping them grow longer, thicker, and darker. Gradually, the results will come in and you may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks. You should achieve full growth in 16 weeks.
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look while replacing lost structure with immediate volume. This treatment fills and corrects wrinkles around the nose and mouth, nasolabial folds, and smile lines. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct and beautify facial features. Best of all, unlike other fillers, it continues to work over time giving patients a natural look that lasts.
Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. It is a natural substance made of hyaluronic acid, which helps skin hold moisture and reduce wrinkles. When it is injected into the middle layer of the dermis, the gel joins to the dermal tissue and binds to the water molecules to reduce the folds and wrinkles in the skin. The first injection of Restylane usually lasts 6-9 months and follow up injections will last longer.
Restylane Lyft is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that is used to soften wrinkles and facial folds. What makes Restylane Lyft different from other dermal fillers is the average size of the particles and the depth of the injection. Restylane Lyft consists of a gel made of hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid gel is injected into the skin to produce volume and shape to lips, lift up wrinkles around the mouth and nasolabial folds. The treatment is very quick and easy, generally taking between 30-60 minutes and usually lasts about six months after first injection.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds by replacing lost collagen and giving you a more natural-looking appearance over time. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from patient to patient.
The Xeomin® treatment is similar to Botox® in many ways. In fact, at its core it contains the same botulism toxin that freezes muscle movement as Botox®. The biggest difference is that Xeomin® is a purer form of the botulism toxin and comes without the extra proteins and enzymes that Botox contains.
A week prior to filler injections stop all:
- Co Q10
- fish oil
- green tea
- any herbs
- vitamin c and blood thinners.
You also want to start taking Arnicare tablets or pellets to help minimize the bruising that may occur after treatment.