Today a new era of fillers has arrived. Hyaluronic acid compounds have been further crossed linked, resulting in a thicker product. By modifying existing chemical compounds it has increased their versatility, their indication, and their duration. Juvederm XC Ultra Plus and Voluma XC now can add volume to cheeks, frown lines, and facial creases. They contain their own local anesthetic to decrease injection discomfort. When placed deeply in the areas, they give a lifting effect that can persist for one, even up to two years. Radiesse by Mertz Aesthetics, is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler. This has similar properties and comes packaged in a larger volume of product in each syringe.
Botox Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Whether you’re planning a surgical or nonsurgical skin treatment, it’s important that you find a doctor who has training and experience with a variety of skin-management techniques. You’ll want a doctor who can give you the best possible single treatment or treatment combination.