Now, thanks to a new use for an approved drug, dynamic lines can be dramatically softened. The procedure known as cosmetic denervation uses Botox® injections to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Botox® relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected. Because Botox® injections cannot improve severe wrinkles or deep folds, the procedure is often combined with hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm® or Restylane®) or plastic surgery for a more satisfying and longer-lasting outcome.
Restylane® and Juvederm® are designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. The hyaluronic acid fillers are a clear gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. This synthetic acid carries no risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows), lips, and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With their unique ability to bind with water, hyaluronic acid fillers remain in your skin for up to a year in many patients.
As you age, it's not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks also lose volume and the skin may sag. That's why a more youthful profile starts with the apples of your cheeks. Voluma instantly adds volume lost to aging in the cheek area. This filler creates contour and a subtle lift with natural looking results lasting up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
Skin care and other non-surgical services have been an important part of personal rejuvenation in Dr. Georgis' office for many years. Medically supervised skin care is more advanced and effective than department store treatments, and we offer programs which have been proven to improve many different skin imperfections. We carry the SkinMedica line of products and in-office treatments. Dr. Georgis will recommend which products are best for you to achieve your skin care goals.