BOTOX is a special formulation of a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles. Dr. Pallan first used BOTOX in her medical practice more than 22 years ago to treat debilitating conditions such as blepharospasm, a chronic and sometimes painful muscular spasm of the eyelid that can interfere with your ability to see. When the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved BOTOX for cosmetic treatment of lines and wrinkles in 2002, Dr. Pallan was happy to use her medical skill and knowledge of BOTOX to help her patients combat the appearance of aging.
BOTOX restores a youthful appearance to your face by relaxing the muscles responsible for furrowing your brow, crinkling your eyes when you smile, and other facial movements common with human expression. These repetitious movements create lines and wrinkles on the face that eventually become permanent over time. When provided by a qualified professional, BOTOX injections relax facial muscles enough to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles without creating an unnatural, flat expression.
Fillers are made from natural substances that are injected under the skin to restore youthful volume to your cheeks, enhance the shape and fullness of your lips, and fill in deep creases and wrinkles about the mouth and nose. Dr. Pallan uses product lines from trusted brands such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse® and recommends the best product for your circumstances.
This is another area where Dr. Pallan’s excellent medical and surgical skills are put to good use, since injecting the right amount of dermal filler and determining the correct placement of the solution requires precision and training. Missteps can leave you with puffy, unnatural results and may highlight rather than fade wrinkles and creases.
Individual results vary but BOTOX injections typically take seven days to show full results and last from three to six months. You can receive injections about every four months. Most patients find that the wrinkles and lines are less noticeable over time, even when the BOTOX effects begin to wear off. Depending on the type used, results from dermal fillers can last from six months to two years.
BOTOX and dermal fillers can be used in combination and Dr. Pallan may recommend trying both to provide optimal results for restoring a youthful appearance to your face. She also offers free consultations to those interested in finding out more about the benefits of the aesthetic services offered at Ophthalmology Consultants.
*Individual Results May Vary