BOTOX®, Restylane®, Radiesse™, Juvéderm™ and Sculptra™ are injectable products that can be used on almost anyone. They are used both to minimize the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and as fillers. Any one of them, or a combination of them, will reduce the signs of aging and can also be used to
sculpt the face or treat scars.
If you're interested in facial rejuvenation and aren't ready for a surgical procedure, injectables combined with good skin care and dermabrasion or laser treatments can extend the youthful look of your face! Dr. Krau is trained to select the best fillers for your specific facial needs.
BOTOX® is used to relax certain muscles of your face, so that the wrinkles that result from smiling and frowning are reduced by removing your muscle's
ability to make those wrinkles. BOTOX® is best used for finer lines, like those around the eyes and forehead, or around the mouth. BOTOX® itself is a very
thin substance, and the needle used is very small, so you will experience very little discomfort. We use a numbing cream for those patients who request it.
Another use of BOTOX® is to lift the brows, which can achieve a chemical brow lift.
There's an additional use for BOTOX® that you may not be aware of: it can be used to diminish sweating! If you have problems with wetness even with antiperspirants, you may wish to use BOTOX® under your arms. It can also be used above the lip for the same purpose. BOTOX® lasts about 3-4 months.
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Restylane® is a filler, used in the creases caused by wrinkles. It is used in conjunction with BOTOX® to relax the wrinkle and then fill it with Restylane®
to eliminate the crease. Restylane® is also often used as lip filler. The same size needle is used, but unlike BOTOX®, Restylane® may cause a bit of
discomfort. Fortunately, this disappears almost immediately. Restylane® lasts about 6 months.
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Radiesse™ is a thicker filler than Restylane®, and is used most often in deeper tissues in combination with other products to decrease wrinkles or fill in
scars. We often use Radiesse™ for facial augmentation of the midface or to soften the nasolabial folds (the laugh lines from the nose down to the lip).
Radiesse™ lasts about 2 years.
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Juvéderm™ is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. We use Juvéderm™ gel
under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. In addition, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that
is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color. Because it's a bit less acidic than Restylane® it is more comfortable when injected. Juvéderm™ lasts
about 6 mos.
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Sculptra™ is another soft tissue filler, used to plump up the cheeks or other areas of the face where fat has been lost. It works by increasing skin
thickness. Unlike other fillers, you cannot see improvement immediately, but rather over the course of a few weeks. Sculptra™ lasts up to about 2 years.
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