Restylane The first hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA. Restylane is specifically designed to reduce moderate facial wrinkles and folds, such as for example glabellar frown lines.
It can also be used to treat smile lines and marionette lines at the corners of the mouth. Restylane Lidocaine (a type of anaesthetic included with Restylane) can be used as an alternative to increase your comfort during your treatment.
Moderate facial wrinkles – e.g. frown lines and soft nose to mouth lines.
The Juvederm range has formulations to treat everything from fine lines to deep folds and wrinkles. Juvederm was developed to be smoother than most hyaluronic acid dermal-filler treatments. This makes it easy to inject and gives the face a natural look and feel. It is also formulated with an anaesthetic to make treatment as comfortable as possible.
Your Renew Clinic practitioner will give you personal advise on which product suits your needs the best and ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
7 Things you might not know about Botox®.
Botox® is a prescription medicine.
It should only be prescribed by doctors, dentists and nurses with prescribing privileges.
The word Botox®
Is actually a trade name for the drug botulinum toxin type A but has become synonymous with any botulinum toxin injection, in the same way that Hoover has come to mean vacuuming.
Botox® first started being used medically in the late 1970’s for the treatment of squints and facial spasms.
It has since been used in treating a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, bladder sensitivity, anal fissures, migraines and sweating as well as cosmetic indications.
Botox® injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures worldwide.
In 2010 over 2.5 million Americans had the treatment.
Botox® injections are extremely safe.
Botox® has been used in a clinical setting for almost 30 years. It is widely used in children and adults, both medically and cosmetically. There have been no reported deaths as a result of the correct administration of this medicine, whereas 199 deaths were reported involving the ingestion of paracetamol in 2010 alone. This of course, is a drug that can be bought over the counter.
Botox® type creams really don’t work.
They are less expensive and arguably less invasive, but up to now the results have been disappointing. There is no comparable substitute to the trained practitioner directly injecting Botox® exactly where it is needed.
Beware of fake Botox®!
There is a worrying trend for some individuals to buy Botox® over the Internet, especially from China, known as Chotox. This often comes with a needle and instructions on where to inject. Remember that Botox® from an unverified source could result in poisoning and potentially serious complications. Not having detailed knowledge of facial anatomy can result in an unsatisfactory, even disastrous outcome.