Botulinum toxins work by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where they are injected. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed or "frozen". Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.
Botulinum toxins only work on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and are often called “expression lines.” The most common dynamic wrinkles that can be treated are lines on the upper face, such as the “11's” between the brows, horizontal lines on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions.
Botulinum toxins will not work on fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. These are known as static wrinkles. Static wrinkles include lines in the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.
Toxin injections are not a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects. Most people find that the muscle-relaxing effect of the injections last for 3 to 4 months.
Dermal fillers, sometimes called soft tissue fillers, are substances designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to add volume and fullness.
Different types of dermal fillers are designed to treat varying signs of aging. Depending on the filler selected, they may:
The time that dermal fillers they take to work, as well as how long they last, will vary. Some fillers last 6 months, while others last up to 2 years or longer. You should discuss your individual needs and expectations with your aesthetician or physician to determine what type of filler would be the best choice for you.
Because toxins and fillers are different substances designed for different uses, at times they can both be done in one treatment.
Can be used to treat many different types of wrinkles, including crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines. The effects of Botox may last longer than Dysport.
Primarily used for correcting glabellar lines (the "11's" between your brows) and is great for those who have moderate to severe frown lines. The effects of Dysport may show sooner than Botox.
ALL DERMAL FILLERS ARE INDICATED FOR PATIENTS OVER THE AGE OF 21 ONLY.
For mid-to-deep dermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Also for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation.
For submucosal implantation for lip augmentation, and also for dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids.
For injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
For injection into the lips for lip augmentation, and the correction of upper perioral rhytids.
For implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis for the correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles (such as nasolabial folds). Also for subcutaneous to supraperiosteal implantation for cheek augmentation and correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies. Also for injection into the subcutaneous plane in the dorsal hand to correct volume deficit.
For injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation.
For injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines.
For injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
For deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile.