BOTOX® / XEOMIN® / DYSPORT®
Over time, wrinkles and fine lines form on the face. The perimeter of the mouth, the glabella and the eye area are the places where aging is most obvious.
It is in the lower part of the face, with the collapse of the perimeter of the mouth, that the perioral wrinkles are formed, in the form of rays of sun, where risks of infiltrating the lipstick.
At the glabella, we find the wrinkles of the lion, these two or three vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, which weigh down the look and give the face a severe air. Crow's feet are fine wrinkles that spread to the temple from the corner of the eye.
Two mechanisms explain the appearance of wrinkles:
The repeated contraction of the muscles under the skin, which causes wrinkles in the upper part of the face (forehead, glabella and around the eyes). The loss of collagen, substance of support of the skin, in the deep layers, which thins the facial skin.
Before choosing the most appropriate treatment, Dr. Hébert examines in detail your face, your skin and your facial expressions. The chosen approach will vary according to the underlying causes of the problem:
Repeated muscle contraction, especially in the upper part of the face, will give expression or dynamic wrinkles.
Aging and sagging of the skin will produce static wrinkles. For the treatment of expression lines, Dr. Hébert recommends the use of botulinum proteins. The best known of these products is Botox® Cosmetic, to which are now added Xeomin® Cosmetics and Dysport®, newly approved by Health Canada. These products, very similar, are injected in very small quantities into the contracted muscles responsible for forehead wrinkles, glabella and crow's feet. More advanced techniques can also target different areas of the face, such as the chin, the perimeter of the mouth and the neck.
Thanks to the injections of Botox® Cosmetic, Xeomin® Cosmetic or Dysport®, after a period of five to ten days, the muscles begin to relax slowly. The wrinkles then gradually fade, often until their complete disappearance. However, the effect is only temporary, so treatment should be repeated every four months to maintain the desired effect.