Botox® Injections & Other Fillers
This facial rejuvenation technique can help ease many signs of the passage of time. Selection of appropriate muscles and dosages to achieve optimal results requires thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and function. Botox can be used in many areas and usually requires little, if any, downtime. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the FDA.
Reasons to Consider Botox
- Low-impact method for treating facial wrinkles, furrows, crow’s feet and frown lines.
1. How does Botox work?
Botox is a purified protein produced by the bacterium. It temporarily inhibits the movement of the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles to form over time. In 2005, nearly 3.3 million Botox cosmetic procedures were performed.
2. Where are Botox injections performed?
Generally, we administer Botox injections in our office. The procedure is quick and patients can typically return to normal activities almost immediately.
3. How long do the results last?
The improvement in facial wrinkles after Botox injections usually lasts for around four months. Re-treatments are needed to maintain long-term results.
In addition to Botox, the Plastic Surgery Group offers a number of other facial fillers, including Juvederm™, Radiesse® and Cosmoplast. Depending on your specific needs, one of these fillers may be the most appropriate treatment for you. Because of the materials used in these treatments, the chances of adverse or allergic reactions are extremely low, and side effects are typically limited to small amounts of redness or swelling at the injection sites.
Juvederm is a gel made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in healthy skin. It restores fullness to the skin, helping to ease away wrinkles and creases, including the smile lines that form to the sides of your mouth over time.
Radiesse offers long-lasting (a year or more) correction of wrinkles and lines in the lower portion of the face, stimulating new collagen production with a unique calcium microsphere formula.
Cosmoplast addresses the natural decrease in collagen production that accompanies aging by replenishing the collagen layer that supports the skin’s outer layers.