Botox & Restylane
Botox is a simple, nonsurgical, doctor-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Botox is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin can cause botulism, which you probably associate with food poisoning. Despite the fact that one of the most serious complications of botulism is paralysis, scientists have discovered a way to use it to human advantage. Small, diluted amounts can be directly injected into specific muscles causing controlled weakening of the muscles.
It is used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and “crow’s feet”. By relaxing these underlying muscles, Botox reduces the wrinkles. Botox is a remarkable treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles.
How does BOTOX work?
Botox actually prevents wrinkles from appearing by relaxing the underlying muscles so they don’t contract. Botox blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing your normal facial expression to be unaffected.
How long does a BOTOX injection last?
The effects from Botox will last 4 to 6 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
How do I get started?
Call us at (954) 925-8100 now to schedule your MD consultation. We will discuss your goals and customize a skin rejuvenation program for you that will deliver optimal results.
What is Restylane®?
Restylane is a natural, synthesized and fully degradable FDA approved hyaluronic acid that has been used in Europe for years.
How does Restylane work?
Restylane contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel. It is injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in your skin, Restylane creates volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look. In contrast to other biodegradable implants, Restylane is not extracted from animals. This means no risk of allergic reaction. Therefore, Restylane is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing. What indications respond best to this combination treatment?
Botox is a great treatment for “Crow’s Feet”, forehead lines and the creases between the eyebrows. Restylane is most frequently used to treat deep smile lines, dimples, smoker’s lines around the mouth, marionette lines at the ends of the mouth, acne scars, cheek depressions, and facial scars. In addition to filling wrinkles, Restylane can be used to enhance the lip line and add fullness of the lips. Restylane injections are a safe, effective, time-tested, non-surgical wrinkle treatment that provide immediate results.
What can I expect after my Botox and Restylane treatments?
Following Botox and Restylane injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Discomfort is minimal. The treatment sites may have a little swelling, which may last a few hours. There may be some slight bruising. Depending on the area treated, correction usually lasts from three to six months, and sometimes longer. If the lips are treated, initial swelling and tenderness may occur within the first several days, but subsides after two or three days.
Studies have shown that combining Botox with Restylane can prolong the results of your treatment.
Will treatment affect the way I apply cosmetics?
No. In fact, many patients are amazed at how much easier it is to apply their lipstick. Following treatment of the lips the little wrinkles that cause lipstick to “bleed” are gone.
If wrinkles make you look older than you are, a non-surgical facelift can smooth them out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance. Botox and Restylane injections can postpone the need for a facelift or brow lift.