When fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, eyebrows, forehead and/or mouth have you looking older than you feel, it might be time for a refresher.
You can freshen up your appearance without the commitment of surgery through the use of the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, popularly referred to as “Botox.” This category of injectable temporarily reduces or eliminates fine lines and deep wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is a purified substance that's derived from bacteria. Injections of botulinum toxin block the nerve signals to the muscle in which it’s injected. Without a signal, the muscle isn’t able to contract.
There are many brands of botulinum toxin available for cosmetic injectable use. We currently offer Botox® and Jeuveau®.
What are Botox® & Jeuveau®?
Botox® has become perhaps the best recognized brand name for botulinum toxin injectables since it was the first approved by the FDA in 1999. Jeuveau® is a much more recent brand, and was initially approved in 2019.
Like other types of botulinum toxin injectables, Botox® and Jeuveau® work by temporarily blocking the nerve signals to the injected muscles. Wrinkles are reduced and often eliminated because the muscles responsible for them are weakened.
What can botulinum toxin injectables treat?
Treatment goals may include:
- Smoothing crow's feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines (lines around your nose)
- Diminishing neck bands
- Improving the appearance of skin dimpling in the chin
- Lifting the corners of the mouth
- Softening a square jawline
- Correcting a “gummy” smile
If many treatment areas are involved, discussing your needs with our plastic surgeons on how best to proceed is important, since we can also combine botulinum toxin and dermal fillers to refresh and enhance your look.
Call (559) 459-5050 today to schedule a consultation.