Botox or Dysport
Prominent forehead creases, brow furrows or eye lines (crow’s feet) produced by specific facial expression muscles repeatedly creasing the skin may be effectively treated by reducing the function of specific facial muscles. Botulinum toxin (BOTOX® or DYSPORT®) is a sterile, purified protein produced from the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, in the laboratory. BOTOX® or DYSPORT® injected in small amounts into facial muscles binds to the nerve endings supplying the muscle and prevents nerve impulses from traveling to the muscle. When injected into muscle it weakens or paralyzes the muscle around the area injected for a typical period of several months. The resultant weakening or paralyzing effect on the facial muscle temporarily reduces or eliminates previous skin creasing and new skin creasing is avoided. Botox may take several days to have its effect, and the effect typically lasts 3-6 months, in most individuals, before full muscle movement returns. At that point, further treatment may be elected.
JUVÉDERM® or RESTYLANE® (FACIAL FILLERS)
Everyone’s skin ages differently and facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or RESTYLANE® may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. JUVÉDERM® or RESTYLANE® is a smooth gel filler that Dr. Goldberg uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.