Safe & Effective
Botox is most commonly used for reduction of wrinkles. However, it has many therapeutic applications. Botox can be used for muscle relief therapy, TMJ disorders and relieving migraine headaches. When responsibly used by trained doctors its neurotoxic effects can be harnessed therapeutically by temporarily blocking the nerve stimulation to specific muscle fibers. Backed by fifteen years of clinical studies, Botox has been shown to prevent up to 9 headache days per month and is proven to reduce symptoms of TMD as well.
Fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite, that add fullness to parts of the face and reduce the look of wrinkles. Usually, these injectable fillers can be applied in a single visit and they can last up to six months at a time depending on location. Fillers can be used to add plumpness to lips that appear thin and flat. They can also relax the wrinkles and soften the worried look that can come from lines between the brows.
Frequently Asked Questions
When administered by a trained professional, both Botox & Fillers can be used for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes such as; relaxing migraines, smoothing wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead or plumping lips. When done properly, the results are lasting and beautiful.
Muscle movement can cause wrinkles. These are known as dynamic wrinkles or sometimes “expression lines”. Botox only works on these types of wrinkles.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons considers Botox to be safe. There are some minor side effects but most of these are only temporary.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (which is a mineral-like compound found in bones), Hyaluronic acid (which is found in some fluids and tissues in the body), Polylactic acid (which stimulates the skin to make more collagen), and Polyalkylimide (a transparent gel that is compatible with the body).
There are permanent fillers. However, most cosmetic specialists suggest temporary fillers as permanent ones cannot adjust to the changes in bone structure and skin that occur with the aging process and end up looking very bad.