As adults are living longer and staying more active, they want their bodies to mirror youthful minds and hearts. Botulinum toxin is one of the most important substances to hit the field of facial rejuvenation. Short of a surgical facelift, this substance is the most popular way to reduce facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
Smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing – basically any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid filler (such as Juvaderm and Restylane) acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It helps “plump” up lines and wrinkles that are permanently visible. It also brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
This can be accomplished by injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid into facial lines using a very fine needle. The treatments typically take less than 30 minutes, depending on how many lines are treated. You can expect very little discomfort and minimal recovery.
Dr. Kaidi has performed hundreds of these procedures and can recommend the best treatment areas. With proper indications, this minimally invasive procedure can provide a good alternative to surgery