Botox/Xeomin injections are a fantastic tool for softening frown lines (around the glabellar area), crow's feet, bunny lines, and lip lines. These injections have also been approved as a remedy for migraines, muscular spasms, and excessive sweating of the hands, soles, and armpits.
Treatment usually lasts 3-4 months. Doses vary, depending on a variety of factors such as the patient's age and desired area of treatment. Typically the Galabella requires 20 units, and crow's feet require 8-12 units on each side. On average, about 44 units are required to cover the frown, forehead, and eye areas. Effects are noticeable about 3-4 days after treatment, with maximum results appearing within 2 weeks.
A chemical peel stimulates new collagen formation, a process that improves skin tone and texture, and reduces or eliminates small wrinkles. There are several types of peel--mild, medium, and deep--which are used in different concentrations and combinations depending on the purpose.
Most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural chemical made by the human body, but that the body makes in diminishing quantities as an individual ages. Fillers are generally purpose-specific in that they come in different brands and viscosities and may vary in their suitability for specific areas. Our office provides fillers for lips, cheeks, face/lines, laugh lines, and tear troughs. We carry the following brands:
- Radiesse: made up of calcium hydroxyapatite, which is usually used for deep dermal injections that are meant to correct laugh lines or augment cheeks.