The fine lines and wrinkles between our eyes, around our eyes, and on our forehead come from using certain facial muscles over and over. These creases make us look worried, unapproachable, and older. The muscles that form these creases are involuntary so we cannot consciously relax them to make the wrinkles disappear. Fortunately we have many anti-aging treatments available at Advanced Dermatology.
Botulinum toxin is a wrinkle treatment, which can relax these hardworking muscles for us. Botulinum toxin can also lift our eyebrows, make our eyes appear more open and treat wrinkles around the mouth. The result is that we look more relaxed, fresh, and youthful. Three FDA-cleared brands of botulinum toxin are available at Advanced Dermatology as anti-wrinkle treatments: BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. These products have EXACTLY the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin. They differ only in the proteins that surround that ingredient. All are very effective anti-wrinkle products, although some seem to work better than others in different individuals.
At Advanced Dermatology we also use hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft (formerly Perlane), and Juvederm® as a wrinkle removal procedure and to restore volume loss from aging. Fillers erase wrinkles and lines including frown lines, cheek wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, under-eye hollows or dark circles, and scars. Injectable filler can also result in a more lifted look, and reduce the appearance of jowls and sagging. We prefer hyaluronic acid fillers because they look and feel natural when injected. The exception is when the amount of volume to be corrected is very large, as in very sunken cheeks. In this case we turn to Sculptra, which builds volume by stimulating the patient to form his or her own collagen as an anti-aging treament.