Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States, year after year! In our practice, it is also our favorite procedure. Botox, Dysport®, Jeuveau® and Xeomin® are a group of medications known as neuromodulators. These medications work by decreasing muscle activity and thus, for dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused with muscle movement), they can dramatically improve facial appearance. Botox is the favored neuromodulator in our practice. It is proven safe. It is proven to be effective. It is reliable, and predictable. Treatment takes about 10 minutes to perform, and you can go right back to social activities within an hour. Results last for 3 to 4 months for most people, and patients overwhelmingly love the results! While people are often afraid to try Botox as they fear looking weird, our philosophy is to create artful relaxation, not overdone results. Come on in for a consultation with either Dr. Sorokin or our Nurse Injector Marla Liberatore, RN and begin that journey to a new you!
Dysport is a neurotoxin similar to Botox. For some patients, they prefer Dysport as a more gentle result—a little more natural and still have more movement than they notice with Botox.
Jeauveau came to the American market in 2019. It has been marketed in various ways as “not your mother’s Botox” and “New-Tox”. We have tried Jeuveau in our practice and have mixed reactions to it. Certainly it starts to work the next day which is a little quicker than Botox onset of action, but for most of our patients it doesn’t seem to last as long. Dr. Sorokin and Nurse Marla do not see much advantage of Jeauveau over Botox and thus we offer it if you would like it, but usually start with Botox.
Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid-based fillers used to correct wrinkles on the face. These products offer different thicknesses that can be injected to temporarily minimize wrinkles. Unlike neurotoxins (such as Botox) that stop movement, fillers give volume back in places where it has been lost. Juvederm lasts between 6 months to a year for most people and is a very popular procedure.
Juvederm Vycross Collection (Voluma, Vollure, Volbella) is Allergan’s newest hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which are longer-lasting and smoother injecting. Dr. Sorokin particularly enjoys the refreshed, natural appearance that this family of fillers deliver. There are thinner products for the lips, like Volbella, and thicker Voluma for the cheeks. They are versatile and very natural looking.
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxylapatite filler that also stimulates the body to form collagen. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which are reversible, calcium hydroxylapatite is not. Dr. Sorokin loves this filler to add nice amounts of filler in the midface and cheek.
Restylane is a family of hyaluronic acid fillers in a clear gel, designed to reduce facial wrinkles and folds. Like Juvederm, they are soft and long lasting.
Restylane Kysse is a product specifically designed for lip enhancement. It is soft and flexible, and designed to feel natural in activities such as kissing.
Sculptra is not your typical filler. In fact, Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is not a filler at all. It is a collagen stimulator that helps your face build more collagen. Upon injection, your body is stimulated to build new collagen over a series of weeks following the procedure. Once your goals are achieved, it lasts for well over a year.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. It is a quick, non-invasive procedure which can lead to a dramatic improvement in appearance.