Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox) has been used medically for thirty years, with the cosmetic use of purified botulinum beginning within the last 10 years. The cosmetic application uses very small amounts compared to its use to stop muscular spasms in the body. BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, fine lines, and laugh lines. Used in small doses within the facial muscles of the forehead and lower brow, it is able to reduce the progress of deep wrinkles.
Botox has been the only available purified botulinum type A, however, outside the US Dysport has been in use for many years. With Dysport arriving in the last several years, patients have yet another option to treat wrinkles of the face.
Our Gilbert AZ Botox and Dysport treatment is a very quick, in-office procedure, with results lasting 3-6 months. Over time the face will re-surface the wrinkles creating a younger, rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal fillers can be added to Botox and Dysport and to Micropen with PRP to improve volume and tissue laxity, restoring the patient to a younger self. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane provide a base of hyaluronic acid to lift and present tissue in the face more youthful. It is found everywhere throughout the body, but it is essential to joints and skin. In the normal process of aging we lose volume in the face, applying the addition of gravity overtime, both result in a downward pull to the tissues of the face. Often patients complain of jowls, nasolabial folds, and a downward turn of the mouth. The hyaluronic acid based dermal filler will replace lost volume to the structure of the face.