Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are brand name botulinum toxin type A products that are cosmetically used to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles by relaxing targeted muscle groups of the face. It is most commonly used in forehead, between and around the eyes. Once a wrinkle treatment option, this has become a preventative service as well to prevent wrinkles before they form. Results will last approximately 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers are hylauranic acid products that are designed to fill, smooth and soften facial wrinkles and age-related volume loss. Different densities and filler properties make this treatment option versatile for many different areas of the face (lips, cheeks, chin, and facial folds). Results will last 12-24 months depending on product used and treatment area. Consultation strongly recommended before treatment.
PDO (polydioxanone) threads are a new and versatile treatment option to treat sagging, loose skin on the face and body. PDO threads can lift, smooth and tighten skin tissue by tricking the body into making it’s very own collagen. Consultation required prior to scheduling an appointment as treatments are customizable and vary patient to patient. Prices vary dependent on treatment area and treatment outcome goals.
Sculptra® Aesthetic works gradually over time to build collagen underneath the skin to help in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Sculptra® Aesthetic is PLLA (poly-L-Lactic Acid) which is naturally absorbed by the body and proven safe and effective. It is a biostimulator (not a filler) that binds to our body’s collagen and stimulates it to make more. Sculptra works subtly and gradually over time to produce more for a more youthful-looking appearance. Although the PLLA product has been used in medicine since the 1960s as part of the dissolvable sutures, it was FDA approved for facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds in 2009. The clinical trials for Sculptra® Aesthetic ended at 25 months, however, the results of Sculptra in the face can last up to 4 years. A person typically requires 1 vial of Sculptra® Aesthetic for each decade of life. These vials are spread between treatment sessions every 4-6 weeks. A consultation is required for all new patients to develop a customized treatment plan. Results are not immediate and take 1-6 months to be seen.
Botox average for forehead is 10-15 units, crows feet 9-12 units, and between the eyebrows about 15-20.
To give an idea of how far a vial of filler will go…it can fill 1 set of lips, OR 1 cheek, 1 set of deep marionette lines with a little left over.