RESTYLANE Patient's are suprised! Most people know that both Botox and Restylane are used
to treat wrinkles, but they do not know that they are used
to treat different wrinkles. So they are surprised when
they point to a line on their face and say “I would
like to treat this wrinkle with Restylane.” Only
to hear me reply, “That wrinkle is treated
A good rule of thumb: We
use Botox® to treat lines on the upper half of the face; and Restylane to treat lines on the lower half of the face.
How they work Botox® is a “relaxer”. We use
it to treat wrinkles that are caused by muscle movements
that fold lines into the skin. For example, the frown
line between your eyebrows, the forehead lines, and the “Crow’s
feet” around the eyes.
Restylane is a “filler”.
We use it to treat wrinkles and folds that are caused by
gravity and loss of volume. Restylane replaces the lost volume
by filling in the wrinkle, plumping it up. This often results
in a “lifting effect”.
Which one lasts longer?
Restylane lasts longer. The company says six to twelve months,
but most of my patients come back after seven or eight months.
An interesting fact about Botox The
longer you use it, the longer it lasts! The first time you
have a Botox® treatment, it will probably last about three
months. Subsequent treatments with Botox® will last longer
because the muscle “learns” not to make the wrinkle
(even for a time after the BOTOX has worn off). To maintain
the effects of Botox®, plan on three treatments a year. However,
after eighteen to twenty-four months of maintenance, many
of our patients only require treatments twice a year. These
are usually patients who have their “frown lines” (between
the eyebrows) treated and is less common for our patients
who are treating their forehead or Crow’s feet.
Botox® prevent wrinkles? Yes.
Restylane prevent wrinkles? No.
are not good candidates for either treatment Certain
people have lines that simply do not lend themselves to treatment
with Botox® or Restylane. Sometimes it is the location of
the line, and sometimes it is because the line is too “etched” into
the skin for either treatment to effect. How do you know if
you are a candidate? Come into our Florida office for a FREE CONSULT and we will
give you an honest assessment.
4060 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Located in Hollywood, FL, Minars Dermatology is a dermatologist that specializes in laser hair removal as well as a wide array of cosmetic & laser dermatology provided by the father-and-son team of Dr. Norman Minars and Dr. Todd Minars.