Fine lines and wrinkles can be softened by relaxing the facial muscles that allow forehead furrows, frown lines and crow’s feet to develop. Loss of skin volume, which causes creases or folds, can be “filled” to create smoother skin.
Botox and Xeomin are harmaceutical products that work by softening the fine lines and wrinkles which are created with one’s facial expressions. Through the judicial use and strategic placement of either of these products, the muscles that allow forehead furrows, frown lines and crow’s feet to develop, are relaxed.
Units Needed for Botox & Xeomin: Glabella (in-between eyebrows) 16-20 units,Forehead 16-20 units, Crows Feet 16-24 units.
Each last 3-4 months, up to 6 months.
Juvederm Ultra XC, Boletero and Radiesse are fillers that target the loss of skin volume, which causes creases or folds. They are used to restore facial volume and to stimulate collagen production.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Radiess: Thicker gels used to fill deeper lines. They are generally used to fill in lines around the nose, corners of the mouth, chin and jowls.
Juvederm Ultra XC: Also used in the lips and under the eyes. Lasts 6-9 months but can last up to a year.
Radiesse: is also used in the cheeks, and lasts 12-18 months.
Belotero: is a silky consistency gel used to fill fines lines below the eyes, around the lips and to add subtle volume to the lips. Boletero lasts 6-9 months, up to a year.