Dr. Rousso – Blog The Benefits of Facial Contouring The older we become, the more it shows in our facial
If you are looking for a quick, minimally invasive treatment to improve smile lines and wrinkling between the eyebrows and around the eyes, you may be interested in injectables or dermal fillers (soft tissue fillers). These facial rejuvenating injectables offer minimal side effects while providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
At The Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic in Birmingham, AL, BOTOX® Cosmetic provider Daniel E. Rousso, M.D., F.A.C.S. treats men and women who are experiencing the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in having fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in the Hoover, Mountain Brook, or Birmingham area, Dr. Rousso and his fellow physician can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
BOTOX® Cosmetic, a purified form of Botulinum Toxin A, which comes from bacterial cultures processed into a protein, has been used for many years to treat patients with certain muscular disorders. More recently, BOTOX® Cosmetic has received a lot of attention as an anti-wrinkle treatment since it is quick, convenient, and has minimal side effects.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can correct facial lines associated with:
- Perioral lines (lip lines)
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Lines between the brows (Glabella)
- Forehead wrinkling
Wrinkles are formed as the facial muscles contract to laugh, smile or frown. As these muscles contract, groves are worn into the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes these facial muscles by attaching to the nerve terminals and blocking the release of a neurotransmitter. This prevents the muscles from contracting and can reduce, or even eliminate, the forming of wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections also help to effectively reduce the appearance of severe frown lines between the brows, which are caused by overactive muscles. Results typically last up to four months; additional treatment sessions are necessary in order to maintain optimal results.
Dyport® / XEOMIN®
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are all neuromodulators. All may be injected into the forehead, glabella region (between the eyebrows) and around the eyes to relax the muscles that move the face and cause wrinkles. Any of these neuromodulators will relax this wrinkling for three to four months per treatment. These injectables result in the same outcome but do have some differences. Patient preference is what leads an individual to their injectable of choice.
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