Botox injection is a very popular nonsurgical method for reducing frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet around the eyes and visible bands or cords in the neck. The wrinkles in these areas are caused by contractions of certain muscles of facial expression. The action of Botox is well targeted to the specific wrinkle causing muscles injected and does not have any impact on the surrounding muscles not injected. The injections are usually performed during a routine office visit. There is no down time associated with Botox injections. You can begin to see results as early as two days after the injections but improvement may continue for about the first week. The average length of the results is four to six months although in some cases the effects may last longer. Contact us for a complimentary Botox consultation.
Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation can be accomplished by the use of injectable fillers. Today there are a number of FDA approved biocompatible injectable substances that can be used to fill facial creases and wrinkles. Often these products are also used to contour faces into a more youthful shape by building up the area of the cheekbones and camouflaging the jowls. The results of these substances are temporary and can last from one to two years depending on the product used. The injections are performed during an office visit and there is very little down time associated. There may be some minor swelling in the area of the injection which usually subsides within 48 hours. The most commonly used injectable fillers in our practice are Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane and Sculptra.