Both of these injectable cosmetic solutions do an excellent job of reducing wrinkles and deep facial lines. However, they work differently and each has an advantage depending on the area of the face and the primary cause of the wrinkles that are being corrected. Botox relaxes muscles. Wrinkles in the forehead or between the eyebrows and, sometimes, around the eyes, are caused by facial muscles that are used many times a day for generating facial expressions. When these muscles contract, they create wrinkles in the forehead or between the eyebrows. Botox relaxes the muscles and smoothes out the wrinkles. However, in more fleshy areas of the face (in the cheeks and around the mouth) wrinkles and lines are often just a product of aging. Changes to the skin as we age, especially the loss of collagen, causes wrinkles to form in skin that is no longer as firm. By injecting a “filler” under the skin, wrinkles and lines are filled out and they disappear.
Botox (see prices)
Botox®, a purified protein that is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, can restore your youthful appearance quickly, safely and easily. Botox is the most popular and fastest growing non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States today. These injections improve and soften the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet with no downtime.
Botox® reduces the contraction of the muscles around the injection site; and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. A very small quantity, injected in the key muscles, can erase dynamic wrinkles (related to expressions) on the upper part of the face. You will still be able to frown, smile and look surprised but without the creases and wrinkles
Dysport (see prices)
Dysport is almost identical to Botox in its chemical structure. It has been introduced more recently and does exactly what Botox does, but at a better price. Every client treated with Dysport at Smooth Exposure likes it as much or better than their previous Botox experiences. Dysport relaxes facial muscles and smoothes out those creases and wrinkles in your forehead or between your eyebrows. If you’ve used Botox before, give Dysport a try.
Fillers (see prices)
Smooth Exposure is dedicated to bringing you the newest and safest dermal fillers available on the market. Whether it’s luscious lips you desire or a reduction in facial wrinkles, dermal fillers are fast, and have an immediate effect!
Restylane – Restylane is composed of Non-Animal Stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. No allergy testing is required before use. It is currently used in facial folds and the lip borders. Restylane injections last about 4 to 6 months before another is necessary to maintain the full, smooth appearance created with the initial injection.
Juvaderm – Juvederm is a brand new “next generation” FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler for correction of mild to moderate wrinkles and folds. It can last 6-9 months depending on your individual chemistry.