Before liquid facelife, frontal view: case #1

Before liquid facelife, frontal view

 

Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are both prescription medicines that are injected into muscles to relax of moderate-to-severe frown lines, as well as 

After liquid facelift, frontal view: case #1

After liquid facelift, frontal view

 

forehead wrinkles, crows’ feet around the eyes, and the “11” lines that often appear between the eyebrows as we age. Both are botulin-based solutions and are injected into the muscle–never entering the bloodstream–and work by blocking nerve impulses to those muscles so that the lines and wrinkles created by constant furrowing or frowning are reduced.

Since only certain facial muscles are targeted for optimal benefit by injection, you do not lose all ability to express your emotions facially. Indeed, recently published peer-reviewed research by based on clinical trials beginning in 2003  indicate that the use of Botox Cosmetic and/or Dysport can alleviate–and can even trigger the remission of–depression and anxiety.*

Before liquid facelift, profile

Before liquid facelift, profile: case #1

 

The reason is this: There is a neurological feedback loop connecting using the muscles that cause frowning or furrowing one’s brow and those anxious or depressed emotions. Remove the muscles’ ability to express those feelings, and the feelings themselves can either dissipate or vanish with time, along with other supporting therapies.*

Moreover, the social feedback loop between you and friends, family, and people you encounter–in which people may respond to you negatively, if your involuntary facial posture seems to express depression or anger–can improve substantially, research finds.*

After liquid facelift

After liquid facelift, profile

There is occasional bruising following injections, which typically vanishes after several days. Much more rarely, but important to note, is that a small percentage of patients will experience a slight “droopy eye” after Botox Cosmetic or Dysport has been injected around the brow area. This condition can last for several weeks, but can be substantially ameliorated with prescription eyedrops, which deme will promptly order in the unlikely event the need arises.

Call us at 215.561.3363 or email us below to schedule your cosmetic injectables appointment at deme today.

* Eric Finzi, MD: The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationship (Palgrave Macmillan; pub date January 29, 2013)