Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau
What are BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau®?
Derived from the botulinum toxin, they are all neurotoxin injectables. Neurotoxins are administered directly into the muscles of treated areas with a fine needle. Once neurotoxins have been injected, they block nerve signals from reaching facial muscles, preventing the muscle contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles and temporarily relaxing treated areas. Although the available neurotoxins are produced by different manufacturers and have slight differences in the production process, the effectiveness of treatment and results are comparable:
Within three to four days after treatment, they begin to relax underlying muscle activity and frown lines appear smoother. The effects of neurotoxins can last from three to six months.
Possible side effects include slight bruising, swelling and redness at injection sites, but these are rare and temporary.
Fillers are a minimally-invasive, non-surgical solution to the visible signs of aging. We offer two types of fillers: hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapetite. Both are found naturally in the body. When injected underneath the skin with a fine needle or cannula, these substances bind with water to instantaneously volumize treated areas.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Voluma, Vollure, Juvederm, Volbella, Versa, and Belotero) have different properties and longevity depending on the amount of cross-linking involved. This gives us a wide range of choices to best treat any area, from restoring volume to softening nasolabial folds to delicate lip enhancement.
Radiesse is a filler made with calcium hydroxyapatite. It not only instantly restores facial volume loss, but over time works with your body to stimulate collagen growth for long lasting results. Radiesse can be used in any area of volume loss—the cheekbones, chin, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. It is also great for the backs of hands to diminish the bony and veiny look that occurs with volume loss and age. Because it stimulates collagen, it can also be used to treat crepey skin and cellulite.
Possible side effects for all fillers include temporary minor bruising, redness or swelling.