BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
What is it?
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How It works
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results. You can control your look instead of your look controlling you.
WHAT IS XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
HOW DOES XEOMIN® WORK?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN®– acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
HOW DO I KNOW IF XEOMIN® IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, XEOMIN® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not take XEOMIN® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in XEOMIN®. You should also not take XEOMIN® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE TREATMENT?
Before receiving treatment with XEOMIN®, you should tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past. In addition, tell your doctor about your medical history and all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
RADIESSE® provides an instant lift by restoring lost volume in areas of the lower face, effectively treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. And it continues to work with your body, stimulating the natural production of collagen for a more refreshed appearance that can last up to a year or more in many patients. Radiesse is an ideal option for adding lift to: smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, corners of the mouth and chin wrinkles.
Radiesse for the hands
Many people wonder how to get rid of hand wrinkles. Now you can improve the appearance of your aging hands with RADIESSE® — the only dermal filler proven to immediately restore volume loss in the back of hands for smooth, natural-looking results that won’t give away your age.
Over time, your skin loses elasticity. This natural process, plus genetics and environmental factors like sun exposure, can cause moderate to severe lines and folds such as parentheses, corner, and marionette lines to form around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can help ll these lines and give you natural-looking results that last.
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, age-related volume loss can cause the cheeks to flatten and the skin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume to lift and contour the cheek area. Voluma is the first and only injectable facial filler that will correct age-related volume loss for up to two years. Depending on the treatment area, the product is typically injected subcutaneously or supreperiostally.
Vollure is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, lasting up to 18 months with optimal treatment.
Some women may wish to add subtle volume to their lips; others may want to soften the appearance of their vertical lip lines. Unwanted lines such as these are often caused by factors such as sun exposure or repeated muscle movement. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and softens the lines around them.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can also frequently be added to hyaluronic acid fillers to improve the longevity of the filler and to improve tissue health and skin texture.
The recovery time for injectable facial fillers is minimal. In most cases, the procedure will be done quickly in the doctor’s office, and you can go about your normal routine as soon as you leave. If you do notice any swelling, pain, or other medical conditions, contact your doctor right away.
KYBELLA® is a revolutionary prescription medicine used to improve the appearance of both men and women’s facial structure. It is an effective remedy for eliminating stubborn fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is so effective because the main component that makes up Kybella is naturally found in the body and is used during digestion for the breakdown of dietary fat. Treatments involve a tiny injection. Once injected, Kybella works to target and destroy problem fat. Results from this advanced solution can be increasingly visible following treatment as your body works to naturally process the destroyed cells.
Whether you have a moderate amount of fat under your chin—or a bit more—ask about KYBELLA®.
Benefits from this advanced treatment include:
- Individually tailored*
- Permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin
- Improves the chin profile
With Kybella treatments, you can reclaim the structured contour of your jawline!
Distinguishing Collagen Injectables and Hyaluronic Acid Injectables
While the ultimate end goal through these injectables is younger-looking skin, both collagen injectables and hyaluronic acid take very different approaches. Collagen injectables work to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, the main structural protein within the skin. With greater collagen genesis gradually repairing the skin on a cellular level, you can notice softer age lines and a more balanced complexion.
Hyaluronic acid injectables work a bit differently. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule within the body that binds moisture together. Once administered, these formulas work to instantly replenish skin moisture resilience, and create a plumping effect that results in a youthful radiance.
Choose Boulder Plastic Surgery
Our doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery have years of experience helping people get the look they want. Contact us to learn more about injectable facial fillers, lip injections, fat transfers, cheek injections, chin injections, eye injections, Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers, Collagen-Based Fillers, or Semi-Permanent Fillers.
Medical Skin Care & Laser Treatments
IV Seasons Skin Care, Boulder’s premier skin care clinic since 1992, specializes in customized treatment plans, offering the greatest variety of therapies to give you the results you want to achieve.
We are a medically directed skin care clinic with board certified cosmetic plastic surgeons
Dr. Hans Kuisle, M.D., Dr. Winfield Hartley, M.D., and Dr. Justin Maxhimer, M.D. as the clinic’s
medical directors. We offer advanced skin care treatments, light and laser therapies, top quality skin care products, along with non-surgical therapies using Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma*, and Regenerative Medicine with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
*-All injectables are performed by our team of doctors.