There are many different types of injectables available including Botox®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Radiesse®.
Botox® is a purified protein which temporarily halts the activity of muscles responsible for certain facial wrinkles. It is commonly used to treat frown lines located between the brows and crow’s feet next to the eyes. It is also effective in treating neck bands. Results generally last three to four months.
Restylane® is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid which restores lost volume. It provides a smoother appearance to the facial skin while also improving a variety of facial wrinkles and folds. Results generally last up to six months.
Juvederm®, also made of hyaluronic acid, restores lost volume to treat facial wrinkles and folds, acne scars and other facial imperfections. Comprised of a smooth gel, it provides a smoother appearance to the skin, with results lasting six months or longer.
Radiesse® is made of tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres and can be used for facial contouring. It is unique in that it creates a form of lattice beneath the skin onto which your body’s own natural collagen grows. Radiesse® is commonly used to treat nasolabial folds and marionette lines and provides a smoother appearance to the skin. Radiesse® can also be used to augment areas of the face like the cheeks, chin and jaw line. Dr. Moose and Dr. Patel commonly uses Radiesse® as a non-surgical alternative to the midface lift to elevate the cheek tissues, restore volume to the cheeks, and soften smile lines. The duration of results vary though many patients enjoy improvement for up to one to two years.
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