Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are a very popular cosmetic procedure for both men and women. They work by relaxing the muscle they are placed into. Relaxation of facial muscles leads to a more relaxed appearance, fewer wrinkles, and many people claim they feel more relaxed. Neurotoxins have been used to treat headaches and is also very effective when used to treat excessive armpit sweating. Recent studies have shown that the forced relaxation of facial muscles not only makes people look healthier and happier, but makes them feel that way due to a bio-feedback mechanism.
Come in many forms and are an invaluable tool in facial shaping for patients of any age. Typically one cubic centimeter of filler is injected in strategic amounts superficially in the skin to fill a wrinkle or more deeply to restore the youthful contours of the face. Lips, hollows around the upper and lower eyelids, forehead lines, and upper cheeks are all great areas for fillers. Fillers can also be used to carefully improve the appearance of the nose or jawline. I use fillers, typically fat, in all my facelift procedures. As we age, we lose fullness in certain parts of our body, and gain it in others. The neck and jowls get bigger, but almost everything else gets smaller. The key is to make sure it is not overdone. Like anything else there can be too much of a good thing. Fillers are nicely combined with botox and other facial rejuvenation procedures.