Botox is used to relax the muscles of facial animation in an effort to reduce the evidence of wrinkling which contributes to the appearance of aging. This substance is injected through the skin into or close to the muscle. After a couple of days, the patient usually sees a relaxation of the muscle, and within a week or two, a lessening of the wrinkle.

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Fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Artecol, are substances used to improve the appearance of deep lines usually in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and frown area. Fillers are also often used to enhance the lips. In the case of Juvederm, it is a clear, soft gel. It does not require initial over correction. Juvederm contains a local anesthetic which has transformed the acceptance of the technique.

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Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.

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