This protein can be safely used to control facial muscle spasms and tics, treat eyelid tremors and other ocular problems, and to control excessive perspiration. It has also been proven to significantly reduce chronic frontal tension headaches and migraines, and as you probably have already heard, is especially effective in reducing dynamic wrinkles of the face.
BOTOX® is administered with an extremely fine needle directly into the targeted facial muscle. The protein then blocks the transmission from the nerve ending to the targeted muscle. As a result, the treated muscle relaxes and the dynamic wrinkle is softened. This effect generally lasts from two to six months. BOTOX® is now widely used by physicians throughout the United States to control or reduce facial wrinkles. Administration of BOTOX® is a relatively pain-free procedure and is an ideal treatment for those patients who wish to avoid significant invasive surgery or want to minimize their time away from work or other responsibilities.
Restylane’s® results are dramatic and long-lasting. It works to correct wrinkles, lift facial contours and enhance lips. One of the most significant factors of this breakthrough treatment is that it lasts for six months to a year. The crystal-clear gel is injected into the skin and plumps up wrinkles to fill them in. It works so safely and effectively, because it contains Hyaluronic Acid which is already naturally found in the skin and other tissues.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, and the results are immediate and with minimal discomfort. “Restylane, when combined with Botox® Cosmetic, helps to revitalize your skin’s appearance by sculpting the face.”
It is available in two different formulations; one to treat moderate wrinkles in the mid-dermis and the other to add volume to larger areas such as the cheeks. It is also used to contour the face. They are called Juvederm and Juvederm plus.
It is the next generation of hyaluronic acid products. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is manufactured in a smooth gel versus a gel particle suspension in Restylane. This different formulation is providing a smoother, longer lasting correction than current hyaluronic acid products on the market.