As we age, the face experiences changes. Wrinkles, lines, gravity, loss of elasticity, bone re-absorption and loss of volume rob the face of a youthful appearance, giving it a tired, sad look. Fortunately, with the dawn of facial muscle relaxants and fillers, we have numerous, non invasive options to treat many aspects of the aging face. In doing so, we restore facial harmony, balance and beauty. ...read more (link to the section on botox, fillers and liquid lift on the scroll toggle bar)
Our visiting cosmetic physician Dr Peter Muzikants looks after clients who have elected to have botox fillers or liquid lift.
BOTOX® (botulinum toxin type A) works by blocking the transmission of acetylcholine from the nerves to the muscle. Acetylcholine is a chemical neurotransmitter which sends a signal to the muscle telling the muscle to contract or tense up. For example, when you move your hand to move your computer mouse or you move your eyes to read this sentence, your brain is sending a signal to your nerve cells to release acetylcholine to the muscle cells which in turn contract accordingly to produce the desired movement. Now, if the flow of acetylcholine, from the nerve to the muscle, is blocked or significantly reduced, the muscle can no longer contract and it simply relaxes. The final result of Botox injections for cosmetic purposes is that specific muscles of the face are “paralyzed” and therefore wrinkled areas smooth out and softened. Botox injections are only useful for wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles. These include most commonly the glabellar lines (also known as the “11” lines that form between the eyebrows), forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. Botox injections are also used to treat excessive sweating. www.botoxcosmetic.com.
Injectable fillers can improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines and acne scars, enhance the lips, and re-contour facial features. Esthelis and Juvederm fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in human skin. Hyaluronic acid bestows volume to the skin. Without it, the skin would appear dry, withered and wrinkled. As we age, our skin cells lose some of their ability to effectively produce hyaluronic acid. Treatments restore some of the lacking natural hyaluronic acid. The results are very natural and long-lasting.
simple, quick and long-lasting smoothing of wrinles and folds
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin's lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler – “Liquid Lift” immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what's unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
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