BOTOX® is a highly purified preparation of botulinum toxin A, a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected, in very small amounts, into specific muscles, as a treatment. It acts by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles and so paralyzes (relaxes) the muscles.
Dysport® is a prescription injection that temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
Over time, skin loses elasticity, which contributes to moderate to volume loss, sagging, and severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth and lip area. Juvederm products can add volume, smooth lines and folds and give patients subtle, long-lasting results.
Some people are bothered by fat under the chin and feel that it makes them look heavier. For those patients, treatment with Kybella can result in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. The treatment is tailored to the amount of fat under the chin and the patients aesthetic goals.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like the body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid when injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle. It can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), the lines from the corners of the mouth toward the chin (marionette lines), and for lip enhancement, fullness and definition. Effects generally last six months.
Restylane Lyft is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel used to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the face. Through nonsurgical injections, Restylane Lyft is specifically designed to add fullness to the cheeks and midface area. This helps combat the look of natural fat deterioration, and to correct sagging skin, more prominent wrinkles and volume reduction.
Latisse is an FDA approved treatment to grow eyelashes and improve length, thickness and darkness. The lashes grow gradually over time with some people beginning to see longer lashes in about four weeks, with full growth at 16 weeks.