Botulin purified proteins, also referred to as neurotoxins, are injected into a specific muscle to prevent the ability for the muscle to contract, therefore preventing the wrinkling of the skin around and over it. There are four FDA approved medications including Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. The most common sites injected include the forehead lines, frown lines, and crow's feet. Although other areas such as chin, neck, cheeks can also be injected to give you the smooth skin you are looking for.
All FDA approved medications work the same way, but each brand has a slightly different formula. The effects are only temporary. While some people may see results for up to six months, the medications are usually only effective for about three months. This means repeated injections are needed in order to see the continued effects. However, injections do not need to be continued once started. The medication will just gradually wear off and previous wrinkles will slowly return.
Botox is sometimes called a "preventative anti-aging" treatment because it primarily treats dynamic lines and wrinkles of expression rather than wrinkles that are caused by loss of collagen and elastin. The lines and wrinkles most commonly treated are lines from smiling, frowning, squinting, and raising the eyebrows.
Dermal fillers, also known as cosmetic fillers, are gel-like substances approved by the FDA for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face. Dermal fillers are used to treat lines and wrinkles related to the loss of collagen, elastin and fat.
These dermal fillers are injected with a very fine needle into the soft tissues under the skin in order to diminish facial lines and add volume to the face and hands. This produces natural appearing volume under wrinkles and folds which are lifted up and smoothed out. The results can often be seen immediately. Facial rejuvenation can be carried out with minimal complications.
Dermal fillers are often used to:
There are several different types of dermal fillers that are made from variety of substances. Dermal fillers have different uses and consistencies. Therefore, one size doesn't fit all when it comes to dermal fillers.
The most common dermal fillers are Hyaluronic Acid because of their safety, versatile treatment options, immediate results and reversibility. Clinique en Beauté offers the entire line of Juvéderm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Belotero products.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. Although there are several ways to treat unwanted vessels, the most common technique for smaller veins is injecting a medication, also known as a sclerosing solution, into the vessels. This medication irritates the lining of the vessel, which makes the vessel shrink. Over several weeks, the body will naturally absorb the treated vein. Superficial spider veins can also be treated with lasers.
Kybella is the first and only medication FDA approved to treat the fat under the chin, often referred to as a double chin.
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