Botox and Fillers

Botox

Botox, can erase the frown lines between the eyebrows, by paralyzing the muscles in the area.  The effect will last about 3-4 months and will gradually wear off.

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Filler

Filler injectables may be painful, however, the planned areas can be pre-anesthetized; making the process considerably more comfortable.

Commercial photo for example only, not a patient of Dr. Amonic

Injectables are important adjuncts to cosmetic surgery.
They are of two distinctly different uses: 
 
  • Toxins - paralyze muscles and flatten deep wrinkles
    • (Botox, Dysport) and...
  • Fillers - plump up areas that have become thinned or
    • depressed such as the lips, the lines around the mouth, and the furrow from the nose to the lips.   The effect of most fillers lasts for limited time periods, usually 3-4 months (Restylane, Juvéderm). There are several more permanent fillers available, but they carry the risk of permanence, and can't be removed if not satisfactory, or the look is no longer in vogue.  (Radiesse, Sculptra).