What is Botox? Botox is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Frown lines and crow’s feet – The lines we know as frown lines and crow’s feet are lines of facial expression.
These type of lines are created by the repeated action of very specific facial muscles and the lines become more apparent over time. The muscles creating the frown lines are called the corrugator muscles and the procerus muscles and they are located above the eyebrows and in the middle of the bridge of the nose. The orbicularis oculi muscles create the crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. These muscles are easily identified and their movements can be minimized with the technique of Botox injection.
Facial fillers (also called Dermal Fillers) are used by physicians to diminish lines and wrinkles on the face. Some leading physicians across the United States also utilize advanced injection techniques to contour and shape facial features with dermal fillers and well as under arms to control excessing sweating for up to several months.
The new generation of facial fillers lasts longer than the first and second generations of fillers, which makes maintenance now very cost effective. In addition to filling facial lines, JUVEDERM® stimulates collagen and fibroblasts in the dermis to help the skin regenerate itself to restore smoother, healthier skin and contours naturally.
JUVEDERM® is an FDA-approved advanced dermal filler that is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid plays a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration, eye volume and shape, as well as joint lubrication and cushioning. Hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and transports essential nutrients to these fibers.
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