Botox is a neurotoxin that originates from a type of bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. It serves both cosmetic and medical purposes. The main function of Botox is relaxing and temporarily paralyzing the muscle at the site of injection. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles formed by muscular contractions are reduced, prevented, and eliminated, which is complemented by a number of other benefits.
Convenience: Botox is known as “lunch break procedure” due to how fast and easy it is to carry out. Botox treatments usually take 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
Cost: The price for a Botox treatment can vary anywhere from $200 to $600 plus based on the area of treatment, the number of units required, the desired results and the expertise of the doctor.
Efficacy: Multiple studies conducted over the decades proved the consistency of results achieved with Botox injections. The application of Botox for cosmetic purposes continues to provide reproducible results. It effectively treats fine lines and even more severe frown lines, wrinkles, as well as a variety of medical conditions, such as TMJ, hyperhidrosis, and more.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
Anybody who wants to prevent or eliminate fine lines and facial wrinkles, slim the jawline, reduce the severity of gummy smile, or improve the dimpling in their chin can be considered as an ideal candidate for Botox.
Besides, people with medical conditions including TMJ, hyperhidrosis, chronic migraines, and many other conditions listed below can also benefit from Botox.
There are very few cases where Botox is best to be avoided, including the ones below:
• Active skin infection.
• Diseases that affect the muscles, such as myasthenia gravis.
• Hypersensitivity to botulinum toxin ingredients.
Areas commonly treated with Botox
• glabellar lines (“elevens” or “frown lines”)
• crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
• bunny lines (vertical lines on the nose)
• horizontal forehead creases
• vertical lip lines
• cobblestone appearance of the chin
• platysma bands of the neck
Dermal fillers are safe, gel-like injectable substances that smooth creases, fine lines, and wrinkles to rejuvenate your skin and add volume and fullness to your face. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance your lips, fill your cheeks, chin, nose, straighten out your jawline, soften grooves underneath your eyes, and many other cosmetic alterations to reduce the visible effects of aging. Dermal fillers do not fill in wrinkles but rather add volume to the desired area in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in your skin.
FDA-approved dermal fillers can last between six to 12 months before fading and requiring another injection. The lifespan and overall effectiveness of your dermal filler treatment depend on your physiological makeup which is why we recommend consulting your doctor before beginning treatment.
What Can Juvederm Treat?
There are several products in the Juvederm collection, each targeted at a different sign of aging and area
If you’re experiencing any of the following, there is a Juvederm dermal filler that can help:
• Nasolabial folds
• Marionette lines
• Thin lips
• Under eye circles
• Sagging cheekbones
• Sunken temples
• Small chin
• Stretched earlobes
Restylane is another prominent product family of HA fillers, distributed by Galderma. The Restylane family of fillers offers a similar array of tailored formulations to that of Juvederm products, though the particle size of each brand differs somewhat. Restylane offers formulations custom-designed for rejuvenation, volume, and facial enhancement, including:
- Restylane and Restylane-L to correct moderate facial wrinkles in the mouth and eye area, as well as for subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement , scars and Non-Surgycal Nose Job
- Restylane Lyft to treat severe lines and wrinkles, correct age-related volume loss in the midface, and restore a younger-looking appearance to the hands
- Restylane Defyne to treat severe-to-moderate smile lines and laugh lines, and to enhance the chin and jawline
- Restylane Refyne to treat moderate-to-mild smile lines and laugh line
- Restylane Kysse to augment the lips and correct upper lip lines (perioral lines)
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler that can be used to restore facial volume lost due to aging or illness.
It contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates collagen production.
It can be used to treat deep lines, creases, and folds to give a more youthful appearance.
It’s also used to treat facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people living with HIV.
The procedure is performed in-office by a trained provider.
No pretesting is required for Sculptra treatments.
You can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
There is no special preparation required.
Kybella is an FDA-approved substance made by the pharmaceutical company Allergan Cosmetics, which also distributes Botox and Juvederm dermal fillers. Kybella is meant to be injected in areas such as under the chin to help improve your jawline. When Kybella is injected, it breaks down the fat cells in the treatment area and permanently eliminates it. Before it was approved and used on patients, Kybella was tested several times on numerous patients to confirm its safety and efficacy. If you are looking for a way to contour the jawline and eliminate submental fullness without having to go under the knife with a double chin removal surgery, Kybella injections may be your answer.
Frequency: every 3-4 weeks for an average of 4-6 treatments.
Results: Injected area may feel hard and warm for a few days immediately after the procedure, with the effect becoming visible after approximately third treatment, which will continue into the next few weeks, and will progress after additional injections are administered.