Overactive facial expression muscles can cause temporary or permanent wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. For cases such as these, BOTOX® or DYSPORT® (injectables of botulinum toxin) can be used to soften expression. These can be administered in a simple 15-30 minute appointment, and in 2-3 days you may notice a softening of lines. The desired effects achieved using these products usually persist for 3 to 6 months.
For the softening of small depressions or lines in passive areas of the face, particularly the lip-cheek crease (nasolabial fold), hyaluronic acids such as Juvéderm® or Restylane® are commonly used to bring back volume and smooth wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acids occur naturally in the skin to retain moisture and texture, and when utilized in with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®, improvements last anywhere from several months to a year. Because of this, it is also very common for this procedure to be repeated and maintained. These dermal fillers can also be used in conjunction with our other injectables such as BOTOX® in order to achieve the exacts result for which the patient is looking.
Injectables can significantly enhance the benefits of surgery, and are provided through our in-office skin care clinic, SURFACE CLINICAL.