The toxins, of which Botox Cosmetic was the first, and best known also include Dysport and Xeomin. All three work the same way by paralyzing the muscles that contribute to generating creases in the upper face. They are extremely safe, and very effective. Their duration of action is similar, averaging about 3-4 months. The onset of action differs a bit with the Dysport having the quickest onset. They are approved for the glabellar lines between the brows, also known as the “11’s,” the crow’s feet, and forehead creases.
This treatment is injected into the muscles to improve frown lines and crow’s feet for short periods of time. 11 million people have used this product with successful results. There is no recovery time and it works by blocking nerve impulses to injected muscles. The process only takes 10 minutes. Men use Botox Cosmetic treatments as well. You can receive this treatment as often as every 3 months. For a non-permanent treatment with an easier commitment and convenient sessions, choose Botox Cosmetic.
A temporary treatment for frown lines, Dysport will not change the look of your face. The untreated muscles will move normally, allowing freedom of facial expressions. One injection in 5 points over the eyebrows will improve the appearance of frown lines. This treatment lasts four months and takes only 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Any adult under 65 years of age can use this prescription injection if they decide it is right for them. Dr. Pyo will go over everything you should consider and expect before, during, and after the treatment.
Xeomin is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of glabellar frown lines between the eyes. It contains botulinum toxin type A, a purified protein. It acts on nerve endings to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. The treatment takes 10 to 20 minutes and no anesthesia is required. Results can be seen after 3 days, with maximum affect after 30 days. This lasts about 3 months, but may last longer. It is stated to be the most purified of the toxins, leading to fewer problems with antibody formation.
Belotero treats smile lines, corners of the mouth, marionette lines, and vertical lip lines. This is a dermal filler that will integrate into your skin and mold to your unique facial contours. It will soften lines and wrinkles and give you individualized results. This product is versatile to be strong or delicate depending on the treatment area. Made of hyaluronic acid, it binds to water, providing immediate correction. This treatment lasts an average of 6 months and can be done with a small needle over your lunch break. There is very little downtime with this procedure.
This family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. They are used to add volume and fullness to skin in areas such as the nose, corners of the mouth, and lips. It also works well on laugh lines. It corrects wrinkles and folds. All of these products are a clear gel form of hyaluronic acid which acts like the same substance produced naturally by the body. Results are seen immediately following treatment and this product is also used with men to correct wrinkles. Dr. Pyo will educate you about preparation and aftercare for those seeking this treatment.
Juvederm XC is smooth gel filler that instantly erases wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get powerful results that will last up to a year. This product uses HYLACROSS technology, infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during the treatment. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth them away with this procedure. This is a safe, effective way to replace hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally in the skin and decrease with age. Minimally invasive, this treatment rejuvenates skin shortly after your appointment. It also works well with all skin types.
This volumizing filler works to smooth smile lines, marionette lines, corners of the mouth, pre-jowl, and chin wrinkles. Your body absorbs the product and leaves natural collagen behind. This product is best for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Radiesse is also combined with lidocaine to improve treatment-related pain. It has been proven significantly more effective at treating wrinkles than the leading injectable fillers, and more preferred by patients.
Juvederm Voluma XC
This injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA approved to add volume to the cheek area instantly. Lifting the cheeks subtly, this procedure restores contour and a youthful profile for 2 years. Anyone over the age of 21 can receive Juvederm Voluma XC, which is different from Juvederm XC because it is specialized for the cheek area. After 24 hours, you will be able to resume normal activities with full healing seen 2 to 4 weeks after the treatment. It works on the apex, apple, and hollow of the cheek.
Sculptra Aesthetic, available at the Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey, is the first facial injectable that gives subtle results over time by replacing lost collagen and offering you a natural-looking appearance. It is unlike any other product that is currently on the market. It is a more generalized volumizer of the face, using your own collagen to create the “fill.” Two to three sessions, completed over the course of a few months, can last two years or more. Made from poly-L-lactic acid, it corrects facial wrinkles and folds. If you want to look younger through a procedure where you can’t tell you’ve had work done, this product is for you. The results are gradual, noticeable, and enhanced with simple aftercare.
It is used on smile lines, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles. Swelling will go down shortly after treatments and applying ice packs can reduce swelling faster. Five minute facial massages five times a day for five days after treatment will maximize the benefit of Sculptra Aesthetic. Finally, protect your skin from sun exposure and you’ll be sure to experience the best results. Dr. Pyo has extensive experience with this volumizing and lifting filler, in many patients who are extremely happy with their results. Please contact Dr. Pyo for more information about this and other non-surgical therapies.