WHICH FILLER FOR WHICH WRINKLE
It is head spinning to decipher which treatment is needed for which wrinkle. We will break down two of the most popular anti-aging facial treatments, neurotoxins and facial fillers, to help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Neurotoxins include products such as Botox and Dysport are used to treat dynamic wrinkles of the face. Dynamic facial wrinkles are wrinkles which develop from using the muscles of the face. For example, squinting and intense concentration furrows the brow which flexes the muscles between the eyebrows. This movement creates vertical lines between the eyebrows which are commonly called the 11 lines. Crow’s feet are wrinkles which develop around the outside of the eye from smiling. Neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport are used to smooth away the 11 lines and crow’s feet in one treatment. Neurotoxins are injected into the moving muscles to relax them and diminish the appearance of the wrinkles.
Facial fillers include products such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm Ultra, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Belotero, Voluma and Sculptra. Facial fillers are used to treat facial volume loss. The volume loss occurs naturally as the fat pads in the face slowly diminish with age. The volume loss that creates a fold from the nostril to the corner of the mouth is often referred to as a parenthese, and a fold from the corner of the mouth to the chin is called a marionette line. Facial fillers are injected into the areas of volume loss to diminish the appearance of facial folds and give a more youthful appearance. Voluma is the newest facial filler to be FDA approved, and it has revolutionized the treatment of volume loss in the face. Voluma is used to restore cheek volume and lift the cheek giving the face a natural, rejuvenated appearance.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.
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