BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure used to reduce wrinkles in both men and women from ages 18-65. BOTOX works by relaxing the overactive muscles, so that you still have the same facial expressions, but with fewer wrinkles.
The common areas treated with BOTOX include: forehead lines, brow lines, and crows feet. The injections are a temporary solution and last from three to four months.
Restylane is a clear liquid hyaluronic acid gel that can be used to smooth wrinkles on the forehead, smile lines, and lips, and is recommended for patients ages 35-60. Even though results are temporary, the injections will last about six months.
Common side effects of Restylane are swelling at the injection site, lasting 2-3 days, headache, or flu-like symptoms.
JUVÉDERM® is an injectable gel made of hyaluronic acid for moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring substance in your skin; it is what helps to add volume and hydration to your skin.
The JUVÉDERM® injection takes about 15 minutes, but the results are immediate and lasts about 12-18 months.
Common side effects include redness at the injection site, some pain and tenderness, swelling, possible bruising, itching and discoloration.