BOTOX® Cosmetic is perhaps the most well-known injectable skin treatment. Dr. Geoffrey Keyes will administer tiny amounts to the treatment area to block specific nerve signals and muscle contractions, leading to decreased lines and wrinkles. Dr. Keyes primarily uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to address frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet. The treatment only takes about 10 minutes, and you will notice a cosmetic improvement in about four days. Results can last for several months, and touch-up treatments can be performed as needed to maintain results.
Restylane-L® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Dr. Keyes will inject small amounts of this gel just under your skin. The material can fill in creases, especially around the mouth and nose and add definition to your lips and cheeks. Restylane-L contains lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which minimizes the discomfort you will experience during and after your treatment.
Perlane-L®, like Restylane, is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It can be used to fill in the nasolabial folds and other lines around the mouth. However, Perlane-L® has a thicker consistency, therefore, it may be a better choice for deeper wrinkles. or for making the lips more plump. Perlane-L® results typically lasts six to nine months, and they will fade as your body naturally absorbs the hyaluronic acid.. Once the effects of Perlane-L® have faded, patients can undergo subsequent treatments to maintain the effects.
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® uses botulinum toxin to paralyze muscle contractions and reduce frown lines. This newer treatment typically takes effect more quickly than BOTOX® Cosmetic, and the results are comparable. If you want to treat a larger area, Dysport® may be the solution, since the medication typically spreads over a wider area than BOTOX® Cosmetic. The results of Dysport® last up to four months.