BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines in the forehead, wrinkle lines around the eyes, and furrow lines around the mouth and the chin area. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done within minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Moderate to severe frown and wrinkle lines form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles groups producing these lines. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
Juvederm® is a gel-based cosmetic filler that is specially designed to correct the lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Treatment areas include smile lines, vertical lip lines and marionette lines. The best part of your Juvederm® treatment is that the results last for up to one year.
Moderate to severe wrinkles around your mouth can be difficult to treat. Most patients believe that surgery is necessary to correct the effects of aging in this area of the face. Restylane® is a cosmetic filler that contains hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that adds volume to your skin.
Your body maintains healthy, youthful skin through a combination of hyaluronic acid, collagen and other substances. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® adds volume to your skin and is effective for treating deeper lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose.