BotoxÂ® is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin â€˜type aâ€™, that was originally developed to treat muscle disorders. There are other manufacturers of similar drugsÂ with different trade names. Â More recently Botulinum Toxin has been marketed for cosmetic use as it was found to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.Â Botulinum Toxin can also be administered to reduce excessive sweating in hands or armpits. BotoxÂ® is one ofÂ the most popular non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures in North America today.
As a fellowship-trained Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kurz has an advanced understanding of facial muscle anatomy and function. This allows precise targeting of specific facial muscles and translates into superior results with fewer injected units.
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crowâ€™s feet become more apparent.Â The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. Fillers typically used are:
- Juvedermâ„¢, Perlaneâ„¢ and Restylaneâ„¢ volume enhancing injections
- Fat Injection (patient’s own fat for permanent results)
For some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift, or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time when consideration of a facelift becomes appropriate.