Botulinum toxins (Botox®, Dysport®) are injected to specific facial muscles to smooth lines and modify shape, such as the “eleven lines” (glabellar lines) between the eyebrows, “worry lines” across the forehead, droopy eyebrows, etc. This purified protein derivative blocks messages between muscles and the nerves that control them. The result is weakness or relaxation of the muscle and improvement of the lines or wrinkles that the muscle action has formed. The effects become apparent 2-5 days after injection and generally last for 4-6 months.
Stabilized hyaluronic acid, referred to as dermal fillers (Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®) are injectable gels used to treat areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, temporarily adding volume to the selected area of the face. Common treatment areas are the deep wrinkles in the cheeks (nasolabial lines) lips and the mouth. Correction is temporary and touch-ups or repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction. Results may last as long as 9 months to 1 year.
Latisse® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) is used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. This eyelash enhancer is applied at the base of the upper eyelashes at bedtime. Results can be seen in as little as 4 weeks, but double the fullness in 16 weeks. Latisse® may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye (iris,) which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may also occur, which may be reversible.
Kenneth S. Miller, M.D. is pleased to provide these services for his patients and new guests of the practice alike. Please contact Alisa at (973) 325-3300, ext 118, to schedule your consultation or treatment. She will be happy to answer any questions about the products, costs or current promotions.
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