Patients often desire minimal recovery time with the maximal results possible. In many instances, more invasive therapies can result in a greater reward, though at the expense of a longer recovery period. However, there are a number of non-surgical therapies that are the mainstays of an aesthetic practice.
When facial muscles move, they often create creases in the skin. After years of making conscious or unconscious facial expressions, these lines can deepen. Botox® Cosmetic is a safe treatment that is used to help smooth a variety of facial wrinkles, such as at the forehead, the area between the eyebrows (glabella), and the crow’s feet around the eyes, to name a few locations. Several tiny injections are used to relax the underlying muscles, which in turn helps to diminish the wrinkles with time. The treatments are individualized, but generally, the effect lasts between three and five months.
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Dysport® is a product injected in a similar fashion to Botox® Cosmetic to targeted areas of the face to diminsh wrinkles.
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There are a host of dermal fillers currently on the market. Names such as Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®, and others are commonly seen in television and print advertisements. These products are different than Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® in that they are injected in gel form to give more volume to specific areas of the face. Commonly targeted areas are the lines that run between the outer nostrils and the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), the lines running vertically below the corners of the mouth (marionette lines), and the lips. The cheek can also be augmented in volume using some of these products to emulate a type of injectable cheek implant. Most of these products vary in their durability, lasting anywhere from four months to over two years. A topical and sometimes injectable anesthetic is utilized in combination with ice therapy to make your experience as comfortable as possible. In addition, most of the injectable products used today are already compounded with an anesthetic to comfort. Based upon your goals and preferences, our team will work with you to determine which product or products are right for you.