Botox Cosmetic is used to relax certain facial muscles that are the cause of dynamic wrinkles. Botox is most commonly used to smooth the wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, crow's feet, around the mouth, and neck. In addition, it can be use to lift the corners of the mouth. These results generally last between 3-4 months. For patients with severe sweating of the armpits, hands, or feet, Botox is very helpful for improving that condition.
Soft tissue fillers can be injected in various areas of the body to restore volume to the skin, giving a smoother, more youthful appearance. Fillers are most commonly used for soft tissue augmentation of the nasolabial folds (smile lines). However, they can also be used to improve volume to the lips, forehead lines, cheeks, tear troughs (under eyes), marionette lines (frown lines), and the lateral brow. The most commonly used fillers at Boone Dermatology are hyaluronic acids (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Prevelle), collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse).
Chemical peels use an acid (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or trichloroacetic acid) to remove damaged superficial layers of skin. The result is an improvement in the texture and tone of the skin leading to a healthy, glowing complexion. Peels can also be use to improve acne, as well as improve the appearance of scars. The type of acid and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as Botox and Fillers for a younger overall appearance.