Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that's derived from bacteria.

Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox

and Dysport and Xeomin. Injections of botulinum toxin blocks muscular nerve

signals, which then weakens the muscle so it can't contract. The end result is

diminished unwanted facial wrinkles. Results are temporary lasting from

three to six months.  A medical history and consent to treat areas of concern 

are thoroughly discussed prior to any injections. It is rare, but must be noted

that there are known cases of resistance to paralytic injectable ingredients.


Botulinum toxin can be used to help smooth:

  • Crow's feet

  • Forehead furrows

  • Frown lines

  • Skin bands on the neck

  • Peri-Oral commissures

Facial Fillers

Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that

rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.

Facial fillers are temporary to long lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face.  Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation.  Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged and deeper naso-labial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips.  Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are then injected extra-orally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers commonly last from a few months up to a year and a half.