How do skin care, neurotoxins, fillers, and surgery fit together?
All four avenues play an important part in achieving beautiful skin, but each has a different role.
Skin care – including intense pulse light, peels and lasers – deal with and enhance the surface quality of your skin.
Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) – weaken overactive muscles of expression to soften animation.
Fillers (Juvaderm, Restylane, etc) can serve two purposes. First, they can soften skin creases, particularly around the mouth. Placed deeper, they can add volume to patients with thin faces or who wish to have more prominent cheek bones. But in spite of all the current marketing, fillers do not lift!
Finally, the only method to correct skin laxity and facial sagging is expertly applied facelift surgery. It is a common mistake to try to correct sagging with filling. You end up with a lumpy sagging face.