BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is approved by the US FDA for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. Xeomin has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects. The effects of Xeomin occur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse is a dermal filler that’s ideal for people dealing with deep lines, wrinkles, and signs of age. The Radiesse solution itself consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel-like solution. These microspheres are the secret to the effectiveness of Radiesse. During the first three months after the injection has been administered, Radiesse acts like any other dermal filler. Then, after that period has elapsed, the microspeheres stimulate the production of new collagen under the skin, allowing the dermal filler properties to continue for up to two years.
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips. Because of Belotero’s smooth consistency it is ideal for lip and under eye injections. Belotero lasts at least 6 months.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ is a “new generation” injectable filler made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. It is approved by the FDA to provide a smooth long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds often lasting up to a year. Juvéderm™ adds volume and restores a smoother appearance to the skin by supplementing you body’s own hyaluronic acid with the highest concentration of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any dermal filler currently available. This has made it feel smoother than many other hyaluronic acid fillers. It is natural, biodegradable, and currently the only hyaluronic dermal filler that has demonstrated safety and effectiveness in patients of all skin types and colors. Juvederm’s effects last roughly 8-12 months.
As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.