Botox, Restylane and Other Fillers
The muscle relaxant, BOTOX®, and the fillers, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Prevelle, Perlane, and Sculptra are injectable treatments designed to address certain signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. They are also often used to maximize the improvement of surgical procedures, putting the finishing touch on the benefits of a facelift or eyelid surgery. BOTOX® has also been proven to treat excessive sweating. Maximum improvement is often noted when Botox is used in conjunction with a filler, with the Botox relaxing the muscle that created the wrinkle and the filler softening its appearance.
Whatever methods are used, injectables are very effective in reducing lines and wrinkles and adding volume to your face. Michelle will review your skin's condition to establish the best treatment for your needs.
BOTOX® will relax the muscles into which it is injected, specifically those that are used for smiling or frowning (called “muscles of facial expression”), eliminating the muscles’ ability to contract and make the wrinkles. It is made from a highly purified, cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. It is most frequently used around the eyes, forehead or in the frown area between the eyebrows and is a very thin substance, allowing a very tiny needle to be used. Most people experience little to no discomfort from the treatment, but those who express any concern over potential pain are pre-treated with numbing cream. It lasts 4-6 months.
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