Susan Downey MD | Dr. Susan Downey

BOTOX® Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce and soften the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes and forehead to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses, weakening muscles that are responsible for the unwanted wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. It is not permanent but gives three to six months’ relief from lines. It has been used in other areas including fullness of the jaw and neck folds with success.

Juvederm is a new filler composed of smooth-consistency hyaluronic acid gel. Its innovative Hylacross(TM) technology is responsible for the smooth-gel properties as well as an optimal gel structure that holds up over time. It has been FDA approved to last up to one year. This filler is ideal for softening nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lines along the upper lip and for plumping the lips for a fuller pout.

RESTYLANE is an injectable material used to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). It is also used, to great effect, to enhance the lips. With its unique ability to bind with water, RESTYLANE remains in your skin for up to 6 months. Its effect is also prolonged by BOTOX®.

Radiesse When we are young, our skin contains plenty of elastic collagen that gives our skin volume, flexibility and strength. A loss of collagen as we age can result in wrinkles, lines and loose skin. Radiesse® replenishes collagen in the skin to restore volume and smooth out those age-related lines and folds. It can improve the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds), “marionette” lines, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth (oral commissure), and sagging at the sides of the chin (“pre-jowl”) for up to a year after one treatment. Plus, Radiesse® stimulates the body’s production of natural collagen to prolong results even more.