Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their shape. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane and Juvederm are stabilized for a long duration and are not of animal or human origin.
Cosmetic dermal filler treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Injected into the dermis in tiny amounts with a very fine needle, the result is instantaneous, producing a long-lasting, natural enhancement, gentle and safe to the skin.
Highly versatile, fillers are also used to increase fullness and enhance the lips, define the lip lines, fill scars and plump up facial areas that have lost their youthful appearance. Because these products are made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid they are safe, biocompatible, and biodegradable therefore allergy testing is not required.
BOTOX®/Dysport are an injected Botulinum Toxin used for relaxing wrinkles and lines in the face and neck. It works by immobilizing or reducing the action of specific muscles. Thereby reducing the appearance of frown lines, “crow’s feet”, laugh lines, “elevens” and other wrinkles sometimes called dynamic wrinkles.
A few drops of BOTOX®/Dysport are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When BOTOX®/Dysport is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area and as a result the muscle weakens. This does not affect normal facial expressions. The Botulinum toxin blocks the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. If the specific muscle cannot move, it cannot cause a wrinkle.