Botulinum Toxin Type A
Repetitive facial movements such as smiling, frowning or squinting cause dynamic wrinkles to appear on the face. Dynamic wrinkles often appear as frown lines between the eyebrows, crow's feet around the eyes and horizontal furrows in the forehead.
Botulinum Toxin Type A (also called Botulinum Toxin or Botox) is a neurotoxin derived from bacteria that is used in purified form for cosmetic purposes. When injected into facial muscles, Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause these muscles to contract. Botulinum Toxin is administered in a series of small injections that soften dynamic wrinkles by relaxing muscles in the face.
Soft Tissue Fillers
Skin volume and elasticity that is lost due to aging and other factors can cause static wrinkles. These types of wrinkles are present even when your facial expression is neutral and the face is at rest. Static wrinkles often show up as lines and creases around the mouth, eyes and forehead, including the nasolabial folds, or "laugh lines."
Soft Tissue Fillers (also called Injectable Fillers, Dermal Fillers or Wrinkle Fillers) are injected into the face to soften lines and wrinkles and restore youthful fullness by temporarily adding volume to the skin. Sometimes called a "Liquid Facelift," Dermal Fillers offer immediate results with a simple, no-downtime procedure.
Botulinum Toxin and Soft Tissue Fillers can be used together in a single minimally-invasive treatment to restore lost fullness and relax the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. When appropriate, injectables can also be combined with other methods of facial rejuvenation such as Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Laser Skin Resurfacing.