Botox or botulinum toxin is a substance that paralyzes temporarily and reduces muscle function. With less muscle activity for example in the forehead or around the eye, the skin becomes smoother and it also attenuates intense facial expressions between the eyebrows and forehead. A number of patients have described as if the forehead feels calmer, more rested after treatment, but also that some tension headaches can be improved during the period of muscle function reduction. Sun exposure, smoking, weight changes affect facial appearance. There is a tendency throughout life, to develop wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and on the outside of the eye. In some cases it may be advantageous to reduce these wrinkles with a single treatment. Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is given as an injection treatment. It is usually necessary to put several small sticks between the eyebrows and the forehead, and / or on the outside of the eye. After the treatment there are some small red spots left over a few hours. Some patients have also described having a headache for a few hours after treatment. In extremely rare cases there may also be an allergic reaction following the injection treatment. Besides using BOTOX (botulinum toxin) for the treatment of facial features it can also be used for treatment of difficult sweating and for unilateral facial paralysis. We use mainly Vistabel botullinum toxin that has not been tested on animals.
We use 3rd generation Stylage fillers with cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) without crystalline elements, making it esay to work with and easily injected. It is a colorless gel that is injected into the skin and exists in different compositions. The hyaluronic acid used in Stylage is non animal produced. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and it helps to give the skin moisture and volume. One third of the body’s own hyaluronic acid is broken down and replaced every day. The naturally occurring hyaluronic acid decreases significantly with age. When the hyaluronic acid is injected it is initially absorbed by the skin. The aesthetic effects decrease after varying time. The injection smoothes out fine lines and facial wrinkles and makes lips fuller. The long-lasting results last for up to 12 months. When building up the cheeks and chin contours, a special solution with larger molecules is used. These are deposited deep and close to the bone. There is no upper age limit for treatment against aging with dermal fillers, but patients who have very thin skin needs different treatment compared to those with thicker skin. Radiesse is not used for lips but with particularly good effect on aging hands.
We use only non-permanent dermal fillers like well known Juvederm (HA) and Stylage (HA) based on habit and preference. The various compositions of Stylage used at the Astoria clinic are especially: Stylage special lips used for treatment of the mouth area. It increases lip volume in a smooth and natural manner and on the lip contours. Stylage M smoothes wrinkles between the nose and the corners of the mouth and around lips; it can be used to make lips fuller and give stronger lip contours. Stylage L acts on the most visible wrinkles and lines and improves facial contours. Stylage XL and XXL restores facial volume (cheekbones, cheeks, nose and chin).