Some patients have lines or deep wrinkles either caused by years of continuous muscle movement or bone loss due to age. These lines can remain visible even when a patient has a relaxed expression. This can make one appear angry, tired or older than they really are.
Botox is a neuromodulator which can freeze the contracting muscles that cause these wrinkles to appear when making facial expressions. This is not to say that Botox will leave a patient without any facial expression. A patient will still be able to express themselves just without the extra creases.
Botox is commonly used to treat expressive wrinkles on the upper face, frowns, horizontal lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox lasts around 3-4 months and can be repeated as needed.
Dermal fillers add volume to the creases and folds in the skin that have been lost due to years of facial movement and age. Dermal filler when placed in specific areas can also restore structure to the face, accentuating high cheek bones, defining the jawline and providing full lips. Patients can be confident that they will still be able to move their face without the worry of sagging jowls or thin lips that disappear when smiling.
Botox and Dermal fillers can help you achieve a more relaxed smoother appearance while still keeping your facial expressions.
“Lines of expression need botulinum toxin. Lines at rest need filler.”
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